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Seventeen Famous Operas

by Ernest Newman

“The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working.” –Ernest Newman

 

In Seventeen Famous Operas, renowned musicologist and music critic Ernest Newman...


Big Star: The Story of Rock's Forgotten Band: Revised & Updated Edition

by Rob Jovanovic

(Book). "We've sort of flirted with greatness," R.E.M.'s Peter Buck admitted. "But we've yet to make a record as good as Big Star's Third ." Although Big Star were together for less than four years and had little...


Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades in Rock 'n' Roll

by Lou Gramm & Scott Pitoniak

Lou Gramm rose from humble, working-class roots in Rochester, New York, to become one of rock’s most popular and distinctive voices in the 1970s and ’80s, singing and cowriting more than a dozen hits with...


Lush Life

by David Hajdu

Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) was one of the most accomplished composers in American music, the creator of such standards as "Take the 'A' Train", yet all his life he was overshadowed by his friend and collaborator,...


CageTalk: Dialogues with and about John Cage

by Peter Dickinson

John Cage was one of America's most renowned composers from the 1940s until his death in 1992. But he was also a much-admired writer and artist, and a uniquely attractive personality able to present his ideas...


The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power)

by Harry Browne

Celebrity philanthropy comes in many guises, but no single figure better encapsulates its delusions, pretensions and wrongheadedness than U2’s iconic frontman, Bono—a fact neither sunglasses nor leather...


Polka King: The Life and Times of Polka Music's Living Legend

by Jimmy Sturr

Arguably the most important polka practitioner of his generation, reedist/vocalist Jimmy Sturr has won an eye-popping 18 Grammy Awards, and when you hear his exuberant brand of the music that is his heart and...


101 Amazing Facts about Arctic Monkeys

by Jack Goldstein & Frankie Taylor

Are you the world's biggest Arctic Monkeys fan? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about one of the biggest bands of the era? If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within are more than...


Dundurn Performing Arts Library Bundle - Musicians: Opening Windows / True Tales from the Mad, Mad, Mad World of Opera / Lois Marshall / John Arpin /

by Ezra Schabas, Lotfi Mansouri & Stuart Hamilton

Classical music in all its forms is celebrated in this collection of volumes devoted to both instrumental and choral music. The books range from biographies of musical figures to celebrations of Canadian institutions...


Don Messer: The Man Behind the Music

by Johanna Bertin

Don Messer was more than a household name in Canada - he was part of family life, the background music in Canadian kitchens - first on radio, and then on television. Private and unassuming, Don was everyman,...


Mojo Hand: The Life and Music of Lightnin' Hopkins

by Timothy J. O'Brien & David Ensminger

In a career that took him from the cotton fields of East Texas to the concert stage at Carnegie Hall and beyond, Lightnin' Hopkins became one of America's greatest bluesmen, renowned for songs whose topics effortlessly...


Chasing the Sun

by Juanes

"I'm doing what I believe I was brought to this world to do: to create music that raises awareness, renews hearts, and generates change. I'll continue looking to the stars and traveling the globe as God permits...


The Unknown Paul McCartney

by Ian Peel

Internationally acclaimed, knighted and immortalised in music's pantheon, Paul McCartney nevertheless remains one of the least fully appreciated of modern icons.

Throughout his career, McCartney has initiated...


Springsteen on Springsteen: Interviews, Speeches, and Encounters

by Jeff Burger

Offering fans an extensive look at the artist’s own words throughout the past four decades, Springsteen on Springsteen brings together Q&A–formatted articles, speeches, and features that incorporate significant...


Marvelous Melba: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Diva

by Ann Blainey

Nobody sings like Melba, and nobody ever will, proclaimed the impresario Oscar Hammerstein in 1908. Like many others of his time, he considered her the world's greatest singer. The wild acclaim showered on her...


Ziggyology

by Simon Goddard

He came from Outer Space...

It was the greatest invention in the history of pop music - the rock god who came from the stars - which struck a young David Bowie like a lightning bolt from the heavens.

When Ziggy...


Colonel Tom Parker: The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager

by James L. Dickerson

Based on unprecedented research and interviews, this authoritative biography of Colonel Tom Parker (1909-1997) includes new revelations and insights into rock music's most renowned and notorious manager.


Franz Liszt, Volume 1: The Virtuoso Years: 1811-1847

by Alan Walker

Franz Liszt--child prodigy, virtuoso pianist, co-founder with Chopin and Schumann of the Romantic movement in music--has been the subject of literally hundreds of biographies, but it is only in the last few...


Franz Liszt, Volume 3: The Final Years: 1861-1886

by Alan Walker

The third volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

"You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have...


Franz Liszt, Volume 2: The Weimar Years: 1848-1861

by Alan Walker

The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

"You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have...