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Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach

by Peter Schickele

What little-known son of a famous genius has been called:

"A musical blight"

"A one-man plague"

"History's most justifiably neglected composer"

"The worst musician ever to trod organ pedals" "A pimple on the face...


Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation

by Sheila Weller

A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists -- Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon -- charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time.

...


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...


I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March up Freedom's Highway

by Greg Kot

This is the untold story of living legend Mavis Staples—lead singer of the Staple Singers and a major figure in the music that shaped the civil rights era. Now in her seventies, Mavis has been a fixture in...


Young, Rich, and Dangerous: The Making of a Music Mogul

by Jermaine Dupri & Samantha Marshall

Jermaine Dupri has reached modern-day mythical status in the music industry. He is the power behindthe music of top artists including Mariah Carey,Usher, Lil Jon, and Janet Jackson.

At the age of sixteen, Jermaine...


Shania Twain

by Robin Eggar

The Incredible Rags-to-Riches Story of One of the Bestselling Female Artists of All Time

Shania Twain has risen from humble beginnings in a dirt-poor mining town in Northern Canada to amazing heights of superstardom....


Love & Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain

by Max Wallace & Ian Halperin

A stunning and groundbreaking investigation into the death of one of the great rock icons of our times -- revealing new evidence that points to a terrible conclusion.

On Friday, April 8, 1994, a body was discovered...


Perfect from Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life

by John Sellers

TOP FIVE MUSICAL THINGS I HOPE HAPPEN NOW THAT THE ORIGINAL LINEUPS OF THE PIXIES AND DINOSAUR JR. HAVE REUNITED

1. Ian Curtis is resurrected.

2. The Smiths reunite for a private party at my favorite bar....


Chopin in Paris: The Life and Times of the Romantic Composer

by Tad Szulc

Chopin in Paris introduces the most important musical and literary figures of Fryderyk Chopin's day in a glittering story of the Romantic era. During Chopin's eighteen years in Paris, lasting nearly half his...


Halfway Home: My Life 'til Now

by Ronan Tynan

Yes, I am a singer. But I am also a horseman, an athlete, and a doctor. I am a son, a brother, and a friend. I can sing as I do only because of the life that I've led. With each decade, I've found myself in...


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...


Revealing Jewel: An Intimate Portrait from Family and Friends

by Kenneth Calhoun, Cambria Jensen & Atz Lee Kilcher

She has been called "one of the most richly idiomatic female pop singers of her generation" by Rolling Stone magazine. Translation: Jewel speaks to millions of fans of all ages through her award-winning music...


Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

by Thomas Brothers

The definitive account of Louis Armstrong—his life and legacy—during the most creative period of his career. Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King"...


Heavy Metal in Baghdad: The Story of Acrassicauda

by Andy Capper & Vice Media

documentary Heavy Metal in Baghdad featuring the members of Iraq’s only heavy metal band—Acrassicauda—and their daily struggle to survive and rock on even as their country fell into a bloody insurgency....


Tommyland

by Tommy Lee & Anthony Bozza

I am Tommy Lee, born Thomas Lee Bass in Athens, Greece, on October 3, 1962, and raised in a suburb of California by an American father and a Greek mother. At seventeen, I joined MÖtley CrÜe and we became one...


Hitman: Forty Years Making Music, Topping the Charts, and Winning Grammys

by David Foster

After almost four decades in the music business, David Foster -- producer, arranger, songwriter, performer -- is finally ready to talk. In this compelling and outspoken memoir, Foster shares some of his incredible...


Anvil!

by Lips Reiner & Robb Reiner

In the early seventies, when Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath ruled the world, Steve "Lips" Kudlow and Robb Reiner, two young Jewish boys from the northern suburbs of Toronto, vowed to rock together forever. A...


Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and the Women They Loved

by Chris O'Dell & Katherine Ketcham

CHRIS O’DELL WASN’T FAMOUS. SHE WASN’T EVEN ALMOST FAMOUS. BUT SHE WAS THERE.

 

* She was in the studio when the Beatles recorded The White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be, and she sang in the “Hey Jude”...


Beethoven: The Man Revealed

by John Suchet

Beethoven scholar and classical radio host John Suchet has had a lifelong, ardent interest in the man and his music. Here, in his first full-length biography, Suchet illuminates the composer’s difficult childhood,...


Messiaen Perspectives

by Christopher Dingle & Robert Fallon

The two volumes of Messiaen Perspectives convey the growing understanding of his deep and varied interconnections with his cultural milieux. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences examines the genesis,...