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Feedback: The Who and Their Generation

by Casey Harison

In Feedback: The Who and Their Generation, historian Casey Harison offers a cultural and social history of one of the most successful bands of the 1960s British Invasion.

Patti Smith: America's Punk Rock Rhapsodist

by Eric Wendell

In Patti Smith: America’s Punk Rock Rhapsodist, musician and historian Eric Wendell delves into the volatile mix of religious upbringing and musical and literary influences that gave shape to Smith’s lyrics,...

The Clash: The Only Band That Mattered

by Sean Egan

In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash’s career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties,...

Re-creating Paul Bowles, the Other, and the Imagination: Music, Film, and Photography

by Raj Chandarlapaty

This work underscores the true brilliance and timelessness of colonial metaphors of authorship that extend into the postmodern Age. The emphasis is upon both re-invention and comprehensive scholarship on music...

The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!

by Matthew Smith-Lahrman

In The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!, Matthew Smith-Lahrman interprets the words of Curt Kirkwood, founding member and songwriter of the Meat Puppets, a pioneering...

Let's Go Crazy

by Alan Light

Alan Light, former writer for Rolling Stone, editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin magazines, and author of The Holy or the Broken, “gets inside Prince’s mind palace in Let’s Go Crazy—a history of the making...

Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion

by Kenneth LaFave

In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein’s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato’s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra, the intense...

The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt

by Robert Lee Watt

Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating—and at times...

Bon Jovi

by Bon Jovi

The first-ever official Bon Jovi book celebrates the band’s 25th anniversary with previously untold stories straight from Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres, and never-before-seen photographs...

Paul Simon: An American Tune

by Cornel Bonca

In Paul Simon: An American Tune, Cornel Bonca considers Simon’s vast trove of songs in the biographical and cultural context in which he wrote them: from the pop cultural revolution of the 1960s which Simon...

Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion

by Durrell Bowman

In Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush’s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis...

Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic

by Joseph E. Morgan

In Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and the Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic, Joseph E. Morgan tracks the development of Weber’s musical style across his career, within the cultural context of Germany’s...

Franz Liszt, His Circle, and His Elusive Oratorio

by Xavier Jon Puslowski

In this book, Xavier Puslowski presents a detailed study of the links between Liszt, his contemporaries, and his milieu. Using Saint Stanislas Oratorio as a focal point, Puslowski draws together the history...

The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach

by Andre Pirro & Joe Armstrong

The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach (L’Esthéthique de Jean-Sébastien Bach), by the celebrated French musicologist André Pirro (1869?1943), was originally published in 1907 and reissued in 1973. It is...

Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

by Jim Beviglia

In Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs, rock writer Jim Beviglia reflects not only on why each song has earned its place on list but lays out the story behind each of the 100, supplying fresh...

Michael Jackson, Inc.

by Zack O'Malley Greenburg

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

From Bach's Goldberg to Beethoven's Diabelli: Influence and Independence

by Alfred Kanwischer

In From Bach’s Goldberg to Beethoven’s Diabelli: Influence and Independence, music scholar and noted pianist Alfred Kanwischer takes readers on an extended exploration in which each of the thirty-three pieces...

Nikolay Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music

by Gregor Tassie

Gregor Tassie describes Nikolay Myaskovsky as “one of the great enigmas of 20th-century Russian music.” Between the two world wars, the symphonies of Myaskovsky enjoyed great popularity and were performed...

The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music

by Craig Harris

The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music explores the diverse influences on the quintet’s music, and the impact that their music had in turn on contemporary music and American society. Through previously unpublished...

Max Steiner: Composing, Casablanca, and the Golden Age of Film Music

by Peter Wegele

This biography of Steiner provides insight into how the film music industry worked and functioned during the Golden era of film scores. The central part of this work is an analysis of Steiner’s score to Casablanca...