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Absolutely on Music

Absolutely on Music

A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra....

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Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers

A delicious romp through the heyday of rock and roll and a revealing portrait of the man at the helm of the iconic magazine that made it all possible, with candid look backs at the era from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards,...

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Debussy

Debussy

A beautifully written and original biography of one of the greatest and most popular of modern composers--which also deeply investigates his much-loved music.Claude Debussy (1862-1918) was that rare...

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Poems and Songs

Poems and Songs

A magnificent selection of song lyrics and poems from across the storied career of one of the most daring and affecting poet-songwriters in the world.In the more than half...

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Frank

Frank

Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twentieth century—infinitely charismatic, lionized and notorious in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra...

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Wilderness

Wilderness

Compiled from the literary estate of the singer who brought a wildly lyrical poetry of the damned to the world of rock 'n' roll. Includes unpublished poems, drawings,...

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The Guitar Handbook

The Guitar Handbook

The most comprehensive resource available for beginning and experienced guitarists alike, whether acoustic or electric. Completely redesigned and with many more...

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Schumann

Schumann

A groundbreaking account of Robert Schumann, a major composer and key figure of Romanticism, whose life and works have been the subject of intense controversy since his early death in...

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Reckless

Reckless

Chrissie Hynde, leader of the Pretenders, is one of the most widely imitated figures in rock: sexy, unflappable, vulnerable yet tough, a groundbreaking songwriter and performer....

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Bach

Bach

One of the Best Books of the YearThe Economist * The Christian Science Monitor * Financial Times *Johann...

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Play It Loud

Play It Loud

The electric guitar has long been an international symbol of freedom, beauty, and rebellion. In Play It Loud, veteran music writers Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna give us...

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The Vintage Guide to Classical Music

The Vintage Guide to Classical Music

The most readable and comprehensive guide to enjoying over five hundred years of classical music -- from Gregorian chants, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Johannes Brahms,...

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The Inner Game of Music

The Inner Game of Music

By the best-selling co-author of Inner Tennis, here's a book designed to help  musicians overcome obstacles, help improve  concentration,...

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The American Night

The American Night

The celebrated lead singer of The Doors, Jim Morrison is a legend of rock and roll. The American Night presents Morrison's previously unpublished work...

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Playing Changes

Playing Changes

One of jazz’s leading critics gives us an invigorating, richly detailed portrait of the artists and events that have shaped the music of our time. Grounded in authority and brimming with...

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Maestros and Their Music

Maestros and Their Music

An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has...

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Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

Loretta Lynn’s classic memoir tells the story of her early life in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and her amazing rise to the top of the music industry. Born...

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Finishing the Hat

Finishing the Hat

Stephen Sondheim has won seven Tonys, an Academy Award, seven Grammys, a Pulitzer Prize and the Kennedy Center Honors. His career has spanned more than half a century, his lyrics have become synonymous with musical theater and popular culture, and in Finishing...

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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through...

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Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung

Vintage presents the paperback edition of the wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs--the most outrageous and popular rock critic of the 1970s--edited and with...

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Beneath the Underdog

Beneath the Underdog

Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died in 1979, is one of the essential composers in the history of jazz, and Beneath the Underdog, his celebrated, wild, funny, demonic,...

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100 Great Operas And Their Stories

100 Great Operas And Their Stories

An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and aficionados, 100 Great Operas is perhaps the most comprehensive and enjoyable volume of opera stories ever written.   From La...

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Hit Men

Hit Men

Copiously researched and documented, Hit Men is the highly controversial portrait of the pop music industry in all its wild, ruthless glory: the...

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Look, I Made a Hat

Look, I Made a Hat

After his acclaimed and best-selling Finishing the Hat (named one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2010), Stephen Sondheim returns with the second volume of his collected lyrics, Look, I Made a Hat, giving...

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