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Country Music

Country Music

The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century--based on...

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Debussy

Debussy

One of the most revered composers of the twentieth century, Claude Debussy (1862–1918) achieved the unheard of: he reinvented the language of music without alienating...

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Schumann

Schumann

Drawing on previously unpublished sources, this groundbreaking biography of Robert Schumann sheds new light on the great composer’s life and work. With the rigorous...

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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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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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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 Includes unpublished poems, drawings,...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 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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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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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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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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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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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 inspiration for the Play It Loud exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling...

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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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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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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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Shakey: Neil Young's Biography

Shakey: Neil Young's Biography

Neil Young is one of rock and roll’s most important and enigmatic figures, a legend from the sixties who is still hugely influential today. He has never granted a writer access...

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Playing Changes

Playing Changes

One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, GQ, Billboard, JazzTimesIn jazz parlance, “playing changes” refers to an improviser’s...

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms

A New York Times Notable Book"This brilliant and magisterial book is a very good bet to...become the definitive study of Johannes Brahms."--The Plain DealerJudicious, compassionate,...

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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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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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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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