Music

Decoding "Despacito"

Decoding "Despacito"

A behind the scenes look at the music that is currently the soundtrack of the globe, reported on and written by Leila Cobo, Billboard's VP of Latin Music and the world's ultimate authority on popular...

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Beethoven Variations

Beethoven Variations

A fascinating poetic journey into the mind and heart of a musical genius, from the author of the celebrated Darwin: A Life in PoemsRuth Padel's...

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The Spirit of Music

The Spirit of Music

Grammy Award winner Victor Wooten's inspiring parable of the importance of music and the threats that it faces in today's world. We may not realize it...

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For the Love of Music

For the Love of Music

With a lifetime of experience, knowledge, and appreciation, the internationally celebrated conductor and teacher answers the questions: Why should I listen to classical music?...

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Stravinsky

Stravinsky

Widely regarded the greatest composer of the twentieth century, Igor Stravinsky was central to the development of modernism in art. Deeply influential and wonderfully productive, he is remembered for dozens of masterworks, from The Firebird and The Rite of Spring...

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Sondheim: Lyrics

Sondheim: Lyrics

A beautiful Pocket Poets hardcover selection of the most memorable and beloved lyrics of Stephen Sondheim.Legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim made his Broadway...

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For the Love of Classical Music

For the Love of Classical Music

A Vintage Shorts Original Selection In an illuminating and probing conversation with renowned actor, producer, comedian and philanthropist Alec Baldwin, John Mauceri...

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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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What Is It All but Luminous

What Is It All but Luminous

"Poetic musings on a life well-livedone that is still moving forward, always creating, always luminous. This isn't your typical autobiography. Garfunkel's history is told in flowing prose, bounding from present to past, far from a linear rags-to-riches story." —Bookreporter...

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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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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein

A Vintage Shorts Original SelectionA dazzling conductor and prodigiously talented composer whose passion for music inspired generations of musicians, Leonard Bernstein...

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Man in the Music

Man in the Music

For half a century, Michael Jackson’s music has been an indelible part of our cultural consciousness. Landmark albums such as Off the Wall and Thriller...

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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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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

John Mauceri, who has stood on podiums before storied symphonies, operas, and ballets around the world, brings a lifetime of experience to bear in this informative, brilliantly...

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Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers

A New York Times Top 10 Book of the Year (Dwight Garner)A New York Times Top 10 Book of the Year (Janet Maslin)A New York Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year A USA Today Top 10 Book We Loved Reading in 2017An Amazon Top...

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When the World Stopped to Listen

When the World Stopped to Listen

From the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Piano, the captivating story of the 1958 international piano competition in Moscow, where, at the height of Cold War...

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Schubert's Winter Journey

Schubert's Winter Journey

An exploration of the world’s most famous and challenging song cycle, Schubert's Winter Journey (Winterreise), by a leading interpreter of the work, who teases out the themes—literary,...

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Play It Loud

Play It Loud

The inspiration for the Play It Loud exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of ArtThe electric guitar has long been an international symbol of freedom, beauty, and rebellion....

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

The author of the magisterial A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers now approaches the great singers and their greatest work in an innovative and revelatory way: through considering their finest albums, which is the format...

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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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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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The Baroness

The Baroness

Beautiful, romantic and spirited, Pannonica, known as Nica, named after her father’s favorite moth, was born in 1913 to extraordinary, eccentric privilege and a storied history. The Rothschild...

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