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Media Center: ‘Bach’ by John Eliot Gardiner

Media Center: ‘Bach’ by John Eliot Gardiner

…n Sebastian Bach WHAT: BACH: Music in the Castle of Heaven, a biography by John Eliot Gardiner WHEN: Published by Knopf November 6, 2013 WHERE: Everywhere music is heard WHY: “An erudite work resting on prodigious research and experience and deep affection and admiration. “A celebrated conductor of baroque music debuts with an examination of Bach’s compositions, descriptions of various works and some inferences about the genius who created them. “…

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An Equal Music Reading Group Guide

…ss phrase…it is an equal music” [p. 380]. After the concert, he reflects, “Music, such music, is a sufficient gift. Why ask for happiness; why hope not to grieve? It is enough, it is to be blessed enough, to live from day to day and to hear such music—not too much, or the soul could not sustain it—from time to time” [p. 381]. How do you respond to this final reflection upon the novel’s conflicts, and upon the difficulties and rewards of life? 16….

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‘For the Love of Music’ by John Mauceri

‘For the Love of Music’ by John Mauceri

“The perfect companion for those who are already well versed in classical music and for those ready to take the plunge.” —Carolyn M. Mulac, LIBRARY JOURNAL “The author’s joy for music is infectious.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS “A passionate meditation. Mauceri’s love letter will provoke newbies to give classical music a whirl and inspire fans to listen with fresh ears.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Media Resources: About the book and author | Read an excerpt | Downlo…

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Joseph Ellis on the Singular Love Story of John and Abigail Adams

…ory both personal and panoramic. We learn about the many years Abigail and John spent apart as John’s political career sent him abroad; their relationship with their children; and Abigail’s role as John’s closest and most valued advisor. Both a revealing portrait of a marriage and a unique study of America’s early years, First Family is a great choice for reading groups interested in a great historical nonfiction read. In this exclusive essay, Jos…

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John Milton's "At a Solemn Music"

…inly a religious one, but is equally valid as a poetic desire. At a Solemn Music Blest pair of sirens, pledges of heaven’s joy, Sphere-born harmonious sisters, Voice and Verse, Wed your divine sounds, and mixed power employ, Dead things with inbreathed sense able to pierce, And to our high-raised fantasy present That undisturbèd song of pure concent, Aye sung before the sapphire-coloured throne To him that sits thereon, With saintly shout and sole…

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Knopf and Doubleday Now on Spotify!

…for your PC, Mac, home audio system and cell phone. Wherever you go, your music follows you. And because the music plays live, there’s no need to wait for downloads and no big dent in your hard drive. So download the free app and check out some of our offerings, with more to come soon: + The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Put on your Reveur’s red scarf and let this soundtrack, hand-selected by Erin Morgenstern, transport you to the world of t…

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Media Center: ‘Maestros and Their Music’ by John Mauceri

Media Center: ‘Maestros and Their Music’ by John Mauceri

WHO: John Mauceri WHAT: MAESTROS AND THEIR MUSIC: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting WHEN: Published by Knopf November 9, 2017 WHERE: The author lives in New York. WHY: “A zealous memoir. “John Mauceri, whose decades-long career spans from opera to symphony to Broadway (he is perhaps best known as Leonard Bernstein’s preferred collaborator), describes his lifelong passion for conducting. With descriptions of conducting styles, the evolution of not…

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23 John Grisham Titles Launch Today As Random House E-books in North America

…s at Random House are thrilled that we will now have the entire library of John Grisham’s work in all formats, and under one roof,” said Gina Centrello, President and Publisher of the Random House Publishing Group. John Grisham’s Random House e-book titles are A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping…

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Reading Group Guide: When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

…guide to aid your discussion below. About this Book It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down. The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters landed in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. As the government a…

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Media Center: ‘Absolutely on Music’ by Haruki Murakami

Media Center: ‘Absolutely on Music’ by Haruki Murakami

…o actual sound.’” —KIRKUS REVIEWS “Intriguing insights about the nature of music…these conversations are High Fidelity for classical music fans.” —PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY “Fascinating anecdotes…probing and perceptive…for lovers of classical music and fans of Murakami.” —Larry Lipkis, LIBRARY JOURNAL Media Resources: About the book and author | Download the jacket | Download the author photo Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin. Knopf. 325 pages. $…

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