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POULENC: THE LIFE IN THE SONGS

Written by Johnson, Graham
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) is widely acknowledged as one of the twentieth century's most significant masters of vocal music--solo, choral, and operatic--quite apart from his achievements in instrumental spheres. But what it cost him, and the determined bravery it took for his unusual talent to thrive, has always been underestimated.
April 8, 2020 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 672 Pages |
$49.95
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BACH'S MUSICAL UNIVERSE: THE COMPOSER AND HIS WORK

Written by Wolff, Christoph
In this companion volume to his Pulitzer Prize-finalist biography, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, leading Bach scholar Christoph Wolff contextualizes his famous subject by delving deeply into the composer's rich collection of music.
March 3, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 512 Pages |
$40.00
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BOB DYLAN'S POETICS: HOW THE SONGS WORK

Written by Hampton, Timothy
A close examination of Bob Dylan's songs that locates his transgressive style within a long history of modern (and modernist) art.
March 26, 2019 | Hardcover | Zone Books |
$29.95
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CRUEL TO BE KIND: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NICK LOWE

Written by Birch, Will
The definitive biography of singer-songwriter Nick Lowe, best-known for "Cruel to Be Kind" and "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" Described as "Britain's greatest living songwriter," Nick Lowe has made his mark as a pioneer of pub rock, power-pop, and punk rock and as a producer of Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, the Damned, and the Pretenders.
August 20, 2019 | Hardcover | Da Capo Press | 416 Pages |
$28.00
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MY WEEK BEATS YOUR YEAR: ENCOUNTERS WITH LOU REED

Hardcover, 304 pages 6 × 9 in. 15.24 × 22.86 cm. During his first major sit-down with the music press in 1977, between claiming all his songs were about guilt and revenge, Elvis Costello casually remarked, "I don't really listen to Lou Reed's records, but I never miss an interview with him."
May 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Hat & Beard Press | 300 Pages |
$40.00
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VELVET UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE: LOU REED, JOHN CALE, MOE TUCKER, STERLING MORRISON, NICO, ANDY WARHOL & FRIENDS

Hardcover, 216 pages 8.5 × 11 in. 21.59 × 27.94 cm
May 1, 2019 | Hardcover | Hat & Beard Press | 216 Pages |
$60.00
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HARLEM OF THE WEST: THE SAN FRANCISCO FILLMORE JAZZ ERA

Written by Watts, Lewis
In the 1940s and 50s, a jazz aficionado could find paradise in the nightclubs of San Francisco's Fillmore District: Billie Holiday sang at the Champagne Supper Club; Chet Baker and Dexter Gordon jammed with the house band at Bop City; and T-Bone Walker rubbed shoulders with the locals at the bar of Texas Playhouse.
February 4, 2020 | Hardcover | Heyday Books | 248 Pages |
$45.00
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LADY FROM AREZZO

Written by Brendel, Alfred
The title of this collection of essays refers to a tailor's mannequin that Alfred Brendel spotted in a shop window in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town. Who is this strange lady? And why is she carrying an egg on her head? What is she looking at? The mannequin was purchased and now graces a room in the attic of Brendel's house in Hampstead.
December 17, 2019 | Hardcover | Faber & Faber | 160 Pages |
$18.95
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ROOTS, RADICALS AND ROCKERS: HOW SKIFFLE CHANGED THE WORLD

Written by Bragg, Billy
Roots, Radicals & Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World is the first book to explore this phenomenon in depth - a meticulously researched and joyous account that explains how skiffle sparked a revolution that shaped pop music as we have come to know it.
December 3, 2019 | Paperback | Faber & Faber Social | 448 Pages |
$14.00
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NEW HEAVEN

Written by Mohr-Pietsch, Sara
The Sixteen have become a household name. They are the Voices of Classic FM, and stars of the BBC Four series Sacred Music, presented by Simon Russell Beale. Every year since the millennium, they have undertaken a Choral Pilgrimage, bringing a programme of a cappella vocal music to around thirty cathedrals the length and breadth of the country.
December 3, 2019 | Hardcover | Faber & Faber | 224 Pages |
$24.00

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