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Puccini Without Excuses
Puccini Without Excuses
Written by William Berger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307542908
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Puccini Without Excuses
A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer
Written by William Berger


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $15.99

Puccini is the most beloved composer of opera in the world: one quarter of all opera performances in the U.S. are of his operas, his music pervades movie soundtracks, and his plots have infiltrated our popular culture. But, although Puccini’s art still captivates audiences and the popularity of such works as... Read more >
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The Toughest Show on Earth
The Toughest Show on Earth
Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307498373
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The Toughest Show on Earth

Written by Joseph Volpe and Charles Michener


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $12.99

The Toughest Show on Earth is the ultimate behind-the-scenes chronicle of the divas and the dramas of New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, by the remarkable man who rose from apprentice carpenter to general manager.

Joseph Volpe gives us an anecdote-filled tour of more than four decades at the Met, an institution full... Read more >
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A Light That Never Goes Out
A Light That Never Goes Out
Written by Tony Fletcher
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307715975
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A Light That Never Goes Out
The Enduring Saga of the Smiths
Written by Tony Fletcher


Format: eBook, 704 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

The definitive book about The Smiths, one of the most beloved, respected, and storied indie rock bands in music history.

They were, their fans believe, the best band in the world. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were critical and popular favorites throughout their mid-1980s heyday... Read more >
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Tori Amos:  Piece by Piece
Tori Amos: Piece by Piece
Written by Tori Amos and Ann Powers
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307492043
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Tori Amos: Piece by Piece

Written by Tori Amos and Ann Powers


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $11.99

I choose to fight my battles through my music . . . I was born a feminist. And then at age five, when my strict Christian grandmother punished me, I realized, I’m not penetrating here. I’m just pissing people off. So I had to find another way to penetrate. I had... Read more >
The Baroness
The Baroness
Written by Hannah Rothschild
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307961990
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The Baroness
The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild
Written by Hannah Rothschild


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $13.99

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 family had, in only five generations, risen from the ghetto in Frankfurt to stately homes in England. As a child, Nica took her...

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The First Four Notes
The First Four Notes
Written by Matthew Guerrieri
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307960924
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The First Four Notes
Beethoven's Fifth and the Human Imagination
Written by Matthew Guerrieri


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $12.99

A TIME Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2012
A New Yorker Best Book of the Year
Los Angeles Magazine's #1 Music Book of the Year

A unique and revelatory book of music history that examines in great depth what is perhaps the best-known and most-popular symphony ever written and its four-note opening, which... Read more >
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Queens Reigns Supreme
Queens Reigns Supreme
Written by Ethan Brown
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307489937
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Queens Reigns Supreme
Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler
Written by Ethan Brown


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $11.99

Based on police wiretaps and exclusive interviews with drug kingpins and hip-hop insiders, this is the untold story of how the streets and housing projects of southeast Queens took over the rap industry.

For years, rappers from Nas to Ja Rule have hero-worshipped the legendary drug dealers who dominated Queens in the... Read more >
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Motown
Motown
Written by Gerald Posner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307538628
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Motown
Music, Money, Sex, and Power
Written by Gerald Posner


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

In 1959, twenty-nine-year-old Berry Gordy, who had already given up on his dream to be a champion boxer, borrowed eight hundred dollars from his family and started a record company. A run-down bungalow sandwiched between a funeral home and a beauty shop in a poor Detroit neighborhood served as his headquarters... Read more >
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Bowie
Bowie
Written by Marc Spitz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307462398
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Bowie
A Biography
Written by Marc Spitz


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $13.99

Finally an expansive biography of one of the twentieth century’s greatest music and cultural icons

From noted author and rock ’n’ roll journalist Marc Spitz comes a major David Bowie biography to rival any other. Following Bowie’s life from his start as David Jones, an R & B—loving kid from Bromley... Read more >
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Secret Lives of Great Composers
What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Musical Masters
Written by Elizabeth Lunday
Illustrated by Mario Zucca


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.95

True tales of murder, riots, heartbreak, and great music.
 
With outrageous anecdotes about everyone from Gioachino Rossini (draft-dodging womanizer) to Johann Sebastian Bach (jailbird) to Richard Wagner (alleged cross-dresser), Secret Lives of Great Composers recounts the seamy, steamy, and gritty history behind the great masters of international music. You’ll learn... Read more >
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