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Peter Paul and Mary

(Available November 4, 2014)
Peter Paul and Mary
Written by Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers, Foreword by John F. Kerry, US Secretary of State
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781936140329
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Peter Paul and Mary
Fifty Years in Music and Life
Written by Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers
Foreword by John F. Kerry, US Secretary of State


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $29.95

Finally . . . here is the first and only book that visually tells us the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, through their own words and with iconic images that follow their passionate, fifty-year journey to the center of America’s heart. The very best of thousands... Read more >
Musical Motley
Musical Motley
Written by Ernest Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307830807
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Musical Motley

Written by Ernest Newman


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2013
Price: $17.99

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. . . Composition, it is rather curious that while I was writing on our too great readiness to admire everything a classic does, merely because he is a classic, someone in the Times Literary Supplement should have been regarding much the same fallacy--more particularly in poetry and painting--from a... Read more >
The Essential Classical Recordings
The Essential Classical Recordings
Written by Rick Phillips
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995212
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The Essential Classical Recordings
100 CDs for Today's Listener
Written by Rick Phillips


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 18, 2012
Price: $12.99

Most guides to classical recordings on CD comprise thousands of brief listings. In their attempt to be comprehensive, they end up being heavy and intimidating. Phillips knows better. He sticks to what he considers to be the 101 essential CDs, and tells readers not only why each one is the best... Read more >
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The Listening Book
The Listening Book
Written by W. A. Mathieu
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590308318
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The Listening Book
Discovering Your Own Music
Written by W. A. Mathieu


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: November 15, 2011
Price: $19.95

The Listening Book is about rediscovering the power of listening as an instrument of self-discovery and personal transformation. By exploring our capacity for listening to sounds and for making music, we can awaken and release our full creative powers. Mathieu offers suggestions and encouragement on many aspects of music-making, and provides... Read more >
Why Mahler?
Why Mahler?
Written by Norman Lebrecht
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400096572
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Why Mahler?
How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.00

Why Mahler? Why does his music affect us in the way it does?
 
Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators, has been wrestling obsessively with Mahler for half his life. Following Mahler’s every footstep from birthplace to grave, scrutinizing his manuscripts, talking to those who knew him, Lebrecht...

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Bridge of Waves
Bridge of Waves
Written by W. A. Mathieu
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590307328
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Bridge of Waves
What Music Is and How Listening to It Changes the World
Written by W. A. Mathieu


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: December 14, 2010
Price: $24.95

Music is, in one sense, merely a series of fleeting vibrations that arise and subside. How could it be that something so insubstantial fills us, and calms us, and makes us weep? Because, says W. A. Mathieu, music bridges mind and heart, self and other, and affirms our place in the... Read more >
Moving to Higher Ground
Moving to Higher Ground
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812969085
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Moving to Higher Ground
How Jazz Can Change Your Life
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $16.00

In this beautiful book, Pulitzer Prize—winning musician and composer Wynton Marsalis draws upon lessons he’s learned from a lifetime in jazz–lessons that can help us all move to higher ground. With wit and candor he demystifies the music that is the birthright of every American and demonstrates how a real understanding... Read more >
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To a Young Jazz Musician
To a Young Jazz Musician
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307498311
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To a Young Jazz Musician
Letters from the Road
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music–and to leading a good life.
Writing from the road “between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,”

Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed... Read more >
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The Essential Jazz Recordings
The Essential Jazz Recordings
Written by Ross Porter
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ISBN: 9781551992471
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The Essential Jazz Recordings
101 CDs
Written by Ross Porter


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 19, 2008
Price: $12.99

A guide to the all-time must-have jazz recordings by a maven of the genre.

Possibly the twentieth century’s greatest musical innovation, jazz is now more popular than it has been for the past fifty years. But with the plethora of new recordings and the phenomenon in jazz of the same standards being... Read more >
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Moving to Higher Ground
Moving to Higher Ground
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588368119
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Moving to Higher Ground
How Jazz Can Change Your Life
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Geoffrey Ward


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $13.99

“In this book I hope to reach a new audience with the positive message of America’s greatest music, to show how great musicians demonstrate on the bandstand a mutual respect and trust that can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life–from individual creativity and personal... Read more >
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The Essential Jazz Recordings
The Essential Jazz Recordings
Written by Ross Porter
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771070327
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The Essential Jazz Recordings
101 CDs
Written by Ross Porter


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: October 24, 2006
Price: $16.95

A guide to the all-time must-have jazz recordings by a maven of the genre.

Possibly the twentieth century’s greatest musical innovation, jazz is now more popular than it has been for the past fifty years. But with the plethora of new recordings and the phenomenon in jazz of the same standards being... Read more >
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Keyboard Conversations®: Mozart and Friends
Keyboard Conversations®: Mozart and Friends
Written by Jeffrey Siegel, Read by Jeffrey Siegel
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739332641
Our Price: $7.49

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Keyboard Conversations®: Mozart and Friends

Written by Jeffrey Siegel
Read by Jeffrey Siegel


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 20, 2006
Price: $7.49

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel combine the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make listening an enthralling experience for all music lovers.

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Keyboard Conversations®: The Power and Passion of Beethoven
Keyboard Conversations®: The Power and Passion of Beethoven
Written by Jeffrey Siegel, Read by Jeffrey Siegel
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739332702
Our Price: $7.49

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Keyboard Conversations®: The Power and Passion of Beethoven

Written by Jeffrey Siegel
Read by Jeffrey Siegel


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 20, 2006
Price: $7.49

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel combine the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make listening an enthralling experience for all music lovers.

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Keyboard Conversations®: The Romance of the Piano
Keyboard Conversations®: The Romance of the Piano
Written by Jeffrey Siegel, Read by Jeffrey Siegel
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739332689
Our Price: $7.49

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Keyboard Conversations®: The Romance of the Piano

Written by Jeffrey Siegel
Read by Jeffrey Siegel


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 20, 2006
Price: $7.49

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel combine the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make listening an enthralling experience for all music lovers.

For information about the other titles in this series please visit www.randomhouse.com/audio.


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Keyboard Conversations®: The Romanticism of the Russian Soul
Keyboard Conversations®: The Romanticism of the Russian Soul
Written by Jeffrey Siegel, Read by Jeffrey Siegel
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739332665
Our Price: $7.49

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Keyboard Conversations®: The Romanticism of the Russian Soul

Written by Jeffrey Siegel
Read by Jeffrey Siegel


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 20, 2006
Price: $7.49

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel combine the virtuosity and poetry of a world-class pianist with entertaining commentary to create a magical concert experience. His lively, engaging insights and captivating performances make listening an enthralling experience for all music lovers.

For information about the other titles in this series please visit www.randomhouse.com/audio.


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Puccini Without Excuses
Puccini Without Excuses
Written by William Berger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400077786
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Puccini Without Excuses
A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer
Written by William Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $18.00

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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To a Young Jazz Musician
To a Young Jazz Musician
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812974201
Our Price: $12.95
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To a Young Jazz Musician
Letters from the Road
Written by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $12.95

In To a Young Jazz Musician, the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize—winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music–and to leading a good life.
Writing from the road “between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig,”

Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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