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Into the Woods (Vocal Score)
Stephen Sondheim (Composer)
0897242084
July 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Stephen Sondheim's Tony-Award winning musical includes: Agony * It Takes Two * Stay With Me * Any Moment * No More * No One is Alone


Ticket to the Opera: Discovering and Exploring 100 Famous Works, History, Lore, and Singers, with Recommended Recordings
Phil G. Goulding
0449005666
August 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
These two works take a fresh look at opera-the works, singers, composers, and recordings. Both succeed in making opera accessible and interesting for the adult opera newcomer. Avoiding the elitist attitudes sometimes found in books on the subject, the authors rely instead on humor and fresh perspectives to enliven opera as a viable, modern entertainment. Goulding (Classical Music: The 50 Greatest Composers and Their 1000 Greatest Works, Fawcett Columbine: Ballantine, 1992) writes the more comprehensive guide, covering 100 works with plot summaries, discussions of the music, and recommended recordings and videos, all with wit and marvelous economy of language. With this book, a reader could become an instant expert on all the operas likely to be heard today. Waugh, an opera critic and author of other books on...


19th-Century Chamber Music
Stephen Hefling
0415966507
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Nineteenth Century Chamber Music proceeds chronologically by composer, beginning with the majestic works of Beethoven, and continuing through Schubert, Spohr and Weber, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, the French composers, Smetana and Dvorák, and the end-of-the-century pre-modernists. Each chapter is written by a noted authority in the field. The book serves as a general introduction to Romantic chamber music, and would be ideal for a seminar course on the subject or as an adjunct text for Introduction to Romantic Music courses. Plus, musicologists and students of 19th century music will find this to be an invaluable resource.


19th-Century Piano Music
R. Larry Todd
0415968909
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
19th-Century Piano Music focuses on the core composers of the 19th-century repertoire, beginning with 2 chapters giving a general overview of the repertoire and keyboard technique of the era, and then individual chapters on Beethoven, Schubert, Weber, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, and the women composers of the era, particularly focusing on Fanny Hensel and Clara Schumann.

About the Author
Larry Todd is a Professor of Music at Duke University. He is a resident of Chapel Hill, North Carolina --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


The Ultimate Fake Book : C Edition (Fake Book Series)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
0793529395
February 1, 1994
Plastic Comb
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Book Description
This fake book is a cornerstone for many musicians' libraries. With over 1200 songs in all styles of music, this third edition has been updated to include even more great songs and recent hits. From jazz standards to Broadway blockbusters and country classics to pop chart-toppers, this book has the songs you're looking for all in one convenient collection. It is comb-bound with locked tabs to ensure long-lasting durability. Songs include: Alfie * All the Things You Are * Always * And So It Goes * Autumn in New York * Beauty and the Beast * Brazil * Blue Skies * Body and Soul * Call Me Irresponsible * Can't Help Falling in Love * Candy * Caravan * Change the World * Cry Me a River * Duke of Earl * Easter Parade * Edelweiss * Endless Love * Everyday * A Foggy Day * Friends in Low Places * Georgia on My Mind * Heart and...


Phantom of the Opera
Gaston Leroux
0060809248
January 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
The novel that inspired the Lon Chaney film and the hit musical. "The wildest and most fantastic of tales."--New York Times Book Review.

Language Notes
Text: English, French (translation)

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Rock n' Blues Harmonica: A World of Harp Knowledge, Songs, Stories, Lessons, Riffs, Techniques and Audio Index for a New Generation of Harp Players (Includes ... book and 74 minute stereo CD Jamming Buddy)
Jon Gindick
0930948106
August 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Here's a rich world of blues harmonica instruction and music for beginning through intermediate players. Inspired by the idea that most music instruction literature is boring and irrelevant to most people most of the time, Rock n' Blues taches improvisational blues harmonica in a way that gets through the even the most instruction-hating, throy-phobic, eye-closed, "leave-me-alone-I'm-jamming" harp player. THE BOOK includes choosing your harp, first sounds, getting sweet tone, playing chords, playing single notes, basic blues riffs, I-IV-V blues progressions, bending, tongue-blocking, octaves and splits, vibrato, headshakes, mics and amps, positions 1 through 6 plus 12, reed tuning, famous cross harp melodies and more. The audio index tells you the key of harmonica you need to jam with the great blues recordings. On...


Keyboard Music Before 1700
Alexander Silbiger
0415968917
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Keyboard Music Before 1700 begins with an overview of the development of keyboard music in Europe. Then, individual chapters by noted authorities in the field cover the key composers and repertory before 1700 in England, France, Germany and the Netherlands, Italy, and Spain and Portugal. The book concludes with a chapter on performance practice, which addresses current issues in the interpretation and revival of this music.

About the Author
Alexander Silbiger is Professor of Music at Duke University. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


The Phantom of the Opera (Collector's Library)
Gaston Leroux
0760757852
August 2004
Hardcover
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Jazz Styles : History and Analysis (9th Edition)
Mark C. Gridley
0131931156
January 2006
Paperback
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Phantom of the Opera
Gaston Leroux
0486434583
April 2004
Paperback
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Russian Folk Songs
Vadim Prokhorov
0810841274
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Provides a basis for understanding the ethnomusicological principles of Russian folk song. In addition to his discussion of the various categories, Prokhorov includes a generous selection of songs arranged for voice and piano, together with texts and translations of the song texts. Anyone interested in this rich repertory of folk song, whether as teacher, singer, or music lover, will find this a rewarding collection.

Language Notes
Text: English, Russian

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Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
Motley Crue
0060989157
July 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In the beginning there was the Motley House, crawling with cockroaches and rats, beer cans piled on the porch so high they threatened to spill into the house every time you opened the door. "That place gave birth to Motley Crue," the band recalls in The Dirt: The Autobiography of Motley Crue. After the record contract, they write, "like a pack of mad dogs we abandoned the bitch, leaving with enough reckless, aggravated testosterone to spawn a million bastard embryo metal bands." Crue members Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx also team up with New York Times music writer Neil Strauss to tell the story of their band's rise to phenomenal success: their tours, friendships, alcohol and drug problems, music, influence and, above all, girls. No heavy metal fan will want to be without this...


Rent
Jonathan Larson
0688154379
June 4, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
This is by far the must-get theater book of the year. With dazzling punk graphics that will quickly win book industry awards, the volume contains the entire libretto of the Tony- and Pulitzer-winning musical about love and loyalty among starving AIDS-stricken artists in New York's East Village. But editors Evelyn McDonnell and Katherine Silberger wisely understand that the story of the show's creation is as compelling as the musical itself--so more than half of this volume is devoted to an oral history of the composer/lyricist/librettist Jonathan Larson, who came to New York hoping to revolutionize musical theater--then died of an aortic aneurysm the night of the show's final preview. It's an event book for an event musical.

-- Time
"The most exuberant and original American musical...


Enciclopedia de la Guitarra / Guitar
Richard Chapman
9681341627
Jan 2006
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Scar Tissue
Anthony Kiedis, Larry Sloman
1401301010
October 6, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For a musician who has spent the better half of his life either intoxicated or on a drug high, Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has produced a surprisingly detailed account of his life. Raised in the 1960s and '70s by a drug dealer father who first introduced his preteen son to drugs by mashing them into bananas, the high school delinquent and UCLA dropout seemed destined for a life of rabble-rousing until his high school band—cofounded by close friends Michael "Flea" Balzary and Hillel Slovak—took off and became one of the most popular groups of the 1990s. Though he peppers his book with little known facts (for instance, the author narrowly missed being named Clark Gable Kiedis), the punk-funk rocker dedicates too few pages to his introspective music-writing process and too many...


Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre
Lalita Du Perron
0415394465
Aug 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description


Phantom of the Opera
Gaston LeRoux
0451528158
September 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Gaston Leroux's famous gothic novel of intrigue and romance beneath the Paris Opera House has spawned a number of spinoffs; this storybook adaptation is not among the more felicitous. It tells, of course, of the beautiful opera singer Christine and the choice she must make between the disfigured Phantom, who taught her her craft, and the Viscount she has long loved. Leroux's is an intricate and complex story; here, it is given a summarized, reductive treatment. Characters and their motivations are scantily developed; the prose has a rushed, breathless quality that is overly melodramatic even for its subject; and, as presented, many specifics of the plot, as well as its eventual resolution and meaning, seem likely to leave children bewildered. The illustrations are stylized and garishly colored; they do not help...


Inside Out : A Personal History of Pink Floyd
Nick Mason
0811848248
March 1, 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
The landmark British psychedelic band Pink Floyd's founding drummer limns the group, named after two early bluesmen, in a profusely illustrated coffee-table tome. The band's spacey arrangements, instrumentation, and light shows made it famous; the drug-burnout fate of original leader Syd Barrett, who was later institutionalized, helped, too. As Barrett's legend grew, his former colleagues moved the band closer to the rock mainstream and scored massive hits with such albums as Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. Mason tracks the outfit's progress from the members' meeting in art school a la the Who, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and other revered British rockers. He details the band's journey from jazzy R & B to the psychedelic explorations that eventually dominated its output. Given Pink Floyd's erstwhile...


18th-Century Piano Music
Larry R. Todd
0415966426
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
18th-Century Piano Music focuses on the core composers of the 18th century repertoire. The book begins with an overview of the keyboard instruments that were in use during the period, and a chapter on performance practice. Then, the book proceeds through each major composer, beginning with Bach, and then progressing through the French Masters, Scarlatti, C.P.E and J.C. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Early Beethoven.

About the Author
Robert Marshall is Professor Emeritus of Music at Brandeis University. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.


Broadway Musicals: Show by Show
Stanley Green
0793577500
January 1996
Textbook Paperback
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From Library Journal
Musical-comedy specialist Green has produced another winner in this survey of hit Broadway musicals from 1866's The Black Crook to 1985's Big River. Although not as complete as Gerald Bordman's American Musical Theatre ( LJ 10/1/78), the volume includes basic facts about more than 300 important shows, a brief synopsis of each, credits, and gossipy facts (such as tryout replacements) so dear to the hearts of Broadway fans. Accompanying photographs are excellent, as are the several indexes. Either for serious research or just browsing, Green's book should appeal to anyone interested in musical theater. Highly recommended for most libraries. Eric W. Johnson, Univ. of Bridgeport Lib., Ct.Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Twentieth-Century Chamber Music
James McCalla
0415966957
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
20th-Century Chamber Music features an introduction giving a chronological overview of 20th-century chamber music and the major composers in the style, setting in context the following chapters that cover a wide selection of chamber works grouped thematically, including program music; vocal chamber music; works for new ensembles; the modern sonata; and contemporary string quartets. Composers covered range from Schoenberg and Bartók to Toru Takemitsu and George Crumb. The book is ideal for a course focussing on the history of chamber music or a unit in a 20th-century music on the chamber works of the era. Plus, students and scholars will find it an excellent resource summarizing current research.

About the Author
Prof of Music at Bowdoin, College. James McCalla is...


The Jason Robert Brown Collection : 24 Selections from Shows and Albums
Jason Robert Brown (Composer)
1423401034
April 1, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This collection includes the best of the first ten years of this young Broadway songwriter's career. It includes 24 selections from Songs for a New World, Parade, The Last Five Years, and also from the albums Songs of Jason Robert Brown and Wearing Someone Else's Clothes. In addition to many songs never before in print, this collection also has a note on every song by the composer, as well as a biography.


First Lessons in Bach, Book 1: Piano Solo, 16 Short Pieces: (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol. 1436): (Sheet Music)
Johann Sebastian Bach
0793525551
May 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
Contents: 8 Minuets * Polonaise * 3 Marches * 2 Musette * Bourree * Gavotte.


Beggar's Opera
John Gay
0486408884
August 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
A receiver of stolen goods informs on his chief supplier, setting in motion an increasingly absurd turn of events that climaxes in a parody of 18th-century England’s passion for sentimental tragedy. In addition to its burlesque of the then-current vogue for Italian operatic styles, this satirical 1728 play ridicules a broad spectrum of political figures and social conventions, depicting crime and vice at every level of society. Influential prototype for Threepenny Opera.


Chopin at the Boundaries
Jeffrey Kallberg
0674127900
Apr 1996
Hardcover
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Review
Charles Rosen : Kallberg is internationally accepted as one of the most knowledgeable writers on Chopin today. This book shows that he is also the most original. It is an extremely successful attempt to open out the study of Chopin into both social criticism and the history of reception...It is certainly the most stimulating book of Chopin criticism I have ever read.

Book Description
The complex status of Chopin in our culture--he was a native Pole and adopted Frenchman, and a male composer writing in "feminine" genres--is the subject of Jeffrey Kallberg's absorbing book. Combining social history, literary theory, musicology, and feminist thought, Chopin at the Boundaries is the first book to situate Chopin's music within the construct of his somewhat marginal sexual identity and to...


Solo Jazz Piano : The Linear Approach
Neil Olmstead (Composer)
0634007610
November 1, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A step-by-step approach to solo jazz improvisation for piano. Learn to improvise using the techniques pioneered by piano greats Lenny Tristano and Dave McKenna. This methodical approach to learning the art of solo jazz piano improvisation will free your creative sense of music. It begins with a review of chord symbol interpretation, walks through bass line development, and ends with how to play several melodic lines simultaneously in stimulating musical conversation. You'll learn how to develop solos that embellish and support the melody, and use lead sheets to help you generate your own musical ideas. Twenty-one lessons present techniques, practice exercises, and tunes based on jazz standards. Notated transcriptions of sample improvisations illustrate each lesson's technique, and the accompanying CD lets you hear a...


The Phantom Of The Opera Companion
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher
1862056919
November 30, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This ravishing volume is the official companion to one of the blockbuster films of 2005, featuring the complete original screenplay and more than 150 stunning images from both the film and the theater productions worldwide. Forewords by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joel Schumacher.

From the Publisher
One of the most successful musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” has been playing on Broadway and London’s West End for nearly 20 years. It has dazzled more than 100 million people in 22 countries and has now become a major motion picture. This pictorial companion is the definitive account of the award–winning masterpiece, tracing the Phantom legend from its origins in historical fact, through numerous artistic incarnations,...


Chopin at the Boundaries
Jeffrey Kallberg
0674127919
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Review
Charles Rosen : Kallberg is internationally accepted as one of the most knowledgeable writers on Chopin today. This book shows that he is also the most original. It is an extremely successful attempt to open out the study of Chopin into both social criticism and the history of reception...It is certainly the most stimulating book of Chopin criticism I have ever read.

Book Description
The complex status of Chopin in our culture--he was a native Pole and adopted Frenchman, and a male composer writing in "feminine" genres--is the subject of Jeffrey Kallberg's absorbing book. Combining social history, literary theory, musicology, and feminist thought, Chopin at the Boundaries is the first book to situate Chopin's music within the construct of his somewhat marginal sexual identity and to...


Hammer of the Gods
Stephen Davis
0425182134
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Led Zeppelin was the hottest, hardest, horniest, most hedonistic group in rock history. Their parties defined 60s and 70s excess, their concerts were long, loud and thrilling. Based on interviews and behind-the-scenes stories, here is the truth behind the genius of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and the late John Bonham. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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Led Zeppelin was the hottest, hardest, horniest, most hedonistic group in rock history. Their parties defined 60s and 70s excess, their concerts were long, loud and thrilling. Based on interviews and behind-the-scenes stories, here is the truth behind the genius of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and the late John Bonham. --This text refers to the...

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