Music

Pierre Boulez is arguably the single most influential - and controversial - figure in the world of music today.

As composer, conductor and personality, his challenging views are lent a special authority by his very high standing as an interpreter of great composers such as Wagner, Debussy,...

Known as Blade with wild pink hair, tattoos and piercings, Jenny McGregor works to keep her life private. But her self-constructed barriers are breached after she receives flowers and threatening notes signed by ‘Runner’. Desperate to stop the threat before she goes on tour, Jenny hires hunky Det...

Packed with interviews and imagery, Never Known Questions tells a unique and original tale of a band truly like no other Since their inception in the early 1970s, The Residents have confused, confounded, and delighted fans and critics for more than 40 years.

Shrouded in anonymity, the band...

By the time of his death in 1982, Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins was likely the most recorded blues artist in history. This brilliant new biography—the first book ever written about him—illuminates the many contradictions of the man and his myth. Born in 1912 to a poor sharecropping family in the cotton...

Benjamin Britten (1913-76) was the most prolific and celebrated English composer of the mid-20th century.

Britten shot to international fame with his operas performed by the English Opera Group in 1947.

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More than two hundred black-and-white photographs provide an intimate study of the early years of the Rolling Stones, in a collection that captures the public and private lives of the band. 40,000 first printing.

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We're amazing! We can dance, dress up, sing and make music. There's nobody quite like us! Enjoy the antics of this inclusive and diverse group of friends, as they celebrate the natural and bound creativity to be found in every child.

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For the 5-7 year old beginner. This edition is coordinated page-by-page with 'Piano, Level 2'and 'Theory, Level 2'. The three books should be used simultaneously for thorough reinforcement of each concept.

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The pianist, composer, and bandleader Randy Weston is one of the world’s most influential jazz musicians and a remarkable storyteller whose career has spanned five continents and more than six decades. Packed with fascinating anecdotes, African Rhythms is Weston’s life story, as told by him to th...

Contains the same materials as the Pew Edition with reduced type. Green bonded leather, gilded edging, green and gold ribbon markers.

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23 songs from the third volume of this collector's edition album. Includes: Cocaine * Hello Old Friend * I Can't Stand It * Knockin' On Heaven's Door *Lay Down Sally * Promises * Wonderful Tonight * and more.

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For over a century, Richard Wagner’s music has been the subject of intense debate among philosophers, many of whom have attacked its ideological—some say racist and reactionary—underpinnings. In this major new work, Alain Badiou, radical philosopher and keen Wagner enthusiast, offers a detailed r...

In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled

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PVG PersonalitySecond only to U2 as the most successful Irish recording artist of all time, Enya's blend of folk melodies, synthesized backdrops and classical motifs has attracted a worldwide fan base. This matching folio contains all 12 songs from the 2005 release Amarantine, Enya's first full-l...

For over 200 years in African-American churches throughout the country, gospel and spiritual music have offered solace and been a source of celebration, leaving a mark not only on the Christian world, but on popular music as well. Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit contains the lyrics and music of 101 ...

Nearly three decades after his death, Louis Armstrong is still recognized as one of the greatest performers and musicians of our time. Drawing on the rich resources of the Louis Armstrong Archives, jazz historian Joshua Berrett has compiled a tribute to the great trumpeter/vocalist/"Ambassador of...

A keepsake biography with 40 full-color photos of the chart-topping U.K. phenomenon leading the current boy-band revival! Boy Bands are back in a very big way, and One Direction (1D) is at the top of the charts! Hand-picked by Simon Cowell from a group of hopefuls competing on Britain's X Factor,...

For 200 years, Bachs Musical Offering to Frederick the Great appeared to be an occasional piece of minor importance. Dr.

Davids examination cleared up the misunderstanding (due to a printers change) and a carefully composed masterpiece was discovered. This book presents the first authorita...

Interpreting Music is a comprehensive essay on understanding musical meaning and performing music meaningfully-"interpreting music" in both senses of the term. Synthesizing and advancing two decades of highly influential work, Lawrence Kramer fundamentally rethinks the concepts of work, score, pe...