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  • And the Champagne Still Flows

    The Biography of Madame Marie Rappold, Diva of the Metropolitan Opera

    Biography of Mme. Marie Rappold, diva of the Metropolitan Opera, 1905 - 1920 by Joseph Roger Winterrath and Alice Thor Pianfetti, Ph.D. Also presented is the history of opera in New York. ... Read more

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  • Classical Music Insights

    Understanding and Enjoying Great Music

    by Betsy Schwarm ...
    If you enjoy great music but want to know more about how it came to be the way it is - without investing time in a graduate degree - here are the background stories of over 200 great compositions. If you're only just coming to experiment with great music, here are guideposts to help you understand and enjoy what you encounter. The stories and sounds behind the scenes: welcome to Classical Music ... Read more

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  • A Natural History of the Piano

    The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians--from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between

    A beautifully illustrated, totally engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own.With honed sensitivity and unquestioned expertise, Stuart Isacoff—pianist, critic, teacher, and author of Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization—unfolds the ongoing history and evolution of the piano and all its myriad ... Read more

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  • When Paris Sizzled

    The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends

    When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, les Années folles, when Parisians emerged from the horrors of war to find that a new world greeted them—one that reverberated with the hard metallic clang of the assembly line, the roar of automobiles, and the beat of jazz. Mary McAuliffe traces a decade that saw seismic change on almost every front, from art and ... Read more

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  • Stand Up Straight and Sing!

    A Memoir

    by Jessye Norman ...
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  • Mr. B

    George Balanchine's 20th Century

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  • Florence Foster Jenkins

    The biography that inspired the critically-acclaimed film

    This is the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins—now the basis of a major motion picture starring Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep!She was a woman with a dream. Nobody believed in her talent. But nothing could stop her. . .She had no pitch, no rhythm, and no tone. Still, Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep) became one of America’s best-known sopranos. Born in 1868, Florence was a talented ... Read more

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  • Twilight of the Belle Epoque

    The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War

    Mary McAuliffe’s Dawn of the Belle Epoque took the reader from the multiple disasters of 1870–1871 through the extraordinary re-emergence of Paris as the cultural center of the Western world. Now, in Twilight of the Belle Epoque, McAuliffe portrays Paris in full flower at the turn of the twentieth century, where creative dynamos such as Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Proust, Marie ... Read more

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  • George Balanchine

    The Ballet Maker

    series Eminent Lives
    The foremost contemporary choreographer in the history of ballet, George Balanchine extended the art form into radical new paths that came to seem inevitable under his direction. He transformed movement and dance in classical and modern ballet, on the Broadway stage, and in the cinema.George Balanchine chronicles the life and achievements of this visionary artist from his early, almost accidental ... Read more

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  • The Violin: A Social History of the World's Most Versatile Instrument

    The life, times, and travels of a remarkable instrument and the people who have made, sold, played, and cherished it.A 16-ounce package of polished wood, strings, and air, the violin is perhaps the most affordable, portable, and adaptable instrument ever created. As congenial to reels, ragas, Delta blues, and indie rock as it is to solo Bach and late Beethoven, it has been played standing or ... Read more

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