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  • And the Champagne Still Flows

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

    by Joseph Winterrath and 1 more

    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

    $3.99 USD

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  • Apollo's Angels

    A History of Ballet

    by Jennifer Homans

    NATIONAL BESTSELLERFor more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully told, Apollo’s Angels—the first cultural history of ballet ever written—is a groundbreaking work. From ballet’s origins in the Renaissance and the codification of its basic steps and positions ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Beethoven's Hair

    An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved

    by Russell Martin

    The basis for the movie of the same name, an astonishing tale of one lock of hair and its amazing travels--from nineteenth-century Vienna to twenty-first-century America.When Ludwig van Beethoven lay dying in 1827, a young musician named Ferdinand Hiller came to pay his respects to the great composer, snipping a lock of Beethoven's hair as a keepsake--as was custom at the time--in the process. For ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • 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

    $3.99 USD

  • Opera 101

    A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera

    by Fred Plotkin

    Opera is the fastest growing of all the performing arts, attracting audiences of all ages who are enthralled by the gorgeous music, vivid drama, and magnificent production values. If you've decided that the time has finally come to learn about opera and discover for yourself what it is about opera that sends your normally reserved friends into states of ecstatic abandon, this is the book for you ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • A Natural History of the Piano

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

    by Stuart Isacoff

    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

    $10.99 USD

  • Stand Up Straight and Sing!

    A Memoir

    by Jessye Norman

    In this uplifting memoir, the acclaimed singer reflects “on life, the arts, and spirituality . . . Inspiring” (Booklist).Jessye Norman is one of the world’s most admired and beloved singers—and her life story is as moving and dramatic as the great operatic roles she has performed on stage.Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, she studied the piano and sang the songs of her childhood, never dreaming ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • Florence Foster Jenkins

    The biography that inspired the critically-acclaimed film

    by Nicholas Martin and 1 more

    Florence Foster Jenkins was the most famous, though untalented, soprano in twentieth century America. Her extraordinary story is now a film directed by Stephen Frears starring Meryl Streep as the indomitable Florence Foster Jenkins and Hugh Grant as her husband/manager, St. Clair Bayfield. In this full-length biography tie-in to the film, Nicholas Martin, the scriptwriter, and Jasper Rees take a ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • When Paris Sizzled

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

    by Mary McAuliffe

    When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, when art and architecture, music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and behavior all took dramatically new forms as Montparnasse became the epicenter of the avant-garde as well as of good times. Creative dynamos such as Hemingway, Cocteau, Chanel, Cole Porter, and Josephine Baker sparked the sizzle, ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • George Balanchine

    The Ballet Maker

    by Robert Gottlieb

    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

    $14.99 USD

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

    A Social History of the World's Most Versatile Instrument

    by David Schoenbaum

    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

    $28.79 USD

  • Secret Lives of Great Composers

    What Your Teachers Never Told You about the World's Musical Masters

    by Elizabeth Lunday and 1 more

    series Secret Lives #8
    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 that Edward Elgar dabbled with ... Read more

    $10.99 USD