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  • The Saddest Music Ever Writtenby Thomas Larson

    Pegasus Books 2012; US$ 14.99

    An exploration of the cultural impact of Samuel Barber?s Adagio for Strings , the Pietá of music, and its enigmatic composer   In the first book ever to explore Samuel Barber?s Adagio for Strings ,music and literary critic Thomas Larson tells the story of the prodigal composer, his seminal masterpiece and its fascinating history as America?s... more...

  • Dukeby Bill Gutman

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was one of jazz's greatest innovators. Join Bill Gutman as he explores the fascinating life of this legend from his birth at the turn of the century to his death at the age of seventy-five. Interviewing Duke's friends, fans and fellow musicians, Gutman documents the progress of a man who dedicated his life to crafting... more...

  • Setting the Toneby Ned Rorem

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    A sterling collection of essays, commentary, reviews, and personal recollections on art, love, and the musical life, from Ned Rorem, award-winning composer and author extraordinaire Ned Rorem, the acclaimed American composer and writer, displays his incisive, sometimes outrageous genius for artistic critique and social commentary with a grand... more...

  • The Later Diaries of Ned Roremby Ned Rorem

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    The esteemed American composer and unabashed diarist Ned Rorem provides a fascinating, brazenly intimate first-person account of his life and career during one of the most extraordinary decades of the twentieth century Ned Rorem is often considered an American treasure, one of the greatest contemporary composers in the US. In 1966, he revealed... more...

  • The Nantucket Diary of Ned Roremby Ned Rorem

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    The acclaimed author of The Paris Diary , Pulitzer Prize?winning American composer Ned Rorem offers readers a mellow, thoughtful, and candid chronicle of his life, work, and contemporaries One of our most revered contemporary musical artists?winner of the Pulitzer Prize and declared ?the world?s best composer of art songs? by Time magazine?Ned... more...

  • The Paris Diary & The New York Diaryby Ned Rorem

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99

    In the earliest published diaries of Ned Rorem, the acclaimed American composer recalls a bygone era and its luminaries, celebrates the creative process, and examines the gay culture of Europe and the US during the 1950s One of America?s most significant contemporary composers, Ned Rorem is also widely acclaimed as a diarist of unique insight... more...

  • On the Road with Janis Joplinby John Byrne Cooke

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    As a road manager and filmmaker, he helped run the Janis Joplin show?and record it for posterity. Now he reveals the never-before-told story of his years with the young woman from Port Arthur who would become the first female rock and roll superstar?and depart the stage too soon. In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular... more...

  • Black or Whiteby Hanspeter Künzler

    Hannibal Verlag 2011; US$ 11.19

    Dieses Buch sollte noch vor den im Juli in London geplanten Konzerten von Michael Jackson erscheinen. Aufgrund der tragischen Ereignisse wurde der Druck gestoppt und das Buch um ein trauriges Kapitel ergänzt. Es wurde so weltweit zur einzigen aktuellen Biografie des King Of Pop. Autor Hanspeter Künzler schildert in zwei Erzählsträngen das gesamte Leben... more...

  • Pink - 2 Gesichterby Paul Lester; Alan Tepper

    Hannibal Verlag 2010; US$ 11.19

    Diese Biografie enthüllt die beiden Pole einer komplexen Persönlichkeit. Pink wird von der Öffentlichkeit als entschlossene und lebenslustige Künstlerin wahrgenommen, die sich in einem immer schneller drehenden Musikgeschäft behaupten kann. Doch in ihrem Leben gibt es auch viele dunkle Seiten, die sie in einen optimistischen, packenden und modernen... more...

  • Elvis - Mein bester Freundby George Klein; Chuck Crisafulli; Henning Dedekind; Angelika Inhoffen

    Hannibal Verlag 2010; US$ 11.19

    Elvis Aaron Presley war gerade einmal 13 Jahre alt, als er 1948 mit seiner Familie von seinem Geburtsort Tupelo nach Memphis, Tennessee, umzog. Er war dort fremd, fand aber an der High School rasch neue Freunde. Mit einem verband ihn eine lebenslange enge Freundschaft: George Klein. Elvis nannte ihn immer nur "GK". Elvis und GK wurden Freunde,... more...