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  • Beethovenby George Fischer

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 6.99

    This short biography of the famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven details his life, his works and gives the reader an interesting guide to the style that defined this master of symphonies and other musical works. It also discusses the influence he had on Wagner's style. This version has been specifically edited and formatted for today's e-readers,... more...

  • Richard Wagnerby John Runciman

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 4.49

    This short biography of the famous composer Richard Wagner details his life, his works and gives the reader an interesting guide to the style that defined this master of operas and other musical works. This version has been specifically edited and formatted for today's e-readers, and makes an excellent addition to any music-related book collection. more...

  • The Ballad of Bob Dylanby Daniel Mark Epstein

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.74

    Drawing on revelatory interviews, a rich analysis oflyrics, and a lifelong study of one of the greatest songwriters of our time,Daniel Mark Epstein delivers a singular, nuanced, and insightful examination ofBob Dylan?the poet, the musician, and the man. Interweaving in-depthconversations with Dylan collaborators and contemporaries, including Eric Andersen,Tom... more...

  • The Producerby Dunstan Prial

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 6.79

    A "behind the music" story without parallel John Hammond is one of the most charismatic figures in American music, a man who put on record much of the music we cherish today. Dunstan Prial's biography presents Hammond's life as a gripping story of music, money, fame, and racial conflict, played out in the nightclubs and recording studios where the... more...

  • The Truth Is . . .by Melissa Etheridge; Laura Morton

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Since she first burst onto the international music scene, Melissa Etheridge has released seven albums that have sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, garnering not only public adoration for her uncompromising honesty but numerous critical awards, including two Grammys and the prestigious ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award. The Truth Is . . .... more...

  • Satan Is Realby Charlie Louvin; Benjamin Whitmer

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.24

    Get ready for one of America?s great untold stories: the true saga of the Louvin Brothers, a mid-century Southern gothic Cain and Abel and one of the greatest country duos of all time. The Los Angeles Times called them ?the most influential harmony team in the history of country music,? but Emmylou Harris may have hit closer to the heart of the matter,... more...

  • Melissa Etheridgeby Chris Nickson

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    Chris Nickson's biography of Melissa Etheridge explores the pop star's life and music. Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, Melissa Etheridge faced years of struggle and hard work to make it in the music business. But through it all, she's remained determined, and now has multiple platinum records and Grammys to her name and an original sound that's all her... more...

  • Perry Farrellby Dave Thompson

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    Dave Thompson's biography of Perry Farrell traces the performer's life from his childhood in Flushing, Queens to becoming front man for the band Jane's Addiction to his founding of the touring festival, Lollapalooza. Perry Farrell: The Saga of a Hypester sheds light on a man who remains a mystery to all but a few. more...

  • The Faber Pocket Guide to Haydnby Richard Wigmore

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.66

    Joseph Haydn is one of the greatest and most innovative of all composers, yet in some ways he is still curiously misunderstood. This engaging new Pocket Guide assesses what Haydn's music means to us today, and challenges some of the myths that have grown up around the composer. With suggestions for further reading and recommended CD recordings, Richard... more...

  • Everything Is Connectedby Daniel Barenboim

    Orion 2010; US$ 12.99

    A memoir by the master pianist, conductor and internationalist Daniel Barenboim - 'the closest thing that classical music can offer to Nelson Mandela' [THE TIMES] 'The power of music lies in is its ability to speak to all aspects of the human being-the animal, the emotional, the intellectual, and the spiritual. Music teaches us, in short, that... more...