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  • Puccini's TOSCAby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2002; US$ 19.95

    A comprehensive guide to Puccini's TOSCA, featuring insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis, a complete, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by side, and over 20 music highlight examples. more...

  • The Early Yearsby Tom Waits

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99

    Known for his growling vocals and for the distinct poetry of his lyrics, Tom Waits has amassed over the course of three decades a devoted cult following. The Early Years collects the lyrics?formative and classic?from the first ten albums of this true bard of hard living. A celebration of both his words and of the artist himself, this lyrical biography... more...

  • Lyrics 1964-2016by Paul Simon

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 35.00

    A landmark compilation of popular music, this collection contains Paul Simon's lyrics from his first album in 1964 to the present. more...

  • Lyricsby Sting

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 28.00

    From the first Police album, Outlandos D'Amour, through Sacred Love, here are the collected lyrics written by Sting, along with his commentary. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Man of La Manchaby Dale Wasserman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00

    Winner of the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, 1966 "To me the most interesting aspect of the success of Man of La Mancha is the fact that it plows squarely upstream against the prevailing current of philosophy in the theater. That current is best identified by its catch-labels--Theater of the Absurd, Black Comedy, the Theater of Cruelty--which... more...

  • A Mix of Bricks & Valentinesby G. W. Sok; John Robb

    PM Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    A showcase of the lyrics that G. W. Sok wrote during the three decades that he was with the band The Ex, this musical compendium features more than 250 pieces: a mixture of lyrics, poetry, and political ranting. The Ex is an internationally acclaimed Dutch group that blurred the lines between indie, punk, and underground music. Fans of this influential... more...

  • Next to Normalby Brian Yorkey; Tom Kitt

    Theatre Communications Group 2010; US$ 14.99

    "A brave and breathtaking musical."--The New York Times more...

  • Exploring Art Song Lyricsby Jonathan Retzlaff; Cheri Montgomery

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 28.99 US$ 24.93

    Drawing generously from four centuries of Italian, German and French art song, Exploring Art Song Lyrics embraces the finest of the literature and presents the repertoire with unprecedented clarity and detail. Each of the over 750 selections comprises the original poem, a concise English translation, and an IPA transcription, accounting for any unusual... more...

  • Mozart's Marriage of Figaroby Michael Steen

    Icon Books Ltd 2012; US$ 2.90

    Although the story of Figaro?s success in preventing the Count of Almaviva?s seduction of his fiancée Susannawas politically explosive, it was tolerated in the court of the relatively enlightened Habsburg Emperor Joseph II. Mozart?s opera,Le Nozze di Figaro,uses a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte,andwas premièred in Vienna in 1786. It was based on a famous... more...

  • Piano Makers in Russia in the Nineteenth Centuryby Anne Swartz

    Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    This book is a detailed study of the history of the piano in Russian society from its beginnings with the European entrepreneurs who settled in St. Petersburg in 1810, through Russian-owned family firms. The themes in this book range from the role of women as patrons and performers, to the economic transformation that benefited Russian piano manufacturers.... more...