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  • Messiahby Jonathan Keates

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 11.65

    The story of the composition, first performances and cultural afterlife of one of the best-loved and most widely performed works in the entire history of music. more...

  • How to Play the Pianoby James Rhodes

    Quercus 2016; US$ 8.99

    Learn to play one of Bach's most exquisite preludes in just 6 weeks, even if you have never played the piano before. An accessible and inspiring guide by the pianist and international bestselling writer James Rhodes, who promises that this book gives anyone with two hands, a piano or an electric keyboard and just 45 minutes a day the tools they... more...

  • A Portrait of Bowieby Brian Hiatt

    Octopus 2016; US$ 31.99

    A strikingly unique tribute to David Bowie, comprising a collection of 40 visual portraits of the icon throughout his career, and text tributes by his artistic collaborators and contemporaries. more...

  • Hamilton: The Revolutionby Lin-Manuel Miranda; Jeremy McCarter

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 37.99

    From Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes a backstage pass to his groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United... more...

  • Vinyl Me, Pleaseby Please Vinyl Me

    Octopus 2016; US$ 31.99

    Putting the style in your stylus, Vinyl Me, Please is more than your average book of music recommendations. Brought to you by the vinyl subscription club of the same name - 'the best damn record club there is'* - Vinyl Me, Please is a lively, visually handsome guide to the 100 albums you need to own on vinyl and why, with added extras: cocktail... more...

  • Music for Lifeby Fiona Maddocks

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 14.57

    How does music reflect the key moments in our lives? How do we choose the works that inspire, delight, comfort or console? Fiona Maddocks selects 100 classical works from across nine centuries, arguing passionately, persuasively and at times obstinately for their inclusion, putting each work in its cultural and musical context, discussing omissions,... more...

  • The State of Musicby Virgil Thomson

    Library of America 2016; US$ 9.99

    Virgil Thomson had already established himself as one of the nation's leading composers when he published The State of Music (1939), the book that made his name as a writer and won him a fourteen-year stint as chief music reviewer at the New York Herald Tribune . This feisty, often hilarious polemic, presented here in the extensively revised edition... more...

  • Shock and Aweby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 21.87

    As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! In Shock and Awe , Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. Bolan, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, New York Dolls, Slade, Roxy Music, Iggy, Lou Reed, Be Bop Deluxe, David Essex -- all are represented here. Reynolds charts... more...

  • Virgil Thomson: The State of Music & Other Writingsby Virgil Thomson; Tim Page

    Library of America 2016; US$ 50.00

    An unprecedented collection of polemical and autobiographical writings by America?s greatest composer-critic.  Following on the critically acclaimed 2014 edition of Virgil Thomson's collected newspaper music criticism, The Library of America and Pulitzer Prize?winning music critic Tim Page now present Thomson?s other literary and critical works, a... more...

  • New York Rockby Steven Blush

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    As a city that represents endless possibilities, New York has been the setting for the dawning of new movements, styles, and genres. In the 20th century, the birth of Rock represented a connection between art forms and the city?s socioeconomic, racial, and sexual variants. New York Rock breaks down the rock scene?s half-century connection to New... more...