“in part a work of advocacy for classical music, in part philosophy for a society in transition, and in part wisdom from a sensitive, caring, and intelligent artist, Classical Music: Ex
“This is a book that is read once, and then once again, and again—each time gaining new insight into a true maestro.”
“For the music lover who wants to explore the textures and unconventional harmonies which set Debussy apart as the greatest French composer of his time.”
“[Sachs’] impeccable research and dimensional portrait of the Toscanini and his times is a towering achievement of the biographer’s craft.”
“Connelly is too slow for his own good. The idea that he waited 38 years since Lennon’s murder to write this bio is astonishing. Talk about sitting on a story!”
“And you know what I say to people who ask, ‘What do you do when all the odds are against you?’ I say, ‘You keep going. You just don’t stop.’”
“Robin Wallace’s book not only humanizes one of the most famous composers in the history of Western music, it serves as a beautifully written love letter to his late wife, Barbara.”
Based on ten years of wide-ranging research, Alan Walker has produced the most comprehensive biography and musical analysis to date on Poland's most famous musician and composer.
“Waleson’s reporting of the tumultuous history of NYCO is arts journalism at its best.
“This captivating story will sweep the reader through fascinating and glowing accounts of the great composer’s life . . .”
Does the world need another book about The Beatles?
“Captivating and intriguing, Chopin’s Piano will most certainly entertain both novice and hardcore music historians.”
Verdi’s life was the stuff operas are made of: sex scandals, political turmoil, creative pitfalls, testy divas, and meddling producers, but nothing stopped him from becoming the most famous opera c
“Fare Thee Well is a passionate and well-written exposé of the behind the scenes action of one of rock and roll’s most iconic bands . . .”
Paul Simon: The Life is not an autobiography but it might as well be. Simon sat for more than 100 hours of interviews with respected writer Robert Hilburn and made it possible for Hilburn
Actor-writer Simon Callow has published books on larger-than-life figures Oscar Wilde, Charles Laughton, and Orson Welles.
The fact that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera is by far the longest running Broadway show (over 12,500 performances at this writing and still going strong), is baffling to some
Gold Dust Woman, the unauthorized biography of pop music legend Stevie Nicks, can be read two ways.
At first glance, the author and the subject of this book seem mismatched. Singer, songwriter, bard, and Nobel Prize winner, Bob Dylan, is the subject.
“Elaine Hayes’ vivid portrait of Sarah Vaughan’s life, times, and indelible musical legacy reveals why she was indeed called The Divine One.”
“Byrne touches on a broad array of forces that influence and shape the musical experience—from how it is created, performed, recorded, and distributed to more personally meaningful aspects
When promoting Inside Joy Division in 2012, Peter Hook hinted that a tell-all New Order book might be in the pipeline.
British classical pianist James Rhodes is a rebel with a cause as he unleashes his iconoclastic view of the vaulted world of classical music in concert halls and on British TV and in the streets an
“Love the music, love the man, read the book. “
“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” —Attributed to many
The very idea of a high-gloss, pricey photo book about the Sex Pistols seems ludicrous on the face of it.