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Product Description: The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster offers an engaging reassessment of the life, politics, and legacy of the misunderstood father of American music. Once revered the world over, Foster’s plantation songs, like “Old Folks at Home” and “My Old Kentucky Home,” fell from grace in the wake of the Civil Rights Movement due to their controversial lyrics...read more

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9781442253865 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 16, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster offers an engaging reassessment of the life, politics, and legacy of the misunderstood father of American music.

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Product Description: In 1970 a scraggly, antiheroic man from North Carolina by way of Massachusetts began presenting a comforting yet biting new sound. Within a year, when young ears sought the latest in rock, there was "Fire and Rain" and "You've Got a Friend," and a new Southern California-fed branch of pop music...read more

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9781613733769 | Chicago Review Pr, June 1, 2016, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: In 1970 a scraggly, antiheroic man from North Carolina by way of Massachusetts began presenting a comforting yet biting new sound.

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Product Description: At fifteen, Sanford Brunson Campbell (1884-1952) became enchanted with the new sounds of ragtime and ran away from his rural Kansas home, hopping a train to Sedalia, Missouri, determined to take piano lessons from a black musician he had never met...read more

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9781476663456 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, May 6, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: At fifteen, Sanford Brunson Campbell (1884-1952) became enchanted with the new sounds of ragtime and ran away from his rural Kansas home, hopping a train to Sedalia, Missouri, determined to take piano lessons from a black musician he had never met.

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Product Description: New York Times Bestseller "Reads the way Mr. Glass's compositions sound at their best: propulsive, with a surreptitious emotional undertow." ―Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, New York TimesPhilip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late-twentieth-century classical music...read more

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9780871404381 | Liveright Pub Corp, April 6, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The long-awaited memoir by “the most prolific and popular of all contemporary composers” (New York Times).

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9781631491436 | Reprint edition (Liveright Pub Corp, May 3, 2016), cover price $17.95 | also contains Words Without Music: A Memoir | About this edition: New York Times Bestseller "Reads the way Mr.
9780373122196, titled "The Italian's Runaway Bride" | Harlequin Books, December 1, 2001, cover price $3.99 | also contains The Italian''s Runaway Bride, Words Without Music: A Memoir | About this edition: The Italian's Runaway Bride by Jacqueline Baird released on Nov 23, 2001 is available now for purchase.

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Product Description: New York Times Bestseller "Reads the way Mr. Glass's compositions sound at their best: propulsive, with a surreptitious emotional undertow." ―Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, New York TimesPhilip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late-twentieth-century classical music...read more

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9781631491436 | Reprint edition (Liveright Pub Corp, May 3, 2016), cover price $17.95 | also contains Words Without Music: A Memoir | About this edition: New York Times Bestseller "Reads the way Mr.
9780373122196, titled "The Italian's Runaway Bride" | Harlequin Books, December 1, 2001, cover price $3.99 | also contains The Italian''s Runaway Bride, Words Without Music: A Memoir | About this edition: The Italian's Runaway Bride by Jacqueline Baird released on Nov 23, 2001 is available now for purchase.

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9781481529167 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 6, 2015), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: [Read by Lloyd James]A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late twentieth-century classical music.

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Product Description: A fresh appreciation of the great musical figure that gives him his due as composer as well as conductor Leonard Bernstein stood at the epicenter of twentieth-century American musical life. His creative gifts knew no boundaries as he moved easily from the podium, to the piano, to television with his nationally celebrated Young People’s Concerts, which introduced an entire generation to the joy of classical music...read more

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9780300144284 | Yale Univ Pr, September 30, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A fresh appreciation of the great musical figure that gives him his due as composer as well as conductor Leonard Bernstein stood at the epicenter of twentieth-century American musical life.

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9780300219852 | Yale Univ Pr, March 22, 2016, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A fresh appreciation of the great musical figure that gives him his due as composer as well as conductor Leonard Bernstein stood at the epicenter of twentieth-century American musical life.

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Product Description: Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) played a leading role in American music and culture in the twentieth century. Celebrated for his arrangements of spirituals, Burleigh was also the first African American composer to create a significant body of art song...read more

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9780252039942 | Univ of Illinois Pr, March 1, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Harry T.

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Product Description: John Philip Sousa's mature career as the indomitable leader of his own touring band is well known, but the years leading up to his emergence as a celebrity have escaped serious attention. In this revealing biography, Patrick Warfield explains the making of the March King by documenting Sousa's early life and career...read more

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9780252037795 | Univ of Illinois Pr, November 30, 2013, cover price $45.00

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9780252081835 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, January 25, 2016), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: John Philip Sousa's mature career as the indomitable leader of his own touring band is well known, but the years leading up to his emergence as a celebrity have escaped serious attention.

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Product Description: Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright (b. 1973) is famous around the world for his multi-faceted musical style, shown through both his recorded output and his engaging live performances. In this book, Katherine Williams combines aspects of his life story with scholarly readings drawn from several methodologies...read more

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9781845532932 | Equinox, January 31, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright (b.

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Product Description: Dancing electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey in an inspiring memoir filled with the energy, persistence, and humor that have helped her successfully pursue a passion outside the box.A classically trained musician gone rogue, Lindsey Stirling is the epitome of independent, millennial-defined success: after being voted off the set of America’s Got Talent, she went on to amass more than ten million social media fans, record two full-length albums, release multiple hits with billions of YouTube views, and to tour sold-out venues across the world...read more

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9781501119101 | Gallery Books, January 12, 2016, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Dancing electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling shares her unconventional journey in an inspiring memoir filled with the energy, persistence, and humor that have helped her successfully pursue a passion outside the box.

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Product Description: When it was first published in 1994, King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and his Era was widely heralded not only as the most thorough investigation of Scott Joplin's life and music, but also as a gripping read, almost a detective story...read more

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9780195087390 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 14, 1994, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The story of the popular, critically acclaimed music of Scott Joplin shares a definitive portrait of a man who was part of the first post-Civil War generation of African-American pioneers who escaped poverty and low social status through entertainment.

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9780199740321 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, May 3, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: When it was first published in 1994, King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and his Era was widely heralded not only as the most thorough investigation of Scott Joplin's life and music, but also as a gripping read, almost a detective story.
9780195101089 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 11, 1996, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In 1974, the academy award-winning film The Sting brought back the music of Scott Joplin, a black ragtime composer who died in 1917.
9780441713547, titled "Rendezvous" | Ace Books, August 1, 1988, cover price $3.50 | also contains Rendezvous

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Product Description: A composer and lyricist of enormous innovation and influence, Marc Blitzstein remains one of the most versatile and fascinating figures in the history of American music, his creative output running the gamut from films scores and Broadway operas to art songs and chamber pieces...read more

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9780199791590 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 3, 2012, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: A composer and lyricist of enormous innovation and influence, Marc Blitzstein remains one of the most versatile and fascinating figures in the history of American music, his creative output running the gamut from films scores and Broadway operas to art songs and chamber pieces.

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9780190280239 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A composer and lyricist of enormous innovation and influence, Marc Blitzstein remains one of the most versatile and fascinating figures in the history of American music, his creative output running the gamut from films scores and Broadway operas to art songs and chamber pieces.

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Product Description: Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) was perhaps the twentieth century’s most celebrated composer, a leading light of modernism and a restlessly creative artist. This new entry in the Critical Lives series traces the story of Stravinsky’s life and work, setting him in the context of the turbulent times in which he lived...read more

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9781780234946 | Reaktion Books, December 15, 2015, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) was perhaps the twentieth century’s most celebrated composer, a leading light of modernism and a restlessly creative artist.

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Product Description: George Whitefield Chadwick (1854-1931), composer, organist, conductor, and director of the New England Conservatory in Boston, was one of America s most prolific musical authority in the later 19th and early 20th century.Like with many composers of his generation, his music, his biography, and his influential role in cultural life became forgotten in the crosscurrents of modernity...read more

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9781576472132 | Pendragon Pr, October 2, 2015, cover price $38.00 | About this edition: George Whitefield Chadwick (1854-1931), composer, organist, conductor, and director of the New England Conservatory in Boston, was one of America s most prolific musical authority in the later 19th and early 20th century.

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Product Description: Born in 1905, Bill Russell demonstrated diverse musical interests from an early age. Having been a contemporary of John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Lou Harrison, amongst others, his significance as a percussion composer is well known amongst aficionados...read more

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9781781791691 | Equinox, June 1, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Born in 1905, Bill Russell demonstrated diverse musical interests from an early age.

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Product Description: (Book). In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Gerry Mulligan was revered and recognized as a groundbreaking composer, arranger, bandleader, and baritone saxophonist. His legacy comes to life in this biography, which chronicles his immense contributions to American music, far beyond the world of jazz...read more

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9781480360242 | Hal Leonard Corp, September 1, 2015, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: (Book).

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Product Description: Over the Rainbow, "Stormy Weather," and "One for My Baby" are just a few of Harold Arlen's well-loved compositions. Yet his name is hardly known--except to the musicians who venerate him. At a gathering of songwriters George Gershwin called him "the best of us...read more

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9780252039461 | Univ of Illinois Pr, August 20, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Over the Rainbow, "Stormy Weather," and "One for My Baby" are just a few of Harold Arlen's well-loved compositions.

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Product Description: Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music. Released in commemoration of Strayhorn's centennial, this luxurious coffee-table book offers intimate details of the composer's life from musicians, scholars, and Strayhorn's closest relatives...read more
By David Schlesinger (editor)

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9781932841985 | Agate Pub Inc, October 20, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music.

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Product Description: Believe Your Ears is the memoir of composer Kirke Mechem, whose unorthodox path to music provides a fascinating narrative. He wrote songs and played music by ear as a newspaper reporter, a touring tennis player, and a Stanford creative-writing major before studying composition and conducting at Harvard...read more

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9781442250765 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, July 9, 2015, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Believe Your Ears is the memoir of composer Kirke Mechem, whose unorthodox path to music provides a fascinating narrative.

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Product Description: Joel Sachs offers the first complete biography of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music. Henry Cowell, a major musical innovator of the first half of the century, left a rich body of compositions spanning a wide range of styles...read more

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9780195108958 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 11, 2012, cover price $51.00 | About this edition: Joel Sachs offers the first complete biography of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music.

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9780190227920 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, July 1, 2015), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Joel Sachs offers the first complete biography of one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century American music.

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Product Description: In Kris Kristofferson: Country Highwayman, Mary G. Hurd surveys the life and works of this highly respected American songwriter. For many, Kristofferson’s songs remain the gold standard of modern songwriters, and Kris Kristofferson follows the commitment to freedom of expression that has characterized his songwriting and struggles with the music industry...read more

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9780810888203 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, June 4, 2015, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: In Kris Kristofferson: Country Highwayman, Mary G.

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Product Description: From the man who wrote the music that outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in 1967-1968, . Immerse yourself in Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Award nominated songwriter Bobby Hart’s world as he shares an exclusive glimpse into his life...read more
By Micky Dolenz (foreword by)

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9781590792902 | Select Books Inc, May 12, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: From the man who wrote the music that outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones in 1967-1968, .

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9780415051293, titled "Colloquial Romanian" | Reprint edition (Routledge, October 1, 1983), cover price $15.95 | also contains Colloquial Romanian | About this edition: A step-by-step course in written and spoken Romanian.

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9781480355903 | 1 edition (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, April 1, 2015), cover price $32.99

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Product Description: The world-renowned composer traces the story of his life and career and his professional collaborations with such peers as Allen Ginsberg and Martin Scorsese while sharing evocative insights into his creative process.
By Philip Glass and Lloyd James (narrator)

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9781481529143 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 6, 2015), cover price $118.00 | About this edition: The world-renowned composer traces the story of his life and career and his professional collaborations with such peers as Allen Ginsberg and Martin Scorsese while sharing evocative insights into his creative process.

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Product Description: [Read by Lloyd James]A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late twentieth-century classical music. Rapturous in its ability to depict the creative process, Words without Music allows readers to experience that sublime moment of creative fusion when life merges with art...read more
By Philip Glass and Lloyd James (narrator)

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9781481529150 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 6, 2015), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [Read by Lloyd James]A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late twentieth-century classical music.

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