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MUSIC

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POWER BROKERS AND FAST MONEY INSIDE THE MUSIC BUSINESS
Written by FREDRIC DANNEN

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 07/02/1991

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-73061-3

Hit Men is the shocking, highly controversial expose of the venality, greed, and corruption of many of the assorted kingpins and hustlers who rule over the music industry.
“A sobering, blunt, and unusually well-observed depiction of the sometimes sordid inner workings of the music business.” —Billboard

4 pages of photographs

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THE PERFECT COMPANION FOR OPERA ENJOYMENT, ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING TO NOVICES AND AFICIONADOS ALIKE
Written by JOHN L. DIGAETANI

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 01/01/1991

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-26339-9

This invaluable primer will ntroduce the uninitiated to the mysteries of opera and helps more experienced buffs expand their understanding and deepen their appreciation of the art form. It provides an accesible and completely comprehensive look at opera's rich heritage and includes information such as:

•A retelling of opera's history, from its roots in Greek tragedy up the modern period
•A look at operatic production over the centuries, including the evolution of scenery, lighting, and stage...

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MUSIC FOR ONE OR TWO INSTRUMENTS
Edited by MELVIN BERGER

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 12/01/1990

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-41302-2

An indispensable guide to the sonata form. Includes descriptions in nontechnical language of over two hundred of the best-known sonatas. Designed to help all music lovers deepen their understanding and enjoyment of the classical repertoire

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Written by TIM PAGE

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/12/1990

Price: $23.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-73135-1

As a pianist, Glenn Gould was both a showman and a high priest, an artist whose devotion to music was so great that he eschewed the distractions of live performance. That same combination of flamboyance and aesthetic rigor may be found in this collection of Gould’s writings, which covers composers from Bach to Terry Riley, performers from Arthur Rubinstein to Petula Clark, and yields unfettered–and often heretical—opinions on music competitions, the limitations of live audiences, and the...

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THE LOST WRITINGS OF JIM MORRISON
Written by JIM MORRISON

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 12/17/1989

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-679-72622-7

Compiled from the literary estate of the singer who brought a wildly lyrical poetry of the damned to the world of rock 'n' roll. Includes unpublished poems, drawings, photos, and a candid self-interview.

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Written by HENRY W. SIMON

Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 04/22/1989

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-05448-5

An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and afficionados, this volume contains act-by-act descriptions of operatic works ranging from the early seventeenth century masterworks of Monteverdi and Purcell to the modern classics of Menotti and Britten. Written in a lively anecdotal style, entries include character descriptions, historical background, and much more.

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THE WORK OF A LEGENDARY CRITIC: ROCK'N'ROLL AS LITERATURE AND LITERATURE AS ROCK 'N'ROLL
Written by LESTER BANGS

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 09/12/1988

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-679-72045-4

The paperback edition of the wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs—the most outrageous and popular rock critic of the 1970s—edited and with an introduction by the reigning dean of rock critics, Greil Marcus.

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Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 02/21/1986

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-23126-8

By the best-selling co-author of Inner Tennis, here's a book designed to help  musicians overcome obstacles, help improve  concentration, and reduce nervousness, allowing them to  reach new levels of performing excellence and musical artistry.

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WITH NOT ENOUGH DRAWINGS BY RONALD SEARLE
Written by TOM LEHRER

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 10/12/1981

Price: $21.00

ISBN: 978-0-394-74930-3

The subversive songs of Tom Lehrer, the sardonic piano-wielding fugitive from Harvard, have corrupted generations of Americans since he first began recording and performing in the 1950s. His uniquely depraved wit has been forced again on an unsuspecting public via Tomfoolery, the stage revue based on his ever-trenchant observation of the American scene.

This new songbook, with old favorites unavailable for years as well as never-published songs, is the most comprehensive ever assembled. It...

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POLITICS AND CULTURE
Written by CARL E. SCHORSKE

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 12/12/1980

Price: $24.00

ISBN: 978-0-394-74478-0

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

This is Schorske's magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and social disintegration so much of modern art and thought was born.

"Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is currently practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsmen. It is also a moving indication of historical study...

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Written by FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/12/1967

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 978-0-394-70369-5

Nietzsche's first book is here, compiled with one of his last. Both works transcend their ostensible subjects to sound themes developed in the twentieth century by classicists, psychoanalysts, existentialists, and others. In addition to providing the distinguished translation, Walter Kaufmann has also provides running footnote commentaries, relevant passages from Nietzsche's correspondence, and an index to each book.

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HIS SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
Written by J.W.N. SULLIVAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/12/1960

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-394-70100-4

From the Author's Preface:"I believe that in his greatest music Beethoven was primarily concerned to express his personal vision of life. This vision was, of course, the product of his character and his experience. Beethoven the man and Beethoven the composer are not two unconnected entities, and the known history of the man may be used to throw light upon the character of his music."

Clifton Fadiman has said of this classic study: "It is the most interesting book on music that I have ever...

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