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A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907–1940
Victoria Wilson.
 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780684831688
Daedalus Item Code: 42922
 
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Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
Terry Teachout.
 
Publisher: Gotham Books
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781592407491
Daedalus Item Code: 43104
 
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The Piano Improvisation Handbook: A Practical Guide to Musical Invention
Carl Humphries.
Publisher: Backbeat.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9780879309770.  Daedalus Item Code: 41854
 
In this companion to his Piano Handbook, Carl Humphries provides an overview of the practical skills and theoretical issues involved in mastering all forms of piano improvisation, with an ... (Read More)
 
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Keystone: The Life and Clowns of Mack Sennett
Simon Louvish.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571226474.  Daedalus Item Code: 42653
 
The biographer of such screen pioneers as W.C. Fields, Mae West, the Marx Brothers, and Laurel and Hardy, as well as a teacher at the London Film School, Simon Louvish here delves into the early days ... (Read More)
 
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It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music
Amanda Petrusich.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780865479043.  Daedalus Item Code: 42621
 
Part travelogue, part musical history, this book outlines and honors the rich traditions of gospel, blues, country, folk, and rock that fuel popular music, while also exploring America's changing ... (Read More)
 
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Love Song: The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Ethan Mordden.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312676575.  Daedalus Item Code: 43008
 
The preeminent historian of Broadway, Ethan Mordden here gives us the romantic and creative partnership of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, chronicling their entwined careers against the background of the ... (Read More)
 
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Unsinkable: A Memoir
Debbie Reynolds & Dorian Hannaway.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062213655.  Daedalus Item Code: 42758
 
In the closing pages of her 1988 autobiography Debbie: My Life, iconic actress and Hollywood memorabilia collector Debbie Reynolds wrote about finding her "brave, loyal, and loving" new ... (Read More)
 
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Lives of the Musicians: Good Times, Bad Times (and What the Neighbors Thought)
Kathleen Krull. Kathryn Hewitt, illus.
Publisher: Sandpiper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780152164362.  Daedalus Item Code: 42968
 
It's no secret that Beethoven went deaf, that Mozart had constant money problems, and that Chopin was always in poor health. But what were they really like? This anecdotal—not to say gossipy—series ... (Read More)
 
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Jacqueline du Pre: Her Life, Her Music, Her Legend
Elizabeth Wilson.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611458251.  Daedalus Item Code: 42157
 
She was beautiful, she was a musical genius, and she was married to another prodigious musician, conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim. Jacqueline du Pré's life and meteoric career were like a ... (Read More)
 
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Bach's St. Matthew Passion: A Closer Look: Magnum Opus Series
Victor Lederer. Robert Levine, series editor.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780826429407.  Daedalus Item Code: 42567
 
One of the cornerstones of western music, J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion is a musical rendering of the betrayal, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Technically sophisticated and ... (Read More)
 
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Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama
Carol Ockman & Kenneth E. Silver.
Publisher: Yale/The Jewish Museum.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300109191.  Daedalus Item Code: 42498
 
The best-known actress of her era, Sarah Bernhardt was also an icon of French nationalism, an accomplished sculptor, and a fashion trendsetter. This book examines the many sides and talents of "the ... (Read More)
 
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Audible Signs: Essays from a Musical Ground
Michael Alec Rose.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781441180506.  Daedalus Item Code: 42565
 
Author and composer Michael Alec Rose helps readers decode the signs composers give us in their music—sounds that evoke very particular ideas, images, and cultural contexts. With quotations from a ... (Read More)
 
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Christopher Hogwood.
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Richie Unterberger.
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Nick Freeth.
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6. Hitler and the Nazi Cult of Film and Fame
Michael Munn.
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7. W.C. Handy: The Life and Times of the Man Who Made the Blues
David Robertson.
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8. Lucille Ball
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9. Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry
Al Young.
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Elizabeth Wilson.
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