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Arts - Performing
#1
The Chronicle of Jazz
Mervyn Cooke.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199341009.  Daedalus Item Code: 50817
 
Year by year, this abundantly illustrated history traces the people and events at the forefront of jazz. It charts the evolution of jazz from its West African and southern U.S. roots, beginning with ... (Read More)
 
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#2
George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Olivia Harrison. Martin Scorsese, foreword. Paul Theroux, intro.
Publisher: Abrams.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781419702204.  Daedalus Item Code: 51000
 
Even if you already have your favorite Beatle, this beautifully produced book—a companion to the documentary Martin Scorsese directed for HBO—might change your mind about George, the "quiet" one, who ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Yunte Huang.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393069624.  Daedalus Item Code: 41466
 
(Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and a 2011 Edgar Award) This provocative first "biography" of fictional detective Charlie Chan presents American ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Violin: An Illustrated History (with CD)
Yehudi Menuhin. Catherine Meyer, contributor. Ed Emery, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9782080300973.  Daedalus Item Code: 41361
 
From its possible origins in the bow and arrow through the legendary Stradivarius, one of the 20th century's greatest violinists and conductors weaves the history of the violin with his own career, ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Treasures of the Bee Gees
Brian Southall.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847327000.  Daedalus Item Code: 50621
 
If you ever shook your booty in the 1970s, chances are you were a Bee Gees fan. Yet by the time Saturday Night Fever was released in 1977, Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb had already been ... (Read More)
 
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#6
The Klingon Art of War: Ancient Principles of Ruthless Honor
Keith R.A. DeCandido, trans.
Publisher: Gallery.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476757391.  Daedalus Item Code: 50181
 
Passed down from the time of Kahless the Unforgettable, the principles in this book have shaped Klingon culture and indoctrinated Klingons in the Way of the Warrior. With this annotated "translation" ... (Read More)
 
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#7
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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#8
The Love & Wars of Lina Prokofiev
Simon Morrison.
Publisher: Harvill Secker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846557316.  Daedalus Item Code: 50892
 
In the winter of 1948, Lina Prokofiev—the wife of composer Serge Prokofiev—was alone in her Moscow apartment one night when the telephone rang. The caller insisted that she come downstairs to collect ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Reinventing Bach
Paul Elie.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374281076.  Daedalus Item Code: 41684
 
(Finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism) In his remarkable second book, following The Life You Save May Be Your Own (also a finalist for the National ... (Read More)
 
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#10
The Sorcerer of Bayreuth: Richard Wagner, His Work and His World
Barry Millington.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199933761.  Daedalus Item Code: 50873
 
Richard Wagner (1813–83) remains one of the most influential and also one of the most controversial composers in classical music. Over the course of his long career he produced a stream of ... (Read More)
 
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