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  • "Poem of Ecstasy" and "Prometheus

    By Alexander Scriabin

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486284613
    • Publisher: Dover Pubns
    • Published: April 1995
  • "Tape's Rolling, Take One": The Recording Life of Adrian Kerridge

    By Adrian Kerridge

    Our Price: $12.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781911124221
    • Publisher: Baseline
  • #Mixerman and the Billionheir Apparent

    By Mixerman

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781495026706
    • Publisher: Mixerman Publishes
    • Published: June 2016
  • 'But He Doesn't Know the Territory' : The Making of Meredith Willson's The Music Man

    By Meredith Willson

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780816667703
    • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
    • Published: August 2009
    Composer Meredith Willson once described The Music Man as “an Iowan’s attempt to pay tribute to his home state.” Never once forgetting his roots, Willson reflects on the ups and downs, surprises and disappointments, and finally successes of the making of one of America’s most popular musicals. His whimsical, personable writing style will bring readers back in time with him to the 1950s to experience firsthand the exciting trials and tribulations of creating a Broadway masterpiece. A newfound admiration for The Music Man—and the man behind the music—is sure to follow.
  • 'Gentlemen, Be Seated!': A Parade of the American Minstrels, Revised Edition

    By Dailey Paskman

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517525876
    • Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publisher
    • Published: June 1976
    A cavalcade of lively entertainment told in stories and incidents, dramatic and humorous. Profusely illustrated and with music for voice and piano, including 'Scott Joplin, Revisited'.
  • 'Let's Go On': Pacific Northwest Ballet at 25

    By Wayne Johnson

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780935503203
    • Publisher: Documentary Book Publishers
    • Published: October 1997
    Photos and text interviews, anecdotes, and narrative document the 25-year history of the Seattle ballet company now considered one of America's best. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
  • 'On My Way': The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess

    By Joseph Horowitz

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393240139
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: July 2013
    A forgotten master of American musical theater, Rouben Mamoulian directed the original production of Porgy and Bess, the opera that catapulted his career and led to both successes and failures. Culling newly released information from the Mamoulian Archives at the Library of Congress, Joseph Horowitz shows that, more than any other individual, Mamoulian transformed DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novella, Porgy, from a quasi-realistic regional cameo into an epic theater work about suffering and redemption. In vividly rendered scenes of sound and movement, “On My Way” transports readers to the rehearsals and performances that Mamoulian singularly reconceived and choreographed, and the laudatory or scathing reviews that followed. Part history and part biography, “On My Way” re-creates Mamoulian’s unique directorial style on stage and screen, his collaboration with musical genius George Gershwin, and the opera that changed the face of American musical life.
  • 'Round About Midnight: A Portrait of Miles Davis (Updated Edition)

    By Eric Nisenson

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306806841
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: March 1996
    From 1975 to 1981 the jazz giant Miles Davis temporarily retired from music. Almost completely reclusive, nobody outside of a very close circle knew what was happening to him. Rumors abounded: he was sick, he was dying, he was healthy; he was playing the trumpet, the organ, nothing at all. Only one jazz writer was able to get close to him during this time: Eric Nisenson. From 1978 to 1981 Nisenson conducted dozens of interviews with Miles Davis and his associates. The result was 'Round About Midnight, an engaging firsthand account of Miles's fascinating and difficult career.From his recordings with Charlie Parker and the Birth of the Cool nonet, through the Coltrane quintet, the Gil Evans-arranged masterpieces of the sixties, the landmark Kind of Blue album, the Shorter/Hancock/Carter/Williams group, and the success of his fusion recordings of the seventies, Miles's personality - contemplative, abruptly defiant, strong, elegant - meshed with his art to form one of the most compelling legends in the history of American music. While actively disdaining his audience, he sought to broaden it by incorporating elements of other musics - classical, flamenco, rock, funk - into his uncompromising jazz. This contradictory combination of contempt and a desire for recognition fueled controversy in both his public and private lives, and resulted in Miles's lengthy self-imposed isolation.Nisenson broke through that isolation, and his biographical portrait is vivid and telling. This updated edition features a new preface, new material covering Miles in the eighties, and a new recommended listening section.
  • 'Susanna,' 'Jeanie,' and 'The Old Folks at Home': The Songs of Stephen C. Foster from His Time to Ours, Second Edition (Music in American Life)

    By William W. Austin

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780252014765
    • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
    • Published: 1987
  • 'What'd I Say': The Atlantic Story - 50 Years of Music

    By Ahmet Ertegun

    Our Price: $37.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780752817927
    • Publisher: Orion
    • Published: September 2001
  • 'You Better Work!': Underground Dance Music In New York City

    By Kai Fikentscher

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780819564047
    • Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
    • Published: August 2000
    "You Better Work!" is the first detailed study of underground dance music or UDM, a phenomenon that has its roots in the overlap and cross-fertilization of African American and gay cultural sensibilities that have occurred since the 1970s. UDM not only predates and includes disco, but also constitutes a unique performance practice in the history of American social dance. Taking New York City as its geographic focus, "You Better Work!" shows how UDM functions in the lives of its DJs and dancers, and how it is used as the primary identifier of an urban subculture shaped essentially by the relationships between music, dance, and marginality. Kai Fikentscher goes beyond stereotypical images of club and disco to explore the cult and culture of the DJ, the turntable and vinyl recordings as musical instruments, and the vital relationship between music and dance at underground clubs. Including interviews, photographs, and an extensive discography, this ethnographic account tells the story of a celebration of collective marginality through music and dance
  • 'Your Isadora': The Love Story of Isadora Duncan and Gordon Craig

    By Francis Steegmuller

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394486987
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: April 1974
    Told through letters and diaries never before published.
  • 03/28 Event: John Oates@ SubCulture

    By John Oates

    Our Price: $33.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111924764
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2017
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. The event is at SubCulture at 45 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012. Admission and the signed copy will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers. Orders for just a signed copy and no admission will be processed 1-2 days after the event, pending availability of signed copies.
  • 04/25 Event: Virginia and Dave Grohl

    By Virginia Grohl

    Our Price: $15.00 - $27.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111961097
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2017
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 Strand gift card to be used at any time on any product. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. The event is in the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street, unless otherwise specified. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission and the signed copy / gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Orders for just a signed copy and no admission will be processed 1-2 days after the event, pending availability of signed copies. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. We cannot guarantee that signed copies will be available after completing all orders for event books. In the event that signed copies are not available after the event has concluded, you will not be charged. In the event that signed copies are available, orders will be processed 1-2 days after the event.
  • 10 Bass Solos for Jazz Standards

    By Frank Vignola

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780786661763
    • Publisher: Mel Bay Pubns
    • Published: November 2006

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