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  • 'Gentlemen, More Dolce Please!': An Irreverent Memoir of Thirty Years in the Boston Symphony Orchestra

    By Harry Ellis Dickson

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780807051788
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: 1969
  • The 'Hood Comes First: Race, Space, and and Place In Rap and Hip-Hop

    By Murray Forman

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780819563972
    • Publisher: WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: April 2002
    Examines the issues surrounding rap music and hip-hop in a cultural and sociological context.
  • 'Nutcracker' Nation: How an Old World Ballet Became a Christmas Tradition in the New World

    By Jennifer Fisher

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300105995
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: October 2004
  • The 'Odessey': The Zombies in Words and Images

    By The Zombies

    Our Price: $35.95 - $39.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781909526440
    • Publisher: Reel Art Press
    • Published: May 2017
  • '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.
  • 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child

    By David Henderson

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743274012
    • Publisher: ATRIA BOOKS
    • Published: July 2009
    First published in 1978, David Henderson’s epic account of Jimi Hendrix became the definitive, most beloved biography of the greatest rock and roll guitarist of the 1960s. Newly revised, updated, and expanded, ‘SCUSE ME WHILE I TOUCH THE SKY sheds new light on Hendrix’s life, romances, mysterious death, and music through information that was difficult to obtain in the years following his demise: complete interviews with Hendrix himself, more of his personal writings than ever before, and details from information originally reluctant to come forward. Selected Discography, Index. Illus., black-and-white photographs. 448p.
  • 'wasn't That a Time!'

    By Ronald D. Cohen

    Our Price: $35.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810841703
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: March 2002
    Contains essays originally presented at the Richard Reuss Memorial Folk Music Conference held at Indiana University in May 1991, written by active participants in the urban folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s. Chapters include overviews of the folk scene, discussion of the folk magazines, performance stories, and coverage of the New York scene. B&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • (Syn)Aesthetics

    By Josephine Machon

    Our Price: $33.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780230336902
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: November 2011
  • 01/25 Event: Richard Lloyd and Chris Frantz

    By Richard Lloyd

    Our Price: $15.00 - $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112150841
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2018
    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 gift card to our store. 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 and/or 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.
  • 1, 2 Let's All Play: Music and Movement Activities for Children

    By Mary Knysh

    Our Price: $24.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780995328501
    • Publisher: Lulujam
    • Published: November 2016
  • 1,000 Days on the River Kwai: The Secret Diary of a British Camp Commandant

    By Cary Owtram

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781473897809
    • Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
    • Published: August 2017
  • 10 Christmas Songs for Solo Voice

    By Mark Hayes

    Our Price: $27.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739000403
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: May 1999
    Award winning composer, arranger, pianist and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted an exquisite anthology of Christmas arrangements for solo voice, including traditional carols, art songs, masterworks and spirituals. Reflecting the arranger's mastery of vocal accompaniment, the piano partners with the voice in true art song style. Available in medium high and medium low voicings, this collection also features accompaniment and full-performance recordings on compact disc with Mark Hayes at the piano. Titles include: Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella * Away in a Manger * Sing Joy! * Midnight Noel * Gesu Bambino * Silent Night * Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming * O Holy Night * The Coventry, Carol * Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child.
  • 10 Christmas Songs for Solo Voice

    By Mark Hayes

    Our Price: $26.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739000397
    • Publisher: Alfred Pub Co
    • Published: May 1999
    Award winning composer, arranger, pianist and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted an exquisite anthology of Christmas arrangements for solo voice, including traditional carols, art songs, masterworks and spirituals. Reflecting the arranger's mastery of vocal accompaniment, the piano partners with the voice in true art song style. Available in medium high and medium low voicings, this collection also features accompaniment and full-performance recordings on compact disc with Mark Hayes at the piano. Titles include: Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella * Away in a Manger * Sing Joy! * Midnight Noel * Gesu Bambino * Silent Night * Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming * O Holy Night * The Coventry, Carol * Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child.

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