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  • '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.
  • '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.
  • 'Polovtsian Dances' and 'In the Steppes of Central Asia' in Full Score

    By Alexander Borodin

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486295565
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Published: May 1997
    This volume brings together Borodin's two most popular works: the melodious, vivaciouis 'Polovtsian Dances' from Prince igor and the richly evocative tone poem 'In the Steppes of Central Asia.'
  • '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.
  • '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
  • 'for Mother's Sake': The Memoirs & Recollections of Jimmy Carl Black 1938-2008

    By Jimmy Carl Black

    Our Price: $14.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781493588725
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • '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)
  • (Dis)embodying Myths in Ancien Régime Opera: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

    By Bruno Forment

    Our Price: $42.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789058679000
    • Publisher: Leuven University Press
    • Published: July 2012
    Throughout the Ancien Râegime, mythology played a vital role in opera, defining such epoch-making works as Claudio Monteverdi's 'La favola d'Orfeo' (1607) and Christoph Gluck's 'Iphigâenie en Tauride' (1779). The operatic presence of the Greco-Roman godsand heroes was anything but unambiguous or unproblematic, however. This book highlights myth's chameleonic life in the Italian 'dramma per musica' and French 'tragâedie en musique' of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • (Syn)Aesthetics

    By Josephine Machon

    Our Price: $54.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780230336902
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: November 2011
  • 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
  • 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List

    By Tom Moon

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780761139638
    • Publisher: Workman Publishing
    • Published: August 2008
    Celebrate the joy, the revelation, the mystery, the fun, the sheer shivers-up-the-spine pleasure of great music. Essential operas. Milestone rock albums. An education in the blues. The world of world. Classical from Bach to Bartok to Beethoven to Brahms. And dozens of unexpected gems, surprising discoveries, and long-lost masterpieces. Entries are arranged alaphabetically, to break down genre bias and broaden every listener's horizons - thinkMiles Davis to Claude Debussy to the melodic story-songs ofThe Decembrists. Writing that is passionate, informed, opinionated. Includes indexes for every mood and occasion. Really! 1,007p.

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