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  • Fryderyk Chopin A Life and Times
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    Fryderyk Chopin A Life and Times

    Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., Al...

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  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
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    Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass’s dramatic autobiographical account of his early life as a slave in America.Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secr...

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  • Words Without Music: A Memoir
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    Words Without Music: A Memoir

    The long-awaited memoir by “the most prolific and popular of all contemporary composers” (New York Times). A world-renowned composer of symphonies...

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  • Queen of Bebop Sarah Vaughan
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    Queen of Bebop Sarah Vaughan

    Queen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth ...

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  • Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune
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    Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune

    A fresh look at the life of Mozart during his imperial years by one of the world's leading Mozart scholars. "I now stand at the gateway to my fortu...

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  • Letters By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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    Letters By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Mozart’s remarkable life was well and richly documented in letters: his own and those concerning him written by others. This volume brings together...

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  • Debussy
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    Debussy

    One of the most revered composers of the twentieth century, Claude Debussy (1862–1918) achieved the unheard of: he reinvented the language of music...

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  • Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein
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    Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein

    The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a dee...

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  • Schumann The Faces & The Masks
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    Schumann The Faces & The Masks

    Drawing on previously unpublished sources, this groundbreaking biography of Robert Schumann sheds new light on the great composer’s life and work. ...

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  • Handel
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    Handel

    A revised edition of the clear biography of choice for anyone interested in one of the great figures of music.--The New York Times Book Review Geor...

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  • Debussy's Paris Piano Portrait's of the Belle Epoque
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    Debussy's Paris Piano Portrait's of the Belle Epoque

    Claude Debussy’s exquisite piano works have captivated generations with their dreamlike atmosphere and mysterious soundscapes.Written in Paris at t...

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  • Remembering Marvin Hamlisch
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    Remembering Marvin Hamlisch

    Remembering Marvin Hamlisch The People's Composer "A Cultural Icon" Photographs By Len Prince Vintage Images Courtesy of the Hamlisch Family Archiv...

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  • Robert Schumann Life and Death of a Musician
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    Robert Schumann Life and Death of a Musician

    Shattering longstanding myths, this new biography reveals the robust and positive life of one of the nineteenth century's greatest composersThis ca...

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  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: A Lifetime in Music
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    Sergei Rachmaninoff: A Lifetime in Music

    Sergei Bertensson and Jay Leyda, with the assistance of Sophia SatinaWith a new introduction by David Butler CannataAn indispensable and captivatin...

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  • The Music and the Life of Beethoven
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    The Music and the Life of Beethoven

    This brilliant portrayal weaves Beethoven's musical and biographical stories into their historical and artistic contexts. Lewis Lockwood sketches t...

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  • Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell
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  • My Nine Lives
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    My Nine Lives

    My Nine Lives is a powerful and stirring memoir of one of the greatest pianists of the postwar era—an inspiring tale of courage, compassion, and tr...

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  • Unmasked
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    Unmasked

    Webber, Andrew Lloyd

  • Beethoven's Lives: The Biographical Tradition
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    Beethoven's Lives: The Biographical Tradition

    Lewis Lockwood Beethoven's Lives will be required reading for anyone interested in understanding how Beethoven biography has evolved through the ag...

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  • Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven
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    Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven

    Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who ...

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  • American Muse: Life and Times of William Schuman
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    American Muse: Life and Times of William Schuman

    President of The Juilliard School and then of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts during the years 1945-1968, Schuman (1910-1992) was an “art...

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  • The Life of Shakespeare
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    The Life of Shakespeare

    Carefully researched and energetically written by the pioneering editor of the plays, Nicholas Rowe, himself one of the most distinguished tragedia...

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  • Mahler: A Life
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    Mahler: A Life

    Although Gustav Mahler has become one of most popular of composers, he remains widely misunderstood both as man and musician. In Mahler, Jonathan C...

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  • Mozart A Life in Letters
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    Mozart A Life in Letters

    A selection of Mozart’s letters, translated into English, complete with notes, linking commentary and chronology.

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