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Rough Ideas: Reflections on Music and More

Stephen Hough is indisputably one of the world's leading pianists, winning global acclaim and numerous awards, both for his concerts and recordings. He is also a writer, composer and painter and was r..

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Sailor Song: The Shanties and Ballads of the High Seas

Passed down in the oral tradition and sung traditionally as working songs, sea shanties tell the human stories of life at sea: hard graft, battling the elements, the loss of ships or pining for a lady..

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Scar Tissue

In SCAR TISSUE Anthony Kiedis, charismatic and highly articulate frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recounts his remarkable life story, and the history of the band itself. Raised in the Midwest, h..

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Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession

Franz Schubert's Winterreise is at the same time one of the most powerful and one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture. In his new book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obses..

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Schumann: The Faces and the Masks

Schumann: The Faces and the Masks is a groundbreaking account of a major composer whose life and works have been the subject of intense controversy ever since his attempted suicide and early death in ..

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Seat at the Table, A: Interviews with Women on the Frontline of Music

'Fascinating and illuminating' STYLIST 'Perceptive and candid' IRISH TIMES 'Wide-ranging, deep-dive, soul-baring interviews, full of candid, intimate, spiky meditations on inspir..

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Second Summer of Love, The : How Dance Music Took Over the World

In 1987, four friends from London, Paul Oakenfold, Danny Rampling, Nicky Holloway and Johnny Walker, took a week-long holiday to Ibiza. What they saw there, and brought back home, would give rise to a..

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Secret DJ

The glamour, the parties, the excess, the highs: and, of course, the lows. The life of an international DJ playing at the most exotic destinations worldwide, in the most precarious of psychic circumst..

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Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain

In early 1991, top music manager Danny Goldberg agreed to take on Nirvana, a critically acclaimed new band from the underground music scene in Seattle. He had no idea that the band's leader, Kurt Co..

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Shakey   Neil Young's Biography

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Sharp Left Turn: Notes on a Life in Music, from Split Enz to Play to Strange, A

This is a gripping read that works on several levels. It's the sliding-door story of someone who might have become a world-famous pop star had he not suffered from a severe phobic disorder. It's ..

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She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed and influential debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with this eye-opening and moving exploration of Lauryn Hill and her remarkable artistic..

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She Can Really Lay It Down

In She Can Really Lay It Down, author Rachel Frankel tells the fascinating stories of fifty female musicians who left their indelible mark on music and culture. From under-celebrated industry greats l..

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Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters

A conductor is one of classical music's most recognizable figures. Many people who have never actually been to an orchestral concert have an image of what one looks like. But rarely does such a well-k..

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Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters, The

A conductor is one of classical music's most recognisable but misunderstood figures, attracting so many questions: 'Surely orchestras can play perfectly well without you?' 'Do you really mak..

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Sing Backwards and Weep

When Mark Lanegan first arrived in Seattle in the mid-1980s, he was just "an arrogant, self-loathing redneck waster seeking transformation through rock 'n' roll." Little did he know that within less t..

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Sing New Zealand: The story of choral music in Aotearoa

Covering 200 years of choral singing, Sing New Zealand encompasses all styles, genres and age groups. It begins with the meeting of Maori and European musical forms in what the author terms as the `bi..

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Sonaten Und Partiten: Fur Violine Solo / for Violin Solo / Pour Violon Seul

(Schott). Contents: Vorwort * Hinweise zur Interpretation (H. Szeryng) * Allgemeine Erlauterungen (G. Kehr) * Sonata I (BWV 1001) * Partita I (BWV 1002) * Sonata II (BWV 1003) * Partita II (BWV 1004) ..

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Song of the Machine, The

Originally published in 2000 by Editions Allia in France, THE SONG OF THE MACHINE is a richly detailed graphic novel based on the history of electronic music. From the disco of the 1970's to the rave ..

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Song Remains the Same: 800 Years of Love Songs, Laments and Lullabies, The

Often today, the word 'song' is used to describe all music. A free-jazz improvisation, a Hindustani raga, a movement from a Beethoven symphony, a Springsteen anthem or a Leonard Cohen ballad- they're ..

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Songs: From 'Flame Trees' to 'Khe Sanh' and beyond

Don Walker is widely considered one of Australia's greatest songwriters. For over forty years - from Cold Chisel and Tex, Don & Charlie to his solo work - he has written songs that capture what it is ..

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Sound System: The Political Power of Music

Musicians have often wanted to change the world. From underground innovators to pop icons many have believed in the political power of music. Rulers recognise it too. Music has been used to challenge ..

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Sportsman Of The Year: A Suburban Philosophy

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Stephen Fry's Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music

'Hello, I'm Stephen Fry. Now time for the first outing of a brand, spanking new feature here on The Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music...putting some unsuspecting figure in music under th..

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Stoned: Photographs and treasures from life with the Rolling Stones

'These images are great and have been tucked away for years' - Ronnie Wood Take a look inside rock 'n' roll history with over 500 never-before-seen photographs, notes, artworks, diary entri..

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Story of Music

This accompanies BBC2's major new TV series and The Story of Music in 50 Pieces on Radio 3. In his dynamic tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, Howard Go..

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Strange Stars

As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Derided as..

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Stranger Than Kindness

Stranger Than Kindness is a journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave. This highly collectible book contains images selected by Cave..

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String Quartets for Everyone. Vol. 1.

A Collection of forty String Quartets ideal for Public Libraries, Schools, Colleges, Music Events and other music activities. The compendium includes a FULL SCORE and an extra viola part in TREBLE CLE..

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Surf by Day, Jam by Night

Music and surfing. To Ash Grunwald, they're the peaches and cream of the perfect lifestyle cruising down the coast in a beat-up old van with a surfboard and a guitar, not a care in the world. If thi..

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Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd: Dark Globe

Syd Barrett was an art-school student when he founded Pink Floyd, with whom he served as vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter in the original line-up. Famous before his twentieth birthday, Bar..

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Syd Barrett: A Very Irregular Head

A new edition as part of the Faber Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century. Syd Barrett was the lead guitarist, vocal..

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Talking Heads - Fear of Music

Fear of Music, the third album by Talking Heads, was recorded and released in 1979. It is, like each of their first four albums, a masterpiece. Edgy, paranoid, funky, addictive, rhythmic, repetitive, ..

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Tell Me Why: The Story of My Life and My Music

A powerful memoir of a true Australian legend: stolen child, musical and lyrical genius, and leader. No one has lived as many lives as Archie Roach - stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lov..

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Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan

A clean and sober Stevie Ray Vaughan seemed poised for a new, limitless chapter of his life and career just a few years after his severe addiction to cocaine and alcohol almost killed him. Years of si..

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The Beatles A to Z: The iconic band - from Apple to Zebra Crossings

Anyone who talks trash on The Beatles is just looking for a fight. It's as simple as that. There's a reason they're empirically and spiritually the most successful band of all time: they did it all, a..

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The Beatles: London, 1963. Norman Parkinson

On the morning of Thursday, September 12, 1963, noted fashion photographer Norman Parkinson was to photograph a young pop group from Liverpool. Earlier that year, the band had exploded onto the scene ..

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The Hum of the World: A Philosophy of Listening

The Hum of the World is an invitation to contemplate what would happen if we heard the world as attentively as we see it. Balancing big ideas with playful wit and lyrical prose, this imaginative volum..

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The Ring of the Nibelung

The scale and grandeur of Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung has no precedent and no successor. It preoccupied Wagner for much of his adult life and revolutionized the nature of opera, the orchestra, t..

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The Voice Exercise Book: The Warm-Ups

Essential warm-up exercises for anyone who wants to use their voice more effectively. If you're using your voice in a professional capacity - as a performer, a public speaker, a teacher, or even for..

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This is a Voice: 99 exercises to train, project and harness the power of your voice

Your voice is a powerful instrument, as individual as a fingerprint. You use it every single day, but do you know how to look after it? Or to get the best out of it? This is a Voice is a practica..

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This is Your Brain on Music: Understanding a Human Obsession

This is the first book to offer a comprehensive explanation of how humans experience music and to unravel the mystery of our perennial love affair with it. Using musical examples from Bach to the Beat..

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This searing light, the sun and everything else: Joy Division

Joy Division emerged in the mid-70s at the start of a two-decades long Manchester scene that was to become much mythologised. It was then a city still labouring in the wake of the war and entering a p..

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This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division: The Oral History

The SUNDAY TIMES Top Ten Bestseller #1 Book of the Year, UNCUT #1 Book of the Year, ROUGH TRADE A Book of the Year, MOJO Joy Division emerged in the mid-70s at the start of a two-decades l..

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This Wheel's on Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of the Band
Time Flowing Backwards: A Memoir

This memoir is the fascinating and revealing story of Graeme Jefferies-one of the most inventive and influential musicians to emerge from New Zealand's vibrant independent music scene in the 1980s. Ti..

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To Provide All People: A Poem in the Voice of the NHS

July 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service Act coming into effect. Owen Sheers, the author of Pink Mist and The Green Hollow, has created a virtuosic 'film-poem' to coincide w..

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To Throw Away Unopened

'What was I fighting for? Even now I'm not sure. Something so old and so deep, it has no words, no shape, no logic.' Viv Albertine has always been obsessed with the truth: the truth about family,..

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Tom Waits by Matt Mahurin

A collection of wildly inventive portraits of musician Tom Waits, the result of a 30-year collaboration with photographer and illustrator Matt Mahurin This visually arresting book ..

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Tommyland

Tommy Lee is known for any number of things: as the drummer for Motley Crue; as the husband and very public lover of Pamela Anderson; as a convicted felon; as the man who saw a child drown in his pool..

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Treasures of Led Zeppelin, The

Sell-out tours in packed stadiums, records going platinum on preorders alone, three-hour long concerts night after night, girls, booze, drugs... Led Zeppelin did it all. The Treasures of Led Zeppelin,..

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