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Par Peter Goddard. 2017
Considered one of the most influential musicians and cultural figures of his time, Glenn Gould remains a fascinating figure. In… the first book to be published in co-operation with Gould's estate, Peter Goddard draws on Gould's unpublished writings, interviews, and never-before-seen photographs to present a startling new portrait of Gould, the man and the musician. Presents a deep and nuanced study of Gould's life with unmatched candour and clarity. Inside is a love letter Gould wrote but never sent (he later revised it again and again); the text of a speech that Gould gave to a group of children about life and childhood; and portions of Glenn Gould: hysteric return, a never-before-seen radio script in which Gould imagines his return to the concert stage and all it would have entailed. 2017.
Par Steve Turner. 2006
John Lennon famously proclaimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, and over the next few years, they were to… become spiritual leaders to a generation trying to find meaning in the world. Turner examines their attitudes toward religion and their spiritual influences, including John's education as a choirboy. By their final albums, the Beatles were weaving more references to religion and spirituality into their music, and Turner attempts to reveal the "gospel" of the Fab Four. Some descriptions of violence, sex and some strong language. 2006.
Par Ian Wallis. 1996
Traces the life and times of musician Ronnie Hawkins, from his early rockabilly days in Arkansas through his later recording… career. At the leading edge of the rock'n'roll era, he played with legends Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison, and formed friendships with Bob Dylan and John Lennon. Some strong language. 1996.
Par Sam H Shirakawa. 1992
Born in Berlin in 1886, this German boy was to become one of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century.… Though his musical genius continues to be recognized through a prodigious number of recordings, nothing seems to erase the suspicion that has surrounded his name since the Nazis came to power. The author describes Furtwangler's role as noble and totally misunderstood. 1992.
Par Charles Osborne. 1986
This text gives an account of Mozart's 22 operas. The author explores the operas from four points of view: the… historical setting and Mozart's own life at the time; the libretto and librettist; the story line; and finally the music itself. 1986.
Par Frédéric Adrian. 2016
" Un panorama de toute la vie et la carrière de Stevie Wonder, avec un zoom sur les années porteuses… d'albums considérés comme classiques . Un accent mis sur la musique, sans négliger pour autant la vie intime et les engagements politiques de l'artiste (lutte pour les droits civiques, contre l'apartheid...) . Un regard juste et critique, qui ne passe pas sous silence les côtés moins sympathiques de la personnalité (caprices de star, relations avec ses anciens collaborateurs...). " -- 4e de couv.
Par Eric Siblin. 2009
J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece Bach's cello suites have become some of the most… enduring pieces in history, but they remain shrouded in mystery - about when and how they were composed, whether they were originally intended for the cello, how much influence Bach's second wife had on their composition, and what happened to Bach's original manuscript. Covers Bach and the missing manuscript from the eighteenth century; Pablo Casals and the discovery of the music in Spain in the late nineteenth century; and Siblin's own infatuation with the suites in the twenty-first. Canada Reads 2012. c2009.
Par John Glatt. 1997
A portrait of the popular musical group known for reinventing traditional Irish music. Traces the band's evolution from obscure beginnings… in the 1960s to become the internationally acclaimed, Grammy-winning performers of the 1990s. Strong language. 1997.
Par John Lahr, Catherine Pierre. 1999
Par Solomon Volkov, Antonina W Bouis, Dmitry Shostakovich. 1981
The Russian composer looks back over his life, recalling such musicians, artists and writers as Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Glazunov, Meyerhold and… Anna Akhmatova. His meeting with Stalin was momentous. However, he reserved his deepest scorn for visiting Western liberals like Bernard Shaw who refused to recognise the truth about Stalin's tyranny. 1981.
Par Charles Aznavour. 2013
" Dans ce livre de réflexions et de souvenirs intimes, lartiste que lon connaît, lhomme plus secret et lArménien de… cœur viennent tour à tour chuchoter à notre oreille sur le ton de la confidence, dessinant du grand Charles un bel autoportrait. " -- 4e de couv.
Par Mel Tillis, Walter H Wager. 1985
Reminiscences of a successful Nashville singer and songwriter whose comic use of his stuttering has brought him extra recognition. Discusses… the breakup of a 20-year marriage and a remarriage in 1979. 1985.
Par José Carreras. 1991
The life of Spanish tenor Jose Carreras was put on hold in 1987 as he struggled with leukemia. He recounts… this and subsequent events, including his triumphant return to a successful operatic and concert career. 1991. Uniform title: Singen mit der Seele.
Par Stephen Miller. 2008
Dolly Parton is the most famous person ever to have emerged from the American country music scene with her iconic… cartoon image. This book includes interviews with family members, musicians and producers who have worked with her over the years. It includes a detailed assessment of her music, as a songwriter and singer over the last forty years. c2008.
Par Dallas Williams. 1997
Par James Gavin. 2009
Biography of African American singer/actress Lena Horne, born in 1917 Brooklyn, who first performed at Harlem's Cotton Club at age… sixteen. Interprets Horne's multiracial family background in the pre-civil rights era as the reason for emotional conflicts in both her personal and professional lives. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. c2009.
Par Stewart Copeland. 2009
Most people know Copeland as the drummer for The Police, one of the most successful bands in rock history. But… they may not know as much about his childhood in the Middle East as the son of a CIA agent, or be aware of his filmmaking adventures with the Pygmies in the deepest reaches of the Congo, and his passion for polo. Moves from Copeland's remarkable childhood to the formation of The Police, their rise to stardom, and to the settled-down life that followed. Some strong language. 2009.
Par Stompin' Tom Connors. 2000
An autobiography of Canadian country singer Stompin' Tom Connors, continuing the story begun in "Stompin' Tom: before the fame". It… follows his life from his first big break in 1967 to 2000, including his marriage and family, awards, comeback tour and music. Also covers the controversies and battles of his career as he attempted to get his message across. 2000.
Par Stompin' Tom Connors. 1995
In the first volume of his autobiography, Stompin' Tom Connors' talks about his life up to the age of 31.… Born to an unwed teenager in Saint John, he grew up in the streets, two orphanages, and a foster home. When he was thirteen, he ran away and began a life which would see him visit just about every town in Canada. Some strong language. 1995.
Par Roger Whittaker, Natalie Whittaker. 1986
A few years after completing his military service, Roger Whittaker left Kenya for Britain to attend university. Encouraged by some… early musical successes, Whittaker gradually worked his way from the gruelling club circuit to concert halls and recording studios. 1986.