Music & Dance

Music & Dance

Music & Dance

Music & Dance

Music, Dance, Theatre, actors and actresses, ballet dancers and musicians, guitar and piano playing and musical instruments. Biographies and non fiction about eveything musical.
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JIM MORRISON: Life, Death, Legend
STEPHEN DAVIS    Book Number: 86234
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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"I contend an abiding sense of irony over all I do" wrote Jim Morrison in 1968. His famous 'Lizard King' persona was a joke, but it was a serious joke. Jim Morrison's serial evocation of the Amer...
TRANSFORMER: The Complete Lou Reed Story
VICTOR BOCKRIS    Book Number: 86277
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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Entertainment weekly said, "Blending informed biographical narrative with abundant quotes and a dishy conversational style, Bockris captures the many moods - and mood swings - of a true rock and ro...
DUKE: A Life of Duke Ellington
TERRY TEACHOUT    Book Number: 86210
Published price: $30
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Edward Kennedy 'Duke' Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the 20th century. An impenetrably enigmatic personality, no one not even his closest friends claim to understand him. The grandso...
I MET THE WALRUS: Book and DVD
JERRY LEVITAN    Book Number: 86235
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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This extraordinary book includes an audio DVD of a never-before-released interview with John Lennon. On 26th May 1969, 14 year old Jerry Levitan snuck into John and Yoko Ono's Toronto hotel room o...
BACH'S GOLDBERG VARIATIONS
ANNA HARWELL CELENZA    Book Number: 86132
Published price: $16.95
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Autumn 1737 and Johann Sebastian Bach encourages Count Keyserlingk to take in a talented young orphan named Johann Gottlieb Goldberg. Employed as a servant, he slips down to the music room late at ...
BEETHOVEN'S HEROIC SYMPHONY
ANNA HARWELL CELENZA    Book Number: 86133
Published price: £13.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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A companion to Bach's Goldberg Variations, this big picture book for ages eight and up tells the true story behind the creation of Beethoven's Symphony No.3, commonly known as the Eroica (Heroic) S...
PIANO SONATAS BOOK 1 : Urtext Performing Edition
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN    Book Number: 86183
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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Beethoven (1770-1827) was a true giant in the history of Western music who looked beyond the boundaries of the 18th century Classical style, ushering in the Romantic movement that would grow throug...
PIANO SONATAS BOOK 2: Urtext Performing Edition
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN    Book Number: 86184
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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Beethoven (1770-1827) was a true giant in the history of Western music who looked beyond the boundaries of the 18th century Classical style, ushering in the Romantic movement that would grow throug...
PIANO SONATAS BOOK 3: Urtext Performing Edition
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN    Book Number: 86185
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Paperback

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Beethoven (1770-1827) was a true giant in the history of Western music who looked beyond the boundaries of the 18th century Classical style, ushering in the Romantic movement that would grow throug...
SERENATA CD
ALFIE BOE    Book Number: 86528
Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Age 17 as an apprentice mechanic at the TVR factory near Blackpool, Alfie Boe entertained his colleagues by singing opera arias while he polished the cars. One day he was overheard by a client wit...
KEYBOARD PLAYER'S CHORD BIBLE
PAUL LENNON    Book Number: 86448
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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You don't need to be able to read music to master these chords. Presented on a spiral binding so that it lies open easily on the keyboard or music stand, here is a compact and colourful dictionary...
LEARN TO PLAY KEYBOARDS
STEVE ASHWORTH    Book Number: 86449
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The structured lessons will get you playing even if you have never touched a keyboard before and include the first steps in reading music. Work your way through each section and try out the musica...
LEARN TO PLAY PIANO IN SIX WEEKS OR LESS: Intermediate Level
DAN DELANEY & B. CHOTKOWSKI    Book Number: 86605
Bibliophile price: £10.99
Product format: Paperback

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A companion to Learn to Play Piano beginners guide code 86606, this follow-up to the highly successful introductory course is for those wishing to take their piano skills to the next level. The au...
LEARN TO PLAY THE PIANO IN SIX WEEKS OR LESS
DAN DELANEY & B. CHOTKOWSKI    Book Number: 86606
Bibliophile price: £11.99
Product format: Paperback

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Two volumes are available of these new, US imports of a much applauded and appreciated learning method. Dan Delaney promises 'I will show you how to enjoy yourself and make nice music the first ni...
THE KNOWLEDGE: Jazz
JOHN FORDHAM    Book Number: 82548
Published price: £10
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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The jazz paradox - why has an art that has so transformed the world's music in barely 100 years remained so marginalised compared to classical music, opera or pop? The book shines a light on the s...
BRING IT ON HOME: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin and Beyond:
MARK BLAKE    Book Number: 86654
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Bibliophile price: £5.00
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Working as a bouncer in London's theatreland, the mountainous and moustachioed Peter Grant was a doorman at the club where Christine Keeler worked as a showgirl, and for a time he strong-armed for ...
FORGOTTEN SONGS AND STORIES OF THE SEA
CAROLINE ROCHFORD    Book Number: 86698
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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A treasury of voices from our maritime past, here are stirring tales of heroism that have been engrained in the annals of the sea since time immemorial. Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New...
PIANO SONATAS: Books 1, 2, & 3 Urtext Performing Editions
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN    Book Number: 86725
Bibliophile price: £12.00
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Beethoven (1770-1827) was a true giant in the history of Western music who looked beyond the boundaries of the 18th century Classical style, ushering in the Romantic movement that would grow throug...
RECKLESS DAUGHTER: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell
DAVID YAFFE    Book Number: 86631
Published price: $34.99
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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A Canadian prairie girl, a free-spirited artist, Joni Mitchell never wanted to be a pop star. So how did the blonde girl from Saskatchewan with the guitar become a superstar of folk music in the 1...
SAM PHILLIPS: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll
PETER GURALNICK    Book Number: 86632
Published price: $19.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Paperback

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Sam Phillips was the owner of the tiny record label Sun Records of Memphis who discovered Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley among others, and revolutionised t...
SPIDER FROM MARS: My Life with Bowie
WOODY WOODMANSEY    Book Number: 86635
Published price: $27.99
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Michael 'Woody' Woodmansey was the drummer for David Bowie's The Spiders from Mars from 1969 to 1973 on the hit albums The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust an...
PROKOFIEV
THOMAS SCHIPPERGES    Book Number: 86513
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
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Specialising in music and politics in the Soviet Union, Thomas Schipperges is a Lecturer in Musicology at the University of Heidelberg. This 2003 first edition English translation is a quality pub...
ROBERT SCHUMANN
MONICA STEEGMANN    Book Number: 86515
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
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Christiane Schumann regarded her youngest son, who was born on 8th June 1810, as her 'golden boy', someone special. She was musical herself and made sure that at the age of seven he was sent to th...
GREAT JAZZ AND POP VOCAL ALBUMS
WILL FRIEDWALD    Book Number: 86481
Published price: $40
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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Each of the 57 albums recorded here capture the artist at a high point and individual cuts are evaluated, the sequencing explained, and the songs and songwriters heralded. Appraising each album, F...
SLIDE WHISTLE PEN: Golden Toy
RIK CRIDLAND    Book Number: 85403
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Bibliophile price: £2.50
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Whistle while you work! Instead of chewing the top of your biro, yank the nib away in this smart golden biro pen and move the tube up and down, blow into the top and whistle! Like a trombone, sli...
CHRISTMASAURUS THE MUSICAL EDITION: Book and CD
TOM FLETCHER    Book Number: 86822
Published price: £14.99
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Product format: Hardback

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Meet an elf named Snozzletrump, a nasty piece of work called the Hunter and Brenda Payne, the meanest girl in school (possibly the world). It was a Christmas Eve none of them would ever forget. T...
CHRONICLE OF OPERA: Revised Edition
MICHAEL RAEBURN    Book Number: 87027
Published price: $34.95
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Paperback

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A lavish Thames & Hudson chronology, year-by-year, which encompasses the whole history of opera. With fascinating anecdotes and quotations covering legendary performers and performances, the book ...
HOMEWARD BOUND: Life of Paul Simon
PETER CARLIN    Book Number: 87175
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £6.00
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One half of the incredibly popular duo Simon and Garfunkel, here we take a bridge over troubled waters and learn all the backstage detail in a biography about one of these musicians. To sing 'Brid...
MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO
MITCH ABLOM    Book Number: 87179
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Bibliophile price: £4.00
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A very light read with guest appearances from Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Carole King and even KISS. Frankie Presto is one of the world's brightest stars. At just nine years old he is sent to A...
HOW TO PLAY THE UKULELE
TERRY BURROWS    Book Number: 84471
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

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On a spiral binding so it will lie flat easily, learn all the chords, finger picking and single-note techniques, Formby strumming, a flamenco touch, all about the Capo (the clamping device that cli...
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