These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
March 7, 2014
Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 33 cm.
v. 1. 1970s-1981
March 5, 2014
Watson, Stephanie, 1969- author.
Minneapolis, MN : ABDO Publishing Company, 
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Examines the life and career of Bruno Mars.
March 4, 2014
Bruford, Bill, author.
London : Foruli Classics, 2013.
318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Yes, King Crimson, Earthworks and more"--Cover.
"Bill Bruford's professional drumming career began in 1968 and ended when he retired from public performance on January 1st 2009. In his acclaimed autobiography he reflects on his time with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, Earthworks, and many other acts at the heart of progressive rock, art rock and modern jazz."--Back cover.
February 24, 2014
Eskew, Glenn T.
Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 
xvii, 521 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Grounded Southerner -- Early years -- New York City -- Hollywood -- War years -- Capitol Records -- Broadway -- Movie theme songs -- Global Southerner.
February 13, 2014
New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2012.
vi, 67 pages ; 22 cm
"Based on the motion picture, written and directed by John Carney."--Title page.
February 10, 2014
London : Aurum, 2013.
330 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
February 7, 2014
Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2014.
xxiii, 255 pages ; 21 cm
January 31, 2014
New York : Rizzoli, 2014.
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 27 cm.
"Published to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles first visit to the United States, documenting the beginning of the "British invasion".--From publisherʹs description.
January 30, 2014
Brothers, Thomas David.
New York : W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., 2014 New York : W. W. Norton, 
xi, 594 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
January 28, 2014
New York : Sterling, c2012.
256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
"Based on the hit radio show"--Title page.
Ramble on : Led Zeppelin day by day -- The interviews. Richard Cole ; Danny Goldberg ; Larry Magid ; Mick Wall ; Phil Carson ; Dave Lewis ; Ron Nevison ; Eddie Kramer ; George Hardie ; Cameron Crowe ; Jason Bonham ; Chris Dreja ; Mark Stein ; Joe Perry ; Simon Kirke ; Ian "Mac" McLagan ; Chris Squire ; Alice Cooper ; John Wetton ; Jake Holmes ; Ann and Nancy Wilson ; Bob Geldof ; Jimmy Page ; Robert Plant ; John Bonham ; John Paul Jones -- The Led Zeppelin discography.
Colorful chronicle of the kings of stadium rock inspired by the long-running all-Led Zeppelin radio show, Get the Led Out.
January 27, 2014
395 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Introduction / Torsten Schmidt -- Conversations. João Barbosa x Kalaf Ângelo x Mulatu Astake ; Bernard Purdie x Jaki Liebezeit ; Martyn Ware x Nile Rodgers ; Kerri Chandler x Patrick Adams ; Gareth Jones x Metro Area ; Carsten Nicolai x Olaf Bender x Uwe Schmidt ; Benny Ill x Moritz von Oswald ; Adrian Sherwood x Lee 'Scratch' Perry ; Matias Aguayo x Sly & Robbie ; Ben UFO x DJ Harvey ; Cose Fanni Tutti x Nik Void ; Modeselektor x Mykki Blanco ; Erykah Badu x the Underachievers ; Just Blaze x Paul Riser ; Robert Henke x Tom Oberheim -- Essays. Adrian Sherwood / Sheryl Garratt ; Ben UFO / Will Lynch ; Benny Ill / Melissa Bradshaw ; Bernard Purdie / Jeff "Chairman" Mao ; Carsten Nicolai & Olaf Bender / Marc Weidenbaum ; Cosey Fanni Tutti / Drew Daniel ; DJ Harvey / Bill Brewster ; Erykah Badu / Marisa Aveling ; Gareth Jones / Joe Muggs ; Jaki Liebezeit / David Stubbs ; João Barbosa & Kalaf Ângelo / Rachel Devitt ; Just Blaze / Andrew "Monk-One" Mason ; Kerri Chandler / Gerd Janson ; Lee 'Scratch' Perry / David Katz ; Martyn Ware / Simon Price ; Matias Aguayo / Derek MIller ; Metro Area / Rich Juzwiak ; Modeselektor / Ruth Saxelby ; Moritz von Oswald / Lee Smith ; Mulatu Astatke / Richard Gehr ; Mykki Blanko / Anthony Obst ; Nik Void / John Doran ; Nile Rodgers / Alfred Soto ; Patrick Adams / Jeff "Chairman" Mao ; Paul Riser / Paul McGee ; Robert Henke / Jordan Rothlein ; Sly & Robbie / Lloyd Bradley ; Rom Oberheim / Peter Kirn ; The Underachievers / Phillip Mlynar ; Uwe Schmidt / Philip Sherburne.
Compilation of conversations and essays facilitated by the Red Bull Music Academy, a traveling music workshop and lecture series.
January 27, 2014
New York : Riverhead Books, 2014.
308 pages ; 21 cm
Drawing on access to the band's members and their families and associates, recreates the feminist punk activists' fierce act of political confrontation in Moscow, which made national headlines as they were punished for their act of defiance.
January 23, 2014
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
147 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Introduction -- The men -- The music & the mystique -- Pop culture icons -- The helmets & outfits -- Random access memories -- The Daft Punk influence.
January 16, 2014
New York : Scribner, 2014.
viii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Recounts the life and achievements of the lead singer of the Staple Singers, revealing how her family fused diverse musical genres to transcend racism and oppression through song, and discussing her collaborations with fellow artists and her impact on civil rights culture.
January 16, 2014
459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"First published in the U.K. by Penguin Classics, 2013".
Covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day.
January 15, 2014
Sanders, Donald C., 1949-
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2014.
xix, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
Italian opera before Verdi -- The early years : Oberto -- Change of fortune and years in the galleys : Nabucco, Macbeth -- Signora Verdi, new hopes for Italy, and three iconic operas : Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Traviata -- Verdi the statesman : Un ballo in maschera, Don Carlos -- Return to Milan : Aida, Manzoni requiem -- The final masterworks : Otello, Falstaff -- Death of the maestro.
Along with his contemporaries Chopin and Wagner, Verdi is among the few composers whose place in the musical pantheon is based almost entirely upon the mastery of a single genre. This is largely owing to his staggering output in a career that lasted over fifty years. Several of his operas comprise the nucleus of the modern repertoire, and he almost single-handedly maintained the Italian lyric tradition against the tide of Wagnerian music drama. In his final years, he virtually reinvented Italian opera. Indeed, Verdi's life and music came to be so intimately associated with the Italian unification movement known as the Risorgimento that he is still revered as a great national figure in his homeland. Donald Sanders combines biography with simple, concise musical analysis. Summarizing the evolution of Italian opera and the bel canto tradition that prevailed at the beginning of Verdi's career, Sanders takes readers on a leisurely tour of eleven of Verdi's most important operas and of the 'Manzoni Requiem' and concludes with a look at Verdi's influence.
January 15, 2014
MacDonald, Laurence E.
Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.
xvii, 605 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
The evolution of synchronized sound, 1920-1929 -- The dawn of the Golden age, 1930-1939 -- World War II and its aftermath, 1940-1949 -- The decline of the studio system, 1950-1959 -- The changing of the guard, 1960-1969 -- The revival of the symphonic film score, 1970-1979 -- The invluence of synthesized sound, 1980-1989 -- The rise of independent films, 1990-1999 -- The derivative decade, 2000-2009.
January 14, 2014
Potts, Paul, 1970-
New York : Weinstein Books, 
xvii, 251 pages,  pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
One Chance is the remarkable true story of Paul Potts, cell phone salesman by day, amateur singer by night, who stepped onto the stage in the premiere season of Britain's Got Talent, and changed his life. When he opened his mouth to sing Puccini's "Nessun Dorma," judge Simon Cowell and millions of viewers were stunned. Paul went on to win the show's competition and become a YouTube sensation and multiplatinum artist virtually overnight. Filled with personal recollections not featured in the film, this is the wonderful story of the shy, bullied Welsh store manager who seized his biggest dreams and won audiences around the world.
January 13, 2014
London : Orpheus Publications Ltd.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Title from cover.
"Essential reference for the string music world."
January 13, 2014
New York : Feminist Press, 
362 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Introducing the riot grrrl collection / by Lisa Darms -- My riot grrrl / by Johanna Fateman -- The riot grrrl collection.
Selection of riot grrrl zines collected by New York University's Fales Library.
January 13, 2014
Kidjo, Angélique, 1960-
255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
January 9, 2014
New York : Pegasus Books, 
359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Discusses topics ranging from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop to explain how respective musical innovations were inspired by original forces that reflected common human themes.
January 8, 2014
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 
188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Kansas City blues -- Buster's tune -- Hootie blues -- Bebop -- Relaxing at Camarillo -- Dewey Square -- Parker's mood.
The life and career of Charlie Parker.
January 8, 2014
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 
xvii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Translation of: Geck, Martin. Wagner. München : Siedler, 2012.
Introduction : Figuring out Wagner? -- The archetypal theatrical scene : from Leubald to Die Feen -- A word about Felix Mendelssohn -- The blandishments of grand opera : das Liebesverbot and Rienzi -- A word about Giacomo Meyerbeer -- "Deep shock" and "a violent change of direction" : der Fliegende Holländer -- A word about Heinrich Heine -- Rituals to combat fear and loneliness: Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg -- A word about Josef Rubinstein -- A bedtime story with dire consequences : Lohengrin -- A word about Arnold Schoenberg -- The revolutionary drafts : Achilles, Jesus of Nazareth, Siegfried's death and Wieland the Smith -- A word about Paul Bekker -- "We have art so as not to be destroyed by the truth" : the Ring as a nineteenth-century myth -- A word about Angelo Neumann -- "My music making is in fact magic making, for I just cannot produce music coolly and mechanically" : the art of the Ring ; seen from the beginning -- A word about George Steiner -- "He resembles us to a tee; he is the sum total of present-day intelligence" : the art of the Ring ; Wotan's music -- A word about Sergei Eisenstein -- "A mystical pit, giving pleasure to individuals" : Tristan und Isolde -- A word about Ernst Bloch -- "A magnificent, overcharged, heavy, late art" : die Meistersinger von Nürnberg -- A word about Berthold Auerbach -- "They're hurrying on toward their end, though they think they will last for ever" : the art of the Ring ; seen from the end -- A word about Theodor W. Adorno -- "You will see 'diminished sevenths were just not possible!' : Parsifal -- A word about Gustav Mahler -- Wagner as the sleuth of modernism.
January 8, 2014
Van Ronk, Dave.
[Boston, Mass.] : Da Capo Press, 2013.
xv, 246 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Reprint. Originally published in paperback: 2006.
Prehistory : youth in the outer boroughs -- Jazz days -- Folk roots and libertarian anarchy -- Washington Square and beyond -- The Guild and Caravan -- Where the real money was -- Friends and recordings -- Lewis and Clark revisited -- California -- The commons and Gary Davis -- The Gaslight -- Changing of the guard -- The blues revival -- The new song revolution -- The waning days of Babylon -- Last call.
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