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Music - History & Criticism
Author: Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns | Narrator: Dayton Duncan, Brian Corrigan and Ken Burns
Release Date: September 10, 2019
The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century--based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September ...
Author: Joseph Vogel | Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright
Release Date: August 27, 2019
For half a century, Michael Jackson’s music has been an indelible part of our cultural consciousness. Landmark albums such as Off the Wall and Thriller shattered records, broke racial barriers, amassed awards, and set a new standard for popular...
Author: Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw | Narrator: Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw
Release Date: June 11, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw“Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo—co...
Author: John Doe and Tom Desavia | Narrator: Various, John Doe and Tom Desavia
Release Date: June 04, 2019
Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene   Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores t...
Author: Geoff Edgers | Narrator: Geoff Edgers
Release Date: February 05, 2019
Washington Post national arts reporter Geoff Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind “Walk This Way,” Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music. The early 1980s were an exciting time for mu...
Author: Anthony Tommasini | Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Release Date: November 06, 2018
An exploration into the question of greatness from the Chief Classical Music Critic of the New York TimesWhen he began to listen to the great works of classical music as a child, Anthony Tommasini had many questions. Why did a particular piece move h...
Author: John Mauceri | Narrator: John Mauceri
Release Date: November 07, 2017
An exuberant, uniquely accessible, beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting, from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a century. John Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear ...
Author: Brad Tolinski, Alan di Perna and Carlos Santana | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: October 25, 2016
The inspiration for the Play It Loud exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art"Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, mu...
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Author: Lisa Robinson | Narrator: Lisa Robinson
Release Date: April 22, 2014
From a legendary journalist with four decades of unprecedented access and untold stories, an insider’s behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll. Lisa Robinson has interviewed everyone from John Lennon to Bono to P...
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Author: Mark Lewisohn | Narrator: Clive Mantle
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Tune In is the first volume of All These Years—a highly-anticipated, groundbreaking biographical trilogy by the world's leading Beatles historian. Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct ...
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Author: Rob Sheffield | Narrator: Scott Sheppard
Release Date: July 15, 2010
The author of the national bestseller Love is a Mix Tape returns, with a different-but equally personal and equally universal- pin on music as memory."No rock critic-living or dead, American or otherwise-has ever written about pop music with the evoc...
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Author: Harvey Sachs | Narrator: Patrick Egan
Release Date: June 15, 2010
“All men become brothers . . . Be embraced, ye millions!” The Ninth Symphony, a symbol of freedom and joy, was Beethoven’s mightiest attempt to help humanity find its way from darkness to light, from chaos to peace. Yet the wor...