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Author: Jonathan Abrams |
Release Date: October 18, 2022
The essential oral history of hip-hop, from its origins on the playgrounds of the Bronx to its reign as the most powerful force in pop cultureThe music that would come to be known as hip-hop was born at a party in the Bronx in the summer of 1973. Now...
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ISBN: 9780593634936
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Author: Arianna Warsaw-Fan Rauch |
Release Date: October 11, 2022
The best masterclass in classical music you never knew you needed.Arianna Warsaw-Fan Rauch’s life-long fascination with classical music has taken her through Juilliard and into the shiny world of symphony halls and international concert tours. ...
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ISBN: 9780593630167
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Author: Stuart Isacoff | Narrator: Jamie Rennell
Release Date: June 07, 2022
From the critically acclaimed author of Temperament, a narrative account of the most defining moments in musical history—classical and jazz—all of which forever altered Western culture "A fascinating journey that begins with the ...
Author: David Byrne | Narrator: David Byrne and Andrew Garman
Release Date: April 26, 2022
*Updated with a new chapter on digital curation*How Music Works is David Byrne’s incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technolog...
Author: Danyel Smith | Narrator: Danyel Smith
Release Date: April 19, 2022
American pop music is arguably this country’s greatest cultural contribution to the world, and its singular voice and virtuosity were created by a shining thread of Black women geniuses stretching back to the country’s founding. This is t...
Author: Kelefa Sanneh | Narrator: Kelefa Sanneh
Release Date: October 05, 2021
One of Oprah Daily's 20 Favorite Books of 2021 • Selected as one of Pitchfork's Best Music Books of the Year“One of the best books of its kind in decades.” —The Wall Street Journal An epic achievement and a huge delight, the en...
Author: Jessica Hopper | Narrator: Mozhan Marnò and Ella Turenne
Release Date: July 06, 2021
An acclaimed, career-spanning collection from a fiercely feminist and revered contemporary rock critic, reissued with new materialThroughout her career, spanning more than two decades, Jessica Hopper, a revered and pioneering music critic, has examin...
Author: Daniel J. Levitin | Narrator: Daniel J. Levitin
Release Date: February 16, 2021
The author of the New York Times bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music reveals music’s role in the evolution of human culture in this thought-provoking book that “will leave you awestruck” (The New York Times).Daniel J. Levitin's a...
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...