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By Jacques Bertin. 1987
Biographie de Félix Leclerc: sa vie, sa carrière. Pionnier chez nous, il fut avec Charles Trenet le premier auteur-compositeur-interprète en… France. Premier écrivain québécois à vivre de sa plume, il fut le héraut de l'indépendance, le père de la nation pour un pays qui n'est pas né. 1987.
By Denele Pitts Campbell. 1997
Tuning pianos provides the author opportunity to visit homes, churches, and music halls where she catches glimpses of the players'… various lifestyles. Campbell describes her experiences and also comments on the countryside of the Arkansas Ozarks she traverses to do her work. 1997.
By Colette Boky, Mireille Barrière. 2008
Colette Boky nous entretient de ses relations avec ses collègues, de sa conception des principaux rôles qu'elle a incarnés, de… ses prestations devant maints personnages célèbres. Mais, plus encore, ces pages tracent le portrait d'une femme résolue, fonceuse, au franc parler, qui ne craint pas de mettre sa réputation au service de causes qui lui tiennent à coeur. Elle appuiera activement l'option du oui lors du référendum de 1980 et s'engagera dans la relance de l'opéra à Montréal et au Québec. Faisant fi des tabous, elle acceptera de tourner une scène de nu dans un filmopéra, au moment où le théâtre lyrique était encore très sage. Cet ouvrage fera aussi mieux connaître au public la femme derrière la diva, une mère affectueuse et une grand-maman gâteau, sans oublier le roman d'amour qu'elle vit avec le comédien et metteur en scène Jacques Létourneau depuis trente-cinq ans. 2008.
By Alexis Petridis. 2000
This text provides a concise and well-researched view into the career of this unique rock 'n' roll icon. The author… includes full biographical information and a comprehensive discography, and explores the influence of Young on a huge range of artists, from Sonic Youth and Nirvana to Ron Sexsmith. 2000.
By James Haskins, Kathleen Benson. 1984
By Scott Young. 1984
By Laura Jackson. 2004
This portrait of Neil Diamond, his life, his music and his passions are explored from his childhood struggle to get… out of Brooklyn, through five decades of global stardom, to the present day. This biography provides a definitive insight into one of the most enduring, creative, and prolific singer-songwriters of his generation. 2004.
By David Dalton, Paul Anka. 2013
Autobiography of Canadian singer-songwriter whose lengthy career began as a teen idol in the late 1950s. Describes singing through the… decades to a changing audience and hanging out with and writing hits for other singers, including Frank Sinatra and Buddy Holly. Some strong language. 2013.
By Joyce Gray Jackson. 2009
The story of star-struck Kentucky girl Joyce Gray, who grew up, moved to Nashville where she worked behind-the-scenes on behalf… of such Music City legends as singer Jim Reeves. This book documents her professional and private lives. 2009.
By Kathryn Crosby. 1983
Kathryn Crosby discusses her first 12 years with her singer-actor husband, Bing, and their children. She describes the joys and… difficulties of raising a family with the famous star, while she maintained her own acting career. 1983.
By R. Murray Schafer. 2012
A memoir by the internationally-acclaimed Canadian composer, music educator and writer R. Murray Schafer, traces the author's life and growth… as an artist from his earliest memories to the present. Scenes from his youth as an aspiring painter, a music student at the University of Toronto and a sailor on a Great Lakes freighter give way to memories of his several years of work and wandering in Europe, where he gained a deeper understanding of his vocation, and found, especially in Greece, the inspiration for much of the astonishing music he would create after his return to Canada. 2012.
By Margaret Crosland, Edith Piaf, Jean Noli. 1990
This autobiography of Edith Piaf offers romantic, and sometimes melodramatic, recollections of the French singer's celebrated, yet tragic, life. Her… rise from poverty, her philosophical and religious convictions and her legendary generosity are intermingled with scandals of love affairs, drug addiction and alcoholism. 1990. Uniform title: Ma vie.
By Jeff Coplon, Tina Sinatra. 2000
A portrait of Frank Sinatra by his youngest daughter, Tina. Focuses on his home life, marriage to teenage sweetheart, Nancy,… and his loyalty to his three children. Also describes the entertainer's tempestuous marriages to Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow, and his last years with domineering wife Barbara Marx Sinatra. Some strong language. Bestseller. 2000.
By Tommy Hunter, Liane Heller. 1985
Country singer Tommy Hunter became known while on the television show "Country Hoedown" in the late 1950s. For the past… 20 years, he has had his own TV show on CBC. 1985.
By Plácido Domingo. 1983
By Artur Rubinstein. 1973
The pianist travels to South America in 1917 and then to New York and the glittering Paris of the 1920s… and 1930s. He relates behind-the-scenes stories of concert life, tours, and his flight from the Nazis to Hollywood. 1973.
By Eve Ruggieri. 2006
De Mozart on connaît bien sur l'enfant prodige, l'adolescent rebelle, le génie foudroyé à trente-cinq ans. Mais il en est… un autre, plus proche de nous, qu'Eve Ruggieri accompagne tout au long d'un itinéraire sentimental et libertin où l'on découvre son insatiable soif d'amour et de plaisirs. Des premiers émois de l'adolescence, des palpitations de Chérubin, aux jeux érotiques chez la Cousinette : d'une folle passion abusée aux conquêtes musiciennes transposées de l'alcôve aux scènes d'opéra, il n'est de note chez Mozart qui ne chante les feux du coeur et des sens. 2006.
By Alain Gueullette. 1982
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Robert Spaethling. 2001
These letters of Mozart span almost 22 years, from his first journey to Italy as a shy teenager to his… final months in Vienna. These translations capture the "vibrant, earthy flavour" of his writing, even retaining the misspellings and inaccuracies of the original German. 2001.
By Richard Baker. 1997
This biography tells the story of Mozart's triumphant tours across Europe as a child prodigy, his unwilling servitude under the… Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg, enlivened by his rebellious behaviour and remarkable earthy sense of humour, and the tragedy of his early death. 1997.