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By Christopher P Andersen. 2001
Portraits of the princes William and Harry, with and without their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. Andersen describes the boys'… development from hellions to seemingly well-adjusted adolescents, and the roles of Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, and Camilla Parker Bowles after Diana's death. He also looks at the women in William's life. Bestseller. 2001.
By Gunther Schuller. 1968
Jazz from its beginnings through the early 1930s. Schuller explores sound recordings made since the advent of jazz and responds… to hypothetical questions a musician might ask. He shows how elements of jazz grew out of African music, stresses the shift of emphasis from the music to the performer, and notes the difficulty of studying something as ephemeral as improvised sounds. Followed by "Swing Era". 1986. (History of jazz ; 1)
By Andrew Morton. 1992
Morton uses information from undisclosed sources and Diana's family and friends for this portrait of the Princess of Wales, beginning… with her childhood. Morton believes that Diana is an unhappy woman, trapped in a loveless marriage, who distrusts everyone around her, but who is coming to terms with her life -- changing from victim to victor. Bestseller 1992.
By Stephen Birmingham. 1981
By Helena Matheopoulos. 1986
Presents in-depth interviews with leading international male singers. Includes such artists as Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Simon… Estes, and analyzes their interpretations from both the musical and the dramatic angles. 1986.
By Andrew Marr. 2011
With the flair for narrative and the meticulous research that readers have come to expect, Andrew Marr turns his attention… to the monarch - and to the monarchy, chronicling the Queen's pivotal role at the centre of the state, which is largely hidden from the public gaze, and making a strong case for the institution itself. 2011.
A collection of conversations with seven of the world's greatest conductors: Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, Herbert von Karajan, James… Levine, Riccardo Muti, Eugene Ormandy and Sir Georg Solti. They discuss their lives as well as their musical technique and interpretation. 1990.
By Richard S Warren. 2002
The Toronto Symphony orchestra has been a part of the arts scene in Toronto for eighty years, and this history,… compiled by its former archivist, details its challenges, achievements and trials. It includes stories of artists who performed with the orchestra, such as Glenn Gould, Maureen Forrester, and Seiji Ozawa, its tours throughout the world, and information about its musicians, visiting artists, directors, and administrative personnel. 2002.
By Anthony Holden. 1988
Charles, Prince of Wales, heir to the only surviving major monarchy in the world and to one of the greatest… fortunes on earth, is portrayed as an isolated man in search of a purpose. He has developed an interest in architecture and public housing, but does not appear to have found satisfaction in his role as husband and father. 1998.
By Ralph G Martin. 1985
Provides a detailed account of the genealogies of the Prince and Princess of Wales, discusses the childhood and young adulthood… of each, and tells of their romance, wedding and matrimonial life. Bestseller. 1985.
By Nicholas Jennings. 1997
A generation of musicians, from Vancouver to Halifax, were drawn to Toronto's Yorkville district during the sixties. From among this… group came some of Canada's most well known musicians, both then and now. 1997.
By Hugh MacDonald. 1982
The first half of this book covers the life of Berlioz. In the second part Hugh Macdonald considers all known… works of the composer from his early works in Paris as a medical student, through the romanticism of the 1830s to the more serene compositions of later life. 1982.
By Simon Napier-Bell. 2001
The author uses his wealth of contacts and extraordinary personal experiences to chart the incredible story of an industry that… has become like no other. Where bad or irrational behaviour is not only tolerated but encouraged; where drugs are sometimes as important as talent; where artists allow themselves to be pushed to their physical and mental limits in the name of profit and ego. 2001.
By Jane Resh Thomas. 1998
Discusses Elizabeth from her birth in 1533 to her death in 1603 within the social and political context of the… time in which she ruled. The author looks at the personal aspects of the queen's life, including why she never married. For junior high readers. 1998.
By Paul James. 1987
By Régine Pernoud. 1965
" La postérité n'a retenu de cette personnalité féminine hors pair que d'avoir abandonné la couronne de France pour celle… d'Angleterre, oubliant qu'Aliénor d'Aquitaine fut deux fois reine et mère de deux rois, menaça le pape et gouverna avec maîtrise et clairvoyance. R. Pernoud a voulu, en historienne, retracer sa vie dans un style romanesque. " -- 4e de couv.
By John Rockwell. 1983
One of America's foremost music critics makes a case for seriously considering a wide range of styles beyond conventional contemporary… classics. He broadens his perspective to embrace experimental and electronic music as well as the best of folk, country, Broadway, jazz, salsa, and rock. 1983.
By Henri Troyat. 2004
By Edward Downes. 1944