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By Bobbe Needham. 1998
Step-by-step directions for more than fifty projects using natural and recycled materials: a birch-bark basket, gourd birdhouse, log-cabin planter, recycling… bin, and license-plate bird feeder, as well as special-prints gift wrap, sand candles, corn-husk angels, and beach-glass jewelry. Also presents background information on ecological and environmental issues. Grades 4-7. 1998.
By Deanna F Cook. 1997
Collection of five hundred creative activities for parents to share with their children. Offers ideas on setting up an area… for crafts and suggests supplies, including recyclables and inexpensive materials, to keep on hand. Sample projects include spooky spiders, pencil toppers, finger puppets, splatter shirts, and holiday gifts. 1997. Uniform title: Familyfun (New York, N.Y.)
A Canadian resource of practical tips and products that helps you do your part for the environment. Information on what… not to buy and why, services such as computer recyclers and hazardous waste disposal, and tips on sustainable food choices and how to reduce energy use. Includes a city-by-city guide. 2007.
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 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 Dorothy Wood. 2004
Takes crafting to a new level with the innovative use of natural materials such as seeds, sea shells, small stones,… dried and pressed flowers, egg shells, wood, and pine cones. Furthermore, many of the projects can be completed in an evening, and no project takes longer than a weekend to create. Over 25 projects. 2004.
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 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 Jinks McGrath. 1993
Many people might regard jewelry-making as being too complex, but McGrath shows how even the most complicated pieces can be… made at home. Covers essential tools to buy, large equipment, suggestions for workshop design, materials to use, and all the techniques needed to produce original pieces. 1993.
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 Edward Downes. 1944
By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Seiji Ozawa. 2016
Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo,… and from The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" to Franz Liszt's "Years of Pilgrimage," the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. Now he fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk, over a period of two years, about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, here they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, from Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, from record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. Ultimately this book gives readers an unprecedented glimpse into the minds of the two maestros. 2016. Uniform title: Ozawa Seiji-san to, ongaku ni tsuite hanashi o suru.
By Virgil Thomson. 1981
An authoritative selection of critical writing distilled from the work of one of America's most influential twentieth-century musicians. Includes elegant… reviews; portraits of such figures as Gershwin, Ives, and Gertrude Stein; and essays on subjects ranging from the nature of jazz to the nature of genius. National Book Critics' Award. 1981. Uniform title: Literary works.
By Patrick Barbier. 1987
By Michael Lydon, Robert Dimery. 2005
If you thought you knew your music this will make you think again. "1001 Albums" is more than a simple… guide to music, it is a critical list, packed with insights into why each album is significant, the key tracks, the circumstances of its creation, the critical reception in its day, and why it stands the test of time. 2005.
By B. P Fallon. 1999
This is the story behind Boyzone's greatest hits, revealing their thoughts on songwriting and the inspiration for each song -… songs which have catapulted them into the charts many times. The book is the official tie-in to the "Boyzone's Greatest Hits" album. For junior and senior high students.