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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 Michael M Oleksak, Mary Adams Oleksak. 1991
The Oleksaks, who lived in the Dominican Republic for ten years, trace the development of baseball in that country, as… well as in Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Venezuela. They depict the Latin clubs as a major source of players for U.S. leagues; reveal the language, cultural, and racial barriers that Latin players faced; and profile some of the illustrious players. c1991
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.
Confessions of a baseball purist: what's right, and wrong, with baseball, as seen from the best seat in the house
By Mark Hyman, Jon Miller. 1998
Longtime Baltimore Orioles announcer and later ESPN broadcaster reminisces about his three decades in baseball. Discusses famous players including Cal… Ripken and Reggie Jackson, the development of interleague play, the unions, the new breed of players, and the owners. 1998.
By William Curran. 1990
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 Nathan Aaseng. 1983
Invites the reader to make decisions about do-or-die situations in ten World Series games. Describes what actually happened and how… it affected the outcome of the game. Grade 5-8 and older readers. 1983.
By Bill Littlefield. 1993
A self-confessed baseball traditionalist, Littlefield tours the whole of the baseball world, from Little League games to the major leagues.… With chapters on hitting and pitching, and tryout camps and old-timers, Littlefield is searching for the soul of baseball, where it is played as a pure game. 1993.
By Stacey May Fowles. 2017
Fowles gives us a candid perspective on subjects ranging from bat flips to bandwagoners, from the romance of spring training… to the politics of cheating, from the importance of having a favourite player to the near-religious splendour of a no-hitter. She confronts the stereotypes that female fans lack real knowledge about the game and are only at the ballpark for the eye candy, and calls out the "boys will be boys" attitudes and its implications both on and off the field. She also offers exhilarating snapshots of the Blue Jays' 2015 season, and reflects on the relevance of specific players not only to the average fan, but to the game's history as a whole. Fowles explores how we can use the lens of baseball to examine who we are--for better or worse--and reminds us that our love for the game shouldn't stop us from demanding it be better to its players and its fans. Bestseller. 2017.
By Daniel Okrent, Steve Wulf. 1989
This collection portrays 150 years of great triumphs, heart-breaking losses and amusing blunders in the history of baseball, including the… Chicago "Black" Sox Scandal of 1919 and the miraculous comeback of the Mets in the 1986 World Series. 1989.
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