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By Northrop Frye. 1982
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 Northrop Frye. 1980
By Dennis Lee. 1998
In this collection of essays, Lee explores the experience of "body music": the dance of energy that poems arise from.… He also describes the process of writing verse for children and pays tribute to a variety of Canadian poets. 1998.
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.
Biographia literaria, or, Biographical sketches of my literary life and opinions: [part work] (Bollingen Ser. #Vol. 75)
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Walter Jackson Bate, James Engell. 1984
Biographia Literaria has emerged over the last century as a supreme work of literary criticism and one of the classics… of English literature. Into this volume poured 20 years of speculation about the criticism and uses of poetry and about the psychology of art. Following the text of the 1817 edition, the editors offer the first completely annotated edition of the highly allusive work. 1984.
The author looks at 15 novels that over the past 125 years have made considerable sums of money but have… not been entirely acceptable to the literary community. Includes: King Solomon's Mines; Beau Geste; Forever Amber; Under Two Flags; and Tarzan of the Apes. c1981.
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 Edmund Wilson. 1969
By Phil Viner, Jools Viner, J. B Priestley, Gil Maine, Jonathan Lomas. 2006
Peel away the layers of Priestley's complex drama to appreciate this powerful warning play, wrapped up in the genre of… a gripping detective story, to truly understand that "We don't live alone. We are members of one body". For senior high readers. 2006, c1945.
By Sven Birkerts. 1987
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 Agatha Christie, John Curran. 2009
Literary advisor to the bestselling queen of crime's estate describes, excerpts, and discusses the seventy-plus notebooks discovered at Christie's family… home after her daughter's 2004 death. Includes notes about Christie's books, alternative plot ideas, and two previously unpublished stories featuring her long-running protagonist Hercule Poirot. 2009.