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Leonard, Thomas

Summary: Highlights the life and achievements of the eighteenth-century German composer and musician, and examines the development of his most important compositions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BACH LEO

Summary: As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies in Huntsville, Ontario back in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound realized far before its time. Three decades later the musician, now Glenn Copeland, began to receive emails from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC KEY

Swafford, Jan

Summary: At the earliest ages it was apparent that Wolfgang Mozart's singular imagination was at work in every direction. He hated to be bored and hated to be idle, and through his life he responded to these threats with a repertoire of antidotes mental and physical. Whether in his rabidly obscene mode or not, Mozart was always hilarious. He went at every piece of his life, and perhaps most notably his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS SWA

Summary: In his final film as director, Gordon Parks turned the camera upon himself and created a deeply personal and remarkably poetic self-portrait. Moments Without Proper Names blends Parks's striking photographs with newly-shot footage of the artist, his own musical compositions, and personal reminiscences performed by a trio of esteemed actors: Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Joe Seneca.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MOM

Bernstein, Leonard

Summary: "Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician-a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age of Anxiety), choral works (Chichester Psalms), film scores (On the Waterfront), and much more. Bernstein was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and this book is the first to present a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale Univ Pr 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 816 BER

Summary: " ... Included here are Peggy's definitive television performance of "Fever" (not seen since its first broadcast 45 years ago), 19 other classic Peggy Lee film and television appearances, interviews and colleagues (including Elvis Presley songwriters Leiber and Stoller), and 30 minutes of bonus material not seen on the original PBS broadcast"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Capitol Records 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC FEV

Summary: Based on the life of composer Ludwig Beethoven. A letter found after his death leads to efforts to uncover the mystery of who was his immortal beloved.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA IMM

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Immortal 2000

Summary: The documentary of the life and career of Leonard Cohen.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LEO

Summary: The film brings Hollywood's elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world's most international music genre: the film score. A film composer is a musical scientist of sorts, and the influence they have to complement a film and garner powerful reactions from global audiences can be a daunting task to take on. Includes...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC SCO

Summary: "Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet under-appreciated contributors to 20th century American music. Released in commemoration of Strayhorn's centennial, this luxurious coffee-table book offers intimate details of the composer's life from musicians, scholars, and Strayhorn's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bolden an Agate Imprint 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STRAYHORN, BILLY STR

Glass, Philip

Summary: The composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores examines his own life and career.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Company, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GLASS, PHILIP GLA

Payne, M. D. (Matthew D.)

Summary: "A pivotal fixture of the Harlem Renaissance, Duke Ellington was the bandleader of the historic Cotton Club and a master composer -- writing close to 3,000 songs in his lifetime and capturing the spirit of the Black experience in the Unites States. Over a50-year career, Ellington became one of the biggest names in jazz as we know it"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ELL

Rhodes, James

Summary: "Open your mind to some of the most breathtaking and magnificent pieces of music ever created, and find out why the rebels and revolutionaries who wrote them are responsible for every track on your phone today. Discover their backstories and how each one shaped and defined classical music. Learn about the structure of an orchestra, the language of music, and the history of musical periods. With...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Studio, an imprint of Candlewick Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 RHO

Schiff, David.

Summary: Elliott Carter (1908-2012) was the foremost composer of classical music in America during the second half of the 20th century. Over the course of a career that spanned seven decades, he consistently produced works that critics hailed as creatively daring, intellectually demanding, and emotionally complex. Distancing himself from the various "schools" and movements that grew and waned in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, ELLIOTT SCH

Sewell, Amanda

Summary: With her debut album Switched-On Bach, composer and electronic musician Wendy Carlos (b. 1939) brought the sound of the Moog synthesizer to a generation of listeners, helping to effect arguably one of the most substantial changes in popular music's sound since musicians began using amplifiers. Her story is not only one of a person who blazed new trails in electronic music for decades but is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARLOS, WENDY SEW

Webb, Jimmy

Summary: "Jimmy Webb's words have been sung to his music by a rich and deep roster of pop artists, including Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, Donna Summer, and Linda Ronstadt. He's the only artist ever to win Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestrations, and his chart-topping career has, so far, lasted fifty years, most recently including a Kanye West rap hit and a new classical...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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Summary: A newlywed, singer-songwriter duo, put themselves to the test by uprooting their lives in an attempt to play one show every day for a year.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC AFT

Summary: A celebration of Irish punk poet Shane MacGowan, composer and lead singer with The Pogues, combining unpublished archive footage and family footage with animation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC CRO

Contents: M'envoyer des fleurs (Sandrine Kiberlain) (2:33) -- Grano de arena (Marta Topferova) (4:23) -- Sunnyroad (Emiliana Torrini) (3:03) -- Não se apavore (Luca Mundaca) (4:35) -- Bida mariadu (Lura) (4:51) -- Sekna (Mona) (3:37) -- Tuca' la louna (Tamara Obrovac) (3:16) -- Ola ta aiskola (Anastasia Moutsatsou) (2:36) -- Paula Ausente (Marta Gómez) (3:57) -- Wa (Kaïssa) (3:18) -- One voice (Wailin'...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Putumayo World Music 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/WORLDBEAT PUT

Summary: "Paul Hegeman highlights the music of renowned Estonian composer Arvo Pärt while attempting to unveil the mystery around the purportedly reclusive writer of such famed works as "Tabula Rasa," "Fratres," "Trivium" and "Für Alina," all stirringly performed here. But Hegeman, who also shot the film (with Auke Dijkstra), eschews a typical biographical recounting of the 83-year-old maestro's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC THA

Celenza, Anna Harwell.

Summary: Depicts the story of how Antonio Vivaldi composed and wrote his famous Four Seasons concertos and the accompanying sonnets.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J ORANGE VIV

Costanza, Stephen

Summary: This toe-tapping picture book biography of African American composer Scott Joplin, whose ragtime music paved the way for jazz, is told through kaleidoscopic illustrations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 JOP

Kaplan, James

Summary: A fast-moving, musically astute portrait of arguably the greatest composer of American popular music. Irving Berlin (1888-1989) has been called-by George Gershwin, among others-the greatest songwriter of the golden age of the American popular song. "Berlin has no place in American music," legendary composer Jerome Kern wrote; "he is American music." In a career that spanned an astonishing nine...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BERLIN, IRVING KAP

Larson, Thomas

Summary: When Barber was 28, his Adagio for Strings was performed by the NBC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Arturo Toscanini in 1938.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.8 LAR

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