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Hollywood Movie Musicals: Great, Good and Glamorous
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,620. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
In the golden years of cinema, Hollywood's Christmas presents to world-wide movie fans were always three or four spectacular musicals. In those days, musicals easily rated as the most popular movie genre. They were eagerly anticipated not only by the carriage trade but working-class audiences as well. This book provides a guide to over 150 of these crowd-pleasing, star-studded musical delights.
More Movie Musicals: 100 Best Films plus 20 "B" Pix
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,840. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Musicals detailed range from best-loved movies like An American in Paris, Great Caruso and South Pacific to such personal favorites as Band Wagon, Calamity Jane, Deep In My Heart, Emperor Waltz, Footlight Parade, Fra Diavolo, Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood Party, Kiss, Lillian Russell, Make Mine Music, One Night With You, Roman Scandals, Rose Marie, State Fair, Whoopee! and You Can't Have Everything.
The Funniest People in Music: 250 Anecdotes
By David Bruce
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 22,140. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
A sample: World-renowned conductor Pierre Monteux was once denied a room at a hotel, but when the manager discovered that Mr. Monteux was famous, he said that he could arrange a room for him because Mr. Monteux was “somebody.” Mr. Monteux refused the room and departed, saying, “Everybody is somebody.”
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
By David Bruce
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 25,720. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
A sample: Giacomo Puccini enjoyed hunting pheasant. While living in the country so he could work on composing a new opera, he used to hire someone to go to his composing room and play the music he had written so that his wife would think that he was working on the opera when he was really out hunting.
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes
By David Bruce
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 25,960. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
A sample: Even very good musicians can have an off night. A team of musicians led by jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis once mightily messed up “April in Paris.” After they had “played” the song, Mr. Marsalis announced to the audience that they had just heard “April Embarrassed.”
For Viktor. The story of Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'.
By Robert Philip Bolton
You set the price! Words: 7,490. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction
Based on fact, and historically accurate, 'For Viktor' is written in Modest Mussorgsky’s own voice as he guides a young companion around the picture exhibition held in honour of his friend Viktor Hartman at the Academy of Artists in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1874. It was this exhibition which inspired Mussorgsky to write the suite of music he called 'Pictures at an Exhibition'.
The Beatles In Cleveland: Memories, Facts & Photos About The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts
By Dave Schwensen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,470. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Two of the wildest concerts in Beatles and rock'n roll history. Includes never before published photos of The Beatles and eyewitness accounts from promoters, opening acts, deejays, fans and others. A concert by The Beatles was not just about the music, but also the emotions stirred by the most influential group in the history of popular music. Foreword by Bill Harry, founder of "Mersey Beat."
100 Hits of Classical Music
By Robert Ginalski
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,350. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
An easy guide to classical music (not only for beginners). The best way to be converted to the love of Bach & Co.
What's So Great About Bach? A Biography of Johann Sebastian Bach Just for Kids!
By KidLit-O
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,080. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction
If you ever study music, chances are that you will end up hearing the name “Bach” somewhere along the line. The German composer is one of the most famous musicians of all time, and throughout his life he penned absolutely beautiful music that is still popular today. Johann Sebastian Bach, sometimes only referred to as J.S. Bach, or Sebastian Bach, wrote music that today is considered part of the