Some pieces of music survive; most fall into oblivion. What gives the ten masterpieces selected for this book their extraordinary vitality?
Volume: Two-Volume Set
A work of unparalleled candour and splendorous beauty, The Lyrics celebrates the creative life and the musical genius of Paul McCartney through 154 of his most meaningful songs.
New York Times Book Review • "The Best Books to Give This Year"A shattering new biography of rock music’s most outrageous—and tragic—genius.
Publishers Weekly • Best Books of the Year (Nonfiction)
The life of a beloved American composer reflected through his music, writings and letters.
A Juilliard-trained musician and professor of history explores the fascinating entanglement of classical music with American foreign relations.