New Arrivals · Music Books

September 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

A mad love : an introduction to opera

September 19, 2018
Schweitzer, Vivien, author.
New York : Basic Books, 2018.
viii, 271 pages ; 22 cm
There are few art forms as visceral and emotional as opera--and few that are as daunting for newcomers. A Mad Love offers a spirited and indispensable tour of opera's eclectic past and present, beginning with Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in 1607, generally considered the first successful opera, through classics like Carmen and La Boheme, and spanning to Brokeback Mountain and The Death of Klinghoffer in recent years. Musician and critic Vivien Schweitzer acquaints readers with the genre's most important composers and some of its most influential performers, recounts its long-standing debates, and explains its essential terminology. Today, opera is everywhere, from the historic houses of major opera companies to movie theaters and public parks to offbeat performance spaces and our earbuds. A Mad Love is an essential book for anyone who wants to appreciate this living, evolving art form in all its richness.-- Publisher's description.

Join together (with the band) : The Who

September 10, 2018
Snyder, William (Photojournalist), photographer.
Chicago Illinois, : Press Syndication Group, 2018.
281 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color portraits ; 32 cm
All photos in this book are ©2018, William Snyder.
"From the cheap seats to the band's most trusted inner circle; this is one super-fan's story of his epic visual journey photographing one of rock's most iconic bands, The Who. Published with the full blessing and support of Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, this book captures The Who's explosive stage shows as well as quiet moments offstage in many exclusive never-before-seen photographs spanning 1980 through 2017"--from Back cover.

Kunkel & Hahn's ... concert de salon : programme

August 31, 2018
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Hopkins' Music Hall
sheets ; 21 cm
Copies in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection (1867) consists of one printed sheet.
Each issue is a single sheet of a concert playbill containing the programme with date, time and performers of the concert at Hopkins' Music Hall, located at 4th and Elm Streets in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Cincinnati opera.

August 28, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Opera Association.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

Fanfare Cincinnati.

August 28, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Magazine, [2013/14]-
volumes : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Magazine-style program books featuring Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops, CSO Chamber Players, Lollipops Family Concerts, and other special concert events.

Summermusik festival

August 28, 2018
Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, issuing body.
Cincinnati, OH : Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, 2015-
volumes : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Programs for an annual summer festival, a series of concerts performed by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and soloists at the Corbett Theater of the School for Creative & Performing arts. The 2015 Summermusik Festival offered thirteen concerts in twenty days through three series of performances.


August 28, 2018
Linton Chamber Music (Organization), issuing body.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Linton Chamber Music
volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm

The heroin diaries : a year in the life of a shattered rock star

August 27, 2018
Sixx, Nikki, 1958- author.
New York, NY : Gallery Books, 2017.
45 unnumbered pages, 465 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
A short medical dictionary -- A short alternative medical dictionary /with Dr. Lemuel Pillmeister -- Key players in these torrid tales (otherwise known as partners in crime) -- Ten years later -- Merry Christmas. Well, that's what people say at Christmas, right? -- One could say that I've been having a 10cc love affair -- When I'm losing my mind, the only thing that can save me is heroin -- Blood was spurting all over the closet ... and I was just slamming the drugs anyplace under my skin praying they would take the pain away -- Does my illness hang off of me like fucking smell? -- He asked to get on my knees and pray to God to lose this obsession with drugs -- Maybe having these dealers follow us is a bad idea -- A head-on collision was about to happen yet I was too stubborn to take a hint -- This has become the airport blowjob tour -- Pretty good show considering the squirrels and ice cream trucks -- I'm over the drugs and I know they're over me -- Drugs make it better -- drugs make it worse -- P.S. I didn't tell anybody but I scored a balloon of Persian -- He says if you don't change your ways you won't live until the end of the year -- That's not very rock n' roll, is it? -- More posthumous adventures.
The co-founder of the rock band Mötley Crüe presents a candid account of his own descent into the hell of drug addiction, describing the impact of heroin on his life and the band. In never-before-seen photos and exclusive new chapters, Nikki reflects on his decade of sobriety.

Been so long : my life and music

August 24, 2018
Kaukonen, Jorma, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
xiv, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc.
Includes index.

Michael Jackson : on the wall

August 23, 2018
Cullinan, Nicholas, author.
251 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, June 28-October 21, 2018 ; Grand Palais, Paris, November 21, 2018-February 20, 2019 ; Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, March 15-July 14, 2019 ; EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland, August 21, 2019-January 26, 2020.
Michael Jackson is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century. His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story. Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists. For the first time, Michael Jackson: On the Wall will bring together the works of over forty of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.

Sound pictures : the life of Beatles producer George Martin : the later years, 1966-2016

August 20, 2018
Womack, Kenneth, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2018]
xii, 548 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Closer you are : the story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices

August 17, 2018
Cutter, Matthew.
New York : Da Capo Press, 2018.
ix, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Al Schmitt on vocal and instrumental recording techniques

August 16, 2018
Schmitt, Al, author.
Montclair, NJ : Hal Leonard Books, 2018.
vi, 110 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"METAlliance Academy Presents."

Chopin's piano : in search of the instrument that transformed music

August 16, 2018
Kildea, Paul Francis, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2018.
xiv, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain under the title Chopin's piano : A Journey Through Romanticism."

The art & science of respect : a memoir

August 16, 2018
Prince, James, 1964 or 1965- author.
289 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Cover title.
For decades, serial entrepreneur James Prince presided over Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the first and most successful independent rap labels. In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as one of the most respected men in Hip Hop. By staying true to his three principles of heart, loyalty, and commitment, and an unwavering faith in God, he has defeated many adversaries. Whether battling the systemic cycle of poverty, record label executives, boxing promoters, or corrupt DEA agents, Prince has always emerged victorious. Respect isn't given, it's earned. In recounting his compelling life story, Prince analyzes the art and science of earning respect - and giving respect - and how to apply these principles to your own life.

Playing changes : jazz for the new century

August 14, 2018
Chinen, Nate, author.
xi, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Change of the guard -- From this moment on -- Uptown downtown -- Play the mountain -- The new elders -- Gangsterism on a loop -- Learning jazz -- Infiltrate and ambush -- Changing sames -- Exposures -- The crossroads -- Style against style.

The symphony of seduction : the great love stories of classical composers

August 7, 2018
Lawrence, Christopher, author.
Carlton, Vic. Schwartz Publishing, 2018.
ix, 241 pages ; 20 cm.
"Berlioz should know. He didn't just hear the symphony when he fell in love with an Irish actress back in 1827, he wrote it. What was love like for the people who could really feel that song coming on? Symphony of Seduction tells of the romantic misadventures, tragedies and occasional triumphs of some of classical music's great composers, and traces the music that emerged as a result.For the eccentric Erik Satie, love came just once - and even then, not for long. Robert Schumann had to take his future father-in-law to court to win the right to marry. Hector Berlioz planned to murder a two-timing fiancUe while dressed in drag, and Richard Wagner turned the temptation of adultery into a stage work that changed the course of music while rupturing his own marriage. Debussy's love triangle, Brahms' love for the wife of his insane mentor - all find expression in works we now consider to be some of the summits of creative achievement.Christopher Lawrence takes what we know about these love-crazed geniuses and adds a garnish of imagined pillow talk to recreate stories that are ultimately stranger than fiction - and come with a great soundtrack."-- Provided by publisher.

The guitar grimoire : a compendium of formulas for guitar scales and modes

August 6, 2018
Kadmon, Adam.
New York, NY : Produced by Metatron Inc. for Carl Fischer, ©1995.
211 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 30 cm

How to rap 2 : advanced flow & delivery techniques

August 2, 2018
Edwards, Paul, 1982-
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2013]
xvi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Advanced rhythm techniques -- Advanced vocal techniques -- Advanced rhyme techniques -- Enunciation rudiments.
"This sequel to How to Rap breaks down and examines techniques that have not previously been explained--such as triplets, flams, lazy tails, and breaking rhyme patterns. Based on interviews with hip-hop's most innovative artists and groups, including Tech N9ne, Crooked I, Pharcyde, Das EFX, Del the Funky Homosapien, and Big Daddy Kane, this book takes you through the intricacies of rhythm, rhyme, and vocal delivery, delving into the art form in unprecedented detail. It is a must-read for MCs looking to take their craft to the next level, as well as anyone fascinated by rapping and its complexity."--Publisher description.

What's big and purple and lives in the ocean? : the Moby Grape story

July 17, 2018
Cobb, Cam (Cameron), 1972- author.
London, England : Jawbone Press, 2018.
302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 22 cm

The band on parade, or drum-major's guide and leader's assistant : showing how bands should form to march and counter-march, all necessary commands and evolutions in military tactics

July 16, 2018
Prendiville, Harry, author.
50 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Cover title.
"A reliable work. Price only 25 cts."--Cover.

Waiting to derail : Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, alt-country's brilliant wreck

July 16, 2018
O'Keefe, Thomas, author.
xi, 251 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color portraits ; 24 cm
"Packed with behind-the-scenes road stories, and, yes, tales of rock star debauchery, Waiting to Derail provides a firsthand glimpse into Ryan Adams at the most meaningful and mythical stage of his career."--Book jacket.

Accidentally like a martyr : the tortured art of Warren Zevon

July 12, 2018
Campion, James, 1962- author.
Montclair, NJ : Backbeat Books, 2018.
xvii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Warren Zevon songs are like chapters in a great American novel. Its story lies in the heart of his and our psyche. The lines are blurred. We never seem to know if we are looking in a mirror or peering through a window; we only know that when we listen we see something . The music sets the scene his voice a striking baritone, its narrator our guide through a labyrinth of harrowing narratives. The plot unfolds without subtlety; each musical and lyrical arc awakens imagination. In Accidentally Like a Martyr: The Tortured Art of Warren Zevon , music journalist James Campion presents 13 essays on seminal Zevon songs and albums that provide context to the themes, inspirations, and influence of one of America's most literate songwriters. In-depth interviews with Zevon's friends and colleagues provide first-person accounts of how the music was lived, composed, recorded, and performed. Longtime fans of this most uniquely tortured artist, as well as those who want to discover his work for the first time, will get inside the mind, talent, and legacy of the wildly passionate Excitable Boy."--Back cover.

Just a shot away : peace, love, and tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont

July 11, 2018
Austerlitz, Saul, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2018.
xix, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Woodstock west -- Burning crosses -- Staging the show -- Outlaw pride -- The outer circle -- "Let's not keep fucking up!" -- Whippin' -- Gun and knife -- Last chopper out -- Dupes -- "We only want beautiful things" -- "We blew it" -- Spontaneous declaration -- 8:15.

Tupac Shakur : hip-hop idol

July 11, 2018
Golus, Carrie, 1969-
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, ©2011.
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
How long will they mourn me? -- A young talent -- The jungle -- A thug's life -- From prison to death row -- Tomorrow is not promised -- Resurrection.
Presents a brief biography of actor and rapper Tupac Shakur, discussing his life, career, and achievements.

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