Music, composers and musicians

By Book Beat

By Book Beat

Music, composers and musicians

Mozart: The Reign of Love

Jan Swafford





Vogue X Music

Editors of American Vogue


It Came from Memphis: Updated and Revised

Robert Gordon


My Name Is Prince

Randee St Nicholas


Face It: A Memoir

Debbie Harry


The Beautiful Ones



How Sweet It Is: A Songwriter's Reflections on Music, Motown...

Lamont Dozier and Scott B. Bomar


John Prine Beyond Words

John E Prine


M Train

Patti Smith


Hellfire: The Jerry Lee Lewis Story

Nick Tosches


Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson

Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow


Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page


A History of Opera

Carolyn Abbate and Roger Parker


Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times

Alan Walker



Miles Davis


I Can Read Music, Vol 1: Violin

Joanne Martin


How Music Works

David Byrne


Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day by Day

Clemency Burton-Hill


Musical Experiments for After Dinner: (Party Game,...

Angus Hyland, Tom Parkinson, et al.


Brian Eno's Another Green World

Geeta Dayal


1000 Record Covers

Michael Ochs


Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road

Willie Nelson and Kinky Friedman


Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest

Hanif Abdurraqib


13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History

Paul Drummond


Captain Beefheart

Mike Barnes


The Movie Musical!

Jeanine Basinger


Music: A Subversive History

Ted Gioia



Wassily Kandinsky


Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

Harvey Sachs


Harry Partch, Hobo Composer

S. Andrew Granade


Motown: The Sound of Young America

Barney Ales and Adam White


Chronicles: Volume One

Bob Dylan


Stockhausen Serves Imperialism and Other Articles

Rod Eley, John Tilbury, et al.


Monument Eternal: The Music of Alice Coltrane

Franya J. Berkman