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In the decade since leaving Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page has released very creative recordings, including his new album Discipline: Heal Thyself, Part II. We discuss it, a 45, influences of Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello and Tom Lehrer, and his tour. …
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Heidi Waleson, Mad Scenes and Exit Arias: The Death of the New York City Opera and the Future of Opera in America (Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt)
Anthony Tommasini, The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide (Penguin)
Alan Walker, Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times (FSG)
Paul Kildea, Chopin’s Piano: In Search of the Instrument That Transformed Music (Norton)
Stéphane Mallarmé, The Book, trans. Sylvia Gorelick (Exact Change)
Jean-Jacques Nattiez, Les récits cachés de Richard Wagner: Art poétique, rêve et sexualité du “Vaisseau fantôme” à “Parsifal” (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal)
E. Douglas Bomberger, Making Music American: 1917 and the Transformation of Culture (Oxford UP, December)
Sabine Feisst, ed., Schoenberg’s Correspondence with American Composers (Oxford UP)
Dana Gooley, Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-century Music (Oxford UP)
Eugene J. Johnson, Inventing the Opera House: Theater Architecture in Renaissance and Baroque Italy (Cambridge UP)
Robert Philip, The Classical Music Lover’s Companion to Orchestral Music (Yale UP)
In the concluding part of his tribute to the warmth and wit of trombone king Vic Dickenson, Geoffrey Smith showcases his partnerships with the likes of Lester Young and Pee Wee Russell, Ruby Braff and Bobby Hackett—kindred spirits to Vic’s uniquely laidback sliphorn style.
A collection of dresses and outfits worn by
Madonna during her career in music and film helped a celebrity auction raise $3.2m (£2m). The highest lot was a jacket from Desperately Seeking Susan, which fetched $252,000, while a gown from her Material Girl video reached $73,125. Other lots which attracted the bidders were a pair of
John Lennon’s spectacles which sold for $25,000 (£15,751) and a ring worn by
Elvis Presley for $57,600 (£36,291).