Updated 23Jan2017

VOCALMUSICIAN BOOK/VIDEO LIST

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIRS:

BACH: Music in the Castle of Heaven by John Eliot Gardner

BEETHOVEN: Anguish and Triumph by Jan Swafford

BENJAMIN BRITTEN: A Life For Music by Neil Powell

Bel Canto Bully: The Life and Times of the Legendary Opera Impresario Domenico Barbaja by Philip Eisenbass

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS AND HIS WORLD Edited by Jann Pasler

CARESTINI: The Story of a Castrato by countertenor, PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY

CLAPTON, The Autobiography by ERIC CLAPTON

CLAUDE DEBUSSY by Paul Roberts

Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-To-Earth Diva by DEBORAH VOIGHT

Faith in Time: The Life of JIMMY SCOTT by David Ritz

FRANCO CORELLI: Prince of Tenors by René Seghers

GEORGE FEDERIC HANDEL: A Life With Friends by Ellen T. Harris

GEORGE GERSHWIN: His Life and Work by Howard Pollack

Home: A Memoir of My Early Years by JULIE ANDREWS

I Could Have Sung All Night: My Story by MARNI NIXON

I Dream A World: The Operas of William Grant Still by Beverly Soll

The Inner Voice - The Making of a Singer by RENÉE FLEMING

LEONARD BERNSTEIN - American Original by Barton Bernstein & Barbara Haws

Lifting My Voice by BARBARA HENDRICKS

MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music, A Life by William V. Madison

The Magic of BEVERLY SILLS by Nancy Guy

MARILYN HORNE: The Song Continues by MARILYN HORNE w/Jane Scovell

MARIO LANZA: Singing to the Gods by Derek Mannering

The Memoirs of Sylvia Olden Lee by SYLVIA OLDEN LEE

The Modern Castrato: GAETANO GUADAGNI and the Coming of a New Operatic Age by Patricia Howard

Mozart at the Gateway to His Fortune: Serving the Emperor, 1788-1791 by Christoph Wolff

Musorgsky and His Circle: A Russian Musical Adventure by Stephen Walsh

My Life With Earth Wind & Fire by MAURICE WHITE

My Song: A Memoir by HARRY BELAFONTE

Mysterious Mozart by Philippe Sollers

Popsie: American Popular Music Through the Camera Lense of William "Popsie" Randolph by Michael Randolph

RICHARD WAGNER: A Life in Music by Martin Geck; translated by Stewart Spencer

RISË STEVENS: A Life in Music by John Pennino

SARAH CALDWELL: The First Woman of Opera by Daniel Kessler

Sassy - The Life of SARAH VAUGHAN by Leslie Gourse

Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music and Family by Daniel Bergner

Sissieretta Jones: "The Greatest Singer of Her Race," 1868-1933 by Maureen D. Lee

Stand Up Straight and Sing! by JESSE NORMAN

Never Sang for Hitler: The Life and Times of LOTTE LEHMANN, 1888-1976 by Michael H. Kater

Why Me? - The Sammy Davis Jr. Story by SAMMY DAVIS Jr. and Jane & Burt Boyar

WILLIE NELSON: An Epic Life by Joe Nick Patoski

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: A Biography by Piero Melograni

You Send Me - The Life & Times of SAM COOKE by Daniel Wolff with S.R. Crain, Clifton White and G. David Tenenbaum

 

HISTORY:

ANGELS & MONSTERS: Male and Female Sopranos in the Story of Opera by Richard Somerset-Ward

BIZET by Hugh Macdonald

BROKEN RECORD - The Inside History of the Grammy Awards by Henry Schipper

THE DEATH OF RHYTHM & BLUES by Nelson George

FORTISSIMO: Backstage at the Opera with Sacred Monsters and Young Singers by William Murray

The GERSHWINS' "Porgy and Bess:" A 75th Anniversary Celebration by Robin Thompson

GRAND OPERA: The Story of the Met by Charles and Mirella Jona Affron

A History of Opera Second Edition, Updated by Carolyn Abbate & Roger Parker

IN GRAND STYLE: The Glory of The Metropolitan Opera by Nancy Ellison

MOLTO AGITATO: The Mayhem Behind the Music at the Metropolitan Opera by Johanna Fiedler

OPERA: The Art of Dying by Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

The Politics of Opera in Handel's Britain by Thomas McGreary

The Prima Donna and Opera, 1815-1930 by Susan Rutherford

SHOUT! - The Beatles in Their Generation by Philip Norman

 

REFERENCE:

100 GREAT OPERAS AND THEIR STORIES by Henry W. Simon

The BIRTH of an OPERA: FIFTEEN MASTERPIECES from POPPEA to WOZZECK by Michael Rose

Capturing Music: The Story of Notation by Thomas Forrest Kelly

FRANZ SCHUBERT and His World Edited by Christopher H. Gibbs and Morten Solvik

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: Collected Documents, Volume 1, 1609-1725 edited by Burrows/Coffey/Greenacombe/Hicks

From the Score to the Stage: An Illustrated History of Continental Opera Productions and Staging by Evan Baker

INSIDE the Recording Studio: Working with CALLAS, Rostropovich, DOMINGO and the Classical Elite by Peter Andry, with Robin Stringer and Tony Locantro; foreword by PLÁCIDO DOMINGO

The Mozart Project by James Fairclough and Harry Farnham

THE MUSIC BUSINESS: An Insider's Guide To Breaking In - DVD/VHS from Warner Bros. Publications

The MUSIC LOVER'S POETRY ANTHOLOGY edited by Helen Handley Houghton & Maureen McCarthy Draper

MYSPACE MUSIC MARKETING: How to Promote and Sell Your Music on the World's Biggest Networking Web Site by Bob Baker

NOT WITHOUT MADNESS: PERSPECTIVES ON OPERA by Fabrizio Della Seta, translated by mark Weir

OPERA: The Art of Dying by Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

OPERA COACHING: Professional Techniques and Considerations by Alan Montgomery

Overture Opera Guide: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by various contributors

ROBERT SCHUMANN: The Book of Songs by Jon W. Finson

ROSSINI in Restoration Paris: The Sound of Modern Life by Benjamin Walton

SINGING IN STYLE: A Guide to Vocal Performance Practices by Martha Elliott

UNCLOUDY DAYS - The Gospel Music Encyclopedia by Bill Carpenter

Unsettling Opera: Staging Mozart, Verdi, Wagner and Zemlinsky by David J. Levin

WEILL’s MUSICAL THEATER: STAGES OF REFORM by Stephen Hinton

WAGNER Beyond Good and Evil by John Deathridge

YOUR VOICE: An Inside View - Multimedia Voice Science and Pedagogy by Scott McCoy

 

CONCERT/DOCUMENTARY VIDEOS:

20 Feet from Stardom featuring DARLENE LOVE/MERRY CLAYTON/LISA FISCHER

ANNA MOFFO: In Opera and Song

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG - Deja Vu

DOMINGO/CARRERAS/VARIOUS - Gran Gala di Verdi (2-DVD set)

DONALD FAGEN/MICHAEL McDONALD/BOZ SCAGGS - The Dukes of September

EARTH WIND & FIRE - SHINING STARS: The Official Story of Earth Wind & Fire

ERIC CLAPTON - Live In Hyde Park

ERIC CLAPTON - One More Car, One More Rider

A Film About JIMI HENDRIX

GIL SCOTT-HERON - Black Wax/Is That Jazz

JEANETTE MacDONALD In Performance: Princess of Opera and Oratorio

JAMES TAYLOR: Pull Over

KARAJAN, or Beauty As I See It

KENNY LOGGINS: Live from the Grand Canyon

LOUIS ARMSTRONG/MAHALIA JACKSON/ANITA O'DAY/DINAH WASHINGTON/BIG MAYBELLE - Jazz on a Summer Day: 1958 Newport Jazz Festival

MAHALIA JACKSON: The Power and the Glory

MARIA CALLAS - The Callas Conversations

MARILYN HORNE – Marilyn Horne: A Reminiscence

MICHAEL McDONALD & Various Artists – Michael McDonald: A Gathering of Friends

MONTSERRAT CABALLÉ/GRACE BUMBRY – VERDI: Don Carlo (2 DVD set)

PRINCE - Prince Live at the Aladdin, Las Vegas

PRINCE - Rave Unto the Year 2000

RENÉE FLEMING – An Evening with Renée Fleming (DVD)

RENÉE FLEMING – A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg (DVD)

SHERYL CROW: C'mon America 2003

SHERYL CROW: Wildflower Tour Live from New York

SHIRLEY BASSEY: Divas Are Forever

SHIRLEY BASSEY: Standing Room Only

SHIRLEY VERETT/LUCIANO PAVAROTTI – PUCCINI: Tosca (DVD)

STING - All This Time

STING - Bring On the Night

THREE MO' TENORS - Three Mo' Tenors (PBS Broadcast)

TOM JONES - At This Moment

 

SELF-HELP:

THE ARTIST'S WAY: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

CREATIVE VISUALIZATION by Shakti Gawain

 

 

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