Musical New York: An Informal Guide to Its History and Legends and a Walking Tour of Its Sites and Landmarks

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From the thrilling echo of a Metropolitan Opera singer's high note to the insistent thump of the bass at a rock concert in Madison Square Garden, New York City offers a range of musical experiences that is unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Musical New York takes you deep inside the wealth of musical culture the city offers. Part One traces the history of music in the city, from colonial times to the present.

Part Two presents a walking tour of musical sites, organized by neighborhood and including the five boroughs, that encompasses institutions, monuments, concert venues, special collections, and much more. From the lover of music to the casual tourist to the aficionado of cultural history, Musical New York is sure to enhance every reader's experience of one of the greatest musical cities in the world.

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CAROL J. BINKOWSKI is a pianist and organist. She is the staff organist at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York and is the co-author of I Hear America Singing.

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Binkowski, an organist, LJ reviewer, and the coauthor of I Hear America Singing (Crown, 1989), provides a treasure trove for music lovers. Her subtitle says it all, and illustrations add depth to the many possible tours this book could inspire. The first section presents an informative history of musical activity in New York from Colonial times to the present, followed by a travelog organized by borough to aid those wishing to visit the various sites or monuments mentioned. Each entry includes a full explanation of the site as well as a phone number. Most of the sites could be compiled from the New York phone directory, but having the information neatly gathered and detailed in pleasant prose makes this a wonderful and inexpensive title for libraries serving music lovers, students, travelers, or anyone interested in the history of music in the Big Apple.?Scott Johnson, Whittemore Park Middle Sch., Conway, SC
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