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Synopsis: Inflated egos. Corporate insanity. Slave labour. Sexual excess. Dazzling genius. Welcome to the world of classical recording. Maestros, Masterpieces and Madness is a sparkling expose of the strange truth and sheer brilliance behind the classical music recording industry. Leading music critic Norman Lebrecht charts its rise since the great Caruso's first gramophone bestseller of 1902 and predicts the industry's imminent doom in the face of schmaltzy crossover albums and new technology. From the imperious Karajan to the perfectionist Toscanini and charismatic Bernstein, the leading figures are all here, depicted in witty, incisive pen portraits. Including Lebrecht's own selections of 100 recorded masterpieces and twenty that should never have been made, this is a compelling story of flamboyant maestros, lifelong alliances, disastrous personality clashes and entrepreneurial masterstrokes.
About the Author: Norman Lebrecht won the Whitbread First Novel Award for 2003 with The Song of Names. Born in London, Norman Lebrecht is Assistant Editor of the Evening Standard and presenter of lebrecht.live on BBC Radio 3. He has written eleven books about music, translated into 15 languages, and is regarded as one of the foremost cultural commentators of our time.
Title: Maestros, Masterpieces and Madness; The ...
Publisher: Allen Lane / Penguin
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002347851
Book Description Allen Lane / Penguin, 2007. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP65414385
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # FPS0713999578VG
Book Description Allen Lane, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good jacket. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover; English language; Good jacket; First Edition First Printing; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; good condition; first printing; Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 12065col003
Book Description Allen Lane, 2007. Hardback subtitled: The Secret Life and Shameful Death of the Classical Record Industry. (includes the 100 best records ever made and the 20 worst.) Demonstrates that classical recording has reached its end point, and for the first time it is the full story of a minor art form, celebrating the genius of Schnabel, Toscanini, Karajan, Callas, Rattle etc.Hardback illustrated with 8 pages of black and white plates. Top right corner of dust jacket clipped otherwise very good condition. 324 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 12735
Book Description London, Allen Lane Penguin, 2007. Includes photos. 324 pages. Hardcover. Condition: very good, with very good dust jacket. ISBN 9780713999570. Bookseller Inventory # 24271
Book Description Allen Lane / Penguin, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110713999578
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Book Description Allen Lane / Penguin, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0713999578