In this stunning one-of-a-kind history of Carnegie Hall, Pulitzer Prize-winning music writer Tim Page tells the sweeping story of the world’s most celebrated musical institution. Page’s narrative illuminates Carnegie Hall’s diverse lineage of superlative performers, from classical music legends such as Vladimir Horowitz and jazz greats such as Duke Ellington to contemporary stars such as opera legend Jessye Norman and singer Rufus Wainwright. It also recounts memorable appearances by the many notable actors, dancers, writers, and public figures to grace the famous New York City stage. More than 200 rare photographs—along with dozens of collectible facsimile items such as sheet music, album covers, programs, concert tickets, posters, letters, telegrams, and more, reproduced especially for this book and housed in bound-in envelopes—transport readers through 120 years of the renowned music hall’s most memorable performances. Carnegie Hall Treasures is a collectible, informative, and entertaining volume perfect for serious music lovers and popular culture aficionados alike.
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More than 200 rare photographs and 30 removable facsimiles of collectible memorabilia
Carnegie Hall Treasures is the story of the world's most famous musical institution. Ten thematic chapters—from vocalists, conductors, and composers to rock and folk performers—offer a wealth of visuals of the jazz, world, classical, and popular musicians who've graced the Carnegie Hall stages, accompanied by informative, entertaining anecdotes by Pulitzer Prize–winning music writer Tim Page and Carnegie Hall.About the Author:
Tim Page is a professor of journalism and music at the University of Southern California. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1997 for his writings about music in the Washington Post.
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