25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
  1. $11.87 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$22.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Music- Classical Biographies
3 Local Warehouse Biography- Composers and Musicians
12 Remote Warehouse Music- Jazz

Moondog: The Viking of 6th Avenue: The Authorized Biography

by

Moondog: The Viking of 6th Avenue: The Authorized Biography Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The basis of a full-length documentary.

"Moondog is one of Americas great originals."—Alan Rich, New York Magazine

Here is a revised edition of a book that celebrates one of the most improbable lives of the twentieth century: a blind and homeless man who became the most famous eccentric in New York and who, with enormous diligence, rose to prominence both in major label pop music recordings in addition to symphonic concerts of his compositions.

This edition of Moondog will soon be seen a as a feature documentary titled The Viking of 6th Avenue directed by Holly Elson and produced by Hard Working Movies.

Born Louis Thomas Hardin in 1916, Moondog first made an impression in the late 1940s when he became a mascot of The New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall. His unique, melodic compositions were released on the Prestige jazz label. In the late 1960s the Viking-garbed Moondog was a pop music sensation on Columbia Records.

Moondog's compositional style influenced his former roommate Philip Glass, whose preface appears in the book. Moondog's work transcends labels and redefines the distinction between popular and high culture.

A wide-ranging compilation of Moondog recordings, which includes four Madrigals played by Philip Glass, Steven Reich, Jon Gibson, and Moondog himself, are offered as free downloads for every purchaser of this biography.

Synopsis:

The revised edition biography of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating and original artists.

About the Author

Robert Scotto was a professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY, until his recent retirement. His previous publications include a Critical Edition of Catch-22, a book on the contemporary American novel and essays on Walter Pater, James Joyce and other major nineteenth and twentieth century writers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934170403
Author:
Scotto, Robert
Publisher:
Process
Author:
Glass, Philip
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Revised Edition
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photographs throughout
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Featured Titles
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Classical » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rock » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Self Esteem
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Travel » General

Moondog: The Viking of 6th Avenue: The Authorized Biography New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$22.95 In Stock
Product details 320 pages Process - English 9781934170403 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The revised edition biography of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating and original artists.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.