The definitive account of Louis Armstrong—his life and legacy—during the most creative period of his career.
A revelatory history of the operatic masterpiece that both made and destroyed Rouben Mamoulian, its director and unsung hero.
A vibrant biography of one of the greatest rock 'n' rollers, the America that made him, and the America he made.
The Birth of an Opera offers illuminating insight into how operas are written and the personalities, incidents, and musical circumstances that have shaped their composition.
“Reminds us of how arts education can change lives.” —Gary Stager, Huffington Post