Christmas at Hatchards: Music

Munkey Diaries (1957-1982)

Jane Birkin


Actor, singer, song-writer and model, Jane Birkin lives at the forefront of popular music and cinema culture. Her diaries take us back to 1960’s Swinging London, Saint-Germain-des-Pres in ’70s Paris and life with Serge Gainsbourg – and far beyond, in this absorbing memoir.


A Sound Mind: How I Fell in Love with Classical Music

Paul Morley


One might have thought NME music journalist Paul Morley would find classical music old and dusty in comparison to punk and pop. Quite the contrary. In this compelling memoir-cum-odyssey, he discovers classical to be the most radical, daring and transformative genre of them all.


Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

Alex Ross


How is art given cultural meaning? In 1900 Wagner’s music meant modernity, freedom and creativity; the composer was a kindred spirit of radical pioneers. Incorporated by Hitler into Nazi culture, that all changed dramatically. But now, in the 21st century?


Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces

Laura Tunbridge


Marking 250 years since the composer’s birth, Tunbridge offers a refreshing review of Beethoven by integrating episodes of his life with pieces of music and pertinent themes – and including a wealth of new material. A creative insight into a creative mind.



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