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    - Music Reference Books by National Public Radio (NPR)
including all eight "Curious Listener's Guides"

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      This page lists Music Reference Books with National Public Radio (NPR)   (Wikipedia) in the book title. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of every Music Reference book ever published like this. It is just a list of National Public Radio (NPR) related books I own "{A}" or have personally referenced in local Wisconsin libraries.

      New pages split off from my original Bibliography page

NPR Curious Listener's Guides:
| Blues   - Celtic   - Classical   - Folk   - Jazz   - Opera   - Popular   - World   |

    In Title order:
  1. #8m - The NPR Classical Music Companion: An Essential Guide for Enlightened Listening
  2. #8n - The NPR Classical Music Companion: Terms and Concepts from A to Z
  3. #rr - The NPR Curious Listener's Guide To American Folk Music
  4. #rs - The NPR Curious Listener's Guide To Blues
  5. #rt - The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Celtic Music
  6. #ku - The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music
  7. #op - The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Jazz
  8. #ru - The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Opera
  9. #rv - The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Popular Standards
  10. #rw - The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to World Music
  11. #8k - The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection
  12. #8l - The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music
      In Publication Date order: I installed it at: Wikipedia

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#rr -- Lornell
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to American Folk, 2004 #rs -- Evans
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Blues, 2005 #rt -- Ritchie
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Celtic Music, 2005 #ku -- Smith
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music, 2002 #op -- Schoenberg
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Jazz, 2002 #ru -- Berger
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Opera, 2002 #rv -- Morath
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Popular Standards, 2002 #rw -- Nickson
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to World Music, 2004       #8m -- Hoffman
The NPR Classical Music Companion: An Essential Guide for Enlightened Listening, 1997 #8n -- Hoffman
The NPR Classical Music Companion: Terms and Concepts from A to Z, 1997 #8k -- Libbey
The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection, 1994 #8l -- Libbey
The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music, 2006
    In Author order:

    B  

  1. #ru - Berger, William   {A} - cover scans
          "The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Opera"
          Foreword: Placido Domingo, New York, NY: A Grand Central Press Book / A Perigee Book
          2002, 240 p., ISBN: 0-399-52743-5, ISBN-13: 978-0-399-52743-2, LC: 2001-036849, UPC: 9-780399-527432

    E  

  2. #rs - Evans, David   {A}{F} - cover scans
          "The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Blues"
          Foreword: Taj Mahal, New York, NY: A Grand Central Press Book / A Perigee Book
          2005, 266 p., ISBN: 0-399-53072-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-399-53072-2, LC: 2004-053486, UPC: 9-780399-530722
          781.643 - Eva (.F)

    H  

  3. #8m - Hoffman, Miles   {A} - cover scans
          "The NPR Classical Music Companion: An Essential Guide for Enlightened Listening"
          Boston, MA/New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company
          1997, 307 p., ISBN: 0-618-61945-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-618-61945-0, LC: 97-10479 / 2006-273343, UPC: 9-780618-619450

  4. #8n - Hoffman, Miles   {A} - cover scans
          "The NPR Classical Music Companion: Terms and Concepts from A to Z"
          Boston, MA/New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company
          1997, 306 p., ISBN: 0-395-70742-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-395-70742-5, LC: 97-010479, UPC: ? 9-780395-707425

    #8m / #8n
          As far as I can tell the contents of the above two books are identical. Only the covers, title and copyright pages are different and a new added About the Author page 307. See the following side-by-side comparisons:
          - front covers scan - back covers scan - title pages scan - copyright pages scan - #8n p. 306/blank pages scan - #8m p. 306/307 pages scan

    L  

  5. #8k - Libbey, Ted   {A} - cover scans
          "The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection, 1st ed."
          New York, NY: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
          1994, 498 p., ISBN: 1-56305-051-X, ISBN-13: 978-1-56305-051-0, LC: 92-50292, UPC: 9-781563-050510
    2nd ed., 1999, 536 p., ISBN: 0-7611-0487-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-7611-0487-2, UPC: ? {B}

  6. #8l - Libbey, Ted   {A} - cover scans
          "The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music"
          New York, NY: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
          2006, 980 p., ISBN: 0-7611-2072-6, ISBN-13: 978-0-7611-2072-8, LC: 2005-054296, UPC: 9-780761-120728

  7. #rr - Lornell, Kip   {A}{F} - cover scans
          "The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to American Folk"
          Foreword: Linda Ronstadt, New York, NY: A Grand Central Press Book / A Perigee Book
          2004, 235 p., ISBN: 0-399-53033-9, ISBN-13: 978-0-399-53033-3, LC: 2004-044791, UPC: 9-780399-530333
          781.6213 - Lor (.F)

    M  

  8. #rv - Morath, Max   {A}{F} - cover scans
          "The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Popular Standards"
          Foreword: Michael Feinstein, New York, NY: A Grand Central Press Book / A Perigee Book
          2002, 235 p. p., ISBN: 0-399-52744-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-399-52744-9, LC: 2001-036848, UPC: 9-780399-527449
        781.64 Mor (.F)

    N  

  9. #rw - Nickson, Chris   {A} - cover scans
          "The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to World Music"
          Foreword: Youssou N'Dour, New York, NY: A Grand Central Press Book / A Perigee Book
          2004, 265 p., ISBN: 0-399-53032-0, ISBN-13: 978-0-399-53032-6, LC: 2004-050502, UPC: 9-780399-530326

    R  

  10. #rt - Ritchie, Fiona   {A} - cover scans
          "The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Celtic Music"
          Foreword: Eileen Ivers, New York, NY: A Grand Central Press Book / A Perigee Book
          2005, 272 p., ISBN: 0-399-530711, ISBN-13: 978-0-399-53071-5, LC: 2004-053485, UPC: 9-780399-530715

    S  

  11. #op - Schoenberg, Loren   {A}{F} - cover scans
          "The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Jazz"
          Foreword: Wynton Marsalis, New York, NY: A Grand Central Press Book / A Perigee Book,
          2002, 287 p., ISBN: 0-399-52794-X, ISBN-13: 978-0-399-52794-4, LC: 2002-25787, UPC: 9-780399-527944
        781.65 - Scho (.F)

  12. #ku - Smith, Tim   {A}{C}{F} - cover scans
          "The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music",
          Foreword: Michael Tilson Thomas, New York, NY: A Perigee Book, Grand Central Press
          2002, 249 p., ISBN: 0-399-52795-8, ISBN-13: 978-0-399-52795-1, LC: 2001-055162, UPC: 9-780399-52795
        781.68 S662n (.C), 781.68 - Smi (.F)
        2 of the 9 chapters list composers and performers, but only one Singer

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