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- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 22.99
While seen as a prodigy and genius, Mendelssohn is most famous as the composer of "The Wedding March" and other "lightweight" music. Noted musicologist R. Larry Todd rights that record, re-examines his major compositions and looks at the related compositions of Mendelssohn's sister, Fanny Hensel. more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 7.99
Scott Young chronicles his son?s early years in and around Toronto and Winnipeg and his rise from journeyman, musician to superstar in the 1960s and 1970s. The frequent occasions when Scott and Neil?s paths have crossed ? from backstage meetings and family get-togethers to a sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall ? give a fascinating portrait of an... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95
This book offers a representative collection of insightful essays about devotional music from nineteenth-century scholars and practitioners. Addressing the social and theological import of church music, this text also explores the divine quality of the human voice, the spiritual efficacy of congregational singing, and a host of topics pertinent to... more...
- ECW Press 2004; US$ 13.95
The music of Frank Sinatra, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, and many other artists provides the score to the reflections of a musician on the road in this memoir of Neil Peart's travels from Los Angeles to Big Bend National Park. The emotional associations and more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
One of the twentieth century’s greatest composers, Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) virtually stopped writing music during the last thirty years of his life. Recasting his mysterious musical silence and his undeniably influential life against the backdrop of Finland’s national awakening, Sibelius will be the definitive biography of... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95
This book explores why many children with autism are so captivated by music and how practitioners and parents can harness this to develop language skills. Through case studies, it displays how music can become a scaffold for language; allowing autistic children to express their inner thoughts and feelings without resorting to destructive behaviour. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
This volume contains 13 original essays exploring Rammstein's stage performance and recorded works from multiple academic perspectives. Topics range from Rammstein's connection with 19th century German literature and their East German heritage to cannibalism and the supernatural. The panoramic view of approaches to Rammstein's music and... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven... more...
- The Floating Press 1904; US$ 6.95
The following book consists of brief biographical commentaries about Beethoven, each followed by sections of quotations attributed to the muse. In these quotes, Beethoven demonstrates his intense preoccupation (or obsession) with thinking artistically and intelligently, and with helping to alleviate man's suffering by providing man with musical... more...