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- ECW Press 2011; US$ 13.95
Part intimate profile, part detailed discography, this music compilation explores the life and work of Tori Amos, one of the most prolific alternative rock artists of the past few decades. Known for her piano-driven music and emotional, intense lyrics that delve into such topics as sexuality, religion, and personal tragedy, Amos has sold more than... more...
- J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2011; US$ 46.00
Hauptbeschreibung Zur problematischen Wagner-Rezeption in Deutschland. Die Geschichte der politisch-ästhetischen Rezeption Richard Wagners ist noch nicht aufgearbeitet. Der Autor geht den sich wandelnden Deutungen von Wagners Denken und Werk seit dem Kaiserreich bis in die Zeit der frühen Bundesrepublik nach und untersucht die Funktionalisierung... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 14.57
This is the second volume in Clinton Heylin's magisterial survey of the songs of Bob Dylan. The first volume - Revolution in the Air which is now available in paperback - charted the rise of Bob Dylan from his first jottings to the full expression of genius in songs such as 'Hard Rain Gonna Fall' and 'The Times They Are a Changin'. Still on the... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 59.99
Bach's cantatas are among the highest achievements of Western musical art, yet studies of the individual cantatas that are both illuminating and detailed are few. In this book, noted Bach expert Eric Chafe combines theological, historical, analytical, and interpretive approaches to the cantatas to offer readers and listeners alike the richest possible... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 24.95
Thanks to the pioneering tours of the Creole Band, jazz began to be heard nationwide on the vaudeville stages of America from 1914 to 1918. This seven-piece band toured the country, exporting for the first time the authentic jazz strains that had developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. The band's vaudeville routines were deeply... more...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 7.28
This is Brian Epstein's own account of his extraordinary life and, inevitably, it is the story of the Beatles, the greatest pop group of the twentieth-century. What was the secret of Brian Epstein's management of the Beatles, how did he guide a group from Liverpool to shake the world of popular music? Within two years of making their first record... more...
- The Domino Press 2011; US$ 14.57
Presented as a series of tour diaries, It's Lovely to be Here offers a mix of deadpan humour and wide-eyed wonder whilst mapping out the realities and endless disorientations of life on the road. By turns poignant, witty and philosophical, James Yorkston's account becomes an ongoing search for meaning in the lyrics, chords, bars and van window-views... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 31.95
In May 1968, France teetered on the brink of revolution as a series of student protests spiraled into the largest general strike the country has ever known. In the forty years since, May ?68 has come to occupy a singular place in the modern political imagination, not just in France but across the world. Eric Drott examines the social, political, and... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 6.78
Kylie first made it big in the late 1980s as Charlene in the Australian soap "Neighbours". Moving to England, she made the transition to pop sensation when she worked with producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman.When the hits dried up in the 1990s, Kylie was faced with her first major challenge. She had to reinvent herself for a new generation of fans.... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 11.50
Hauptbeschreibung Als "deutscher Liederfürst" oder verkanntes Genie wird er mittlerweile bezeichnet: Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Doch sein kurzes Leben - er starb bereits im Alter von 31 Jahren - war geprägt von dem nur mittelmäßig erfolgreichen Versuch, sich als Komponist zu etablieren. In der kurzen Lebensbeschreibung, die Oscar Bie seinem Werk... more...