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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 22.99
Britten's Century considers various aspects of Britten's life and work. The book is written by biographers, performers and music critics. Here is a wealth of subject matter - Britten's operatic output, his orchestral works, his contribution to the revival of English song. Biographically, this book moves on beyond the relationship with Peter... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 18.94
Burt Bacharach is one of the most celebrated and legendary song-writers of the twentieth century. Throughout his sixty year career he has worked with artists from Dionne Warwick to Dr Dre, Marlene Dietrich to Elvis Costello. Anyone Who Had a Heart is the story of one of the greatest song writers of all time. It traces for the first time in... more...
- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 36.99
The Rolling Stones: Sociological Perspectives , edited by Helmut Staubmann, draws from a broad spectrum of sociological perspectives to contribute both to the understanding of the phenomenon Rolling Stones and to an in-depth analysis of contemporary society and culture that takes The Stones a starting point. Contributors to the volume focus on... more...
- John Blake 2013; US$ 7.99
He opened for One Direction in North America, appeared on The Tonight Show , recorded with Flo Rida?the story of the heartthrob singer whose U.S. fan base continues to grow The cheeky guy with the tight trousers and the porkpie hat has sold out concert tours, released bestselling albums, and enjoyed a string of hits including "Please Don't Let... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 104.95
As the first comprehensive study of MacCunns life, this book illustrates how social and cultural situations, as well as personal relationships, influenced his career. Having risen to fame in the late 1880s with a string of Scottish works, MacCunn further highlighted his Caledonian background by cultivating a Scottish artistic persona that defined... more...
- Triumph Books 2013; US$ 14.99
Few music groups have been able to sustain a fan base over half a century that is as significant and devoted as those of the Beatles, and this entertaining guide to all things Fab Four rewards those fans with everything they need to know about the band in a one-of-a-kind format. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99
Chronicling a young woman?s four-year relationship with the lead singer of the Doors, this intensely intimate memoir provides a direct and unprecedented view of the late-1960s Los Angeles subculture. When Judy Huddleston's parents got divorced, she spent her last year of high school attending concerts. Transformed from a perceptive child into a rebellious... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 137.50
When Elvis Presley first showed up at Sam Phillips's Memphis-based Sun Records studio, he was a shy teenager in search of a sound. Phillips invited a local guitarist named Scotty Moore to stand in. Scotty listened carefully to the young singer and immediately realized that Elvis had something special. Along with bass player Bill Black, the triorecorded... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
This book explores how people may use music in ways that are helpful for them, especially in relation to a sense of wellbeing, belonging and participation. The central premise for the study is that help is not a decontextualized effect that music produces. The book contributes to the current discourse on music, culture and society and it is developed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
This is the first guide to research on the great composer, Maurice Ravel. It includes over 2000 annotated entries of the scholarly literature on Ravel, including catalogues, facsimilies of autographs, music editions, textual criticism, bibliographies, monographs, articles, and dissertations covering his life and music. more...