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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 194.00
The BBC's Jazz Book of the Year for 2008. Few jazz musicians have had the lasting influence or attracted as much scholarly study as John Coltrane. Yet, despite dozens of books, hundreds of articles, and his own recorded legacy, the "facts" about Coltrane's life and work have never been definitely established. Well-known Coltrane biographer and... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 95.00
Cyril Scott (1879-1970) was considered one of the most promising young talents in modern British music at the turn of the twentieth century. Scott was not merely a composer but an artist in the broadest possible sense of the term, whose aesthetic ideas informed both his creative practice and his manner of living. The story of Scott's development... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 128.00
The Operatic State examines the cultural, financial, and political investments that have gone into the maintenance of opera and opera houses in Europe, the USA and Australia. It analyses opera's nearly immutable form throughout wars, revolutions, and vast social changes throughout the world. Bereson argues that by legitimising the power of the state... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95
Nineteenth-Century Choral Music is an in-depth examination of the rich repertoire of choral music and the cultural phenomenon of choral music making throughout the period. The book is divided into three main sections. The first details the attraction to choral singing and the ways it was linked to different parts of society, and to the role of choral... more...
- Zytglogge Verlag 2013; Not Available
Berndeutsche Chansons mit Noten, Strophen und original gesungen von Mani Matter. Inhaltsangabe: I: ds zündhölzli / dr hansjakobli und ds babettli / si hei dr wilhälm täll ufgfüert / mir hei e verein / är isch vom amt ufbotte gsy / hemmige / dene wos guet geit II: dr eskimo / d?nase / dr ferdinand isch gstorbe / alls wo mir id finger chunnt / dr bärnhard... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00
Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression introduces a paradigm shift into the study of this eminent Austro-German music critic and aesthetician by exploring the political, cultural, social, and musical issues that may have influenced Hanslick's aesthetic judgement. This pathbreaking book investigates how Hanslick recorded aspects of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 15.95
Opera: The Basics offers an excellent introduction to four centuries of opera. Its easy to follow sections explore topics including: the origins of opera basic terminology the history of major opera genres including: serious opera, comic opera, semi-serious opera and vernacular opera. With key notes, discography and videography, this... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 110.00
Today's education and communications media are seen to be the main cause of the anonymity of contemporary music and suggestions are made to improve this situation. Leigh Landy investigates audio-visual applications that have hardly been explored, new timbres and sound sources, the discovery of musical space, new notations, musical politics, and the... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
Music was integral to the daily life of ancient Israel. It accompanied activities as diverse as manual labor and royal processionals. At key junctures and in core institutions, musical tones were used to deliver messages, convey emotions, strengthen communal bonds and establish human-divine contact.This book explores the intricate and multifaceted... more...