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- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 95.00
Music and Ultra-Modernism in France examines the priorities of three generational groupings: the pre-war Société Musicale Indépendente of Ravel and his circle, Les Six in the 1920s and Jeune France in 1936, and questions some of the stereotypes that characterise that period. It shows how Stravinsky worked closely with Ravel, Satie and... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00
For the three forces competing for political authority in France during World War II, music became the site of a cultural battle that reflected the war itself. German occupying authorities promoted German music at the expense of French, while the Vichy administration pursued projects of national renewal through culture. Meanwhile, Resistance networks... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 14.99
A memoir of the London Symphony Orchestra on tour in the U.S. and beyond, focusing on their historical first visit to America in 1912 when they were due to sail on the Titanic , and their most recent travels Gareth Davies, principal flautist at the London Symphont Orchestra (LSO), tells the remarkable story of a groundbreaking expedition with... more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 2013; US$ 32.99
Replete with Seaman Dan's stories of his active and sometimes dangerous life in Queensland, Australia, as a boat captain and pearl diver, this memoir follows his fascinating life and later development as a professional singer and musician. From his birth on Thursday Island in 1929 through the release of his albums following his 70th birthday, this... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 54.99
Lawrence Bennett provides a comprehensive study of the rich repertoire of accompanied vocal chamber music that entertained the imperial family in Vienna and their guests throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries. The cantata became a form of elite entertainment composed to amuse listeners during banquets or pay homage to members of the royal family... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
In the spirit of Friday Night Lights comes the stirring story of a marching band from small-town middle America . Every fall, marching bands take to the field in a uniquely American ritual. For millions of kids, band is a rite of passage?a first foray into leadership and adult responsibility, and a chance to learn what it means to be a part of... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99
High notes, high drama, and high jinks collide as elite collegiate a cappella groups compete to be the best in the nation Journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in collegiate a cappella, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, a cappella singers have groupies), the rock-star partying (and run-ins with the law),... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 30.00
Classical music was central to German national identity in the early twentieth century. The preeminence of composers such as Bach and Beethoven and artists such as conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler and pianist Walter Gieseking was cited by the Nazis as justification for German expansionism and as evidence of Aryan superiority. In the minds of many Americans,... more...