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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 64.99
Details of Consequence examines a trait that is taken for granted and rarely investigated in fin-de-siecle French music: ornamental extravagance. Considering why such composers as Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky, and Erik Satie, turned their attention to the seemingly innocuous and allegedly superficial phenomenon of ornament... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00
The chautauqua movement was a truly American phenomenon, providing education and entertainment for millions of people and employing thousands of musicians in the process. While scholars have previously explored various facets of the chautauqua movement, this is the first book to trace the place of music in the movement from its inception through its... more...
- Georg Olms Verlag 2013; US$ 91.35
Hauptbeschreibung Paul Bekker (1882-1937) war zwischen 1910 und 1925 der einflussreichste deutschsprachige Musikpublizist. Bereits seinerzeit erschlossen sich die sprachliche Brillanz seiner Texte, die Plastizität und Unkonventionalität seiner Thesen einen Leserkreis, der weit über das engere musikalische Fachpublikum hinausging. Innerhalb der Musikkultur... 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...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 34.95
When Colleges Sang is an illustrated history of the rich culture of college singing from the earliest days of the American republic to the present. Before fraternity songs, alma maters, and the rahs of college fight songs became commonplace, students sang. Students in the earliest American colleges created their own literary melodies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.50
Like that Biblical, astronomical star of Bethlehem, The Christmas Carol Reader guides readers on their quest for information about Christmas songs. Studwell gathers a composite picture of the world's most important and famous carols and includes an ample selection of lesser-known Christmas songs. All of the carols are presented in their historical... more...