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- Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99
Arizona Dranes (1889-1963) was a true musical innovator whose recordings made for the Okeh label during the years 1926-1928 helped lay the foundations for what would soon be known as gospel music. The School of Arizona Dranes: Gospel Music Pioneer covers the life and career of Dranes and situates her accomplishments in the broader history of... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99
?Mr. Spitz feeds us every riveting detail of the chaos that underscored the festival. It makes for some out-a-sight reading, man.? The New York Times Book Review Celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2014, the Woodstock Music Festival defined a generation. Yet, there was much more than peace and love driving that long weekend the summer of 1969.... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;
Debussy's Mélisande' examines the colourful lives of Georgette Leblanc, Mary Garden and Maggie Teyte, and their involvement with Debussy's 'Pelléas et Mélisande', illustrating the prejudices and difficulties women singers of their era faced. The three women presented here were not only remarkable for the resilience and initiative they had to develop,... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;
Lionel Tertis [1876-1975] stands in the company of Ysa˙e, Kreisler, Casals, Thibaud and Rubinstein as one of the greatest instrumentalists - and arguably the greatest viola player - of all time. Many composers, including Bax, Holst and Vaughan Williams, wrote significant works for him; he was a member of a number of prominent string quartets; and... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99
Music at the Limits brings together three decades of Edward W. Said's essays on music. Addressing the work of a wide variety of composers and performers, Said analyses music's social and political contexts, and provides rich and often surprising assessments. He reflects on the censorship of Wagner in Israel; the relationship between music and feminism;... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 38.99
Lauri Suurpää brings together two rigorous methodologies, Greimassian semiotics and Schenkerian analysis, to provide a unique perspective on the expressive power of Franz Schubert's song cycle. Focusing on the final songs, Suurpää deftly combines textual and tonal analysis to reveal death as a symbolic presence if not actual character in the musical... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00
Nicht erst in der Neuzeit ist das Denken und Urteilen über Musik von kulturspezifischen und nationalen Rastern und Ideologien geprägt. Der vorliegende Band nimmt sich aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive der Rolle von Gemeinschaftsbegriffen wie Germani, Itali und Franci im mittelalterlichen Schrifttum zur Musik aus der Zeit zwischen ca. 900 und 1500... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
Behind our most beloved hymn is a fascinating story spanning continents, cultures, and centuries. Inspired by the way "Amazing Grace" continues to change and grow in popularity, acclaimed music writer Steve Turner embarks on a journey to trace the life of the hymn, from Olney, England, where it was written by former slave trader John Newton, to tiny... more...