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  • Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composersby Bálint András Varga

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 49.95

    Bálint András Varga interviews such renowned composers as Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Alberto Ginastera, Sofia Gubaidulina, Hans Werner Henze, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Witold Lutoslawski, Luigi Nono, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Toru Takemitsu, and Iannis Xenakis. more...

  • Beethoven, Wagner, Mahlerby Hans-Georg Klemm

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 16.51

    Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner und Gustav Mahler waren jeder für sich ohne Zweifel musikalische Genies. Doch was verband sie und welche Charaktereigenschaften finden sich bei allen drei Komponisten wieder? Mit dem vorliegenden Band lernt der Leser Beethoven, Wagner und Mahler unter dem Blickwinkel ihrer gemeinsamen Wesenszüge kennen. Viele der... more...

  • Songby American Songwriter Magazine

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 19.99

    The secrets of songwriting from the legends of music Song is an enthralling compilation of songwriting wisdom from 100 of the biggest names in music. From country to rock to folk to alternative, this genre-spanning collection of interviews captures the anecdotes, history, and wisdom of the best songwriters around - in their words. An entertaining... more...

  • Zwei Minuten Ewigkeitby Bo Katzman

    Giger Verlag 2013; US$ 24.99

    "Zwei Minuten Ewigkeit - eine tiefgründige Biographie von einem der erfolgreichsten Musiker der Schweiz Wieviele Menschen haben harte Lebensschläge erlebt, bei denen sie sich fragen: Warum gerade ich? Der Verlust von geliebten Menschen, schwere Krankheiten oder Unfälle. Sind solche Ereignisse Schicksal, Zufall oder einfach nur Pech? Wieso passieren... more...

  • Wo ist der Witz?by Stefan Balzter

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2013; US$ 52.41

    Wie funktioniert Komik? Dieser Frage wird im vorliegenden Band anhand eines Vergleichs zwischen literarischer und musikalischer Komik nachgegangen. Handelt es sich bei dem Komischen um etwas Übergreifendes, das man nach Belieben auf verschiedene Kunstformen anwenden kann, oder bedienen sich Literatur und Musik jeweils ihrer ganz spezifischen Mittel?... more...

  • Music in 1853by Hugh Macdonald

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 36.46

    Why 1853? For many leading composers this year brought far-reaching changes to their lives: Brahms emerged from obscurity to celebrity, Schumann ceased to be an active composer, and both Berlioz and Wagner became active again after long silences. By limiting the perspective to a single year yet extending it to a group of musicians, their constant... more...

  • Classical Music Criticismby Robert D. Schick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    The first new survey of the field in more than 60 years, this study concentrates on the basics of music criticism. Because it focuses on core issues and proven principles, the book is likely to become the standard work on the subject. It is written for the audience that reads music criticism in newspapers and popular journals: professional and amateur... more...

  • Music and the Skillful Listenerby Denise Von Glahn

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 37.99

    For Denise Von Glahn, listening is that special quality afforded women who have been fettered for generations by the maxim "be seen and not heard." In Skillful Listeners, Von Glahn explores the relationship between listening and musical composition focusing on nine American women composers inspired by the sounds of the natural world:Amy Beach, Marion... more...

  • The Classical Music Map of Britainby Richard Fawkes

    Elliott & Thompson 2010; US$ 10.18

    The Classical Music Map of Britain is a charming and fascinating journey around the UK from a classical music perspective. Extensively researched and beautifully written, every entry explains why each place was so special to the composer in question, which pieces were composed there, and whether it's currently open to the public. The Classical Music... more...

  • Musical Landscapes in Colorby William Banfield

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 88.99

    A sequel to the award-winning The Black Composer Speaks (Scarecrow Press, 1978), this exploration of the creative world of African American composers traces the lives and careers of 40 talented individuals and, in their own words, provides perspectives on a world that has been slow to recognize their remarkable contributions to classical music. Each... more...