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  • Wo ist der Witz?by Stefan Balzter

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2013; US$ 54.97

    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...

  • Deutschland oder Jerusalemby Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf

    zu Klampen 2013; US$ 21.59

    Am 27. März 2011 starb mit nur 36 Jahren die jüdische Religionsphilosophin Francesca Yardenit Albertini, gebürtige Römerin, emphatische Wahldeutsche, Grenzgängerin zwischen Italien, Deutschland, den USA und Israel, eine leidenschaftliche Forscherin und Hochschullehrerin. ?Eine Begabung, wie sie nur einmal in einem halben Jahrhundert anzutreffen ist?,... more...

  • Beyond Structural Listening?by Andrew Dell'Antonio

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    In a highly influential essay Rose Rosengard Subotnik critiques "structural listening" as an attempt to situate musical meaning solely within the unfolding of the musical structure itself. The authors of this volume, prominent young music historians and theorists writing on repertories ranging from Beethoven to MTV, take up Subotnik's challenge in... more...

  • Music of the Twentieth-Century Avant-Gardeby Larry Sitsky

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 202.00

    Presenting a view of the 20th-century music avant-garde without resorting to highly specialized jargon, this work offers an exhaustive history and analysis of contemporary music in a social, political, and artistic context. Distinguished contributors from around the world consider specific composers who represent the most progressive musical thinking... more...

  • Minor Ballet Composersby William E. Studwell

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 115.00

    While most music lovers are familiar with the famous scores of Tchaikovsky, Delibes, and Stravinsky, many other lesser-known composers also wrote for the ballet. Several of these composers wrote almost exclusively for the ballet—and all enriched the world of dance. Minor Ballet Composers presents biographical sketches of 66 underappreciated ballet... more...

  • Women Composers of Classical Musicby Mary F. McVicker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    As early as the 1500s, a surprising number of women have composed classical music. Many were successful, finding venues for both publishing and performing their music; others found the social barriers for women impossible to overcome. This book provides access to these composers, both well known and obscure. Arranged chronologically by era, the profiles... more...

  • The Lives and Times of the Great Composersby Michael Steen

    Icon Books 2011; US$ 11.65

    Explore the life of Bach, the respectable burgher much of whose vast output was composed amidst petty turf disputes in Lutheran Leipzig; the ugly, argumentative Beethoven in French-occupied Vienna, obsessed by his laundry; Mozart, the over-exploited infant prodigy whose untimely death was shrouded in rumour. Steen gives us the story of Verdi, who... more...

  • Back in from the Angerby Roger Lucey

    Jacana Media 2013; US$ 24.99

    The story of a once promising young musician, this autobiography demonstrates how Roger Lucey?s life journey was radically changed by the South African apartheid. Having performed songs that reflected upon the cruelty and violence of late 1970s South Africa, Lucey drew unwanted attention from the State and police. A covert operation made sure that... more...

  • Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composersby Bálint András Varga

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2013; US$ 36.46

    Do today's composers draw inspiration from life experiences or from, say, the natural world? What influences, past and present, have influenced recent composers? How essential is it for a composer to develop a personal style, and when does this degenerate into self-repetition? These are questions about which some of the most important composers... more...

  • The World's Great Men Of Musicby Harriette Brower

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 6.99

    This excellent ebook introduces the reader to a wide range of the world's greatest composers, including interesting facts about not only their musical styles but the men themselves. This edition has been specially formatted for today's e-readers, and will appeal to all those looking for a fascinating read about the history of classical music. more...