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  • Songby American Songwriter Magazine

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.39

    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...

  • Musical Landscapes in Colorby Bill Banfield

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 99.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Crossing Pathsby John Daverio

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77

    In Crossing Paths , John Daverio explores the connections between art and life in the works of three giants of musical romanticism. Drawing on contemporary critical theory and a wide variety of nineteenth-century sources, he considers topics including Schubert and Schumann's uncanny ability to evoke memory in music, the supposed cryptographic practices... more...

  • Beyond Structural Listening?by Andrew Dell'Antonio

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

    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...

  • The Classical Music Map of Britainby Richard Fawkes

    Elliott & Thompson 2010; US$ 8.47

    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...

  • Great Italian and French Composersby George Ferris

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fascinating look at several famous composers from Italy and France, including Rossini, Verdi, Berlioz and Cherubini. more...

  • Musical Visitors to Britainby Peter Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 61.95

    Britain has attracted many musical visitors to its shores. A varied and often eccentric collection of individuals, some were invited by royalty with musical tastes, some were refugees from religious or political oppression, some were spies, and others came to escape debt or even charges of murder. This book paints a broad picture of the changing... more...

  • Four Last Songsby Linda Hutcheon; Michael Hutcheon

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Aging and creativity can seem a particularly fraught relationship for artists, who often face age-related difficulties as their audience?s expectations are at a peak. In  Four Last Songs , Linda and Michael Hutcheon explore this issue via the late works of some of the world?s greatest composers. Giuseppe Verdi (1813?1901), Richard Strauss (1864?1949),... more...

  • Zwei Minuten Ewigkeitby Bo Katzman

    Giger Verlag 2013; US$ 30.99

    "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...