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  • Beethoven, Wagner, Mahlerby Hans-Georg Klemm

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 18.50

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composersby Balint Andras 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 58.11

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... 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...

  • Music in 1853by Hugh Macdonald

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 45.00

    No one composer is at the centre of this fascinating story, but a larger picture emerges of a shift in musical scenery, from the world of the innocent Romanticism of Berlioz and Schumann to the more potent musical politics of Wagner, and of his antidote (as many saw him), Brahms. 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...