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  • Classical Music in a Changing Cultureby Donald Vroon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In Classical Music in a Changing Culture, Donald Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America?s future as a nation of music listeners. Vroon delves into a variety of topics: orchestra finances, contemporary music, classical music marketing, attracting young crowds, musical aesthetics,... more...

  • Beethoven, Wagner, Mahlerby Hans-Georg Klemm

    Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 17.65

    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 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...

  • Deutschland oder Jerusalemby Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf

    zu Klampen 2013; US$ 22.32

    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...

  • 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$ 56.20

    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...