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- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 18.99
Thanks to the pioneering tours of the Creole Band, jazz began to be heard nationwide on the vaudeville stages of America from 1914 to 1918. This seven-piece band toured the country, exporting for the first time the authentic jazz strains that had developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. The band's vaudeville routines were deeply... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 31.95
In May 1968, France teetered on the brink of revolution as a series of student protests spiraled into the largest general strike the country has ever known. In the forty years since, May ?68 has come to occupy a singular place in the modern political imagination, not just in France but across the world. Eric Drott examines the social, political, and... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 6.78
Kylie first made it big in the late 1980s as Charlene in the Australian soap "Neighbours". Moving to England, she made the transition to pop sensation when she worked with producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman.When the hits dried up in the 1990s, Kylie was faced with her first major challenge. She had to reinvent herself for a new generation of fans.... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 11.64
Hauptbeschreibung Als "deutscher Liederfürst" oder verkanntes Genie wird er mittlerweile bezeichnet: Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Doch sein kurzes Leben - er starb bereits im Alter von 31 Jahren - war geprägt von dem nur mittelmäßig erfolgreichen Versuch, sich als Komponist zu etablieren. In der kurzen Lebensbeschreibung, die Oscar Bie seinem Werk... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 39.95
The musical landscape of New York City and the United States of America would look quite different had it not been for William Schuman. Orpheus in Manhattan, a fully objective and comprehensive biography of Schuman, portrays a man who had a profound influence upon the artistic and political institutions of his day and beyond. Steve Swayne draws heavily... more...
- Springer Fachmedien 2008; US$ 49.99
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 55.00
The book comprises a selection of some 750 letters of the composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams, selected from an extant corpus of about 3,300. The letters are arranged chronologically and have been chosen to provide a cumulative pen-picture of the composer in his own words. In general the letters reflect VW's major preoccupations: musical, personal... more...
- Profile 2011; US$ 20.78
Lead singer for platinum-selling 2-tone band The Selecter, Pauline Black has been in the music business for over thirty years. The only woman in a movement dominated by men, she was very much the Queen of British Ska. She saw The Specials, Madness, Dexy's Midnight Runners and all the other top bands of that generation at their very best ... and... more...
- Open Court 2011; US$ 18.95
Interest in the Man in Black has grown since his death in 2003, with increased record sales, cover videos by groups like Nine Inch Nails, and the 2006 biopic Walk the Line cementing his fame. This book honors Cash by examining the many philosophical issues and concepts within his music. From the gender confusion of ?A Boy Named Sue? to the ethics... more...