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- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 21.86
Gustav Mahler is the most influential symphonist of the twentieth century. In this pioneering study, Norman Lebrecht reveals the man and musician through the words of his contemporaries. Using many previously unpublished documents, he constructs a profile of Mahler even more complex and compelling than that familiar from his letters and the often... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95
When Alexander Scriabin's music was performed during his lifetime, it elicited ecstatic responses from listeners. After his death, however, it steadily lost the captivating appeal it once held. The main reason for this is an enormous gap existing between the printed scores of Scriabin's music and the way the composer himself played his works.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
From early childhood singing in church to the rock 'n' roll limelight of Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock launched a musical journey still going to this day. Whitlock's life story does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, however. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive childhood,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00
Jay-Z is one of America's leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay-Z's relevance to African-American oral history, socially responsible hip... more...
- The Domino Press 2011; US$ 14.57
Presented as a series of tour diaries, It's Lovely to be Here offers a mix of deadpan humour and wide-eyed wonder whilst mapping out the realities and endless disorientations of life on the road. By turns poignant, witty and philosophical, James Yorkston's account becomes an ongoing search for meaning in the lyrics, chords, bars and van window-views... more...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 7.28
This is Brian Epstein's own account of his extraordinary life and, inevitably, it is the story of the Beatles, the greatest pop group of the twentieth-century. What was the secret of Brian Epstein's management of the Beatles, how did he guide a group from Liverpool to shake the world of popular music? Within two years of making their first record... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 59.99
Bach's cantatas are among the highest achievements of Western musical art, yet studies of the individual cantatas that are both illuminating and detailed are few. In this book, noted Bach expert Eric Chafe combines theological, historical, analytical, and interpretive approaches to the cantatas to offer readers and listeners alike the richest possible... more...
- 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...
- John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 8.74
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...