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  • Yevgeny Mravinskyby Gregor Tassie

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 82.99

    This biography of Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903-1988) examines a period and culture rarely dealt with by contemporary scholars. The last of a long line of distinguished Russian aristocrats, Mravinsky emerges from 20th century musical history as Russia's noble conductor. His connection to many prominent musicians?most notably Dmitri Shostakovich?and... more...

  • Maestros in Americaby Roderick L. Sharpe; Jeanne Koekkoek Stierman

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 109.99

    This volume presents biographical and critical essays of the leading orchestral conductors of US nationality, or of non-US citizens holding permanent appointments in the US, during the twenty-first century. more...

  • Political and Religious Ideas in the Works of Arnold Schoenbergby Charlotte M. Cross; Russell A. Berman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The original essays in this collection chronicle the transformation of Arnold Schoenberg's works from music as pure art to music as a vehicle of religious and political ideas, during the first half of the twentieth century. This interdisciplinary volume includes contributions from musicologists, music theorists, and scholars of German literature and... more...

  • Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986by Ronald Ebrecht; James Frazier; Marie Rubis Bauer; Jeffrey Reynolds; Herndon Spillman; Eliane Chevalier

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 82.99

    Ebrecht has brought together in this centenary tribute a fine collection of articles on Duruflé's life and work that will enthrall all those who have come under the spell of this great master of French Impressionism. more...

  • Sparks-Tasticby Tosh Berman

    Rare Bird Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    In 2008, Tosh Bermanauthor and publisher of TamTam Booksgot on a plane with a single motive: "Sparks Spectacular." It had been announced that the band Sparks would perform all twenty-one of their albums in a succession of twenty-one nights in London...a monumental experience for any Sparks fanatic. Part travel journal, part personal memoir, Berman... more...

  • Nietzsches Problem mit den Deutschenby Andreas Rupschus

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 97.93

    Nietzsche was a harsh critic of German culture and yet, at the same time, realized he was quite inseparable from it. His disagreement with the Germans began as an involvement with Richard Wagner and then, after renouncing him, increasingly turned into an internal dispute with himself. This subject is important for a philosophical understanding... more...

  • Nietzsche, Wagner, Europeby Martine Prange

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 141.48

    Most of Nietzsche?s works are concerned with the present state and future of European culture and humanity, thereby resisting the ?nationalist nonsense.? Prange analyzes the development of his ideal of European culture based on his musical aesthetics. She does so against the background of contemporary searches for a wider, cultural meaning beyond... more...

  • Jesús María Sanromáby Alberto Hernández

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 59.99

    This book presents for the first time a documented biography of Jesús María Sanromá (1902-1984), a native Puerto Rican classical musician and a leading 20th century American pianist. more...

  • Mychael Danna's The Ice Stormby Miguel Mera

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 39.99

    This book studies the music and sound in Ang Lee's film The Ice Storm , providing a unique insight into the collaborative processes that influenced the development and evolution of the score, and illustrating how the politics of filmmaking interacts with creativity. more...

  • Tony DiPardo: Life, Love, Music and Footballby Tony DiPardo

    Sports Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    This heart-warming autiobiography blends the magic of music with the thrill of Kansas City football. For almost half a century, Tony DiPardo was the band director for the Knasas City Chiefs. In this humerous, touching, and lively memoir, fans will re-live all the greatest moments of Chiefs football through the unqiue, smiling eyes of the longest running... more...