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- J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2011; US$ 36.37
Zur problematischen Wagner-Rezeption in Deutschland. Die Geschichte der politisch-ästhetischen Rezeption Richard Wagners ist noch nicht aufgearbeitet. Der Autor geht den sich wandelnden Deutungen von Wagners Denken und Werk seit dem Kaiserreich bis in die Zeit der frühen Bundesrepublik nach und untersucht die Funktionalisierung der Werke zu politischen... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 9.36
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...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, working class family in Romford. Never quite at home there, she escaped her small town background and discovered a different way of life - making music. Lead singer for platinum-selling band The Selecter, Pauline Black was the Queen of British... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 59.99
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...
- 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...
- Saddleback Publishing 2011; US$ 10.95
Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 26.99
REAL LOVE? John Lennon?Life is What Happens celebrates the life and times of one of the most influential musicians in pop music history. A singer, songwriter, artist, social activist, husband and father, Lennon's genius inspired a generation-and continues to do so today some 30 years after his death. This fascinating read features rare images... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 12.99
All Aboard the Crazy Train This is Ozzy Osbourne in all his raw and unfiltered glory; four decades worth of his best quotes, oddest observations, risqué retorts, and yes, even articulate ponderings. Ozzy might come across as a nutter (and rightly so), but when you sit down and seriously consider what he's saying . . . well, he's f**king Ozzy Osbourne... more...