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  • Judy Garlandby Anne Edwards

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Edwards?s biography presents a complete picture of the late actress?and not just the boozing, drug-addicted caricature of a woman central to lesser biographies. We learn, for example, that Garland saw it as her duty to provide for her family financially, a generosity that her mother Ethel exploited with disastrous results. Above all Judy Garland... more...

  • Sing Us a Song, Piano Womanby Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 39.00

    Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos explores the many-layered relationships female fans build with feminist musicians in general and with Tori Amos, in particular. Using original interview research with more than forty fans of Tori Amos, multiple observer-participant experiences at Amos?s concerts, and critical content... more...

  • Hall Johnsonby Eugene Thamon Simpson

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 96.00

    This definitive biography of the choral conductor and arranger Hall Johnson includes detailed information on his life and work in concert, on Broadway, and in the cinema, and examines Johnson's literary works, his poetry, and his music. 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...

  • 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...

  • Yevgeny Mravinskyby Gregor Tassie

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 78.00

    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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 78.00

    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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 108.00

    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...

  • Nietzsches Problem mit den Deutschenby Andreas Rupschus

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    Nietzsche, den gebürtigen Deutschen, der Deutschland und Deutsche immer stärker mied und geradezu eine Idiosynkrasie gegen sie entwickelte, hat sein Problem mit den Deutschen nie losgelassen. Es ist für ihn nicht nur biographisch von Bedeutung, wie bisher meist angenommen wurde, sondern grundiert seine ganze philosophische Entwicklung... more...

  • Jesús María Sanromáby Alberto Hernández

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 57.00

    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...