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- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 43.75
Volume 2 opens at the the outbreak of the First World War and at the time of Jan?cek's lowest ebb. Within two years, however, his fortunes were transformed by the Prague production of Jenufa This led to international fame and fortune and to the magnificent creative flowering in which the elderly composer wrote most of his best-known works. His personal... 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 they... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 7.28
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...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65
Orpheus in Manhattan is the first comprehensive biography of Schuman that draws heavily upon his writings and on other archival materials. Filled with new discoveries and revisions of the received historical narrative, Orpheus in Manhattan repositions Schuman as a major figure in America's musical life. 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 Ska.... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59
This selection of 750 of Ralph Vaughan Williams' letters, introduced and annotated, provides insights on his early development, his own music and his views on the music of others, his political attitudes, especially to the two world wars, his close personal friendships, and his marriages. more...
- Open Court 2011; US$ 18.99
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 Educational Publishing 2011; US$ 10.95
Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching... more...