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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95
Most Beatles fans have probably spent most of their time listening to the iconic group's music over a stereo system with external speakers. While the music sounds wonderful this way, this method of listening does not deliver the full sonic picture of what the Beatles created. To have a full appreciation of their artistry and innovation, one must... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
Highlighting Chet Atkins' 50-plus-year career as a virtuoso, singer, songwriter and record producer, this book is an analysis and appreciation of the most noteworthy recordings of one of the world's greatest guitarists. Atkins' whole body of work--truly unmatched in the history of modern musical entertainment--and nearly 140 of his all-time... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00
Examines Mendelssohn's relationship to the past, shedding light on the construction of historical legacies that, in some cases, served to assert German cultural supremacy only two decades after the composer's death. more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
During his short lifetime, Franz Schubert (1797?1828) contributed to a wide variety of musical genres, from intimate songs and dances to ambitious chamber pieces, symphonies, and operas. The essays and translated documents in Franz Schubert and His World examine his compositions and ties to the Viennese cultural context, revealing surprising and... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 39.99
Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to reach international fame as a concert performer and one of the few artists who could sell out Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and Covent Garden. His trailblazing career carved the way for a host of African American artists,... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99
Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 37.13
Hauptbeschreibung Richard Wagners Antisemitismus polarisiert bis heute. Dabei geht es nicht um die Frage, ob Wagner Antisemit war, denn dies lässt sich anhand seiner Schriften eindeutig belegen. Vielmehr wird die Diskussion von der Frage bestimmt, ob antisemitische Tendenzen auch den musikalischen Werken Wagners innewohnen. Spätestens seit Adornos... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 31.83
Hauptbeschreibung Band-Biographien, die die Karriere-Umstände und die Erfolge der Beatles nachzeichnen, gibt es zur Genüge. Demgegenüber gibt es - nicht einmal im angelsächsischen Raum - keine auch nur im Ansatz detaillierte Darstellung zur Entwicklung der Song-Texte und der Beziehungen der Texte untereinander. Das ist um so erstaunlicher, als der... more...