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  • Chasing the Dragonby Jeff Apter

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    After bursting on to the Australian music scene in 1975, Dragon fast developed a reputation for both hard rocking and hard living. As the highly visible and charismatic lead singer, Marc Hunter was the voice behind such timeless hits as ‘April Sun in Cuba’, ‘Are You Old Enough?’ and ‘Rain’. Yet Hunter was also a maverick... more...

  • Beethoven's Chamber Music in Contextby Angus Watson

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 26.24

    This comprehensive survey shows how the larger scale works relate to Beethoven's chamber music and how the composer evolved an increasing freedom of form. more...

  • Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustraby John Williamson

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 32.00

    This guide examines the intellectual background of Strauss's tone poem and considers ways in which it has been received by composers and writers, notably Romain Rolland and Bartok. more...

  • Alban Bergby Theodor W. Adorno; Christopher Hailey; Juliane Brand

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 37.00

    Adorno's study of Alban Berg is a unique document. Itself now a part of music history, it is a personal account, by a pre-eminent philosopher and aesthetician, of the life and musical works of his mentor, friend and composition teacher. Shortly after Berg's death in 1935, Adorno contributed several analyses to the first Berg biography. Thirty years... more...

  • Adorno's Aesthetics of Musicby Max Paddison

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 46.00

    An introduction to T. W. Adorno's aesthetics and sociology of music. more...

  • Carl Nielsen and the Idea of Modernismby Daniel M. Grimley

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 90.00

    A critical re-evaluation of the music of Carl Nielsen which examines its context and relationship to musical modernism. more...

  • Joseph F. Lambby Carol J. Binkowski

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Joseph F. Lamb (1887-1960) composed with enthusiasm and was influenced by a variety of sources, all kinds of music, cultures, traditions and the everyday. Although he is considered one of classic ragtime's "big three"--along with Scott Joplin and James Scott--he did not fit the usual profile. He was musically self-taught, held a corporate... more...

  • The Performance Identities of Lady Gagaby Richard J Gray

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Three years after entering the pop music scene, Lady Gaga became the most well-known pop star in the world. These thirteen critical essays explore Lady Gaga's body of work through the interdisciplinary filter of performance identity and cover topics such as gender and sexuality, body commodification, visual body rhetoric, drag performance, homosexuality... more...

  • Oper als Dramaby Robert Braunmüller

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 116.25

    Alongside Wieland Wagner, Walter Felsenstein (1901-1975) was the most important opera director of the early post-war period in Germany. To this day, the dramaturgic preparation of his productions at the Komische Oper in East Berlin can justly claim exemplary status. With despotic thoroughness he subjected the works of the operatic canon... more...

  • The Theology of Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Credo, and Verdi’s Dies Iraeby David B. Greene

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 139.95

    In pieces of music set to biblical or liturgical texts, the musical connections of one passage or one movement to one another. In a musical sense, these texts have a meaning and significance that can be and often distinct from the meanings achieved by syntactic relationships. Sometimes the syntactic meanings are lost in the musical repetitions and... more...