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- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00
Born in a poor, dangerous section of New Orleans known as "The Battlefield," Louis Armstrong overcame tremendous odds to become one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. From his 1920s-era Hot Five recordings, which forever changed the face of jazz, to such latter-day pop hits as "Hello, Dolly!" and the well-known... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
From early childhood singing in church to the rock 'n' roll limelight of Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock launched a musical journey still going to this day. Whitlock's life story does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, however. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive childhood,... more...
- 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 2010; US$ 21.86
Gustav Mahler is the most influential symphonist of the twentieth century. In this pioneering study, Norman Lebrecht reveals the man and musician through the words of his contemporaries. Using many previously unpublished documents, he constructs a profile of Mahler even more complex and compelling than that familiar from his letters and the often... more...
- C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.40
Am 8. Juni 1810 wird Robert Schumann im sächsischen Zwickau geboren. Wäre er dem Drängen seiner Mutter gefolgt und hätte einen nützlichen Beruf ergriffen ? immerhin hatte er sich bereits auf ein Studium der Jurisprudenz eingelassen ?, wäre die Musikgeschichte um einen ihrer bedeutendsten Künstler der Romantik gebracht worden. Schumann aber geht eigene... 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... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 72.99
Bach's cantatas are among the highest achievements of Western musical art, yet studies of the individual cantatas that are both illuminating and detailed are few. In this book, noted Bach expert Eric Chafe combines theological, historical, analytical, and interpretive approaches to the cantatas to offer readers and listeners alike the richest possible... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 19.99
Thanks to the pioneering tours of the Creole Band, jazz began to be heard nationwide on the vaudeville stages of America from 1914 to 1918. This seven-piece band toured the country, exporting for the first time the authentic jazz strains that had developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century. The band's vaudeville routines were deeply... more...