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- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 20.01
Er kam, sah und komponierte: Als Georg Friedrich Händel im Jahre 1706 nach Rom kam, eroberte das 21-jährige Musikgenie aus Halle die Stadt im Sturm. Binnen kürzester Zeit wurde er zu einer Berühmtheit, seine Musik erfüllte Paläste und Kirchen der ?ewigen Stadt?. Gefördert von Marchese Ruspoli und bedeutenden Kardinälen, schuf der Lutheraner in Rom... more...
- Open Court 2009; US$ 19.95
Since their breakthrough hit "Creep" in 1993, Radiohead has continued to make waves throughout popular and political culture with its views about the Bush presidency (its 2003 album was titled Hail to the Thief ), its anti-corporatism, its pioneering efforts to produce ecologically sound road tours, and, most of all, its decision in 2007 to sell... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
In The 50 th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a ?bible? for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.95
In her new book, Carolyn Abbate considers the nature of operatic performance and the acoustic images of performance present in operas from Monteverdi to Ravel. Paying tribute to music's realization by musicians and singers, she argues that operatic works are indelibly bound to the contingency of live singing, playing, and staging. She seeks a middle... more...
- Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 52.00
Who "speaks" to us in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context,... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 85.00
Alton Augustus Adams, Sr., was a musician, writer, hotelier, and the first black bandmaster of the United States Navy. Born in the Virgin Islands in 1889, Adams joined the U.S. military in 1917. Although naval policy at the time restricted blacks to menial jobs, Adams and his all-black ensemble provided a bridge between the local population and their... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95
Doc is the autobiography of jazz elder statesman Frank ?Doc? Adams, highlighting his role in Birmingham, Alabama?s, historic jazz scene and tracing his personal adventure that parallels, in many ways, the story and spirit of jazz itself. Doc tells the story of an accomplished jazz master, from his musical apprenticeship under John T. ?Fess?... more...