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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
The use of irony in music is just beginning to be defined and critiqued, although it has been used, implied and decried by composers, performers, listeners and critics for centuries. Irony in popular music is especially worthy of study because it is pervasive, even fundamental to the music, the business of making music and the politics of messaging.... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00
Linda Hutcheon is university professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the University of Toronto and the author of many books on contemporary culture and theory. Michael Hutcheon is a pulmonologist and professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. Together they have written several books on opera and medical culture, most... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
This edited volume systematically describes the major adaptations of the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery which accommodate a variety of contexts and client groups. The international contributors, who each use these adaptations in their own clinical practice, provide theoretical and practical details of the approach used for their client group. more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95
"This is an immensely valuable book and one which is clearly designed to appeal to all musicians?not just string players...Mr. Blum has captured in great detail the little things that so often make a great teacher. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the Art of Interpretation."? Music Teacher "The volume belongs to... more...
- Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.95
LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BEATE SIROTA GORDON tells a story of both tragedy and grandeur in the twentieth century. It recounts the life and work of Beate Sirota Gordon: the influence of her father, Leo Sirota, one of the greatest pianists of his generation; her secret work ensuring women?s equality while helping to develop the... more...
- Blink Publishing 2015; US$ 13.11
In this remarkable book, historians Jon Cooksey and Graham McKechnie present the extraordinary story of Frederick Kelly, the musician, composer and Olympic rower who was killed in action during the Great War. Frederick Kelly?s war diary, written between 1914 and 1916, has never been published in its entirety and is a wholly unique document of the... more...
- Souvenir Press 2015; US$ 21.86
Sean Egan has compiled Bowie?s most revealing interviews into a riveting commentary on 50 years of personas and styles, tracing each step from Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane to The Thin White Duke and into the elder statesman that Bowie has become. This essential collection of 50 years of interviews from Rock?s most restlessly creative spirit is as... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00
During the Cold War, thousands of musicians from the United States traveled the world, sponsored by the U.S. State Department?s Cultural Presentations program. Performances of music in many styles?classical, rock ?n? roll, folk, blues, and jazz?competed with those by traveling Soviet and mainland Chinese artists, enhancing the prestige of American... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95
Music therapists are trained to use their first study instrument in clinical practice, yet existing literature focuses almost exclusively on the use of piano, basic percussion and voice. This illuminating book brings together international music therapists who use a diverse range of musical instruments in their clinical work: the clarinet, the piano... more...