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- BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 24.95
Go behind the scenes with the musician The New York Times called ďa guitar God!? Oft-hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation, living guitar legend Joe Satriani has long transcended stylistic boundaries with a sound that raises the bar like a new horizon for the broader genre of instrumental guitar rock. Joe?s 6-string secrets have astounded... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99
The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music explores the diverse influences on the quintet?s music, and the impact that their music had in turn on contemporary music and American society. Through previously unpublished interviews with Robbie Robertson, Eric Andersen, Pete Seeger, and the late Rick Danko, as well as numerous other sources, Craig Harris... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99
In addition to his phenomenal career as a singer, Elvis Presley was also a box office star, from his first film, Love Me Tender , to his final feature, Change of Habit , playing opposite Mary Tyler Moore as a nun. A film-by-film look at the 31 features starring the king of rock ?n roll, this definitive study provides a wealth of information... more...
- Triumph Books 2014; US$ 11.99
With†2014 marking the 60th anniversary of the release of Elvis Presley?s first record, ?That?s All Right,? this book makes the perfect companion for celebrating the life and music of one of the world?s most popular entertainers. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures, legions of Elvis fans around the globe who... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
"Joe Wilder set the table. His struggles made it easier for me and many others."--From the Foreword by Wynton Marsalis † Trumpeter Joe Wilder is distinguished for his achievements in both the jazz and classical worlds. He was a founding member of the Symphony of the New World, where he played first trumpet, and he performed as lead trumpet... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Popular music has become increasingly embedded in complex and often contradictory discourses of wellbeing. For instance, some new genres and sub-cultures of popular music are associated with violence, drug-use, and the angst of living yet simultaneously define the hopes and dreams of millions of young people. At a service level, popular music is increasingly... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95
Sacred Music in Secular Society is a new and challenging work asking why Christian sacred music is now appealing afresh to a wide and varied audience, both religious and secular. Blending scholarship, theological reflection and interviews with some of the greatest musicians and spiritual leaders of our day, Arnold suggests that the intrinsically theological... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 55.00
Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi’s operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer’s career. The first thorough, systematic examination of Verdi’s operas, it covered the twenty works produced between 1842 and 1857—from Nabucco and Macbeth to Il trovatore , La traviata , and Aroldo . But while Basevi’s... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00
Joy H. Calico examines the cultural history of postwar Europe through the lens of the performance and reception of Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw ?a short but powerful work, she argues, capable of irritating every exposed nerve in postwar Europe. Schoenberg, a Jewish composer whose oeuvre had been one of the Nazis? prime exemplars of ... more...