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- Little, Brown and Company 2012; Not Available
Rick Moody has been writing about music as long as he has been writing, and this book provides an ample selection from that output. His anatomy of the word cool reminds us that, in the postwar 40s, it was infused with the feeling of jazz music but is now merely a synonym for neat . "On Celestial Music," which was included in Best American... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 20.99
This new second edition of Enchanted Evenings offers theater lovers an illuminating behind-the-scenes tour of some of America's best loved, most admired, and most enduring musicals. Readers will find such all-time favorites as Show Boat, Carousel, Kiss Me, Kate, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 42.99
In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance of tradition in Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Boito, and, most importantly, Puccini. Taking account of some 400 primary sources, Baragwanath... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.99
Are you a Rihanna fan? Do you know the lyrics to all of her songs? Can you name her albums? From releasing her debut album at the age of 17 to becoming one of the best selling artists of all time, Rihanna is one of the biggest success stories in recent pop history. But how much do you really know about your favourite star? Find out in this fascinating... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 23.99
A dazzling appraisal of the definitive classical music performances available today For classical music lovers, there is nothing more beguiling and exciting than the range of technique and emotion that can capture or transform the great works in the hands of a conductor and musicians. But with hundreds of recordings released every year, discovering... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 159.99
Opera was invented at the end of the sixteenth century in imitation of the supposed style of delivery of ancient Greek tragedy, and, since then, operas based on Greek drama have been among the most important in the repertoire. This collection of essays by leading authorities in the fields of Classics, Musicology, Dance Studies, English Literature,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 34.99
There is a striking similarity between Marian devotional songs and secular love songs of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Two disparate genres-one sacred, the other secular; one Latin, the other vernacular-both praise an idealized, impossibly virtuous woman. Each does so through highly stylized derivations of traditional medieval song forms-Marian... more...
- F+W Media 2004; US$ 24.99
Warman's Records Field Guide provides a handy - and attractive - way of discovering how valuable old records can be. This full color portable guide features thousands of listings, prices and hundreds of color photographs of some of the greatest and most valuable records of all time. Collectors, dealers and enthusiasts will find everything from Abba... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 24.99
This updated edition of the authoritative Wayman's vinyl reference now features full color! New chapters on psychedelic rock and '45s are included, as well as new sections on artists like Bob Dylan. The latest pricing information is a must for serious collectors, and it's all included in this handy reference. Collectors and vinyl enthusiasts will... more...