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    Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Edwards?s biography presents a complete picture of the late actress?and not just the boozing, drug-addicted caricature of a woman central to lesser biographies. We learn, for example, that Garland saw it as her duty to provide for her family financially, a generosity that her mother Ethel exploited with disastrous results. Above all Judy Garland... more...

  • Beethoven the Pianistby Tilman Skowroneck

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    This book offers an insight into Beethoven's career, showing in well-documented detail the rise and decline of his powers as a performer. more...

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    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    'My favourite book' Tinchy Stryder BA Business Life Book of the Month The ultimate hustle is to move freely between the street and corporate worlds, to find your flow and never stay locked in the same position. This is a manifesto for how to operate in the twenty-first century, where everything has been turned on its head. Building on the runaway... more...

  • The Semantics of Chinese Musicby Adrian Tien

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Music is a widely enjoyed human experience. It is, therefore, natural that we have wanted to describe, document, analyse and, somehow, grasp it in language. This book surveys a representative selection of musical concepts in Chinese language, i.e. words that describe, or refer to, aspects of Chinese music. Important as these musical concepts are in... more...

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    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

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    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    A guide to Mozart's most famous string quartets, dedicated to his friend, Joseph Haydn. more...

  • Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europeby Philip V. Bohlman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95

    Two decades after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and one decade into the twenty-first century, European music remains one of the most powerful forces for shaping nationalism. Using intensive fieldwork throughout Europe -- from participation in alpine foot pilgrimages to studies of the grandest music spectacle anywhere in the world, the Eurovision... more...

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    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 12.19

    Im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, das sogenannte goldene Zeitalter des Kastratengesanges, wurden tausendfach Knaben aus dem einzigen Grund kastriert, um ihre kindliche Stimme zu erhalten. Bekannt sind uns heute noch die klangvollen Namen Farinelli und Caffarelli. Doch nicht jeder, der dieser Operation unterzogen worden war, erlangte solche Größe. Die Autorin... more...

  • Das Klaviertrio bei Haydn und Mozart: Untersuchungen zur Frühgeschichte einer musikalischen Gattungby Christoph Biehl

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 12.19

    Das Klaviertrioschaffen Haydns und Mozarts wurde in der musikwissenschaftlichen Literatur bisher eher beiläufig beleuchtet. Diese Untersuchung widmet sich dem gattungsbezogenen Schaffen dieser beiden Klassiker und versucht, sowohl die Vorgeschichte der Gattung vor Haydn und Mozart zu beleuchten, als auch an ausgesuchten Beispielen Tendenzen aufzuzeigen,... more...

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    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 8.44

    "Selbst unter den berühmtesten Wiener Berühmtheiten gab es keinen, der sich nicht gern an Mac Ecks Stammtisch eingefunden hätte. Hugo Wolf, Johann Strauß, E. Blavatsky und Annie Besant, Ferdinand Bruckner, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler und Leo Trotzki - sie alle berieten sich mit ihm. Wenn Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Werfel und Rilke über ein Gedicht in Zweifel... more...