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  • I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Except When I Hate It)by Brian Boone

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    Music breeds duality. We enjoy the music we love-listening to it, talking about it, reading about it. But it's just as fun to passionately revel in mocking the music we hate. Fortunately, musicians make this two-lane path very easy to follow. Half the time they're creating timeless works of art that speak to the soul; the other half, they're recording... more...

  • The New Brucknerby Dermot Gault

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    The New Bruckner provides a valuable study of Bruckner's music, focusing on the interaction of biography, textual scholarship, reception history and analysis. Dermot Gault corrects longstanding misconceptions about the composer's revision process and tra more...

  • Louis Armstrong: Musicianby Kenneth Partridge

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    Born in a poor, dangerous section of New Orleans known as "The Battlefield," Louis Armstrong overcame tremendous odds to become one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. From his 1920s-era Hot Five recordings, which forever changed the face of jazz, to such latter-day pop hits as "Hello, Dolly!" and the well-known... more...

  • Franz Lisztby Wolfgang Dömling

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.58

    Seit seinem ersten öffentlichen Konzert in Paris, im März 1824, wurde Franz Liszt als veritables Wunderkind triumphal gefeiert ? als neuer Mozart gar, der 1763 als Siebenjähriger in Paris Furore gemacht hatte. «Wahrhaftig, seit gestern Abend glaube ich an die Seelenwanderung», beginnt eine groß aufgemachte Besprechung jenes Konzerts; «ich bin überzeugt,... more...

  • Busoni as Pianistby Grigory Kogan; Svetlana Belsky

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 75.00

    So many-sided were Ferruccio Busoni's accomplishments--as a composer, an author, a pedagogue, and a philosopher--that even his most important biographers have cast only a cursory glance at the pianistic aspect of Busoni's fascinating career. Grigory Kogan more...

  • Janacek: Years of a Life Volume 2 (1914-1928)by John Tyrrell

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 43.75

    The eagerly awaited second volume of the definitive biography of Leo? Janácek. more...

  • The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabinby Anatole Leikin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    When Alexander Scriabin's music was performed during his lifetime, it elicited ecstatic responses from listeners. After his death, however, it steadily lost the captivating appeal it once held. The main reason for this is an enormous gap existing between the printed scores of Scriabin's music and the way the composer himself played his works.... more...

  • Bobby Whitlockby Bobby Whitlock; Marc Roberty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    From early childhood singing in church to the rock 'n' roll limelight of Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock launched a musical journey still going to this day. Whitlock's life story does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, however. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive childhood,... more...

  • Jay-Zby Julius Bailey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Jay-Z is one of America's leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay-Z's relevance to African-American oral history, socially responsible hip... more...

  • Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900by Clive Brown; Roger Norrington

    Clarendon Press 1999; US$ 64.99

    The past ten years have seen a rapidly growing interest in performing and recording Classical and Romantic music with period instruments; yet the relationship of composers' notation to performing practices during that period has received only sporadic attention from scholars, and many aspects of composers' intentions have remained uncertain.... more...