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  • Mahler Rememberedby Norman Lebrecht

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 21.86

    Gustav Mahler is the most influential symphonist of the twentieth century. In this pioneering study, Norman Lebrecht reveals the man and musician through the words of his contemporaries. Using many previously unpublished documents, he constructs a profile of Mahler even more complex and compelling than that familiar from his letters and the often... more...

  • Franz Lisztby Wolfgang Dömling

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.40

    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...

  • 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$ 234.99

    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...

  • The Performance of 16th-Century Musicby Anne Smith

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 22.99

    Most modern performers, trained on the performance practices of the Classical and Romantic periods, come to the music of the Renaissance with well-honed but anachronistic ideas. Fundamental differences between 16th-century repertoire and that of later epochs thus tend to be overlooked-yet it is just these differences which can make a performance truly... 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...

  • Robert Schumannby Arnfried Edler

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.40

    Am 8. Juni 1810 wird Robert Schumann im sächsischen Zwickau geboren. Wäre er dem Drängen seiner Mutter gefolgt und hätte einen nützlichen Beruf ergriffen ? immerhin hatte er sich bereits auf ein Studium der Jurisprudenz eingelassen ?, wäre die Musikgeschichte um einen ihrer bedeutendsten Künstler der Romantik gebracht worden. Schumann aber geht eigene... more...

  • A Cellarful of Noiseby Brian Epstein

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    This is Brian Epstein's own account of his extraordinary life and, inevitably, it is the story of the Beatles, the greatest pop group of the twentieth-century. What was the secret of Brian Epstein's management of the Beatles, how did he guide a group from Liverpool to shake the world of popular music? Within two years of making their first record... more...

  • Richard Wagner in Deutschlandby Udo Bermbach

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2011; US$ 36.37

    Zur problematischen Wagner-Rezeption in Deutschland. Die Geschichte der politisch-ästhetischen Rezeption Richard Wagners ist noch nicht aufgearbeitet. Der Autor geht den sich wandelnden Deutungen von Wagners Denken und Werk seit dem Kaiserreich bis in die Zeit der frühen Bundesrepublik nach und untersucht die Funktionalisierung der Werke zu politischen... more...