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  • Our Place, Our Musicby Marcus Breen

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1989; US$ 17.50

    Here is the inside story of Aboriginal music in Australia, from its beginnings in tribal music, to the high volume and energy of contemporary rock and reggae. Our Place Our Music surveys developments in Aboriginal music across Australia and traces some of the historical influences which have shaped it. It show how dynamic Aboriginal culture is, and... more...

  • Still with the Musicby Karl Jenkins; Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 6.99

    ??Music is a language that speaks to us all. But the music of Sir Karl Jenkins transcends boundaries of style and genre, of geography, language and nationality to communicate a message of peace that has profoundly moved millions around the world. Incorporating diverse influences from religious and historical texts, multicultural musical styles and,... more...

  • Beethovenby Richard Wagner; William Ashton Ellis

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven... more...

  • Beethoven, as Revealed in His Own Wordsby Ludwig van Beethoven; Friedrich Kerst

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 6.95

    The following book consists of brief biographical commentaries about Beethoven, each followed by sections of quotations attributed to the muse. In these quotes, Beethoven demonstrates his intense preoccupation (or obsession) with thinking artistically and intelligently, and with helping to alleviate man's suffering by providing man with musical... more...

  • Chromatic Beauty in the Late Medieval Chansonby Thomas Brothers

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 48.00

    An in-depth study of the late medieval chanson. more...

  • Mozart: The 'Haydn' Quartetsby John Irving

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

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

  • Ronnie Gilbertby Ronnie Gilbert

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Ronnie Gilbert had a long and colorful career as a singer, actor, playwright, therapist, and independent woman. Her lifelong work for political and social change was central to her role as a performer. Raised in Depression-era New York City by leftist, working-class, secular Jewish parents, Gilbert is best known as a member of the Weavers, the quartet... more...

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Musicby Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    An essential short history of classical music, and a standalone accompaniment to the Handy Guides series Trace the history of classical music from its birth through the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods and right up to the present day. Packed full of essential information, this pocket-sized handbook explores the lives and works of the key... more...

  • From the chanson franšaise to the canzone d'autore in the 1960s and 1970sby Dr Rachel Haworth; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The similarities between the chanson franšaise and the canzone d'autore have been often noted but never fully explored. Both genres are national forms which involve the figure of the singer-songwriter, both experienced their golden age of production in the post-World War II period and both are enduringly popular, still accounting for a large proportion... more...

  • Different Every Timeby Marcus O'Dair

    Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He brought a jazz mindset to the 1960?s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves? garden in Mallorica, Spain. Wyatt's life took an... more...