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

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 43.75

    Volume 2 opens at the the outbreak of the First World War and at the time of Jan?cek's lowest ebb. Within two years, however, his fortunes were transformed by the Prague production of Jenufa This led to international fame and fortune and to the magnificent creative flowering in which the elderly composer wrote most of his best-known works. His personal... more...

  • Balinese Discourses on Music and Modernizationby Brita Heimarck Renee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    While many Western scholars have discussed the technical aspects of Balinese music or the traditional contexts for performance, little has been written in Western languages about Balinese discourses on their music. This dissertation seeks to understand the experience of music in Bali according to Balinese voices through an analysis of oral and written... 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 they... more...

  • Wickedby Paul R. Laird

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 43.99

    This book explores the creation of the popular Broadway musical Wicked through an examination of draft scripts, interviews with major figures, and the study of primary musical sources such as sketches, drafts, and completed musical scores. more...

  • Kylieby Julie Aspinall

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 7.28

    Kylie first made it big in the late 1980s as Charlene in the Australian soap "Neighbours". Moving to England, she made the transition to pop sensation when she worked with producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman.When the hits dried up in the 1990s, Kylie was faced with her first major challenge. She had to reinvent herself for a new generation of fans.... more...

  • 'Food for Apollo'by Dorothy T. Potter

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 72.99

    'Food for Apollo:' Cultivated Music in Antebellum Philadelphia details the evolution and significance in that city of what is often called 'classical' music. Performances in a variety of settings, from 'long rooms' in taverns to large theatres and concert halls, facilitated this process over approximately 100 years. Philadelphia's thriving music publishing... more...

  • Orpheus in Manhattanby Steve Swayne

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    Orpheus in Manhattan is the first comprehensive biography of Schuman that draws heavily upon his writings and on other archival materials. Filled with new discoveries and revisions of the received historical narrative, Orpheus in Manhattan repositions Schuman as a major figure in America's musical life. more...

  • Black by Designby Pauline Black

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, working class family in Romford. Never quite at home there, she escaped her small town background and discovered a different way of life - making music. Lead singer for platinum-selling band The Selecter, Pauline Black was the Queen of British Ska.... more...

  • Letters of Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1895-1958by Hugh Cobbe

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    This selection of 750 of Ralph Vaughan Williams' letters, introduced and annotated, provides insights on his early development, his own music and his views on the music of others, his political attitudes, especially to the two world wars, his close personal friendships, and his marriages. more...

  • The Consort Music of William Lawes, 1602-1645by John Cunningham

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    An examination of the work and music of the Royalist composer William Lawes. more...