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    »Das ist ein Berufener«, sagte Robert Schumann über den damals 20-jährigen Johannes Brahms. Wie recht er hatte, wurde aus dem jungen Mann doch einer der wichtigsten Komponisten des 19. Jahrhunderts. Wilhelm Furtwängler sagte einmal über ihn, dass er der »Letzte dieser ?Wiener?, dieser deutschen Klassiker, geworden ist« und es sei »vor allem immer wieder... more...

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    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 42.92

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  • The Castratoby Martha Feldman

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic,... more...

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    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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    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 27.22

    The inspiring and uplifting story of one man's meteoric rise from the cobbler's shop to the concert hall. more...

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    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

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    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 39.99

    Drawing on interviews with Hank Ballard, Otis Williams, and other artists who worked with the Hummingbirds, as well as with members James Davis, Ira Tucker, Howard Carroll, and many others, 'The Dixie Hummingbirds' brings vividly to life the growth of a gospel group and of gospel music itself. more...

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    A comprehensive guide to Beethoven's FIDELIO, featuring Principal Characters in the opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and an insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis by Burton D. Fisher, noted opera author and lecturer. more...