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  • Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practiceby Timothy Duguid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    During the Reformation, the Book of Psalms became one of the most well-known books of the Bible. This was particularly true in Britain, where people of all backgrounds memorized and sang poetic versifications of the psalms. This book is the first to consider both English and Scottish metrical psalmody, comparing the two traditions in print and practice.... more...

  • Turbo-folk Music and Cultural Representations of National Identity in Former Yugoslaviaby Uro? Cvoro

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Turbo-folk music is the most controversial form of popular culture in the new states of former Yugoslavia. Beginning with 1970s Socialist Yugoslavia, Uroš Cvoro explores the cultural and political paradoxes of turbo-folk. Taking as its starting point turbo-folk’s popularity across national borders, Cvoro analyses key songs and performers... more...

  • Chopinby James Huneker

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...

  • Who Did It First?by Bob Leszczak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    In Who Did It First?: Great Rock and Roll Cover Songs and Their Original Artists, the third volume in Bob Leszczak?s exciting Who Did It First? series, readers explore the hidden history of the most famous, indeed legendary, rock and roll classics. As Leszczak points out, the version you purchased, played air guitar to, sang... more...

  • Ella Fitzgeraldby STUART NICHOLSON

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Stuart Nicholson's biography of Ella Fitzgerald is considered a classic in jazz literature. Drawing on original documents, interviews, and new information, Nicholson draws a complete picture of Fitzgerald's professional and personal life. Fitzgerald rose from being a pop singer with chart-novelty hits in the late '30s to become a bandleader and then... more...

  • Ballet Musicby Matthew Naughtin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    In Ballet Music: A Handbook Matthew Naughtin provides a practical guide for the professional musician who works with ballet companies, whether as a full-time staff member or as an independent contractor. In this comprehensive work, he addresses the daily routine of the modern ballet company, outlines the respective roles of the conductor, company... more...

  • "Jede Note an Dich gerichtet!"by Ursula Schneewind

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 26.85

    Das ?musikalische Opfer?, die ?Eroica?, ?Tristan und Isolde?, die ?Sinfonie der Tausend?, ?Ein Überlebender aus Warschau? ? Werke die immer wieder aufs Neue Konzertbesucher und CD-Käufer in ihren Bann ziehen. Die Musik wurde tausendfach aufgeführt und gehört, doch die Geschichten rund um die Widmungen zu diesen Stücken blieben meist unbekannt. Dabei... more...

  • Das Judentum in Richard Wagners "Ring des Nibelungen": Eine kritische Diskussionsgeschichteby Michael Günther

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 39.48

    Hauptbeschreibung Richard Wagners Antisemitismus polarisiert bis heute. Dabei geht es nicht um die Frage, ob Wagner Antisemit war, denn dies lässt sich anhand seiner Schriften eindeutig belegen. Vielmehr wird die Diskussion von der Frage bestimmt, ob antisemitische Tendenzen auch den musikalischen Werken Wagners innewohnen. Spätestens seit Adornos... more...

  • "Words are flying out": Die Text-Geschichte der Beatlesby Carsten Dürkob

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 33.84

    Hauptbeschreibung Band-Biographien, die die Karriere-Umstände und die Erfolge der Beatles nachzeichnen, gibt es zur Genüge. Demgegenüber gibt es - nicht einmal im angelsächsischen Raum - keine auch nur im Ansatz detaillierte Darstellung zur Entwicklung der Song-Texte und der Beziehungen der Texte untereinander. Das ist um so erstaunlicher, als der... more...

  • Richard Straussby Laurenz Lütteken

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 9.01

    Richard Strauss (11. Juni 1864 bis 8. September 1949) gehört zu den bedeutendsten Komponisten der Moderne. Tondichtungen, Lieder, vor allem aber seine Opern gehören zum überzeitlichen musikalischen Erbe unserer Kultur. Wer immer in dieser Generation Opern komponierte, mußte sich mit den Ideen und Werken Wagners auseinandersetzen. Strauss hat, trotz... more...