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- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 13.11
Barry Miles knew Frank Zappa intimately and was present at the recording of some of his most important albums. This sparkling biography brings the Zappa the musician and composer, Zappa the controversialist and Zappa the family man (despite his love of groupies, he was married for more than 30 years) together for the first time. Barry Miles' biography... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 14.95
In December 1945 Thomas Mann wrote a famous letter to Adorno in which he formulated the principle of montage adopted in his novel Doctor Faustus. The writer expressly invited the philosopher to 'consider, with me, how such a work - and I mean Leverkuhn's work - could more or less be practically realized'. Their close collaboration on questions concerning... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 65.00
This collection of letters to and from the eminent harpsichordist, scholar, and early music pioneer Ralph Kirkpatrick provides a portrait of the musician from the beginning of his career in Paris in the 1930s to its end in the early 1980s. more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00
Examines Mendelssohn's relationship to the past, shedding light on the construction of historical legacies that, in some cases, served to assert German cultural supremacy only two decades after the composer's death. more...
- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 23.99
This is the first biography of Ralph Peer, the adventurous?even revolutionary?A&R man and music publisher who changed the breadth and flavor of popular music in the United States and around the world. It is the story of the life and 50-year career of the man who was crucial in discovering star musicians and establishing the genres of blues, jazz,... more...
- Running Press 2014; US$ 25.00
One-of-a-kind tribute from one of the best-selling bands in the world direct to their legions of fans. The Red Hot Chili Peppers? performances have become legendary as much for the music and antics on stage as the generous, loving community of people who stand side by side, screaming their approval. This is a fan appreciation book from the band that... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99
In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters , respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash?s career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties, without which they simply would not have existed. Tackling subjects such as The Clash?s self-conscious tussles with their record label,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95
American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American music based on ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges... more...