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  • Welsh Traditional Musicby Phyllis Kinney

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    This book offers readers, both general and specialist, an introduction to, and analysis of, the traditional music of Wales. With musical examples throughout, the book is written in a straightforward, accessible style by an acknowledged authority in the field. Covering the period from medieval times to the present day, this book should appeal to anyone... more...

  • Mense van my asemby Steve Hofmeyr

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    In Mense van my asem vertel Steve Hofmeyr uiteindelik sy lewensverhaal, in kenmerkende trant: openhartig, humoristies en uitgesproke. Hy begelei ons op ?n fassinerende reis deur sy kinderjare, sy tyd in die weermag en sy loopbaan daarna, en staan kort-kort stil by die gebeurtenisse en mense wat ?n groot impak op hom gehad het. Alle aspekte van sy lewensgeskiedenis... more...

  • People I Made Music withby David Tidboald

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 5.00

    An unusual musical memoir in that it tells of the fascinating people with whom the conductor have made music while he himself remains a rather enigmatic personality, outspoken yet not revealing much about himself. In the final analysis, the book affords glimpses of a life of enviable variety. more...

  • Vanda and Youngby John Tait

    UNSW Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Harry Vanda and George Young put Friday on our minds, triggered Easyfever with the Easybeats, and harnessed the raw energy and power of Aussie pub rock to make superstars of AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, and the Angels. The day Vanda and Young met at Sydney’s Villawood Migrant Hostel has been called the most significant moment in Australian music history.... more...

  • Alvin Lucierby Andrea Miller-Keller; Alvin Lucier; Michael Roth; Nicolas Collins; Ronald Kuivila

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    A tribute to the work and influence of this groundbreaking composer more...

  • Voices in Baliby Edward Herbst; Judith Becker; René T. A. Lysloff

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    A polyphonic study of Balinese aesthetics that broadens an intercultural understanding of performance. more...

  • Chasing the Dragonby Jeff Apter

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    After bursting on to the Australian music scene in 1975, Dragon fast developed a reputation for both hard rocking and hard living. As the highly visible and charismatic lead singer, Marc Hunter was the voice behind such timeless hits as ‘April Sun in Cuba’, ‘Are You Old Enough?’ and ‘Rain’. Yet Hunter was also a maverick... more...

  • Beethoven's Chamber Music in Contextby Angus Watson

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 26.24

    This comprehensive survey shows how the larger scale works relate to Beethoven's chamber music and how the composer evolved an increasing freedom of form. more...

  • Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustraby John Williamson

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This guide examines the intellectual background of Strauss's tone poem and considers ways in which it has been received by composers and writers, notably Romain Rolland and Bartok. more...

  • Alban Bergby Theodor W. Adorno; Christopher Hailey; Juliane Brand

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Adorno's study of Alban Berg is a unique document. Itself now a part of music history, it is a personal account, by a pre-eminent philosopher and aesthetician, of the life and musical works of his mentor, friend and composition teacher. Shortly after Berg's death in 1935, Adorno contributed several analyses to the first Berg biography. Thirty years... more...