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  • Louis Armstrong: Musicianby Kenneth Partridge

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    Born in a poor, dangerous section of New Orleans known as "The Battlefield," Louis Armstrong overcame tremendous odds to become one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. From his 1920s-era Hot Five recordings, which forever changed the face of jazz, to such latter-day pop hits as "Hello, Dolly!" and the well-known... more...

  • Bobby Whitlockby Bobby Whitlock; Marc Roberty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    From early childhood singing in church to the rock 'n' roll limelight of Derek and the Dominos, Bobby Whitlock launched a musical journey still going to this day. Whitlock's life story does more than share rock gossip about stars like Keith Moon, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton, however. Whitlock candidly discusses his abusive childhood,... more...

  • Jay-Zby Julius Bailey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Jay-Z is one of America's leading rappers and entrepreneurs, as well known for his music as for his business acumen. This text seeks to situate Jay-Z within his musical, intellectual and cultural context for educational study. Thirteen essays address such topics as Jay-Z's relevance to African-American oral history, socially responsible hip... more...

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

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 43.62

    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...

  • Franz Lisztby Wolfgang Dömling

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.40

    Seit seinem ersten öffentlichen Konzert in Paris, im März 1824, wurde Franz Liszt als veritables Wunderkind triumphal gefeiert ? als neuer Mozart gar, der 1763 als Siebenjähriger in Paris Furore gemacht hatte. «Wahrhaftig, seit gestern Abend glaube ich an die Seelenwanderung», beginnt eine groß aufgemachte Besprechung jenes Konzerts; «ich bin überzeugt,... 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...

  • Robert Schumannby Arnfried Edler

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 7.40

    Am 8. Juni 1810 wird Robert Schumann im sächsischen Zwickau geboren. Wäre er dem Drängen seiner Mutter gefolgt und hätte einen nützlichen Beruf ergriffen ? immerhin hatte er sich bereits auf ein Studium der Jurisprudenz eingelassen ?, wäre die Musikgeschichte um einen ihrer bedeutendsten Künstler der Romantik gebracht worden. Schumann aber geht eigene... 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...

  • Richard Wagner in Deutschlandby Udo Bermbach

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2011; US$ 36.37

    Zur problematischen Wagner-Rezeption in Deutschland. Die Geschichte der politisch-ästhetischen Rezeption Richard Wagners ist noch nicht aufgearbeitet. Der Autor geht den sich wandelnden Deutungen von Wagners Denken und Werk seit dem Kaiserreich bis in die Zeit der frühen Bundesrepublik nach und untersucht die Funktionalisierung der Werke zu politischen... more...