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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 43.75

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wickedby Paul R. Laird

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 42.99

    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...

  • Kylieby Julie Aspinall

    John Blake Publishing 2008; US$ 7.28

    Kylie first made it big in the late 1980s as Charlene in the Australian soap "Neighbours". Moving to England, she made the transition to pop sensation when she worked with producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman.When the hits dried up in the 1990s, Kylie was faced with her first major challenge. She had to reinvent herself for a new generation of fans.... more...

  • 'Food for Apollo'by Dorothy T. Potter

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    'Food for Apollo:' Cultivated Music in Antebellum Philadelphia details the evolution and significance in that city of what is often called 'classical' music. Performances in a variety of settings, from 'long rooms' in taverns to large theatres and concert halls, facilitated this process over approximately 100 years. Philadelphia's thriving music publishing... more...