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- Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99
This book is a detailed study of the history of the piano in Russian society from its beginnings with the European entrepreneurs who settled in St. Petersburg in 1810, through Russian-owned family firms. The themes in this book range from the role of women as patrons and performers, to the economic transformation that benefited Russian piano manufacturers.... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 46.99
Sergei Rachmaninoff?the last great Russian romantic and arguably the finest pianist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries?wrote 83 songs, which are performed and beloved throughout the world. Like German Lieder and French mélodies, the songs were composed for one singer, accompanied by a piano. In this complete collection, Richard D. Sylvester... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.26
Wozu brauchen wir Musikerziehung in der Schule? In einer von technologischen Errungenschaften getriebenen Welt, in einer von Bildungsansprüchen überladenen Schule und in Zeiten von Sparmaßnahmen in Bildung und Kultur: Welche Rolle kann Musikpädagogik in der Schule noch spielen? Winfried Sakai gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über die internationale... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74
Charlie Magri is one of the most popular boxers ever to have stepped into the ring. The exuberance and energy of the former WBC Flyweight Champion earned him a core of dedicated fans and, throughout his career, his determination and his ability to overcome adversity inspired all those who watched him. At last, one of boxing?s most deserving legends... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 16.55
Hauptbeschreibung Jeden Tag hören wir viele Lieder: Summen mit, singen, tanzen dazu. Aber oft machen wir uns überhaupt keine Gedanken darüber, was die Texte wirklich bedeuten. Wollen uns die Texte etwas sagen oder die Songschreiber selbst? Dieses Buch analysiert Liedtexte von Herbert Grönemeyer, einem der erfolgreichsten deutschsprachigen Musiker... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 18.89
Benjamin Britten was a great reader of poetry: it affected his musical genius and style of composition. Friendships and collaborations with writers - Auden and E.M. Forster among them - left a mark. No other composer, not even Schubert or Schumann, set poems of such range and quality. All the poems Britten et are included in this unique anthology,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 12.99
Sam Raimi?s The Evil Dead (1981) has been celebrated as a rollercoaster ride of terror and a classic horror hit, a defining example of the tongue-in-cheek, excessively gory horror films of the 1980s. It is also the film that introduced the now-iconic character of Ash (played by Bruce Campbell). This study considers the factors that have contributed... more...
- Icon Books 2012; US$ 2.90
Although the story of Figaro?s success in preventing the Count of Almaviva?s seduction of his fiancée Susanna was politically explosive, it was tolerated in the court of the relatively enlightened Habsburg Emperor Joseph II. Mozart?s opera, Le Nozze di Figaro, uses a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, and was premièred in Vienna in 1786. It was based... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 29.99
Drawing generously from four centuries of Italian, German and French art song, Exploring Art Song Lyrics embraces the finest of the literature and presents the repertoire with unprecedented clarity and detail. Each of the over 750 selections comprises the original poem, a concise English translation, and an IPA transcription which is uniquely designed... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95
Mary Cyr addresses the needs of researchers, performers, and informed listeners who wish to apply knowledge about historically informed performance to specific pieces. Special emphasis is placed upon the period 1680 to 1760, when the viol, violin, and violoncello grew to prominence as solo instruments in France. more...