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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
In his life and in his music, Cole Porter was "the top"?the pinnacle of wit, sophistication, and success. His songs?"I Get a Kick Out of You," "Anything Goes," and hundreds more?were instant pop hits, and their musical and emotional depths have made them lasting standards. William McBrien has captured the creator of these songs, whose life was not... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00
Music is a widely enjoyed human experience. It is, therefore, natural that we have wanted to describe, document, analyse and, somehow, grasp it in language. This book surveys a representative selection of musical concepts in Chinese language, i.e. words that describe, or refer to, aspects of Chinese music. Important as these musical concepts are in... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17
On its initial release, The History of Jazz was heralded as a classic: it was honored as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times . Now Gioia brings the story up-to-date, drawing on his latest research and covering the full spectrum of the music's past, present,... more...
- McSweeney's 2012; US$ 15.99
How Music Works is David Byrne?s remarkable and buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. In it he explores how profoundly music is shaped by its time and place, and he explains how the advent of recording technology in the twentieth century forever changed our relationship to playing, performing, and listening to... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.95
The iconic French singer comes to life in this enthralling, definitive biography, which captures Edith Piaf?s immense charisma along with the time and place that gave rise to her unprecedented international career. Raised by turns in a brothel, a circus caravan, and a working-class Paris neighborhood, Piaf began singing on the city?s streets, where... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24
The Op. 50 string quartets contain some of the purest writing Haydn ever accomplished. In this first full account of these six quartets Dean Sutcliffe evaluates the Op. 50 in relation to Haydn's more frequently performed quartets and considers their relevance to the composer's wider output. A lucid and accessible discussion of the music emphasises... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08
A collaborative study of the writings of Sulzer and Koch and their philosophical and musical thought. more...