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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95
Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression. World Music: A Global Journey , now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world?s major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for... 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...
- Icon Books 2012; US$ 11.65
Science writer John Gribbin?s popular biography of Buddy Holly ? his first ever non-science title ? originally published on the 50th anniversary of Holly?s tragic death. Buddy Holly was killed at 22 when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 3 February 1959. Although this was less than two years after Holly?s first hit record, Don McLean described... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99
Edwards?s biography presents a complete picture of the late actress?and not just the boozing, drug-addicted caricature of a woman central to lesser biographies. We learn, for example, that Garland saw it as her duty to provide for her family financially, a generosity that her mother Ethel exploited with disastrous results. Above all Judy Garland... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99
The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 6.49
Kylie Naked is the bestselling biography of Kylie Minogue. First published in 2002 to coincide with her massive Fever arena tour of the UK and Europe, the book was the first to tell the story of her well publicised relationships with Michael Hutchence, Jason Donovan and James Gooding. From Neighbours to Stock Aitken and Waterman to her disco revival... more...
- Schaffner Press, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99
Aimed at musicians searching for the next level in their ability to compose and improvise, this handy reference draws on the author?s own published music as well as accessible standards. Educational text is interspersed with personal experiences playing alongside legends such as "Machito" and his Latin Jazz Orchestra, Lionel Hampton's Big Band, trombonist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00
Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Approaches is an anthology of fourteen essays, each addressing a single key concept or pair of terms in the aesthetics of music, collectively serving as an authoritative work on musical aesthetics that remains as close to 'the music' as possible. Each essay includes musical examples from works in the 18 th , 19... more...
- Triumph Books 2014; US$ 9.99
Though 5 Seconds of Summer are opening for One Direction on their worldwide Take Me Home Tour, and though 1D?s Louis Tomlinson has been a 5SOS fan for awhile, the pop-punk rockers from Sydney, Australia, aren?t just another boy band. They write their own music, play their own instruments, and cite bands such as Blink-182, Green Day, and All Time Low... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven... more...