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- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99
With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children, is as familiar to most of us as our own family history. But much about the real-life woman and her family was left untold. Here, Baroness... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 11.99
Acting as both investigative journalist and irreverent critic, Ben Westhoff journeys across the southern United States in a small Hyundai to document the phenomenon of southern hip-hop. The exclusive interviews with the genre?s prominent players take many forms—watching rappers “make it rain? in a Houston strip club, partying with The 2 Live Crew?s... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95
Music in Ancient Greece and Rome provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in a concise and user-friendly way. Chapters include: * contexts in which music played a role * a detailed discussion of instruments * an analysis of scales, intervals and tuning * the principal... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 18.99
Track List. Foreword from series editors Michael Stoff and James West Davidson. Foreword. Prologue. 1. "Talking Union:. 2. "If I Had a Hammer. 3. "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?". 4. "We Shall Overcome". 5. "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy". 6. "Sailing Down my Golden River". Afterord. Notes. Bibliography.... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
A unique Israeli national culture?indeed, the very nature of "Israeliness"?remains a matter of debate, a struggle to blend vying memories and backgrounds, ideologies and wills. Identifying popular music as an important site in this wider cultural endeavor, this book focuses on the three major popular music cultures that are proving instrumental in... more...
- McNidder and Grace Limited 2015; US$ 7.28
Why was Pete Best sacked from the Beatles? In this unique book, based on extensive research and interviews with those close to the events, Spencer Leigh has gathered the clues together to try and solve the greatest Beatles mystery of all. On 16 August 1962, the Beatles drummer, Pete Best, went to see their manager, Brian Epstein, in his Liverpool... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 23.99
Sean Egan is an author and journalist who has interviewed members of the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Kinks, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Sex Pistols, the Velvet Underground, the Who, and many others. He is the author of several books, including Defining Moments in Music , Jimi Hendrix and the Making of Are You Experienced, Keith... 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...
- The Floating Press 1904; US$ 6.95
The following book consists of brief biographical commentaries about Beethoven, each followed by sections of quotations attributed to the muse. In these quotes, Beethoven demonstrates his intense preoccupation (or obsession) with thinking artistically and intelligently, and with helping to alleviate man's suffering by providing man with musical... 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...