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  • Stand Up Straight and Sing!by Jessye Norman

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    Grammy Award-winning Jessye Norman is a once-in-a-generation star, a singer whose astonishing talent, technical expertise and incomparable stage presence have made her one of the world?s foremost classical performers of modern times. The possessor of a gloriously rich and powerful voice with a uniquely wide vocal range, Jessye Norman has sought to... more...

  • The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bachby Andre Pirro; Joe Armstrong

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach ( L?Esthéthique de Jean-Sébastien Bach ), by the celebrated French musicologist André Pirro (1869?1943), was originally published in 1907 and reissued in 1973. It is offered here for the first time in English, as translated by Joe Armstrong. Pirro?s work is based primarily on an examination of the close... more...

  • Lies and Epiphaniesby Chris Walton

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    Lies and Epiphanies' offers case studies of "inspiration" in five composers -- Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, and Alban Berg. Their own tales of their "epiphanies" played a determining role in the reception history of their works: the finale of Mahler's Second Symphony was supposedly inspired by a "lightning bolt"... more...

  • Producing Countryby Michael Jarrett

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Legendary producers describe the making of country music?s great recordings more...

  • Neoclassical Music in Americaby R. James Tobin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99

    In Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restrain, music reviewer and scholar, R. James Tobin explores the origins and fate of neoclassicism, arguing how efforts to define musical neoclassicism as a style largely fail because of the stylistic diversity of the music that fall within its scope. Tobin surveys the careers of various... more...

  • The Complete Book of 1950s Broadway Musicalsby Dan Dietz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    This book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the 1950s, perhaps the greatest decade for musicals?including South Pacific , The King and I , My Fair Lady , Pajama Game , Damn Yankees , and The Sound of Music . Besides technical information?such as cast and credits, plot, critical reviews, London... more...

  • Liszt's Final Decadeby Dolores Pesce

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Liszt's Final Decade reveals in the composer's own words to his confidantes Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein and Olga von Meyendorff how he resolved his conflicted self-image as a celebrated performer but underappreciated composer. more...

  • Thomas Beechamby John Lucas

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    Thomas Beecham was one of Britain's greatest conductors of orchestral music and opera as well as an entrepreneur and impresario of exceptional energy and brilliant wit. This acclaimed biography places him - musically, politically and socially - in the troubled times in which he lived and corrects the stories and myths, many of them Beecham's own making,... more...

  • Broadway Babies Say Goodnightby Mark Steyn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 31.95

    The glorious tradition of the Broadway musical from Irving Berlin to Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. And then . . . Cats and Les Miz. Mark Steyn's Broadway Babies Say Goodnight is a sharp-eyed view of the whole span of Broadway musical history, seven decades of brilliant achievements the best of which are among the finest... more...

  • Music and Modern Artby James Leggio

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Music and Modern Art adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the relationship between these two fields of creative endeavor. more...