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- Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 23.99
This is the first biography of Ralph Peer, the adventurous?even revolutionary?A&R man and music publisher who changed the breadth and flavor of popular music in the United States and around the world. It is the story of the life and 50-year career of the man who was crucial in discovering star musicians and establishing the genres of blues, jazz,... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00
Examines Mendelssohn's relationship to the past, shedding light on the construction of historical legacies that, in some cases, served to assert German cultural supremacy only two decades after the composer's death. more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 70.00
The first full-length study devoted to Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870) more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 65.63
The use of high male voices in the past has long been one of the most seriously misunderstood areas of musical scholarship and practice. In opening up this rich subject (to readers of all sorts) with refreshingly clear perspectives and plenty of new material, Simon Ravens' well-researched book goes a very long way to rectifying matters. Ravens writes... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 39.99
Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to reach international fame as a concert performer and one of the few artists who could sell out Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and Covent Garden. His trailblazing career carved the way for a host of African American artists,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99
Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating?and at times painful?experience. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99
In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein?s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato?s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra , the intense drama of his music for On the Waterfront , the existential cosmography of his three symphonies, and his vibrant works for the musical... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 13.11
Barry Miles knew Frank Zappa intimately and was present at the recording of some of his most important albums. This sparkling biography brings the Zappa the musician and composer, Zappa the controversialist and Zappa the family man (despite his love of groupies, he was married for more than 30 years) together for the first time. Barry Miles' biography... more...