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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a ?bible? for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after the release... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95 US$ 36.35
In her new book, Carolyn Abbate considers the nature of operatic performance and the acoustic images of performance present in operas from Monteverdi to Ravel. Paying tribute to music's realization by musicians and singers, she argues that operatic works are indelibly bound to the contingency of live singing, playing, and staging. She seeks a middle... more...
- Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 55.00 US$ 50.05
Who "speaks" to us in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context,... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 39.99
Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music , edited by Eric James Abbey and Colin Helb, is a collection of writings on music that is considered aggressive throughout the world. This collection reflects the importance of aggressive music within our society and how this music effects and informs contemporary issues. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95
During the American Civil War, songs united and inspired people on both sides. The North had a well-established music publishing industry when the war broke out, but the South had no such industry. The importance of music as an expression of the South's beliefs was obvious; as one music publisher said, "The South must not only fight her own... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 21.05
Die Bewertung von Erfolg im Kulturbetrieb wird durch spezielle Rahmenbedingungen und die Einbettung in ein komplexes Stakeholder- und Umweltgefüge erschwert, dies gilt insbesondere für das Beschäftigungssystem Theater. Dagmar Abfalter entwickelt aus einer Vielzahl eindimensionaler Studien ein multifaktorielles Modell der Erfolgswahrnehmung für den... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 64.00
Spirituals were an intrinsic part of the African-American plantation life and were sung at all important occasions and events. This volume is the first index of African-American spirituals to be published in more than half a century and will be an important research tool for scholars and students of African-American history and music. The first collection... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 49.95
Alton Augustus Adams, Sr., was a musician, writer, hotelier, and the first black bandmaster of the United States Navy. Born in the Virgin Islands in 1889, Adams joined the U.S. military in 1917. Although naval policy at the time restricted blacks to menial jobs, Adams and his all-black ensemble provided a bridge between the local population and their... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95
Doc is the autobiography of jazz elder statesman Frank ?Doc? Adams, highlighting his role in Birmingham, Alabama?s, historic jazz scene and tracing his personal adventure that parallels, in many ways, the story and spirit of jazz itself. Doc tells the story of an accomplished jazz master, from his musical apprenticeship under John T. ?Fess?... more...