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  • Pitch Perfectby Mickey Rapkin

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 12.99

    High notes, high drama, and high jinks collide as elite collegiate a cappella groups compete to be the best in the nation Journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in collegiate a cappella, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, a cappella singers have groupies), the rock-star partying (and run-ins with the law),... more...

  • German Lieder in the Nineteenth Centuryby Rufus Hallmark

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    This book   provides a detailed introduction to the German lied. Beginning with its origin in the literary and musical culture of Germany in the nineteenth-century, the book covers individual composers, including Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler and Wolf, the literary sources of lieder, the historical and conceptual issues of song cycles,... more...

  • Opera Vivaby Ezra Schabas; Carl Morey

    Dundurn 2000; US$ 24.99

    A history of the Canadian Opera Company and Canadas cultural growth in the second half of the twentieth century. more...

  • Louis Applebaumby Walter Pitman

    Dundurn 2002; US$ 19.99

    Canadian composer Louis Applebaum devoted his life to the cultural awakening of Canada. more...

  • Stories Behind the Greatest Hits of Christmasby Ace Collins

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 11.99

    Ace Collins exposes the stories behind the greatest secular hit songs of Christmas---who wrote them, how they became famous, and why they still have such a strong impact on Christmas. more...

  • Why was the Partridge in the Pear Tree?by Mark Lawson-Jones

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.65

    Why was the partridge in the pear tree? Who was Good King Wenceslas? And what are the pagan origins behind 'The Holly and the Ivy'? Discover the hidden stories behind our best-lived Christmas carols, from their earliest incarnations in the Middle Ages and their banning under the Puritans to the carols that united soldiers on the Western Front during... more...

  • Still Songsby Axel Englund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    What does it mean for poetry and music to turn to each other in the shadow of the Holocaust, as means of aesthetic self-reflection? How can their mutual mirroring, of such paramount importance to German Romanticism, be reconfigured to retain its validity after the Second World War? These are the core questions of Axel Englund's book, which is the... more...

  • Lutyens, Maconchy, Williams and Twentieth-Century British Musicby Rhiannon Mathias

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    Contemporaries at the Royal College of Music, Elisabeth Lutyens (1906–1983), Elizabeth Maconchy (1907–1994) and Grace Williams (1906–1977) were important figures in twentieth-century British music. Combining musical analysis with contextual material drawn from documents and interviews, Rhiannon Mathias re-evaluates the composers'... more...

  • Apollo Memoriesby Martin Kielty

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    From 1927 until 1985 the Glasgow Apollo was a landmark in Glasgow's architecture and culture. Opened as Green's Playhouse, it shone through the golden age of cinema and ballroom until, for its last 12 years of life, it was the rock venue to play in Scotland, Britain and even Europe. Everyone who was anyone took to the infamously high stage and performed... more...

  • Music at German Courts, 1715-1760by Samantha Owens; Barbara M. Reul; Janice B. Stockigt

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 99.00

    Music at German Courts serves to illustrate the extraordinary diversity of eighteenth-century German court music establishments without losing sight of what these Kapellen had in common. more...