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- Souvenir Press 2010; US$ 21.86
For decades the relationship between the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and National Socialist regime has been shrouded in mystery. In 1933, the world-renowned orchestra came under the control of Hitler's Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels; the musicians became civil servants of the Reich and until the end of World War Two, the orchestra served as... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 24.99
The Venezuelan youth orchestra program known as "El Sistema" has attracted much attention internationally, partly via its flagship orchestra, The Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, headed by Gustavo Dudamel, and partly through its claims to use classical music education to rescue vulnerable children. Having been met overwhelmingly with praise,... more...
- Georg Olms Verlag 2013; US$ 76.33
Paul Bekker (1882-1937) war zwischen 1910 und 1925 der einflussreichste deutschsprachige Musikpublizist. Bereits seinerzeit erschlossen sich die sprachliche Brillanz seiner Texte, die Plastizität und Unkonventionalität seiner Thesen einen Leserkreis, der weit über das engere musikalische Fachpublikum hinausging. Innerhalb der Musikkultur der Weimarer... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 54.99
Lawrence Bennett provides a comprehensive study of the rich repertoire of accompanied vocal chamber music that entertained the imperial family in Vienna and their guests throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries. The cantata became a form of elite entertainment composed to amuse listeners during banquets or pay homage to members of the royal family... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 67.99
Details of Consequence examines a trait that is taken for granted and rarely investigated in fin-de-siecle French music: ornamental extravagance. Considering why such composers as Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky, and Erik Satie, turned their attention to the seemingly innocuous and allegedly superficial phenomenon of ornament... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 39.99
?Pädagogisches Handeln ist auf Erfahrungen angewiesen und auf sie bezogen. Dabei werden einerseits Erfahrungen und die Fähigkeiten, sie zu bearbeiten, immer schon vorausgesetzt. Andererseits besteht Erziehung geradezu darin, Erfahrungen zu ermöglichen bzw. herzustellen und sie zu bearbeiten. Immerhin definieren wichtige Traditionslinien in der Geschichte... more...
- Aboriginal Studies Press 2013; US$ 32.99
Replete with Seaman Dan's stories of his active and sometimes dangerous life in Queensland, Australia, as a boat captain and pearl diver, this memoir follows his fascinating life and later development as a professional singer and musician. From his birth on Thursday Island in 1929 through the release of his albums following his 70th birthday, this... more...