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- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 18.13
Descartes' Jugendwerk "Musicae Compendium" oder zu Deutsch: "Leitfaden der Musik" liegt hier in einer wunderschönen Ausgabe vor, die eine synoptische Gegenüberstellung des Druckbilds von 1618 und der modern gesetzten Übersetzung bietet. Durch einen einleitenden Kommentar sowie erläuternde Anmerkungen zum Text der deutschsprachigen... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 23.00
A landmark in jazz studies, Thinking in Jazz reveals as never before how musicians, both individually and collectively, learn to improvise. Chronicling leading musicians from their first encounters with jazz to the development of a unique improvisatory voice, Paul Berliner documents the lifetime of preparation that lies behind the skilled improviser's... more...
- Chrome Dreams 2003; US$ 12.00
Covering the well-known and public areas of Burt Bacharach's life, as well as those aspects that have previously been hidden from the media, this book examines a celebrated career spanning 50 years. Covered in detail are Bacharach's previously undocumented early life; his work with lyricist Hal David; his golden years composing hit after hit; his... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00
Combining cultural analysis with historical and personal accounts of a century of musical life at the American Academy in Rome, this volume provides a history of the AAR's Rome Prize in Composition. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00
These new essays written specifically for this volume explore the various aspects of Olivier Messiaen's spiritually committed musical language, drawing on his own remarks in subheadings and prefaces, his biblical and theological citations, his allusions to works of visual art, and on the language spoken directly by the musical tropes themselves. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95
The study of musical composition has, in the main, been informed by anecdotal after-the-event accounts or post hoc analyses of composition. This book presents the first coherent exploration and empirical work around this unique aspect of human creative activity from a new and exciting perspective. The book will appeal to students, lecturers, practitioners,... more...