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- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 73.99
Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672) was the most important and influential German composer of the seventeenth century. Director of music at the electoral Saxon court in Dresden, he was lauded by his German contemporaries as "the father of our modern music", as "the Orpheus of our time." Yet despite the esteem in which his music is still... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
The first of a three-volume series, The Scots Fiddle --Tunes, Tales & Traditions. This work combines an extensive and fascinating collection of traditional fiddle music (over 160 tunes) relating to the North-East and Central Highlands together with extensive background narratives and anecdotes on the history, legends and traditions associated with... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99
This film score handbook provides a detailed analysis of Alex North's astounding score for Elia Kazan's 1951 adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire . Beginning with a review of North's musical training and film scoring techniques, the book then uses approaches from both musicology and film studies to present a comprehensive exploration of the film's... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 49.99
If you have ever felt the pulsating beat of the timbales, those electrifying steel drums native to Puerto Rico, or the reverberating sound of the djembe, the wooden hand drum born in Africa, then you know the power of percussive instruments. One shake of a rain stick or a few scratches on a washboard has the ability to turn an ordinary song into something... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
Zakk Wylde ? the man, the guitar god, the legend ? invites all who dare to follow onto the tour bus for tales of glory, debauchery and metal mayhem. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95
Southwest Shuffle documents an important period in country music history. During the '30s and early '40s, hundreds of thousands of "Okies," "Arkies," and other rural folks from around the Southwest resettled in California, in search of work. A country music scene quickly blossomed there, with performers playing Western Swing, Cowboy, and Honky Tonk... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99
How to DJ is the insider's guide to becoming a professional DJ. Written by two industry insiders who DJ and produce hit records throughout the world, this is the concise, how-to sourcebook that comes straight from real DJs and musicians. They explain and demonstrate everything you need to know---from the basics of what DJs do and how they got their... more...
- Verso Books 2009; US$ 14.95
In this eloquent book, Daniel Barenboim draws on his profound and uniquely influential engagement with music to argue for its central importance in our everyday lives. While we may sometimes think of personal, social and political issues as existing independently of each other, Barenboim shows how music teaches that this is impossible. Turning to his... more...
- Sports Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
The history of Purdue athletics is sometimes funny, sometimes poignant and triumphant and often pretty amazing -- but always uniquely human. Along the way many characters have arisen in over 11 decades of competition and nearly 200 of these great stories are chronicled in Tales from the Boilermaker Country. On the hardwood, readers will learn why... more...
- Granta Publications 2011; US$ 13.90
From our CD collections to iPods bursting with MP3s to the hallowed vinyl of DJs, recordings are the most common way we experience music. Perfecting Sound Forever tells the story of recorded music, introducing us to the innovators, musicians and producers who have affected the way we hear our favourite songs, from Thomas Edison to Phil Spector. Exploring... more...