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  • The Berimbauby Eric A. Galm

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 30.00

    The Brazilian berimbau , a musical bow, is most commonly associated with the energetic martial art/dance/game of capoeira . This study explores the berimbau's stature from the 1950s to the present in diverse musical genres including bossa nova, samba-reggae, MPB (Popular Brazilian Music), electronic dance music, Brazilian art music, and more. Berimbau... more...

  • Better Git It in Your Soulby Krin Gabbard

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    Charles Mingus is one of the most important?and most mythologized?composers and performers in jazz history. Classically trained and of mixed race, he was an outspoken innovator as well as a bandleader, composer, producer, and record-label owner. His vivid autobiography, Beneath the Underdog , has done much to shape the image of Mingus as something... more...

  • Bluesby Dick Weissman; Richard Carlin; Craig Morrison

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    Born out of the field hollers, work songs, and spirituals sung by African-American slaves and tenant farmers as they were forced to work in the fields of the South, blues music often speaks of oppression, sadness, and love, topics that transcend racial and ethnic boundaries. Early musicians such as Blind Lemon Jefferson and W.C. Handy established the... more...

  • The Book of Exodusby Vivien Goldman

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    Follow the Sacred Journey to Create One of the Lasting Musical Masterpieces of Our Time Bob Marley is one of our most important and influential artists. Recorded in London after an assassination attempt on his life sent Marley into exile from Jamaica, Exodus is the most lasting testament to his social conscience. Named by Time magazine as ?Album... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärtby Andrew Shenton

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    An authoritative guide to Arvo Pärt, this Companion provides a rounded picture of the man and his music. more...

  • Chamber Musicby Donald Francis Tovey

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    This volume features selections from the famous musicologist's acclaimed Essays in Musical Analysis. The contents comprise some of Donald F. Tovey's most important essays, including those on Bach's "Goldberg" Variations and The Art of Fugue as well as considerations of key works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, and Brahms. Tovey's... more...

  • Chopin's Lettersby Frederic Chopin; E. L. Voynich

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    Nearly 300 letters reveal Chopin as both man and artist and illuminate his fascinating world ? Europe of the 1830s and 1840s. "delightful gossip . . . merry rather than malicious . . . engagingly witty." ? Books . Preface. Index. more...

  • Choral Masterpiecesby Nicholas Tarling

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    In Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor, historian Nicholas Tarling offers short essays on over 28 works, from major masterpieces such as Handel?s Messiah and Bach?s St. Matthew?s Passion to off-the-beaten path choral works such as Samuel Coleridge-Taylor?s Hiawatha and Frederick Delius? A Mass of Life. Throughout, Tarling offers... more...

  • Concertos and Choral Worksby Donald Francis Tovey

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 19.95

    Drawn from the well-known musicologist's celebrated Essays in Musical Analysis, this volume contains nearly all of the concertos in the standard repertoire, from Bach's concerto for two violins to Walton's concerto for viola. More than fifty selections include choral works with in-depth essays on Bach's Mass in B minor, Beethoven's Mass in D, Brahms's... more...

  • Der Himmel über Nirvanaby Charles R Cross; Bernhard Schmid

    Hannibal Verlag 2013; US$ 9.53

    "Die tragischen Umstände des Selbstmordes von Kurt Cobain sind mittlerweile hinreichend bekannt. Doch viele Fakten aus seinem Leben - ebenso wie sein Einfluss als Künstler - blieben eher vernachlässigt. Hier setzt Charles R. Cross an: Er führte mehr als 400 Interviews und recherchierte vier Jahre lang in allen zugänglichen Quellen; er studierte... more...