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  • Jimi Hendrixby Charles R Cross; Conny Lösch

    Hannibal Verlag 2014; US$ 9.53

    James Marshall Hendrix brachte die elektrische Gitarre "zum Sprechen". Vom Blues kommend revolutionierte er den Rock'n'Roll, indem er Rückkopplungen, unvorhersehbare Frequenzüberlagerungen und Verzerrung zur Kunstform erhob - so virtuos wie er spielte sonst niemand. Er war der Star der Stars: Paul McCartney empfahl ihn für das Monterey-Festival,... more...

  • Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concertby Peter Elsdon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 12.99

    Keith Jarrett ranks among the most accomplished and influential pianists in jazz history. His The Koln Concert stands among the most important jazz recordings of the past four decades, not only because of the music on the record, but also because of the remarkable reception it has received from musicians and lay-listeners alike. Since the album's... more...

  • Marching to the Canonby Scott Messing

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 24.95

    Marche militaire is Franz Schubert's most recognizable and beloved instrumental work. Originally published for piano four hands in 1826, this tuneful march -- Schubert's first of three militarymarches -- was arranged, adapted, and incorporated into new incarnations over the next two centuries. Its success was due to its chameleonlike ability to cross... more...

  • The Masterwork in Music: Volume I, 1925by Heinrich Schenker; Ian Bent; William Drabkin; Richard Kramer; John Rothgeb; Hedi Siegel

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 22.95

    The three volumes of The Masterwork in Music present complete English translations of major works by Austrian music theorist Heinrich Schenker, one of the twentieth century's leading figures in the field. First published in German between 1925 and 1930, these essays represent Schenker's greatest writings in analysis prior to the 1935 definitive formulation... more...

  • The Masterwork in Music: Volume II, 1926by Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin; Ian Bent; John Rothgeb; Hedi Siegel

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 22.95

    The three volumes of The Masterwork in Music present complete English translations of major works by Austrian music theorist Heinrich Schenker, one of the twentieth century's leading figures in the field. First published in German between 1925 and 1930, these essays represent Schenker's greatest writings in analysis prior to the 1935 definitive formulation... more...

  • The Masterwork in Music: Volume III, 1930by Heinrich Schenker; William Drabkin; Ian Bent; Alfred Clayton; Derrick Puffett

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 22.95

    The three volumes of The Masterwork in Music present complete English translations of major works by Austrian music theorist Heinrich Schenker, one of the twentieth century's leading figures in the field. First published in German between 1925 and 1930, these essays represent Schenker's greatest writings in analysis prior to the 1935 definitive formulation... more...

  • Music and Exile in Francoist Spainby Dr Eva Moreda Rodriguez

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Spanish Republican exile of 1939 impacted music as much as it did literature and academia, with well-known figures such as Adolfo Salazar and Roberto Gerhard forced to leave Spain. Exile is typically regarded as a discontinuity - an irreparable dissociation between the home country and the host country. Spanish exiled composers, however, were... more...

  • Music and the Language of Loveby Catherine Gordon-Seifert

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 37.95

    Simple songs or airs, in which a male poetic voice either seduces or excoriates a female object, were an influential vocal genre of the French Baroque era. In this comprehensive and interdisciplinary study, Catherine Gordon-Seifert analyzes the style of airs, which was based on rhetorical devices of... more...

  • Music and Theologyby Daniel Zager

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 119.99

    Music and Theology is a Festschrift honoring Dr. Robin A. Leaver, reflecting his interests in the history of sacred music with particular emphasis on studies related to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). more...

  • Music at the Limitsby Edward Said

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Music at the Limits brings together three decades of Edward W. Said's essays on music. Addressing the work of a wide variety of composers and performers, Said analyses music's social and political contexts, and provides rich and often surprising assessments. He reflects on the censorship of Wagner in Israel; the relationship between music and feminism;... more...