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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00
These are the letters of a great love story. In 1917, the Czech composer Leos Janáçek met Kamila Stösslová while on holiday at Luhaçovice, a spa resort in Moravia. He was sixty-three and locked in a loveless marriage; she was twenty-six, the wife of an antique dealer frequently away from home. After the holiday, Janáçek began writing to Stösslová.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95
In this celebration of Milton Babbitt's art, Andrew Mead explores the development of a central figure in contemporary American music. As a teacher and writer, Babbitt has influenced two generations of students, including such notable musicians as Stephen Sondheim and Donald Martino. He has helped establish the study of music theory as a serious academic... more...
- Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99
Rock ?n? roll was born in Memphis in the tiny storefront recording studio of Sun Records. This is the definitive account of how it happened! Sam Phillips?s credo was: ?If you?re not doing something different, you?re not doing anything.? If he had done no more than discover Elvis Presley and produce his first five singles he would still... more...
- Pegasus Books 2014; US$ 24.99
Music is an intrinsic part of everyday life, and yet the history of its development from single notes to multi-layered orchestration can seem bewilderingly complex. In his dynamic tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, Howard Goodall leads us through the story of music as it happened, idea by idea, so... more...
- transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 53.00
Musik und Bewegung weisen eine ausgeprägte anthropologische Dimension auf. Teresa Leonhardmair nimmt einen Perspektivenwechsel vor und situiert Bewegung in der Musik. Sie zeigt: Seit jeher spielt Bewegung in der Rede über Musik eine Rolle und ist Basis des Musik-Erlebens. In der Synopsis der Quellen werden erstmals Zusammenhänge sichtbar, die einen... more...
- transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 31.00
Geräusche sind noch keine Musik - oder keine Musik mehr. Im Konzert, im Tanz wie im Film sind die Grenzen zwischen Musik und Geräusch unscharf und beweglich: Aus dem Störgeräusch wird Musik, aus Wohlklang Lärm. Es ist daher für die Wissenschaft unerlässlich, das Geräusch zu untersuchen, wenn sie verstehen will, was Musik ausmacht. Im Spannungsfeld... more...
- Verso Books 2015; US$ 29.95
In a handful of years between the development of electrical recording in 1925 and the outset of the Great Depression in the early 1930s, the soundscape of modern music unfolded in a series of relatively unnoticed recording sessions around the world. These included the recording of tango in Buenos Aires, son in Havana, and samba in Rio; of hula... more...
- Random House Australia 2014; US$ 23.96
Who else, but a writer, is really able to interrogate the work of other writers? From Christina Stead, Les Murray and Patrick White to Proust, Shakespeare and Charlotte Bronte, David Malouf reads and examines the work of writers who have challenged, inspired and entertained us for generations. He also explores his own work and the life of the writer,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll?from the Beatles to Black Sabbath?and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world. From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presley to the Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, from the dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin... more...