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  • Life of R Wagner Vol 4by Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. The culmination of forty years' research on the composer and his works (Newman's first Study of Wagner was first published in 1899), these books present a detailed portrait of perhaps the most influential, the most controversial... more...

  • You Never Give Me Your Moneyby Peter Doggett

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?Peter Doggett?s book about the Beatles? split is a real page-turner.? ? Annie Lennox ?Enthralling? Impossible to put down.? ? The Independent Acclaimed journalist Peter Doggett recounts the previously untold story of the dramatic final chapter in the lives, loves, and legal battles of John, Paul, George, and Ringo?aka The Beatles?from their... more...

  • Precious and Fewby Don Breithaupt; Jeff Breithaupt

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Here is a lively and nostalgic look back at the forgotten era that gave us "Hooked on a Feeling", "Dancing in the Moonlight", "I Am Woman", "Seasons in the Sun", and more. The early '70s brought a "Convoy" of popular music--everything from the cheesy to the classic. The authors, true-blue '70s fanatics, have put together this irresistably readable... more...

  • Music and Theologyby Daniel Zager

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 109.99

    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...

  • Choral Masterpiecesby Nicholas Tarling

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • A Student's Guide to Music Historyby R.J. Stove

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 4.99

    R. J. Stove?s  A Student?s Guide to Music History  is a concise account, written for the intelligent lay reader, of classical music?s development from the early Middle Ages onwards. Beginning with a discussion of Hildegard von Bingen, a twelfth-century German nun and composer, and the origins of plainchant, Stove?s narrative recounts the rise (and... more...

  • Good Rockin' Tonightby Colin Escott; Martin Hawkins

    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...

  • The Story of Musicby Howard Goodall

    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...

  • Bewegung in der Musikby Teresa Leonhardmair

    De Gruyter 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...

  • Geräusch - das Andere der Musikby Camille Hongler; Christoph Haffter; Silvan Moosmüller

    De Gruyter 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...