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- Scarecrow Press 1995; US$ 29.99
In these writings, available here in English for the first time, the distinguished Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu reflects on his contemporaries, including John Cage, Olivier Messiaen, and Merce Cunningham; on nature, which has profoundly influenced his composition; on film and painting; on relationships between East and West; on traditional Japanese... more...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99
In the course of this volume's eight chapters, the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding of music's diversity. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 22.99
Most modern performers, trained on the performance practices of the Classical and Romantic periods, come to the music of the Renaissance with well-honed but anachronistic ideas. Fundamental differences between 16th-century repertoire and that of later epochs thus tend to be overlooked-yet it is just these differences which can make a performance truly... more...
- See Sharp Press 1996; US$ 12.99
This is an encyclopedic, large-format book containing hundreds of illustrations. While not geared toward making conventional instruments, Musical Instrument Design provides all the information that anyone (amateur or professional) should ever need to construct an amazingly wide variety of percussion, string, and wind instruments. Includes many designs... more...
- Aurum Press 2011; US$ 10.19
In July 2005 in Hyde Park, Pink Floyd performed together on stage for the first time in 24 years with founder member Roger Waters. Almost a year later, reclusive founder-member Syd Barrett died and then in 2008 the death of keyboard player Rick Wright confirmed there would be no more reunions of one of the world's biggest bands. In this superbly comprehensive... more...
- Greystone Books 2012; US$ 18.95
From the moment Joni Mitchell's career began ? with coffee-house bookings, serendipitous encounters with established stars, and a recording contract that gave her full creative control over her music ? the woman from the Canadian wheat fields has eluded industry cliches. When her peers were focused on feminism, Mitchell was plumbing the depths of... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 4.49
Are you a fan of Whitney Houston? Have you followed every twist and turn in her long and successful career? Were you, like thousands of others, deeply saddened by Whitneys untimely death? Then what better way to pay tribute to the legendary queen of soul than with this quiz book?The 100 questions in the The Whitney Houston Quiz Book have been... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2007; US$ 14.99
A detailed and definitive history of British punk music. In 1976, music changed forever. Punk arrived—offering an electrifying alternative to the bloated, sterile rock music of the day. No More Heroes chronicles not only the icons of the punk movement, but also looks at the lesser-known bands and music of the era. Here are detailed accounts—often... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 34.99
The Tejano superstar Selena and the tango revival both in the dance clubs and on Broadway are only the most obvious symptoms of how central Latin music is to American musical life. Latino rap has brought a musical revolution, while Latin and Brazilian jazz are ever more significant on the jazz scene. With the first edition of The Latin Tinge, John... more...