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- Carcanet 2013; US$ 18.89
Benjamin Britten was a great reader of poetry: it affected his musical genius and style of composition. Friendships and collaborations with writers - Auden and E.M. Forster among them - left a mark. No other composer, not even Schubert or Schumann, set poems of such range and quality. All the poems Britten et are included in this unique anthology,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
Scathing reviews, whimsical stories, and diverting games fill the pages of this utterly engaging kaleidoscope of skewed tales on the world of Classical music. It dishes out a marvelous feast of tales served up by a master storyteller whose reach extends around the world and to the beginnings of civilization. more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 24.95
Women Change the World is a collection of world-changing women—from actresses, recording artists, and writers to businesswomen and other high-profile female professionals—on women?s unique contributions to society. Women Change the World will be released in conjunction with the California Women?s Conference, which offers its attendees inspiration,... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17
Grammy Award-winning Jessye Norman is a once-in-a-generation star, a singer whose astonishing talent, technical expertise and incomparable stage presence have made her one of the world?s foremost classical performers of modern times. The possessor of a gloriously rich and powerful voice with a uniquely wide vocal range, Jessye Norman has sought to... more...
- 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...
- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 84.99
Essays in Empire of Song adopt theoretical and epistemological orientations in their exploration of ?popular music? within ethnomusicology and critical musicology, questioning the idea of ?Europe? and the ?nation? through and in music, at a time when the European self appears more fragmented, if not entirely shattered. Bringing together ethnomusicology,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99
The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach ( L?Esthéthique de Jean-Sébastien Bach ), by the celebrated French musicologist André Pirro (1869?1943), was originally published in 1907 and reissued in 1973. It is offered here for the first time in English, as translated by Joe Armstrong. Pirro?s work is based primarily on an examination of the close... more...