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  • The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bachby Andre Pirro; Joe Armstrong

    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...

  • Before the Chinrestby Stanley Ritchie

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 28.99

    Drawing on the principles of Francesco Geminiani and four decades of experience as a baroque and classical violinist, Stanley Ritchie offers a valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn about 17th-18th-and early 19th-century violin technique and style. While much of the work focuses on the technical aspects of playing the pre-chinrest violin, these... more...

  • A Natural History of the Pianoby Stuart Isacoff

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 29.17

    A beautifully illustrated, engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. Stuart Isacoff — pianist, critic and teacher — explores the history and evolution of the piano: how its sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, why it has so powerfully entertained generation... more...

  • Das Mädchen Georgeby Joe Lederer; Hartmut Vollmer; Hartmut Vollmer

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 14.86

    Hauptbeschreibung Dieser Band der Reihe Literatinnen um 1900 stellte einen zu Unrecht vergessenen Debütroman einer außerordentlichen Frau vor: Die Wienerin Joe Lederer (1904-1987) veröffentlichte ihn 1928 und wurde von der Kritik sogleich enthusiastisch gefeiert. Die beständige existentielle Unrast, wechselnde berufliche Tätigkeiten und soziale Rollen... more...

  • Pig Cityby Andrew Stafford

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption. Pressed under the thumb of the Bjelke-Petersen government and its toughest enforcers?the police?Brisbane?s musicians,... more...

  • The Harpsichord Owner's Guideby Edward L. Kottick

    The University of North Carolina Press 1987; US$ 19.99

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  • Two cities, one lifeby Theo Engelen; Hsieh Ying-Hui

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 38.95

    Historical processes are the result of the behavior of countless individual actors. In this book, therefore, the authors compare the demography of the Taiwanese town Lugang and the Dutch town Nijmegen using data on the lifes of thousands of their inhabitants. The period covered is approximately 1850 to 1945. First, the standard demographic rates on... more...

  • Ägyptische Alabastergefäße aus Assurby Hans U Onasch

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 77.11

    Die nahezu eintausend in Assur gefundenen Fragmente von Alabastergefäßen im Vorderasiatischen Museum Berlin stammen größtenteils aus Ägypten. Sie wurden dort zur Zeit des Neuen Reichs (18./19. Dynastie) gefertigt und in Assur in offiziellen Gebäuden, vor allem im Alten Palast, entdeckt. Die meisten dieser Alabastergefäße kamen als Beute von König Adad-nerari... more...

  • Antiphonal Historiesby Julia Byl

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    A vivid ethnography and in-depth history of musical performance in North Sumatra more...

  • Lies and Epiphaniesby Chris Walton

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 29.15

    Lies and Epiphanies' offers case studies of "inspiration" in five composers -- Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Richard Strauss, and Alban Berg. Their own tales of their "epiphanies" played a determining role in the reception history of their works: the finale of Mahler's Second Symphony was supposedly inspired by a "lightning bolt"... more...