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  • After Mahlerby Stephen Downes

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 80.00

    Stephen Downes examines the work of Britten, Weill and Henze to explore the significance of Gustav Mahler for twentieth-century music. more...

  • Aesthetics of Musicby Stephen Downes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Approaches is an anthology of fourteen essays, each addressing a single key concept or pair of terms in the aesthetics of music, collectively serving as an authoritative work on musical aesthetics that remains as close to 'the music' as possible. Each essay includes musical examples from works in the 18 th , 19... more...

  • A Lasting Recordby Stephen Downes

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 15.99

    The strange tale of America's best pianist and the Australian lipstick salesman who immortalised his genius. A compelling and surprising tale of musical passion, tragedy and revival. In his prime, William Kapell was acknowledged to be 'the greatest pianistic talent since Horowitz'. Yet his return flight from Australia - where he toured in 1953 - ploughed... more...

  • Paris on a Plateby Stephen Downes

    Allen & Unwin 1940; US$ 12.08

    Stephen Downes, now a renowned restaurant critic, returns to the city of lights and Michelin stars to test France's legendary reputation for fine dining. more...

  • To Die Forby Stephen Downes

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 12.08

    In this glorious celebration of food and eating, Stephen Downes, one of Australia’s foremost food critics and food writers, leads readers through the 100 food experiences they must have before they expire, based on his own culinary encounters, and his astonishing food knowledge and expertise. Some of these experiences are as simple and affordable... more...

  • Hans Werner Henze: Tristan (1973)by Stephen Downes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Hans Werner Henze is a prolific and internationally famous composer of the post-Second World War period. He is amongst the most frequently performed and recorded composers of his generation, and has been the subject of numerous festivals in several continents. But he is also a composer of controversy. His music has stimulated a critical polemic of... more...

  • The Muse as Erosby Stephen Downes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Muse has long been figured as a divine or erotically alluring consort to the virile male artist, who may inspire him or lead him to the edge of madness. This book explores the changing cultural expressions of the relationship between the male artist with a beloved, imagined or desired Muse, to offer new and penetrating perspectives on musical representations... more...

  • The Szymanowski Companionby Stephen Downes; Paul Cadrin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Polish composer Karol Szymanowski is one of the most fascinating musical figures of the early twentieth century. His works included four symphonies, two violin concertos, the operas Hagith and King Roger, the ballet-pantomime Harnasie, the oratorio Stabat Mater, as well as numerous piano, violin, vocal and choral compositions. The profile and popularity... more...

  • Therapeutic Relationships with Offendersby Jenifer Clarke-Moore; Anne Aiyegbusi; Tom Clarke; Katie Downes; Valerie Anne Brown; Miranda Barber; Gwen Adshead; Sarita Bose; Gillian Tuck; Christopher Scanlon; Amanda Lowdell; Stephen Mackie; Malcolm Kay; Rebecca Neeld; Maria McMillan; Suzanne McMillan; Joanne Roberts; Neil Gordon

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    For those working in prolonged clinical contact with offenders, the nurse-patient relationship can be emotionally intense and sometimes difficult to express. This book attempts to understand and articulate the emotional labour of forensic nursing and explores the challenge of establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with offenders. more...

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