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  • Zwei Minuten Ewigkeitby Bo Katzman

    Giger Verlag 2013; US$ 14.99

    "Zwei Minuten Ewigkeit - eine tiefgründige Biographie von einem der erfolgreichsten Musiker der Schweiz Wieviele Menschen haben harte Lebensschläge erlebt, bei denen sie sich fragen: Warum gerade ich? Der Verlust von geliebten Menschen, schwere Krankheiten oder Unfälle. Sind solche Ereignisse Schicksal, Zufall oder einfach nur Pech? Wieso passieren... more...

  • The World's Great Men Of Musicby Harriette Brower

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 6.99

    This excellent ebook introduces the reader to a wide range of the world's greatest composers, including interesting facts about not only their musical styles but the men themselves. This edition has been specially formatted for today's e-readers, and will appeal to all those looking for a fascinating read about the history of classical music. more...

  • Women Composers of Classical Musicby Mary F. McVicker

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    As early as the 1500s, a surprising number of women have composed classical music. Many were successful, finding venues for both publishing and performing their music; others found the social barriers for women impossible to overcome. This book provides access to these composers, both well known and obscure. Arranged chronologically by era, the profiles... more...

  • Voices in the Wildernessby Walter Simmons

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 48.00

    Despite the Modernist search for new and innovative aesthetics and rejection of traditional tonality, several twentieth century composers have found their own voice while steadfastly relying on the aesthetics and techniques of Romanticism and 19th century composition principles. Musicological and reference texts have regarded these composers as isolated... more...

  • Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composersby Bálint András Varga

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 24.99

    Master interviewer Bálint András Varga poses three probing questions to renowned contemporary composers about their work, and carefully renders their answers in their own words. more...

  • Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composersby Bálint András Varga

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 21.49

    Do today's composers draw inspiration from life experiences or from, say, the natural world? What influences, past and present, have influenced recent composers? How essential is it for a composer to develop a personal style, and when does this degenerate into self-repetition? These are questions about which some of the most important composers... more...

  • Songby American Songwriter Magazine

    F+W Media 2006; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.99

    The secrets of songwriting from the legends of music Song is an enthralling compilation of songwriting wisdom from 100 of the biggest names in music. From country to rock to folk to alternative, this genre-spanning collection of interviews captures the anecdotes, history, and wisdom of the best songwriters around - in their words. An entertaining... more...

  • Musical Visitors to Britainby Peter Gordon

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 61.95

    Britain has attracted many musical visitors to its shores. A varied and often eccentric collection of individuals, some were invited by royalty with musical tastes, some were refugees from religious or political oppression, some were spies, and others came to escape debt or even charges of murder. This book paints a broad picture of the changing... more...

  • Musical Landscapes in Colorby Bill Banfield

    Scarecrow Press 2004; US$ 105.00

    A sequel to the award-winning The Black Composer Speaks (Scarecrow Press, 1978), this exploration of the creative world of African American composers traces the lives and careers of 40 talented individuals and, in their own words, provides perspectives on a world that has been slow to recognize their remarkable contributions to classical music. Each... more...

  • Music of the Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde: A Biocritical Sourcebookby Larry Sitsky

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 105.00

    Presenting a view of the 20th-century music avant-garde without resorting to highly specialized jargon, this work offers an exhaustive history and analysis of contemporary music in a social, political, and artistic context. Distinguished contributors from around the world consider specific composers who represent the most progressive musical thinking... more...