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Popular American Recording Pioneers - 1895-1925 (Paperback): Frank Hoffmann, B.Lee Cooper, Tim Gracyk Popular American Recording Pioneers - 1895-1925 (Paperback)
Frank Hoffmann, B.Lee Cooper, Tim Gracyk
R1,327 Discovery Miles 13 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Encounter the trailblazers whose recordings expanded the boundaries of technology and brought "popular" music into America's living rooms!Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 (winner of the 2001 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research) covers the lives and careers of over one hundred musical artists who were especially important to the recording industry in its early years. Here are the men and women who brought into American homes the hits of the day--Tin Pan Alley numbers, Broadway show tunes, ragtime, parlor ballads, early jazz, and dance music of all kinds.Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 compiles rare information that was scattered in hundreds of record catalogs, hobbyist magazines, newspaper clippings, phonograph trade journals, and other sources. Look no further! This volume is the ultimate resource on the subject!You will increase your knowledge in these areas: the recording industry's formative years artists'personalities and musical styles popular music history history of recording technologyPopular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 provides a unique "who's who" approach to popular music history. It is the definitive work on the music that was popular during America's coming of age. No music historian should be without this volume.

The Cambridge Companion to Gershwin (Paperback): Anna Harwell Celenza The Cambridge Companion to Gershwin (Paperback)
Anna Harwell Celenza
R684 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R124 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

George Gershwin is often described as a quintessentially American composer. This Cambridge Companion explains why, engaging with the ways in which his music was shaped by American political, intellectual, cultural and business interests. As a composer and performer, Gershwin embraced technological advances and broke new ground in music business practices. In the decades preceding World War II, he captured the mechanistic pulse of modern life with his concert works and lay the groundwork for the Great American Songbook with his Broadway shows and film music. With his brother Ira, and his cousins Henry and B. A. Botkin, Gershwin explored various ethnic and cultural identities and contemplated their roles in US culture. His music confronted race during the Jim Crow era and continues to engage with issues of race today. This interdisciplinary exploration of Gershwin's life and music describes his avowed pursuit of an 'American' musical identity and its ongoing legacy.

Puccini's La Boheme (the Dover Opera Libretto Series) (Paperback): Giacomo Puccini Puccini's La Boheme (the Dover Opera Libretto Series) (Paperback)
Giacomo Puccini
R207 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R37 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First-rate guide to one of Puccini’s greatest operas, including: the complete Italian libretto; modern English translation; plot summary; list of characters; and an informative introduction. Revision of the work originally published by Dover, New York, 1962. New Introduction. Complete libretto. English-language translation.

Popular American Recording Pioneers - 1895-1925 (Hardcover): Frank Hoffmann, B.Lee Cooper, Tim Gracyk Popular American Recording Pioneers - 1895-1925 (Hardcover)
Frank Hoffmann, B.Lee Cooper, Tim Gracyk
R3,062 Discovery Miles 30 620 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Encounter the trailblazers whose recordings expanded the boundaries of technology and brought "popular" music into America's living rooms!Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 (winner of the 2001 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award of Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research) covers the lives and careers of over one hundred musical artists who were especially important to the recording industry in its early years. Here are the men and women who brought into American homes the hits of the day--Tin Pan Alley numbers, Broadway show tunes, ragtime, parlor ballads, early jazz, and dance music of all kinds.Popular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 compiles rare information that was scattered in hundreds of record catalogs, hobbyist magazines, newspaper clippings, phonograph trade journals, and other sources. Look no further! This volume is the ultimate resource on the subject!You will increase your knowledge in these areas: the recording industry's formative years artists'personalities and musical styles popular music history history of recording technologyPopular American Recording Pioneers: 1895--1925 provides a unique "who's who" approach to popular music history. It is the definitive work on the music that was popular during America's coming of age. No music historian should be without this volume.

International Who's Who in Music (Hardcover, 17th New edition): International Who's Who in Music (Hardcover, 17th New edition)
R5,396 Discovery Miles 53 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This music reference contains biographical details of over 8000 composers, musicians, singers, arrangers, writers, conductors, soloists and managers. The revised appendices section includes listings of orchestras, opera companies, music libraries, music orgnizations and societies worldwide.

John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band (Hardcover): Weldon Owen John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band (Hardcover)
Weldon Owen; Preface by Yoko Ono; John Lennon, Yoko Ono
R1,113 R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Save R231 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Eliakim Doolittle (1772-1850) and Timothy Olmsted (1759-1848) - The Collected Works (Hardcover): Maxine Fawcett-Yeske, Karl... Eliakim Doolittle (1772-1850) and Timothy Olmsted (1759-1848) - The Collected Works (Hardcover)
Maxine Fawcett-Yeske, Karl Kroeger
R3,075 Discovery Miles 30 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume brings together 79 sacred tunes by two Connecticut composers: Eliakim Doolittle, who wrote psalm and fuging tunes in an unpretentious, familiar idiom, and Timothy Olmsted, who wrote psalm tunes in a more sophisticated, florid musical style. This final edition in the Music of the New American Nation series includes a comprehensive index of tune names and first lines for all fifteen volumes.

I Can Only Imagine - A Memoir (Paperback): Bart Millard I Can Only Imagine - A Memoir (Paperback)
Bart Millard; As told to Robert Noland
R287 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R68 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

I Can Only Imagine follows the life of Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe, who loss of his father to cancer and is inspired to write the mega-hit song.

In this portrait of faith, love, and family, Bart Millard puts pen to paper for the first time to share the story of his abusive father and how faith saved his family. Bart's recalls the challenges he faced throughout his childhood as he lived under a roof filled with unimaginable horrors. From the debilitating sports injury that destroyed his dreams of becoming a professional athlete, through the oppression he experienced at the hands of his own father, to his eventual journey to music, Bart recounts how he found a way, through Christ, to healing and grace. I Can Only Imagine delivers a message of hope with those who seek reassurance in the face of the insurmountable.

In response to his father's cancer diagnosis during Bart's freshman year of high school and his dad's eventual transformation from an abusive father to a lover of Christ, Bart penned the song that would be heard by more fans of Christian music than any other song in history. I Can Only Imagine eventually brought Bart and MercyMe international recognition, but the song sat quietly sat on their indie record for eight months before they ever played it live. The song has taken the band places they never thought possible and has allowed Bart to share his story and a message of hope and healing with the world.

Great Operas of Wagner - Short Guides to all his Operas (Hardcover): Michael Steen Great Operas of Wagner - Short Guides to all his Operas (Hardcover)
Michael Steen
R662 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R69 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Great Operas of Wagner" is a hardback compendium of Michael Steen's eGuides (internet guides) to all the operas composed by Richard Wagner, the great German opera composer. The book is a companion to "Great Operas of Puccini", a similar hardback being published simultaneously. The books are associated with the series of internet guides, "The Great Opera Companion" subtitled "Guides to One hundred Best Operas". This is Steen's first venture into hardback self-publication, having previously been involved in the publication of internet ebooks. Recently, he has been developing the series of internet guides, "The Great Opera Companion", (see www.greatoperas.net). (1) Original purpose. The guides were originally designed to inform the author's wife (who is not especially enthusiastic about opera generally, or about Wagner), in a quick, efficient, light and amusing way, about what it would help her to know and expect when being taken to a performance. Also, people generally find that they do not have time, and there are too many distractions, to inform themselves once they have arrived in the foyer. A broad-ranging but economical, practical, crisp, and modern guide contributes greatly to appreciation and enjoyment. (2) Structure helpful to the user. Each individual guide, or chapter, is divided into sections. A quick grasp can be obtained from BACKGROUND and the following WHO'S WHO and WHAT'S WHAT (a short summary of the opera story and the roles). In TALKING POINTS the information is expanded, and may possibly facilitate conversation during the interval. ACT by ACT enables the opera-goer to `dig deeper', to appreciate further detail about the story and aspects of the music. The guides provide a brief potted biography of the composer, or a cross reference to one. (3) Self-standing guides. Each guide is self-standing and designed to be the sole point of reference for a specific opera. In such a structure, there is an inevitable element of duplication as information is amplified or repeated. Steen has had to judge the balance between making each guide easy to follow for the user, while avoiding too many cross-references. And the self-standing guide on Wagner's "Ring", (Part Two of the book) has been structured so that the individual components may be used comfortably by both those primarily interested in the full "Ring" cycle, on the one hand, and those wanting a guide to just part of the cycle, on the other. In such a structure, it is helpful for certain of the images to be repeated. This also provides an element of unity and cohesion to the publication. (4) Non-technical. It has been assumed that the user has not necessarily been taught music but is motivated, educated and intelligent. Only in the guides on the later Wagner operas are there a small number of musical examples quoted. To help the reader, the musical notation has been simplified. The examples are necessary to elaborate on Wagner's objectives. And to give substance to various expressions, such as to Wagner's `Tristan chord' which greatly influenced subsequent music; and to his leitmotives (recurring musical themes which Wagner uses to portray a person, object or emotion etc.). (5) User-friendly: indexes, summaries glossaries The hardbacks require indexes which are not so necessary in the ebook environment. Both hardbacks include a comprehensive index, including an index to some better known items, choruses etc. in the operas (for example, The Pilgrims' Chorus, and The Ride of the Valkyries). The Wagner book provides a separate index for the Wagner family. The comprehensive index on Wagner himself provides a means of following his personal and musical development. For "The Ring", a glossary of what George Bernard Shaw called `the curious harlequinade of gods, dwarfs and giants' is provided. (6) What about productions? There is well-identified controversy today about the extent to which it should be acceptable for opera directors to change the time and/or the place of story, the story itself, perhaps sensationalising it, maybe to attract and retain an audience's attention or to make some political point. Steen describes this as `hijacking' the opera. Each Guide carries a warning that the guides cannot anticipate a particular production which does not conform to the composer's intentions. Steen's individual guides are based on the actual text and score. They act as a benchmark against which an assessment can be made, albeit subjectively, about whether the opera is indeed the `composer's opera' or is mis-described as such. This is a judgemental matter. Productions inevitably have to be changed (for there are no castratos today, as there were in baroque opera) and they should take advantage of modern technology. But arguably many directors have pushed the limits beyond recognition such that it is questionable whether a particular production should properly be described as the composer's opera at all. Opera is entertainment. However entertaining and enjoyable a great evening may have been for an audience, the performance may have strayed beyond one which is faithful to the composer's intentions. (7) What about other opera guides - the associated eguides in "The Great Opera Companion" series? As indicated above, Steen has been developing the series of internet guides, "The Great Opera Companion" subtitled "Guides to One hundred Best Operas". This was begun in 2012 with the publication, again by Icon, of the hardback compendium "Great Operas - A Guide to 25 of the World's Finest Musical Experiences". Individual internet guides (eGuides) were subsequently published singly for iPad, Kindle etc. Apart from those published by Icon, they were subsequently withdrawn when their internet publisher (not Icon) unfortunately ceased trading early in 2016. The first twenty-five (those published by Icon) were supplemented in the further ebook compendiums "More Great Operas" (ISBN 9781483569123) and "Many More Great Operas" (ISBN 9780995538511). For convenience, the latter, although subtitled "A guide to 40 more of the world's finest musical experiences", has been periodically supplemented by the addition of many appendices of individual eGuides. (The series, as it stands, actually comprises one hundred and twenty eGuides, and a few more, depending on whether one counts one-act operas as one or two.) (8) What about the other opera guides available? These guides are broader in coverage, lighter in touch and more entertaining than opera material which is generally available on the internet, or in the standard hard-copy opera guides. They are easy to read, but authoritative. They are full of insights. They enable the user to get more value out of an evening at an opera, which is often an expensive one. (9) Some hurdles encountered. The author experienced various hiccups in the development of these guides, the most memorable being in 2016 when, on a Friday night, he was notified `out of the blue' that the company publishing on the internet had ceased to trade and that the work-in-progress was lost in the ether. It took a considerable time to recover the work. Steven Weekes, the Irishman who had been handling the project, had lost his job, and his working facilities (including his email address) had been withdrawn. It took a long time to identify him, contact him, and get the `show back on the road'. These guides are the perfect accompaniment to a Wagner opera. They are also useful in education, and in teaching musical appreciation. They will be valued by old and young, seasoned and unseasoned, whether attending Wagner performances in so many of the world's leading cities in North and South America, Asia, Australasia, Africa and Europe perhaps Sydney, Tokyo, Covent Garden or the Met. Or in the UK, at the innumerable venues, such as Glyndebourne. Even deep into the countryside of the British Isles, say, at Longborough. And the local village hall close to the author's home, which is amongst the 1,000 cinemas venues to which operas, including Wagner's are streamed. ABOUT MICHAEL STEEN Steen is author of the acclaimed "The Lives and Times of the Great Composers" (Icon, 2003). He has also written "Pauline Viardot, Soprano Muse and Lover" (Icon, 2007) about the nineteenth century French prima donna, and featuring her great friends, the Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev and the composer Charles Gounod. Recently, he has been developing the series of internet guides, "The Great Opera Companion" subtitled "Guides to One hundred Best Operas". Michael Steen OBE., Hon. RCM., was born in Dublin. He studied at the Royal College of Music, and was the organ scholar at Oriel College, Oxford. Opera has been one of his great pleasures. During a successful thirty year career in the City of London with KPMG, and afterwards, he has met many who go to it, thus gaining considerable insight into the information which it helps to know in order to enhance one's appreciation and enjoyment of the opera experience. He has been the chairman of the RCM Society and of the Friends of the V&A Museum, the Treasurer of The Open University, and a trustee of Anvil Arts, The Gerald Coke Handel Foundation and of The Royal College of Organists.

Arranging Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon (Paperback): Ryan Banagale Arranging Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue and the Creation of an American Icon (Paperback)
Ryan Banagale
R633 Discovery Miles 6 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Arranging Gershwin, author Ryan Banagale approaches George Gershwin's iconic piece Rhapsody in Blue not as a composition but as an arrangement -- a status it has in many ways held since its inception in 1924, yet one unconsidered until now. Shifting emphasis away from the notion of the Rhapsody as a static work by a single composer, Banagale posits a broad vision of the piece that acknowledges the efforts of a variety of collaborators who shaped the Rhapsody as we know it today. Arranging Gershwin sheds new light on familiar musicians such as Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, introduces lesser-known figures such as Ferde Grofe and Larry Adler, and remaps the terrain of this emblematic piece of American music. At the same time, it expands on existing approaches to the study of arrangements -- an emerging and insightful realm of American music studies -- as well as challenges existing and entrenched definitions of composer and composition.
Based on a host of newly discovered manuscripts, the book significantly alters existing historical and cultural conceptions of the Rhapsody. With additional forays into visual media, including the commercial advertising of United Airlines and Woody Allen's Manhattan, it moreover exemplifies how arrangements have contributed not only to the iconicity of Gershwin and Rhapsody in Blue, but also to music-making in America -- its people, their pursuits, and their processes."

Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich (Hardcover): Russell Hartenberger Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich (Hardcover)
Russell Hartenberger
R1,797 Discovery Miles 17 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich provides a performer's perspective on Steve Reich's compositions from his iconic minimalist work, Drumming, to his masterpiece, Music for 18 Musicians. It addresses performance issues encountered by the musicians in Reich's original ensemble and the techniques they developed to bring his compositions to life. Drawing comparisons with West African drumming and other non-Western music, the book highlights ideas that are helpful in the understanding and performance of rhythm in all pulse-based music. Through conversations and interviews with the author, Reich discusses his percussion background and his thoughts about rhythm in relation to the music of Ghana, Bali, India, and jazz. He explains how he used rhythm in his early compositions, the time feel he wants in his music, the kind of performer who seems to be drawn to his music, and the way perceptual and metrical ambiguity create interest in repetitive music.

This is Bop - Jon Hendricks and the Art of Vocal Jazz (Hardcover): Peter Jones This is Bop - Jon Hendricks and the Art of Vocal Jazz (Hardcover)
Peter Jones
R657 Discovery Miles 6 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If any man could be defined as the epitome of the modern jazz singer, it would surely be Jon Hendricks. His contributions to jazz as a whole were colossal: a hipster, a bopster, a comic and raconteur, a wordsmith par excellence, and a fearless improviser who took the arts of scatting and vocalese to new heights. As a founder member of the groundbreaking vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, he changed forever the public perception of what a jazz singer could be. Jon Hendricks started singing professionally at the age of seven. Within five years he was supporting his entire family - including three sisters, eleven brothers and a niece - with his earnings from radio appearances. He was active in jazz long before the birth of bebop, and didn't stop until he was in his nineties. Taught by the pioneering bebop pianist Art Tatum, Hendricks performed with everyone of any consequence in jazz, from Louis Armstrong to Charlie Parker. Before Lambert, Hendricks and Ross astonished the world with their album Sing A Song Of Basie, he was writing songs for Louis Jordan. Later he wrote for stage, screen and the press, and influenced and worked with Manhattan Transfer, Bobby McFerrin and Kurt Elling. Not content with writing lyrics for jazz instrumentals, he turned his hand later in life to classical works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff. When Jon Hendricks died in 2017, he left behind a final masterwork - his fully-lyricized adaptation of the Miles Davis album Miles Ahead.

Complicated Game - Inside the Songs of Xtc (Paperback): Andy Partridge, Todd Bernhardt Complicated Game - Inside the Songs of Xtc (Paperback)
Andy Partridge, Todd Bernhardt
R416 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R94 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Complicated Game offers a unique insight into the work of one of Britain's most original and influential songwriters-and an unprecedentedly revealing and instructive guide to how songs and records are made. Developed from a series of interviews conducted over many months, this fascinating book explores in detail some thirty XTC songs-including well-known singles such as 'Senses Working Overtime' and the controversial 'Dear God'-from throughout the group's thirty-year career. It casts new light on the writing of lyrics, the construction of melodies and arrangements, the process of recording, and the workings of the?music industry. But it is also filled with anecdotes about Partridge, his XTC bandmates, and their adventures around the world, all told with the songwriter's legendary humour. The book also includes pages from Partridge's songwriting notebooks and reproductions of his original artwork designs, as well as a guide to Andy Partridge's Swindon and a foreword by Steven Wilson, the guitarist, songwriter, and record producer best known as the founder and leader of Porcupine Tree.

When We Were the Boys - Coming of Age on Rod Stewart's Out of Order Tour (Paperback): Stevie Salas When We Were the Boys - Coming of Age on Rod Stewart's Out of Order Tour (Paperback)
Stevie Salas; As told to Robert Yehling
R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is a backstage pass to the ups, downs, and all-out craziness of arena rock-deep discussions with Rod Stewart, jamming with legends like Mick Jagger and Justin Timberlake, gaining groupies, and striking out solo. Stevie Salas was one of many boys coming of age in the 1980s-when the American dream was rock superstardom. As lead guitarist for a San Diego band, Salas played backyard parties and school dances and even scored the music for the cult classic Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. When he auditioned for Rod Stewart-where he was the youngest band member by a decade-Salas's life truly hit a turning point. Salas pulls no punches to describe the initial skepticism and hazing he faced as the youngest member of Stewart's band, the night he stood up for himself on the tour plane, and the emotional late-night talk with Rod Stewart that restored the frontman's faith in his young, untested guitar player and his new group that was struggling to find its groove. Yet they became a band of brothers and formed a camaraderie they share to this day. When We Were the Boys revolves around the year Salas began as an inexperienced musical prodigy and finished as a seasoned rock 'n' roll veteran-more mature as a man and musician.

Tony Christie - DER SAENGER (German, Hardcover): Tony Christie Tony Christie - DER SAENGER (German, Hardcover)
Tony Christie; Assisted by Chris Berry; Translated by Jan Stephan
R487 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R80 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tony Christie hat mit "Is This The Way To Amarillo", "I Did What I Did For Maria", "Avenues & Alleyways" die Charts in Landern auf der ganzen Welt angefuhrt und fur seine jungeren Arbeiten mit Richard Hawley und Jarvis Cocker auch von anerkannten Kritikern hoechste Anerkennung erhalten. Tonys Alben haben mehrere Gold- und Platin-Auszeichnungen erreicht, und er war der einzige Sanger im Jahr 2005, der in England gleichzeitig eine Single und ein Album auf Platz 1 der Charts hatte. Tony ist einer der beliebtesten Sanger Deutschlands und Mitteleuropas. Sein Album "Welcome To My Music", das erste einer ganzen Reihe von Alben mit dem legendaren deutschen Produzenten Jack White, verkaufte sich uber 450.000 Mal fur den Mann, der als "Gentleman of Pop Music" bezeichnet wird. Er ist immer noch regelmassig in Carmen Nebels TV-Shows zu sehen, und spielt auf seinen Tourneen vor ausverkauften Hausern. Songs wie "Sweet September", "I Did What I Did For Maria" und naturlich "Amarillo" sind bei seinen deutschen und mitteleuropaischen Zuschauern, fur die er zu einem der Lieblingskunstler des Schlagers aller Zeiten wurde, so beliebt wie eh und je. Jetzt erzahlt Tony zum ersten Mal von seiner illustren, farbenfrohen Karriere, die in der kleinen Stadt Conisbrough in South Yorkshire begann, und ihn zu einem heute noch als Sangerlegende mit Fans auf der ganzen Welt gefeierten Kunstler werden liess. Es ist eine Geschichte voller emotionaler und finanzieller Hoehen und Tiefen, fantastischer Charaktere und Tonys tief verwurzelter Liebe zur Familie. Wenn Sie dachten, dass Sie Tony Christie kennen, werden Sie es jetzt tun, wenn er uber seine Lieben, seine Sorgen und sein erstaunliches Leben spricht! TONY CHRISTIE: Der Sanger ist die offizielle Autobiografie einer Ikone in der Popmusik, deren Stimme heute so gut klingt, wie als er 1971 zum ersten Mal in die Charts kam.

The Jonas Brothers Forever - The Unofficial Story of Kevin, Joe and Nick (Paperback): Scott Thomas The Jonas Brothers Forever - The Unofficial Story of Kevin, Joe and Nick (Paperback)
Scott Thomas
R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Jonas Brothers have gone from obscurity to superstardom in the course of a year, and there's simply no stopping them. From their top-selling albums, to their sensational sold-out tours, their Disney Channel original movie Camp Rock and forthcoming TV series J.O.N.A.S., Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas are here to stay. Jonas Brothers Forever: The Unofficial Story of Kevin, Joe and Nick chronicles the boys' lives and careers from child performers to their first disappointing Columbia Records deal to being signed by Disney's Hollywood Records. From that point, their lives changed forever. Their Meet the Robinsons song "Kids of the Future" became a major hit, and the brothers Jonas were everywhere: from Miley Cyrus's sold-out tour to the White House to the top of the charts. Jam packed with photos, Jonas Brothers Forever: The Unofficial Story of Kevin, Joe and Nick is the only complete guide to the amazing world of the JoBros: the life and career of this talented trio; their family and the importance of their faith; their friends, girlfriends, costars and management team; their albums, videos, tours and TV shows; and the true-blue fans who will support the Jonas Brothers forever.

Heart Full of Soul - Keith Relf of the Yardbirds (Paperback): David French Heart Full of Soul - Keith Relf of the Yardbirds (Paperback)
David French
R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the first full-length biography of Keith Relf, frontman for the Yardbirds and one of the great tragic characters in rock history. Keith's moody vocals and harmonica helped to define the Yardbirds' sound on a string of innovative hit records that influenced garage rock, psychedelia, blues rock, hard rock and heavy metal. Numerous books have been written about the Yardbirds' famous guitarists--Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page--yet Keith has remained a mysterious and elusive figure since his death by electrocution at age 33. A deeply private person, prone to depression and poor health, Keith was ill-suited to the life of a rock star. In the years following the Yardbirds' breakup, as the band's guitarists became household names playing blues-based rock, Keith insisted on pursuing new musical paths, always searching for something new and trying to extend the Yardbirds' spirit of curiosity and innovation. By the time of his death in 1976, Keith was nearly forgotten and struggling physically, emotionally and financially. More than forty years after his tragic death, this important artist's story has finally been written and his contributions celebrated as more than just a footnote to the careers of his better-known bandmates.

Metric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart - Chamber Music for Strings, 1787-1791 (Paperback): Danuta Mirka Metric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart - Chamber Music for Strings, 1787-1791 (Paperback)
Danuta Mirka
R986 Discovery Miles 9 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Metric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart makes a significant contribution to music theory and to the growing conversation on metric perception and musical composition. Focusing on the chamber music of Haydn and Mozart produced during the years 1787 to 1791, the period of most intense metric experimentation in the output of both composers, author Danuta Mirka presents a systematic discussion of metric manipulations in music of the late 18th-century. By bringing together historical and present-day theoretical approaches to rhythm and meter on the basis of their shared cognitive orientations, the book places the ideas of 18th-century theorists such as Riepe, Sulzer, Kirnberger and Koch into dialogue with modern concepts in cognitive musicology, particularly those of Fred Lerdahl and Ray Jackendoff, David Temperley, and Justin London. In addition, the book puts considerations of subtle and complex meter found in 18th-century musical handbooks and lexicons into point-by-point contact with Harald Krebs's recent theory of metrical dissonance. The result is an innovative and illuminating reinterpretation of late 18th-century music and music perception which will have resonance in scholarship and in analytical teaching and practice. Metric Manipulations in Haydn and Mozart will appeal to students and scholars in music theory and cognition/perception, and will also have appeal to musicologists studying Haydn and Mozart.

Star Turns and Cameo Appearances - Memoirs of a Life among Musicians (Hardcover): Bernard Jacobson Star Turns and Cameo Appearances - Memoirs of a Life among Musicians (Hardcover)
Bernard Jacobson
R663 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R151 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Star Turns and Cameo Appearances is the entertaining and insightful memoir by veteran music critic Bernard Jacobson. Its pages are populated by eminent composers ranging from Hans Werner Henze to Andrzej Panufnik and by renowned performers, including Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Sviatoslav Richter, and Jessye Norman. As a music critic and orchestra administrator, Jacobson has had the opportunity to observe these outstanding musicians and many of their colleagues at close quarters. Assisting Riccardo Muti at the Philadelphia Orchestra for eight years, he saw sides of that maestro not visible to the music-loving public. Throughout Star Turns and Cameo Performances, Jacobson adds his own sensitive and sympathetic view to public perceptions of musical luminaries of yesterday and today, helping to explain and illuminate their artistry. Bernard Jacobson has worked in the music field for over fifty years, including stints as recording executive, music critic of the Chicago Daily News, artistic director and adviser for international orchestras in Holland, and visiting professor at Roosevelt University's Chicago Musical College. He has also performed and recorded as narrator of concert works and opera.

Bob Marley - A Life (Paperback, American): Garry Steckles Bob Marley - A Life (Paperback, American)
Garry Steckles
R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the twentieth century's most revered cultural figures, Bob Marley was responsible for carrying reggae music far beyond the Caribbean and establishing it as an international force. He set attendance records that still stand in Europe and his 1977 Exodus album was hailed by Time magazine as the greatest of the 20th Century, but Marley was no mere pop star: His combination of politically and socially conscious lyrics, unforgettable melodies, uncompromising Rastafarian beliefs and fierce hostility to the injustices of "Babylon" made his music the voice of the poor and dispossessed all over the globe. In this new biography, Garry Steckles tells Marley's story from his birth in rural Jamaica to his tragically early death in 1981, by which time he'd overcome poverty and prejudice to become the Third World's first superstar. Steckles, who has been intimately involved with reggae for more than three decades as a writer, concert promoter, broadcaster and fan, transports you into the sm

Intl Whos Who Popular Music E1 (Hardcover): Sean Tyler Intl Whos Who Popular Music E1 (Hardcover)
Sean Tyler
R4,525 R1,531 Discovery Miles 15 310 Save R2,994 (66%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Fanny Hensel - The Other Mendelssohn (Paperback): R Larry Todd Fanny Hensel - The Other Mendelssohn (Paperback)
R Larry Todd
R1,012 Discovery Miles 10 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Granddaughter of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and sister of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Hensel (1805-1847) was an extraordinary musician who left well over four hundred compositions, most of which fell into oblivion until their rediscovery late in the twentieth century. In Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn, R. Larry Todd offers a compelling, authoritative account of Hensel's life and music, and her struggle to emerge as a publicly recognized composer.

Intl Whos Who Music&Ency Ed15 (Hardcover, 15 Rev Ed): David M. Cummings Intl Whos Who Music&Ency Ed15 (Hardcover, 15 Rev Ed)
David M. Cummings
R5,354 Discovery Miles 53 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Beethoven as I Knew Him (Paperback, New edition): Anton Schindler Beethoven as I Knew Him (Paperback, New edition)
Anton Schindler
R555 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R87 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wonderfully intimate biography by Beethoven's pupil, secretary and factotum. Extensively annotated by Beethoven scholar Donald MacArdle, it not only offers Schindler's personal view of the composer's music, personality, deafness, irascible behavior, etc.-but incorporates 100 years of subsequent research. Revised third edition. Editor's Notes. Introduction. 7 illustrations.

The William Walton Reader - The genesis, performance, and publication of his works (Paperback): David Lloyd Jones The William Walton Reader - The genesis, performance, and publication of his works (Paperback)
David Lloyd Jones
R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on research from all 24 volumes of the William Walton Edition, this detailed and updated account covers the genesis, performance, and publication of the works of one of Britain's leading composers. Highly readable yet authoritative, it provides a fascinating background to the stage works, film-scores, and orchestral, vocal, and instrumental pieces, providing both overview and chronology.

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