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Life of R Wagner Vol 4

by Ernest Newman

Ernest Newman's four-volume Life of Wagner, originally published between 1933 and 1947, remains a classic work of biography. The culmination of forty years' research on the composer and his works (Newman's first...


Life of R Wagner Vol 3

by Ernest Newman

In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume Life remains unsurpassed.

Volume III covers the years 1859-66 including the Tannhäuser debacle in Paris, the crisis with Minna,...


Life of R Wagner Vol 2

by Ernest Newman

In the vast literature on Richard Wagner, Ernest Newman's classic four-volume Life remains unsurpassed.

Volume II carries the story from 1848 to 1860. It describes the important, formative years in Wagner's...


A History of Musical Style

by Richard L. Crocker

Exceptionally clear, systematic presentation of the evolution of musical style from Gregorian Chant (AD 700) to mid-20th-century atonal music. Over 140 musical examples. Bibliography.


Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work

by W. H. Hill & Francis A. Davis

Construction methods, woods, varnishes, types of instruments, and special features plus life of the composer. "A rich mine of fascinating information." — American Record Guide. 93 illustrations. 4 color plates....


The LaSalle Quartet: Conversations with Walter Levin

by Robert Spruytenburg & Richard Howe

The LaSalle Quartet (1946-1987) was the premier exponent of 'the new music' for string quartet. Founded in 1946 at the Julliard School in New York, it became famous for its performances of works by the Second...


Horns, Strings, and Harmony

by Arthur H. Benade

Engaging, accessible introduction to structure and sound-making capacities of piano, violin, trumpet, bugle, oboe, flute, saxophone, many other instruments. Also, how to build your own trumpet, flute, clarinet....


History Of Public School Music - In The United States

by Edward Bailey Birge

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980¿1984

by IAN GLASPER

In this revealing history, author, historian, and musician Ian Glasper explores in minute detail the influential and esoteric UK anarcho-punk scene of the early 1980s. Where some of the colorful punk bands from...


Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables: The Early Years

by Alex Ogg, Winston Smith & Ruby Ray

Despite releasing records only on independent labels and receiving virtually no radio play, Dead Kennedys routinely top both critic and fan polls as the greatest punk band of the late 1970s and early 1980s....


We Owe You Nothing: Expanded Edition: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews

by Daniel Sinker

A revised and expanded edition of the punk classic, with new interviews.


Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era

by Amy Fay & Frances Dillon

Famous letters by a young American pianist, dating from 1869 to 1875, uniquely describe study with Liszt, Tausig, and other luminaries. Fay offers firsthand impressions of performances by Rubinstein, Clara Schumann,...


Tchaikovsky's Pathétique and Russian Culture

by Marina Ritzarev

Tchaikovskyʼs Sixth Symphony is known for the mystery surrounding its hidden programme and for Tchaikovskyʼs unexpected death nine days after its premiere. While the speculations about the composerʼs possible...


Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé

by Bob Stanley

An addictively readable, encyclopedic history of pop music in chapters as short and adrenaline-fueled as the best pop songs themselves. As much fun to argue with as to quote, Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! is a monumental...


Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler

by Ethan Brown

Based on police wiretaps and exclusive interviews with drug kingpins and hip-hop insiders, this is the untold story of how the streets and housing projects of southeast Queens took over the rap industry.

For...


The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob

by David A. Kinney

FAN: “You don’t know who I am, but I know who you are.”

BOB DYLAN: “Let’s keep it that way.”

Bob Dylan is the most influential songwriter of our time and, after a half century, he remains a cultural...


The Emergence of Rock and Roll: Music and the Rise of American Youth Culture

by Mitchell K. Hall

Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured...


Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey

by Bill Brewster

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life was the first comprehensive history of the disc jockey, a figure who has become a powerful force shaping the music industry—and since its original publication, the book has become...


Playing the Cello, 1780-1930

by George Kennaway

This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed....


Exotic Encounters: Selected Reviews

by Brian Stableford

Thirty-four review essays of science fiction, fantasy, and horror authors and musical groups, including works by the following: Poul Anderson, Kim Antieau, Jackie Askew, Ataraxia, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford,...