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Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley
ISBN: PB: 9781780239903, ISBN: HB: 9781780236377, Reaktion Books, September 2018
272 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 22 illus.
Elvis Aaron Presley is more popular today than ever, yet he died nearly forty years ago. His music is constantly remixed and re-released to a new generation of fans, and his image thrives in popular art and culture. Elvis's Graceland home and Tupelo...
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£12,00
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£16,00
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Peter Gabriel Global Citizen
ISBN: PB: 9781780239767, Reaktion Books, July 2018
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 25 illus.
Peter Gabriel is one of contemporary music's great experimenters. From his work in the progressive group Genesis, through his pioneering solo albums, to his enthusiastic embrace of world music and new technologies, Gabriel has remained steadfastly co...
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£9,00
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Musical Composition Craft and Art
ISBN: PB: 9780300218992, Yale University Press, June 2018
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 125 black&white illus.
This essential introduction to the art and craft of musical composition is designed to familiarize beginning composers with principles and techniques applicable to a broad range of musical styles, from concert pieces to film scores and video game mus...
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£22,00
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Biographic: Bowie Great Lives in Graphic Form
ISBN: HB: 9781781453278, Ammonite Press, May 2018
96 pp., 27.6x21.6 cm, colour illus.
The Biographics series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all...
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Biographic: Hendrix Great Lives in Graphic Form
ISBN: HB: 9781781453155, Ammonite Press, May 2018
96 pp., 27.6x21.6 cm, colour illus.
The Biographics series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all...
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Tchaikovsky Papers Unlocking the Family Archive
ISBN: HB: 9780300191363, Yale University Press, April 2018
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 22 black&white illus.
This fascinating collection of letters, notes, and miscellanea from the archives of the Tchaikovsky State House-Museum sheds new light on the world of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Most of these documents have never before been available in English, and...
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£35,00
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Bela Bartok
ISBN: PB: 9780300234374, ISBN: HB: 9780300148770, Yale University Press, April 2018
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
This deeply researched biography of Bela Bartok (1881-1945) provides a more comprehensive view of the innovative Hungarian musician than ever before. David Cooper traces Bartok's international career as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, teac...
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£25,00
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Franz Liszt Musician, Celebrity, Superstar
ISBN: PB: 9780300228755, ISBN: HB: 9780300182934, Yale University Press, April 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 black&white illus.
Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was an anomaly. A virtuoso pianist and electrifying showman, he toured extensively throughout the European continent, bringing sold-out audiences to states of ecstasy while courting scandal with his frequent...
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£14,00
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£25,00
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Devil's Music How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock 'n' Roll
ISBN: HB: 9780674980846, Harvard University Press, March 2018
330 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 23 halftones
When rock 'n' roll emerged in the 1950s, ministers denounced it from their pulpits and Sunday school teachers warned of the music's demonic origins. The big beat, said Billy Graham, was "ever working in the world for evil". Yet by the early 2000s Chr...
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£21,00
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Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France
ISBN: HB: 9780226522753, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones, 31 line drawings, 1 table
From its origins in the 1670s through the French Revolution, serious opera in France was associated with the power of the absolute monarchy, and its ties to the crown remain at the heart of our understanding of this opera tradition (especially its fo...
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£41,00
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