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Kinks Songs of the Semi-Detached
ISBN: PB: 9781789142303, Reaktion Books, March 2020
248 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
Of all the great British bands to emerge from the 1960s, none had a stronger sense of place than the Kinks. Often described as the archetypal English band, they were above all a quintessentially working-class band with a deep attachment to London. M...
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Ornette Coleman The Territory and the Adventure
ISBN: HB: 9781789142235, Reaktion Books, March 2020
368 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 60 illus.
Ornette Coleman's career encompassed the glory years of jazz and the American avant-garde. Born in segregated Fort Worth, Texas, during the Great Depression, the African American composer and musician was the zeitgeist incarnate. Steeped in the Texas...
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Dmitry Shostakovich
ISBN: PB: 9781789141276, Reaktion Books, August 2019
192 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Dmitry Shostakovich was one of the most successful composers of the twentieth century – a musician who adapted as no other to the unique pressures of his age. By turns vilified and feted by Stalin during the Great Purge, Shostakovich twice came close...
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Live Wires A History of Electronic Music
ISBN: PB: 9781789141412, Reaktion Books, July 2019
208 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 8 illus.
We live in an electronic world. Electronic sounds and electronic music have long permeated our sonic landscape. What began as the otherworldly sounds of the film score for the 1956 film Forbidden Planet and the rarefied, new timbres of Stockhausen's...
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Five Years Ahead of My Time Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present
ISBN: PB: 9781789140651, Reaktion Books, May 2019
224 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 40 illus.
"Five Years Ahead of My Time: Garage Rock from the 1950s to the Present" tells of an explosive musical phenomenon whose continuing influence on popular culture is dramatic and deep. The tale begins in 1950s America, when classic rock 'n' roll was rea...
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Arnold Schoenberg
ISBN: PB: 9781789140873, Reaktion Books, March 2019
224 pp., 20x13 cm, 35 illus.
The most radical and divisive composer of the twentieth century, Arnold Schoenberg remains a hero to many, and a villain to many others. Born in the Jewish quarter of his beloved Vienna, Schoenberg's early career took him to Berlin, as a leading ligh...
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Death and Resurrection of Elvis Presley
ISBN: PB: 9781780239903, 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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£12,95
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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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Leonard Bernstein
ISBN: PB: 9781780239101, Reaktion Books, March 2018
216 pp., 20x13 cm, 25 illus.
Leonard Bernstein was one of twentieth-century music's most successful and recognizable figures. In a career spanning five decades he conducted many of the world's leading orchestras, and composed scores for landmark musicals such as "Candide" and "W...
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Counterpoints Dialogues between Music and the Visual Arts
ISBN: HB: 9781780238111, Reaktion Books, October 2017
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 40 illus.
?Multimedia experiments are everywhere in contemporary art, but the collaboration and conflict between the various arts has a long history. From opera to the symphonic poem, to paintings inspired by music, many attempts have been made to pair sounds...
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