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The Beatles: The Biography
The Beatles
The Biography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316803529

Challenging popular myths attributed to the Beatles, an extensively researched band portrait traces their individual experiences of rising from young, angry rock-and-roll musicians to fame."

Classic Rock Covers
Classic Rock Covers
Paperback      ISBN: 3822855405
Three Song Cycles in Vocal Score: Songs of a Wayfarer, Kindertotenlieder and Das Lied Von Der Erde
Three Song Cycles in Vocal Score
Songs of a Wayfarer, Kindertotenlieder and Das Lied Von Der Erde
Paperback      ISBN: 048626954x

This convenient volume contains Mahler's three great song cycles in piano-vocal score, reprinted from authoritative German and Austrian editions. All three complete scores offer singers and musicians the opportunity to study and savor the compelling musical qualities of these famous works at the piano.
Songs of a Wayfarer (Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen), the composer's first song cycle, is considered by many the masterpiece of his early period. A setting of his strongly autobiographical text, this is a revealing self-portrait of a young man. The haunting musical imagery of Songs of the Deaths of Children (Kindertotenlieder), Mahler's setting of five poems by Friedrich R chert, embodies the chromatic harmonies typical of his late work.
In The Song of the Earth (Das Lied von der Erde), Mahler combines the forms that most obsessed him -- song and symphony -- into a masterpiece that epitomized his musical genius and the very spirit of late Romanticism. Based on six poems translated from Chinese, the songs merge from passionate evocations of the pleasures of youth to dark and foreboding expressions of loneliness, sorrow, and farewell.

The Art and Science of String Performance
The Art and Science of String Performance
Paperback      ISBN: 0882843524

In this handy reference for string teachers, Dr. Samuel Applebaum addresses the most frequently asked questions, ranging from the very basic to the most advanced. From his conversations with the greatest concert artists of our time, he covers topics such

Mazurkas
Mazurkas
Paperback      ISBN: 0486255484

Among the best-loved and most performed of Chopin's piano compositions are his mazurkas. This volume includes 51 works -- remarkable for their wide emotional appeal, advanced choromatic techniques and pianistic devices, and ranging in difficulty from relatively easy, for advanced beginnings, to quite challenging, for the accomplished pianist.Edited by Carl Mikuli, a pupil of Chopin, the works in this inexpensive and attractive volume extend from the radiant joyfulness of the Mazurka in B-flat major, Op. 7, No. 1, to the aching sadness of the Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4, and from the brevity of the Mazurka in E-flat minor, Op. 6, No. 4, to the breadth of the C-sharp minor Mazurka, Op. 50, No. 3.Pianists and music lovers will welcome this attractive, sturdy volume reproduced directly from the authoritative Kistner edition. It comprises a treasury of Chopin's most characteristic and appealing works in one convenient, inexpensive source.

The Complete Preludes and Etudes for Pianoforte Solo
The Complete Preludes and Etudes for Pianoforte Solo
Paperback      ISBN: 048622919x

Alexander Nikolayevitch Scriabin (1872-1915), Russian composer and pianist, is best known for his perfectly spun miniatures where his novel harmonic and pianistic ideas were most brilliantly worked out. This volume in Dover's continuing series of musical scores presents the best of Scriabin's works, his complete etudes and preludes for the solo piano.
There are the Chopinesque works from his early period, including the 12 etudes from Op. 8 and the 24 Preludes, Op. 11. The works of the middle period, when he began working out his new harmonies based on a series of fourths, include the outstanding sets of Preludes, Opp. 33 and 48, and the Etudes, Op. 42. The 5 Preludes, Op. 74, and the Etudes, Op. 65, from the final period reveal perhaps most about his joyous ecstasy and languid contemplation, moods which no other composer could express to such a degree. There are also the preludes and etudes from Opp. 2, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17, 22, 27, 31, 35, 37, 39, 45, 49, 51, 59, and 67, each containing miniatures working out some subtle harmonic, rhythmic, or melodic idea with a perfect pianistic sense of writing.
This book has been especially designed as a playing edition ― the noteheads are large and easily readable at the piano, and the margins and spaces between staves are adequate for written notes, fingerings, and turnovers. It is also most useful for analysis, or simply for following along with the actual music.

Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic: Rock'n'roll as Literature and Literature as Rock 'n'roll
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: The Work of a Legendary Critic
Rock'n'roll as Literature and Literature as Rock 'n'roll
Paperback      ISBN: 0679720456

Vintage presents the paperback edition of the wild and brilliant writings of Lester Bangs--the most outrageous and popular rock critic of the 1970s--edited and with an introduction by the reigning dean of rack critics, Greil Marcus.

Patterns for Jazz: Bass Clef
Patterns for Jazz
Bass Clef
Paperback      ISBN: 0769230172

Patterns for Jazz stands as a monument among jazz educational materials. Condensed charts and pertinent explanations are conveniently inserted throughout the book to give greater clarity to the application of more than 400 patterns built on chords and scales---from simple (major) to complex (lydian augmented scales).

Complete Book of Wedding Music for Flute or Violin
Complete Book of Wedding Music for Flute or Violin
Paperback      ISBN: 0871667576

This book presents a dozen timeless wedding themes from various sources arranged in idiomatic keys for flute or violin with tasteful piano accompaniment. A convenient pull-out part is included for the soloist.

Twenty-Six Italian Songs and Arias: For Medium High Voice
Twenty-Six Italian Songs and Arias
For Medium High Voice
Paperback      ISBN: 088284489x

This authoritative edition of the world's most loved songs and arias draws on original manuscripts, historical first editions, and recent research by prominent musicologists to meet a high standard of accuracy and authenticity. Includes fascinating background information about the arias and their composers, as well as a singable rhymed translation, a readable prose translation, and a literal translation of every single word. This title is available in SmartMusic.