Classical Music History and Reference
And It Don't Stop
The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last Twenty-Five Years
Paperback ISBN: 0571211593
A collection of outstanding articles and essays about the music, history, and culture of hip-hop features a quarter century of outstanding writing by Ali Farka Toure, Kevin Powell, Harry Allen, Joan Morgan, Cheo Hodari Coker, Greg Tate, Bill Adler, Hilton Als, Danyel Smith, and others. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Giants of Jazz
Hardcover ISBN: 1565847695
Through firsthand interviews, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Good War recounts the lives of thirteen great jazz musicians and vocalists, including Joe Oliver, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, and Charlie Parker, in a new edition of the 1957 classic. 13,000 first printing.
Herman Klein and the Gramophone
Being a Series of Essays on the Bel Canto
Hardcover ISBN: 0931340187
From Klein's comments on early recordings that remain available today, the reader can get a glimpse of what legendary singers such as Patti and Lind sounded like more than a century ago. The essays of Herman Klein that appeared in The Gramophone from 1924 until 1934 are indispensable sources of information on the singers of the Golden Age.
Top 20 Charts From 1954 To The Present Day
Paperback ISBN: 0879308087
This entertaining book presents the U.S. and U.K. Top 20 charts side by side, month by month - showing how rock and pop developed on each side of the Atlantic. Fully updated, it lists the hits from 1954 through 2003. Alongside every song listing, readers will find important facts such as the artist's name and nationality, current and previous month's chart position, record label, weeks on the chart, and simultaneous position on the other side of the pond. Includes an alphabetical listing of song titles with artists, and an alphabetical listing of artists with song titles and chart-entry dates, enabling easy cross-referencing to help you track down any Top 20 record since 1954.
The Blue Piano and Other Stories
Hardcover ISBN: 1574670875
"These autobiographical stories sparkle with vignettes of people, places and pets, but their deeper subject is that of the woman pianist in a male-dominated world. The subject is not new, but Ms. Montparker brings to it a rewarding freshness of insight." - Jerome Lowenthal Pianist; and faculty, The Juilliard School "The pianist's latest book deserves to be read by anyone who plays or wishes to play or ever wished to play the piano, and by everyone else too. She writes about music in a sane, wise, humane voice in this charming, instructive, often moving collection." - Michael Kimmelman Chief Art Critic, The New York Times; and pianist
Paul Bowles on Music
Includes the Last Interview With Paul Bowles
Hardcover ISBN: 0520236556
Though known chiefly as a writer of novels and stories, Paul Bowles (1910-1999) thought of himself first and foremost as a composer. Drawing together the work he did at the intersection of his two passions and professions, writing and music, this volume collects the music criticism Bowles published between 1935 and 1946, with an interview conducted by Irene Herrmann shortly before his death. An intimate of Aaron Copland and a protege of Virgil Thomson, Bowles was a musical sophisticate acquainted with an enormous range of music. The criticism collected here - Bowles published first in Modern Music and later in the New York Herald Tribune - brilliantly illuminates not only the whole range of modernist composition but also film scores, jazz, Mexican and Moroccan music, and many other genres. As a reviewer he reports on established artists and young hopefuls, symphonic concerts indoors and out, and important premieres of works by Copland, Thomson, Cage, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky, among others. These reviews, written with the austere grace of Bowles's better-known literary works, enhance our picture of an important era in American music history as well as our sense of Bowles's own accomplishments and his extraordinary contribution to twentieth-century culture.
First Lessons in Bach
Twenty-Eight Short Pieces for Piano
Paperback ISBN: 0769240682
This collection of 28 short, melodious pieces by J. S. Bach was compiled and edited by Walter Carroll in order to provide a varied set of easier compositions for study by pianists first being introduced to Bach's work. Includes 11 Minuets, 4 Polonaises, 3 Marches, 2 Musettes, a Bourree, 4 Gavottes, a Scherzo, a Sarabande, and a Prelude.
J. S. Bach
Selections from Anna Magdalena's Notebook
Paperback ISBN: 0882842625
This timeless collection contains selections attributed to J.S. Bach, his son C.P.E. Bach, and others. Generations of students have studied the volume's "Menuet in G Major," "Musette in D Major" and the "Prelude in C Major" from the first volume of the Well-Tempered Clavier. Dr. Palmer provides the texts to the instrumental settings of chorales and arias found in this work, as well as a brief biography of the Bach family.
Notes from Underground
Rock Music Counterculture in Russia
Paperback ISBN: 0791425444
Describes the Russian rock music counterculture and how it is changing in response to Russia's transition from a socialist to a capitalist society. It explores the lived experiences, the thoughts and feelings of the rock musicians as they meet the challenges of change.
A Historical Perspective
Hardcover ISBN: 157467045x
The undisputed preeminence of Paris as a center of the piano world dates from the early 19th century, and the rigorous professors of the Paris Conservatoire transmitted the characteristic French piano style faithfully to each new generation for some 150 years. First published to critical acclaim in 1992, this landmark study, now considerably expanded and revised, surveys the historical development, performance practices and pedagogical philosophies of this vital school. HARDCOVER.