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What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians As Artists, Critics, And Activists - Eric Porter

Despite the plethora of writing about jazz, little attention has been paid to what musicians themselves wrote and said about their practice. An implicit division of labor has emerged where, for the most part, black artists invent and play music wh......

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Songwriting Success - Michael Lydon

So you want to write songs? Join the club! Everyone dreams of being a successful songwriter. In every city and town, down the block in every neighborhood, someone is taking a guitar in hand and dreaming of a career as a songwriter. While many will......

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Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas - Boris Berman

Boris Berman, renowned concert pianist and teacher, is one of the worldĀs foremost authorities on Sergei Prokofiev. In this book, he draws on his intimate knowledge of ProkofievĀs work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composerĀs nine......

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Kander And Ebb - James Leve

Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb collaborated for more than forty years, longer than any such partnership in Broadway history. Together they wrote over twenty musicals. Their two most successful works, Cabaret and Chicago, had critically......

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Singing For Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers And The Nineteenth-century Culture Of Reform - Scott Gac

In the two decades prior to the Civil War, the Hutchinson Family Singers of New Hampshire became America's most popular musical act. Out of a Baptist revival upbringing, John, Asa, Judson, and Abby Hutchinson transformed themselves in the 1840s in......

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Sigmund Romberg - William A. Everett

Hungarian-born composer Sigmund Romberg (1887-1951) arrived in America in 1909 and within eight years had achieved his first hit musical on Broadway. This early success was soon followed by others, and in the 1920s his popularity in musical theate......

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Jerome Kern - Stephen Banfield

A founding father of the modern American musical, Jerome Kern (1885-1945) was the composer of legions of popular songs, including such standards as "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" and "Ol' Man River." His 1927 "Show Boat" with Oscar Hammerstein II helpe......

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Composers In The Movies: Studies In Musical Biography - John C. Tibbetts

"Amadeus." "Yankee Doodle Dandy." "Swanee River." "Rhapsody in Blue." Even before movies had sound, filmmakers dramatized the lives of composers. Movie biographies-- or biopics-- have depicted composers as diverse as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Georg......

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Andrew Lloyd Webber - John Snelson

In this sustained examination of Lloyd Webber's creative career, music scholar Snelson explores the vast range of influences that have informed the acclaimed composer's work, from film, rock, and pop music to his own life story. Author: Snelson, ......

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Piano Roles: Three Hundred Years Of Life With The Piano - James Parakilas

The place of the piano in classical and popular musical cultures and its changing roles over the past three centuries are examined by eminent authorities. Everything about the piano is here: its invention, innovations in design, importance of pian......

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Modern Noise, Fluid Genres: Popular Music In Indonesia, 1997-2001 - Jeremy Wallach

What happens to "local" sound when globalization exposes musicians and audiences to cultural influences from around the world? Jeremy Wallach explores this question as it plays out in the eclectic, evolving world of Indonesian music after the fall......

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The Jazz Image: Seeing Music Through Herman Leonard's Photography - Heather K. Pinson

Typically a photograph of a jazz musician has several formal prerequisites: black and white film, an urban setting in the mid-twentieth century, and a black man standing, playing, or sitting next to his instrument. That's the jazz archetype that p......

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Grunge Seattle - Justin Henderson

Detailing the intertwined lives of members of core grunge bands, this thoroughly researched account reveals the origins and inspirations of the grunge music movement. Illustrating the dramatic and emotional tensions that arose between the various ......

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