Shared Meanings in the Film Music of Philip Glass

The study of music within multimedia contexts has become an increasingly active area of scholarly research. However, the application of such studies to musical genres outside the 'classical' film canon, or in television and other media remains largely unexplored in any detail. Tristian Evans demonstrates how postminimal music interacts with other media forms, focusing on the film music by Philip Glass, but also taking into account wo...

Joan Osborne Relish

Matching folio with 12 songs, including: Crazy Baby * Cracular Moon * Help Me * Ladder * Let's Just Get Naked * Lumina * Man In The Long Black Coat * One Of Us * Pensacola * Right Hand Man * Spider Web * St. Theresa.

Rhythms of Race: Cuban Musicians and the Making of Latino New York City and Miami, 1940-1960

Among the nearly 90,000 Cubans who settled in New York City and Miami in the 1940s and 1950s were numerous musicians and entertainers, black and white, who did more than fill dance halls with the rhythms of the rumba, mambo, and cha cha cha. In her history of music and race in midcentury America, Christina D. Abreu argues that these musicians, through their work in music festivals, nightclubs, social clubs, and television and film pr...

Malevolent Muse: The Life of Alma Mahler

Of all the colorful figures on the twentieth-century European cultural scene, hardly anyone has provoked more-polarized reactions than Alma Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel (1879–1964). Mistress to a long succession of brilliant men, she married three of the best known: the composer Gustav Mahler, the architect Walter Gropius, and the writer Franz Werfel. Her admirers regarded Alma as a self-sacrificing figure of inspiration to great ...

Ian Brown: Already in Me: With and Without the Roses

Ian Brown, lead singer and co-songwriter for the Stone Roses—a British band that defined an era in rock in the early 1990s—was the only member to succeed as a solo artist after the Roses five-year run. Covering time spent both on- and off-stage—from his six-month prison sentence to his dalliances with Noel Gallagher—his life is detailed before, during, and after his time with the Stone Roses through interviews with family members, cl...

"La generazione romantica"

Quando apparve questo libro, Robert Craft scrisse: «Si può dire con certezza che La generazione romantica di Charles Rosen – che segue Lo stile classico – sia il più importante libro di musica non solo del 1995, ma di molti anni a venire». Di fatto, se Lo stile classico è presto diventato un libro irrinunciabile per chi vuol capire la musica, lo stesso avverrà con questo, dedicato all’altro polo dell’invenzione: lo stile romantico. M...

The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop--and Why It Matters

Hip-hop is in crisis. For the past dozen years, the most commercially successful hip-hop has become increasingly saturated with caricatures of black gangstas, thugs, pimps, and 'hos. The controversy surrounding hip-hop is worth attending to and examining with a critical eye because, as scholar and cultural critic Tricia Rose argues, hip-hop has become a primary means by which we talk about race in the United States . In The Hip-Hop W...

Mario Ruffini - J.S. Bach, lo specchio di Dio e il segreto dell'immagine riflessa

Dio scelse la musica per misurare il tempo, perché tempo essa stessa, e Johann Sebastian Bach ne divenne il suo più perfetto misuratore. Il dialogo fra loro avviene attraverso la musica, e con linguaggi cifrati e segreti che trovano nel numero 14 e nel nome B.A.C.H. il metodo per comunicare fra uomo e Dio. Il Kantor maximus dal rigore proverbiale, può apparire sorprendente: è infatti autore di opere di segno opposto, dalla multipolar...

A TINY GUIDE TO LEARNING GUITAR: Without asking questions

This is a summarized guide of all the little stuff that you need to know to learn guitar by yourself and actually get to somewhere. The guide will go through the guitar practice, some things you'll need, some references you'll love and some tips to playing and performing live.