Download E-books Gustav Mahler. Visionary and Despot: Portrait of A Personality. Translated by Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch PDF

By Constantin Floros

With the phrases «visionary» and «despot», the writer seeks to circumscribe the multilayered character of Gustav Mahler. beginning up a terra incognita, he attracts a entire map of some of the features of Mahler’s internal biography: his unshakable trust within the «sacredness of musical artwork» and strongly constructed feel of challenge, his double lifestyles as conductor and composer, his inexorability and refusal to compromise vis-à-vis himself and others, his soreness with the area during which he lived, the complicated elements of his psyche and his huge, immense strength power. the result's the disclosure of latest and unforeseen connections among Mahler’s character and his œuvre.

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Download E-books Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page PDF

By Brad Tolinski

This “oral autobiography” of Jimmy web page, the intensely deepest mastermind in the back of Led Zeppelin—one of the main enduring bands in rock history—is the main whole and revelatory portrait of the mythical guitarist ever published.
   More than 30 years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin remains to be celebrated for its inventive achievements, extensive musical effect, and advertisement good fortune. The band's infamous exploits were chronicled in bestselling books; but not one of the person participants of the band has penned a memoir nor cooperated to any measure with the click or a biographer.  In Light & Shade, Jimmy web page, the band’s so much reticent and inscrutable member, opens as much as journalist Brad Tolinski, for the 1st time exploring his notable existence and musical trip in nice intensity and intimate detail.
   Based on broad interviews performed with the guitarist/producer during the last two decades, Light & color encompasses Page’s whole occupation, starting together with his early years as England’s most sensible consultation guitarist whilst he labored with artists starting from Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, and Burt Bacharach to the Kinks, The Who, and Eric Clapton.  web page speaks frankly approximately his decadent but immensely artistic years in Led Zeppelin, his synergistic relationships with band participants Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones, and his outstanding post-Zeppelin pursuits.  whereas reading each significant song recorded by way of Zeppelin, together with “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and “Kashmir,” web page displays at the band’s sensational excursions, the filming of the live performance motion picture The tune is still the Same, his fascination with the occult, assembly Elvis Presley, and the making of the rock masterpiece Led Zeppelin IV, approximately which he bargains a whole behind-the-scenes account. also, the booklet is peppered with “sidebar” chapters that come with conversations among web page and different guitar greats, together with his youth good friend Jeff Beck and hipster icon Jack White.
   Through Page’s personal phrases, Light and Shade provides an extraordinary first-person view of 1 of an important musicians of our period.

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Download E-books Music Composition for Film and Television PDF

By Lalo Schifrin

Research film-scoring recommendations from one of many nice film/television composers of our time. Lalo Schifrin stocks his insights into the intimate courting among track and drama. The booklet is illustrated with prolonged excerpts from his so much iconic rankings ¯ equivalent to °Mission: Impossible°, °Cool Hand Luke°, °Bullitt° and so on ¯ and peppered with anecdotes from contained in the Hollywood studios. Schifrin unearths the technical info of his personal operating technique, which has earned him six Oscar nominations, 21 Grammy nominations (with 4 awards), and credit on enormous quantities of significant productions. comprises the entire rating of Schifrin's °Fanfare for Screenplay and Orchestra°, a treasure-trove of unfettered dramatic sound portray, commissioned by way of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and a good thesis at the emblematic language of movie track.

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Download E-books Highway 61 Revisited: The Tangled Roots of American Jazz, Blues, Rock, & Country Music PDF

By Gene Santoro

What do Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Cassandra Wilson, and Ani DiFranco have in universal? In Highway sixty one Revisited, acclaimed song critic Gene Santoro says the answer's jazz--not simply the musical variety, yet jazz's distinct environment and attitudes.
As mythical bebop insurgent Charlie Parker as soon as positioned it, "If you do not reside it, it will not pop out of your horn." Unwinding that Zen-like assertion, Santoro lines how jazz's existential paintings has infused striking musicians in approximately each wing of yankee well known music--blues, people, gospel, psychedelic rock, nation, bluegrass, soul, funk, hiphop--with its parallel strategy of self-discovery and inventive construction via musical improvisation. Taking less-traveled paths during the final century of yank pop, Highway sixty one Revisited maps unforeseen musical and cultural hyperlinks among such it sounds as if disparate figures as Louis Armstrong, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Herbie Hancock; Miles Davis, Lenny Bruce, The thankful useless, Bruce Springsteen, and so on. targeting jazz's strength to attach, Santoro exhibits how the jazz milieu created a fertile house "where whites and blacks may meet in the USA on whatever like equivalent grounds," and certainly the place paintings and leisure, politics and poetry, mainstream tradition and its subversive offshoots have been drawn jointly in a heady combine whose effect has proved either far-reaching and likely inexhaustible.
Combining interviews and unique examine, and marked all through by means of Santoro's huge ranging seize of cultural background, Highway sixty one Revisited deals readers a brand new glance at--and a brand new manner of listening to--the many ways jazz has coloured the complete variety of yankee renowned tune in all its striking profusion.

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Download E-books Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton's Little John?: Music's Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed PDF

By Gavin Edwards

Intercourse, medicinal drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and . . . Ham Sandwiches?

If you're a tune fan, you'll be conscious of a few of music’s such a lot enduring mysteries. the place did Pearl Jam get their identify? Are the White Stripes comparable by way of blood or via marriage? Did Mama Cass fairly die from choking on a ham sandwich? Gavin Edwards has heard almost about each unusual query, racy rumor, and legend of the track international. because the author of Rolling Stone’s “Rolling Stone understands” column, Edwards proved himself as a one-man encyclopedia of tune trivialities. Now he stocks all of his wisdom with you. glance inside of to discover the solutions to those questions and extra:

•What’s the relationship among The seashore Boys and Charles Manson?

•How did Dr. Dre and Eminem meet?

•Did Mick Jagger and David Bowie rather sleep together?

•What’s the care for Led Zeppelin and the shark?

•What’s the feud among The Smashing Pumpkins and Pavement all approximately?

•Was Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” rather written approximately his so much deepest physique part?

Is Tiny Dancer relatively Elton’s Little John? will possibly not inform you who shot Tupac or why Celine Dion continues to be allowed to make files, yet with thorough study and solutions instantly from the mouths of the performers themselves, Edwards may also help you develop into a tune geek extraordinaire.

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Download E-books Yé-Yé Girls of '60s French Pop PDF

By Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe

Yé-Yé is a pleasant form of pop track that includes younger girl singers that encouraged France and lots of different nations, as says Susan Sontag, with its specific “camp” type in the course of the 1960s.

Yé-Yé pop had secondary explosions within the Nineteen Seventies and Nineties in Japan and Europe during the likes of Lio (who offers this book’s foreword), and within the usa via singers like April March, whose Yé-Yé quantity “Chick behavior” was once heard within the Quentin Tarantino movie loss of life Proof.

Interest in Yé-Yé revived back lately in the course of the 5th season of the mega-popular tv sequence Mad males, whilst Don Draper’s younger, attractive spouse sang the Yé-Yé quantity “Zou Bisou Bisou,” initially made recognized within the Nineteen Sixties by means of blonde actress Gillian Hills.

The most renowned Yé-Yé practitioners comprise the glamorous Sylvie Vartan (married to rock megastar Johnny Hallyday), French lolita France Gall, attractive actresses Brigitte Bardot and Chantal Goya, and the statuesque Françoise Hardy.

This assortment through French pop tune professional Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe comprises many interviews with the unique singers and manufacturers, visible excerpts of checklist covers, either 45s and LPs, and noteworthy excerpts from a children’s fan diary of the period.

Yé-Yé ability “Yeah Yeah” and lots of track fanatics are prepared for an immersion during this cherished yet little-known genre.

“This lavishly illustrated compendium is sort of a passport to a different time and place…a window into an period within which you could activate the television & see Bridget Bardot making a song approximately Harley Davidson bikes whereas donning thigh-high boots and a black leather-based mini-skirt. This publication might be the Bible of Yé-Yé .”

—Boyd Rice

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Download E-books The Old, Weird America: The World of Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes PDF

By Greil Marcus

A distinct variation with a brand new advent and an up-to-date Discography

This is Greil Marcus's acclaimed publication at the mystery song made through Bob Dylan and the Band in 1967, which brought a word that has develop into a part of the tradition: "the outdated, bizarre America." it truly is this kingdom that the publication maps―the "playground of God, devil, tricksters, Puritans, self belief males, illuminati, braggarts, preachers, nameless poets of all stripes" (Luc Sante, New York magazine). In honor of Dylan's 70th birthday, this specified version features a new creation, an up to date discography, and a canopy that includes never-before-seen photos of the mythical recording sessions.

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Download E-books The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750 PDF

By Joseph Kerman

Fugue for J. S. Bach used to be a traditional language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in plenty and motets, in orchestral and chamber track, or even in his sonatas for violin solo. The extra intimate fugues he wrote for keyboard are one of the maximum, such a lot influential, and best-loved works in all of Western track. they've got lengthy been the root of the keyboard repertory, performed through starting scholars and world-famous virtuosi alike. In a chain of elegantly written essays, eminent musicologist Joseph Kerman discusses his favourite Bach keyboard fugues—some of them one of the best-known fugues and others less popular. Kerman skillfully, now and then playfully, finds the internal workings of those items, linking the shape of the fugues with their many alternative characters and expressive characteristics, and illuminating what makes them relatively appealing, robust, and moving.

These witty, insightful items, addressed to musical amateurs in addition to to experts and scholars, are fantastically augmented through a CD with new performances made especially for this quantity. as well as the entire ratings for all of the song mentioned within the ebook, the CD beneficial properties Karen Rosenak, piano, taking part in preludes and fugues from TheWell-Tempered Clavier—C significant, ebook 1; and B significant, ebook 2—and recordings via Davitt Moroney of the Fughetta in C significant, BWV 952, on clavichord; the Fugue on "Jesus Christus unser Heiland," BWV 689, on organ; and the fable and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 904, on harpsichord.

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Download E-books Andrew W.K.'s I Get Wet (33 1/3) PDF

By Phillip Crandall

"It's Time To Party," the 1st song off of I Get Wet, opens with a rapid-fire guitar line ― not anything fancy, only a couple crunchy strength chords to acclimate the ears ― repeated two times prior to a booming bass drum joins in to supply a quarter-note countdown. A faint, swirling influence intensifies with each one bass kick and, by way of the 8th one, the ears have prepped themselves for the steel mayhem they're approximately to obtain. while all of it drops, and the joyous onslaught of 100 guitars is eventually discovered, you will have to forgive your ears for being duped right into a fake feel of protection, simply because it really is that moment intensified drop a number of seconds later ― the only the place but extra guitars appear and Andrew W.K. slam-plants his vocal flag via screaming the song's titular line ― that truly floods the mind with endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, and no matter what else formulates invincibility.

Polished to a shiny overdubbed-to-oblivion sheen, the party-preaching I Get Wet did not catch the zeitgeist of rock on the flip of the century; it captured the timelessness of adlescent, as energized, outstanding, and unapologetically silly as ever. With insights from associates and remarkable support from the mythological maniac himself ― whose sermon and pa sensibilities proceed to polarize ― this publication chronicles the sound's evolution, uncovers the relevance of Steev Mike, and examines how Andrew W.K.'s inviting, inclusive lyrics create the final word shared event among artist and audience.

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