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Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach

Author : Peter Schickele
Publisher : Random House
Page : 264 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2014-02-05
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9780307769626

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Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach by Peter Schickele Pdf

What little-known son of a famous genius has been called: "A musical blight" "A one-man plague" "History's most justifiably neglected composer" "The worst musician ever to trod organ pedals" "A pimple on the face of music" In this long-awaited hoax, possibly the most unimportant piece of scholarship in over two thousand years, Professor Peter Schickele has finally succeeded in ripping the veil of obscurity from the most unusual -- to put it kindly -- composer in the history of music: P.D.Q. Bach, the last and unquestionably the least of the great Johann Sebastian Bach's many children.

Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach

Author : Peter Schickele
Publisher : Random House
Page : 265 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 1977-08-12
Category : Humor
ISBN : 9780394734095

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Definitive Biography of P.D.Q. Bach by Peter Schickele Pdf

What little-known son of a famous genius has been called: "A musical blight" "A one-man plague" "History's most justifiably neglected composer" "The worst musician ever to trod organ pedals" "A pimple on the face of music" In this long-awaited hoax, possibly the most unimportant piece of scholarship in over two thousand years, Professor Peter Schickele has finally succeeded in ripping the veil of obscurity from the most unusual -- to put it kindly -- composer in the history of music: P.D.Q. Bach, the last and unquestionably the least of the great Johann Sebastian Bach's many children.

The Final Symphony

Author : Brandon Montclare,Frank Marraffino
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 107 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2020-12-08
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781940878461

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The Final Symphony by Brandon Montclare,Frank Marraffino Pdf

An anthology of graphic novels inspired by the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven

Weird Al

Author : Lily E. Hirsch
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 267 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2022-04-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781538163511

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Weird Al by Lily E. Hirsch Pdf

This Expanded Edition features even more insights on “Weird Al” Yankovic, including his activities during a tumultuous 2020 and 2021, diving deeper into the world of the iconic man who has made a career out of making us laugh. Funny music is often dismissed as light and irrelevant, but Yankovic’s fourteen successful studio albums prove there is more going on than comedic music's reputation suggests. Lily Hirsch weaves together original interviews with the prince of parody himself, creating a fresh take on comedy and music’s complicated romance. She reveals that Yankovic’s jests have always had a deeper meaning, addressing such topics as bullying, celebrity, and racial and gender stereotypes. The Expanded Edition celebrates Yankovic’s vast influence on musicians, comedians, and performing artists as well as what the man has meant to fans—in a time of uncertainty, Yankovic has served as a much-needed bright spot for many. From his love of accordions and Hawaiian print shirts to his popular puns and trademark dance moves, Weird Al is undeterred by those who say funny music is nothing but a low-brow pastime. And thank goodness. With his good-guy grace still intact, Yankovic remains unapologetically and unmistakably himself. Reveling in the mischief and wisdom of Yankovic’s over forty-year career, this book is an Al-expense-paid tour of a true comedic and musical genius.

I Am My Own Wife

Author : Doug Wright
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 117 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2004-02-09
Category : Drama
ISBN : 9781429998635

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I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright Pdf

I Am My Own Wife is the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. From the Obie Award-winning author of Quills comes this acclaimed one-man show, which explores the astonishing true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. A transvestite and celebrated antiques dealer who successfully navigated the two most oppressive regimes of the past century-the Nazis and the Communists--while openly gay and defiantly in drag, von Mahlsdorf was both hailed as a cultural hero and accused of colluding with the Stasi. In an attempt to discern the truth about Charlotte, Doug Wright has written "at once a vivid portrait of Germany in the second half of the twentieth century, a morally complex tale about what it can take to be a survivor, and an intriguing meditation on everything from the obsession with collecting to the passage of time" (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times).

The God Pocket

Author : Bruce Wilkinson
Publisher : Multnomah
Page : 146 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2011-10-11
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781601421852

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The God Pocket by Bruce Wilkinson Pdf

God wants to put a face on giving--and the face he has in mind is not yours, but his. What if you could take something out of your pocket today that would make God wonderfully personal and absolutely real to someone who, only minutes earlier, had been secretly calling out to God for help, for an answer, for any shred of evidence that He cares? Discover the incredible resource that’s small enough to fit in your wallet or purse, yet big enough to change someone’s life--starting with yours. In The God Pocket, Bruce Wilkinson tells you what that little something is, explains how to deliver God’s provision to someone in need, and shares how God is ready to reveal Himself through you. The God Pocket Prayer Dear God, Today I ask to be sent to show Your love and deliver Your funds to the person You choose. I carry Your provision in my God Pocket, and I am ready and willing. I am Your servant, Lord. Whenever You nudge me, I will respond! Here am I – please send me!

Mason Dixon: Basketball Disasters

Author : Claudia Mills
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Page : 178 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2012-01-10
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780375899607

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Mason Dixon: Basketball Disasters by Claudia Mills Pdf

Here's the third entry in Claudia Mills' charming middle-grade series. Mason Dixon survived the school choir. He survived adopting his now-beloved dog named, uh, Dog. But now he faces his biggest challenge yet: joining the local basketball team. Not by choice, of course. Not only do his parents encourage it, but his dad even volunteers to be his coach. Now, with his best pal Brody and a team of misfits even worse at basketball than him (if that's possible), Mason must try to rally to beat his arch-rival, the school bully Dunk. Just another day-in-the-life of a disaster-prone fourth grader.

The Nightfields

Author : Joanna Klink
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 114 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2020-07-07
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9780525507062

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The Nightfields by Joanna Klink Pdf

A WASHINGTON POST BEST POETRY COLLECTION OF 2020 A new collection from a poet whose books "are an amazing experience: harrowing, ravishing, essential, unstoppable" (Louise Glück) Joanna Klink's fifth book begins with poems of personal loss--a tree ripped out by a windstorm, a friendship broken off after decades, the nearing death of parents. Other poems take on the cost of not loving fully, or are written from bewilderment at the accumulation of losses and at the mercilessness of having, as one ages, to rule things out. There are elegies for friends, and a group of devotional poems. The Nightfields closes with thirty-one metaphysical poems inspired by the artist James Turrell's Roden Crater, an extinct volcano in Arizona that Turrell has been transforming into an observatory for the perception of time. The sequence unfolds as a series of revelations that begin in psychic fear and move gradually toward the possibility of infinitude and connection.

American Violence

Author : Richard Hofstadter,Michael Wallace
Publisher : Knopf
Page : 804 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2012-03-07
Category : History
ISBN : 9780307814005

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American Violence by Richard Hofstadter,Michael Wallace Pdf

With eyewitness accounts and contemporary reports—linked together by succinct analytical commentaries—Richard Hofstadter and his young collaborator, Michael Wallace, have created a superb documentary reader that is, in effect, a history of violence in America through four centuries. Here, as experienced by men and women who lived through them, are not only the familiar, chilling eruptions—Harper’s Ferry; the Civil War draft riot in New York; Homestead; Centralia; the Detroit ghetto; the assassinations of Lincoln, Malcolm X, and Robert Kennedy—but also less commonly remembered episodes, such as the New York slave riots of 1712, the doctors’ riot of 1788, vigilante terror in Montana, the anti-Chinese riot in Los Angeles in 1871, and the White League coup d’état of 1874 in New Orleans. In his extensive introduction, Richard Hofstadter shows how, in the face of the record, Americans have had an extraordinary ability to persuade themselves that they are among the best-behaved and the best-regulated of peoples. With more than one hundred entries, the editors have documented and put into perspective the thread of violence in American history whose rediscovery—as Hofstadter suggests—will undoubtedly be one of the most important intellectual legacies of the 1960’s. The book clearly demonstrates, even as the reader comes to grips with long-eluded truths, that America’s consistent history of violence has not yet breached beyond hope of restoration our long record of basic political stability, that most social reforms in the United States have been brought about without violence.

Fryderyk Chopin

Author : Dr. Alan Walker
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 768 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2018-10-16
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780374714376

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Fryderyk Chopin by Dr. Alan Walker Pdf

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. The Sunday Times (U.K.) Classical Music Book of 2018 and one of The Economist's Best Books of 2018. "A magisterial portrait." --Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times Book Review A landmark biography of the Polish composer by a leading authority on Chopin and his time Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., Alan Walker’s monumental Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English in more than a century. Walker’s work is a corrective biography, intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin. Fryderyk Chopin is an intimate look into a dramatic life; of particular focus are Chopin’s childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings, and Chopin’s romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years. Comprehensive and engaging, and written in highly readable prose, the biography wears its scholarship lightly: this is a book suited as much for the professional pianist as it is for the casual music lover. Just as he did in his definitive biography of Liszt, Walker illuminates Chopin and his music with unprecedented clarity in this magisterial biography, bringing to life one of the nineteenth century’s most confounding, beloved, and legendary artists.

The First Four Notes

Author : Matthew Guerrieri
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2014-03-04
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780804170192

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A TIME Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2012 A New Yorker Best Book of the Year Los Angeles Magazine's #1 Music Book of the Year This revelatory book of music history examines what is perhaps the best known and most-popular symphony ever written—and its famous four-note opening. Reaching back before Beethoven’s time, Matthew Guerrieri uncovers premonitions of the opening notes in the rhythms of ancient Greek poetry and the music of the French Revolution. He discusses the Fifth’s impact when it premiered, tracing the artistic, philosophical, and political reverberations across Europe to China, Russia, and the United States, from Romanticism to ring tones, from propaganda to pop. This fascinating piece of musical detective work is a treat for music lovers of every stripe.

Bach & God

Author : Michael Marissen
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2016-04-20
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780190606978

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Bach & God explores the religious character of Bach's vocal and instrumental music in seven interrelated essays. Noted musicologist Michael Marissen offers wide-ranging interpretive insights from careful biblical and theological scrutiny of the librettos. Yet he also shows how Bach's pitches, rhythms, and tone colors can make contributions to a work's plausible meanings that go beyond setting texts in an aesthetically satisfying manner. In some of Bach's vocal repertory, the music puts a "spin" on the words in a way that turns out to be explainable as orthodox Lutheran in its orientation. In a few of Bach's vocal works, his otherwise puzzlingly fierce musical settings serve to underscore now unrecognized or unacknowledged verbal polemics, most unsettlingly so in the case of his church cantatas that express contempt for Jews and Judaism. Finally, even Bach's secular instrumental music, particularly the late collections of "abstract" learned counterpoint, can powerfully project certain elements of traditional Lutheran theology. Bach's music is inexhaustible, and Bach & God suggests that through close contextual study there is always more to discover and learn.

The Flute Book

Author : Nancy Toff
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 559 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2012-09-13
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780195373080

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The Flute Book by Nancy Toff Pdf

The instrument -- Performance -- The music -- Repertoire catalog -- Fingering chart for the Boehm flute -- Flute manufacturers -- Repair shops -- Sources for instruments and accessories -- Sources for music and books -- Journals, societies, and service organizations -- Flute clubs and societies.

Bastard Queen

Author : Dorothy Benham
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2021-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1956216006

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Bastard Queen by Dorothy Benham Pdf

The Bastard Queen: A Family Secret Revealed is a story of secrets, acceptance, and forgiveness. This is my life. A life I felt never needed to be written about because through my eyes was rather uneventful. I'd been awarded and achieved goals that not many people get to experience but chalked it up to luck and the hard work given to my vocal studies. Those moments have been documented in writing and photos for the history books. Child model, Homecoming Queen, featured guest artist on stage and television, Miss America, Broadway, etc. I had a gift in the field of the arts and mother tried to cultivate those talents. I know she sacrificed to give me those opportunities and for that I am appreciative. But what happens when the life you've lived becomes turned on its side, upside down, or does a dizzying full circle and you learn a secret has been kept from you? Was it out of love and to protect me? Was it to not bring shame upon the family? Was there ever an agreement to share the truth with me when I reached a certain age in adulthood? Mother never had the courage to tell me and she outlived ALMOST everyone who knew the truth. I feel she was ashamed and that late in life...what did it matter? Well, it matters to me. My children and my grandchildren deserve to know their history too. Dorothy Benham

A Playful Path

Author : Bernard De Koven
Publisher : Lulu.com
Page : 305 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2013-12-18
Category : Education
ISBN : 9781304351821

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A Playful Path by Bernard De Koven Pdf

A Playful Path, the new book by games guru and fun theorist Bernard De Koven, serves as a collection of ideas and tools to help us bring our playfulness back into the open. When we find ourselves forgetting the life of the game or the game of life, the joy of form or the content, the play of brain or mind, body or spirit, this book can help us return to that which our soul is heir.