Music + travel. Worldwide : touring the globe through sounds and scenes
[editors, Anne Ishii, Stef Schwalb].
New York, NY : Museyon, Inc., c2009.
Touring the World Through Sounds and Scenes Searching the globe for good music? Then listen up and look for Museyon Guides¿ Music + Travel. With this new guidebook, curated by experts in the industry, you will: travel to Russia and experience the country¿s long and inglorious outlaw culture¿s sounds of Chanson; head to Buenos Aires to witness the development of Cumbia, from the lavish 90¿s to its latest digital incarnation; go ¿underground¿ to check out Beijing¿s ever-evolving, highly influential Experimental music scene; and get into Berlin¿s private clubs that are playing the offspring of Techno. With varying cities and scenes, genres and influences, Music + Travel guides you across an insightful, international stage of sounds that helps you plan where to go and figure out what you don¿t want to miss.
The cello suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece
New York, N.Y. : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2009.
A former pop critic for the Montreal Gazette hears Bach's Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello and falls in love. My nonfiction favorite, not just because I worship Bach; personal chronicles of encountering music, like Noah Adams's Piano Lessons, have proven irresistible.
"In the course of elucidating Beethoven and his music in this volume, Wilson questions the traditional practice of dividing Beethoven's life into three periods, discerns his true attitude toward Napoleon, and probes the "heroic" side of Beethoven's music and its bearing on his work as a whole."--BOOK JACKET.
The "Notes on . . ." series by distinguished music critic Conrad Wilson illuminates the music of some of history's greatest composers in relation to their private lives. In each "Notes on . . ." volume Wilson selects twenty crucial works of a given composer, discusses these masterpieces with insight and verve, and explains why these particular works are fundamental to understanding the composer. As a bonus Wilson highlights choice recordings of the music he discusses. Meant for any general reader interested in music, these guidebooks are ideal for dipping into as well as reading straight through.
For many music lovers, J. S. Bach is a perpetually sober and serious composer, frowning out of pictures on book and CD covers. Wilson reminds listeners that those who only heard Bach's music might imagine him as vivacious, even romantic, and shows why Bach continues to intrigue and influence the music scene.
Your musical child : inspiring kids to play and sing for keeps
by Jessica Baron Turner.
Milwaukee, WI : Hal Leonard, c2004.
What makes a child fall in love with learning to play music? How does talent develop? When is the right time to start lessons? Which instrument is the best fit? Why is practice so challenging, and what can parents do to keep kids musically motivated? Where can a parent learn about music programs, camps, books, recordings, and other important resources? This groundbreaking book answers these questions and many others, serving up healthy portions of insight, humor, research, practical advice, fresh ideas, and heartfelt encouragement for making the most of musical development from pregnancy through the elementary years. It provides everything praents need to nurture children so they may begin to discover their own unique voices. If one book can keep kids from quitting, this is it. Book jacket.