Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
ISBN: 1593394926
Size: 24.44 MB
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Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for information on the people, places, and events of yesterday and today. Students, teachers, and librarians can find fast facts combined with the quality and accuracy that have made Britannica the brand to trust. A tool for both the classroom and the library, no other desk reference can compare.

The Crying Of Lot 49

Author: Thomas Pynchon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101594608
Size: 32.49 MB
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The highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

All Music Guide

Author: Vladimir Bogdanov
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879306274
Size: 34.44 MB
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Arranged in sixteen musical categories, provides entries for twenty thousand releases from four thousand artists, and includes a history of each musical genre.

Reader S Guide To Music

Author: Murray Steib
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135942625
Size: 35.17 MB
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The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).

Jazz The First 100 Years

Author: Henry Martin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133169279
Size: 73.89 MB
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JAZZ: THE FIRST 100 YEARS explores the development of jazz from its nineteenth-century roots in blues and ragtime, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, the 3rd edition devotes a full third of its length to performers of the 1960s to the present day. The book's flexible organization and clear, vibrant presentation appeal to both music majors and general students. Biographies and social history put music in context. Extensive, accessible listening guides tie the history of jazz music directly to the CD selections, giving newcomers and aficionados alike a true feel for the ever-changing sound of jazz. Non-majors will find the new Introduction to Jazz Basics a useful preview tool on jazz fundamentals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essential Jazz

Author: Henry Martin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133964400
Size: 48.74 MB
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A complete jazz chronology, ESSENTIAL JAZZ delivers a thorough and engaging introduction to jazz and American culture. Designed for nonmajors, this brief text explores the development of jazz, from its 19th century roots in ragtime and blues, through swing and bebop, to fusion and contemporary jazz styles. Unique in its up-to-date coverage, one-third of ESSENTIAL JAZZ is devoted to performers of the 1960s through present-day performers. The text's flexible organization and clear, interesting presentation are designed to appeal to students with little or no music background. Accessible, informative Listening Guides provide a rich sociocultural context for each selection, giving both newcomers and aficionados a true feel for the vibrant, ever-changing sound of jazz. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.