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Author: Michel Rostain
Publisher: Tinder Press
Selected for the Waterstones Eleven list for 2013. We first meet Michel eleven days after the death of his son Lion. Lion was lost, suddenly, to a virulent strain of meningitis and it's left his father and entire family reeling. We join Michel on his personal journey through grief, but the twist that makes the journey truly remarkable, and tips this true story into fiction, is the fact that we see it all through Lion's eyes. In a stunningly original blurring of memoir and fiction, THE SON tackles the very hardest of subjects in the most readable of ways. Michel Rostain resolutely ducks away from sentimentality and pathos, and tells his story instead with wit, wisdom and vitality. For this is not a book about death; it's a book about life.
Technic Is Fun, Book 3
Author: David Hirschberg
Publisher: Alfred Music
The Technic is Fun series offers piano students a series of graded studies for the development of technic, style, and musicianship. These studies reinforce the technical requirements found in method books and in standard piano repertory. The etudes found in this series not only build technic and musicality but have been carefully selected to provide refreshing recital repertoire as well as to develop a strong musical and technical foundation.
If you've heard jazz guitarists like Joe Pass play chord melody, you may think that the style requires an encyclopedic knowledge of music theory, musical super- powers, or making a deal with the devil. But fear not! This book will show youhow to create your own satisfying chord melody arrangements on the mandolin...and will do so in a practical, applicable, non stroke-inducing way
Expertly arranged B-Flat Clarinet Solo by Claude Debussy from the Kalmus Edition series. This is from the Impressionistic era.
(Waltons Irish Music Books). 100 double jigs, slip jigs, reels, polkas and other tunes from Ireland's greatest whistle players including Mary Bergin, Vincent Broderick, Paddy Moloney, Sean Potts and many more. 44 pages.
H. I. Marrou's A History of Education in Antiquity has been an invaluable contribution in the fields of classical studies and history ever since its original publication in French in 1948. French historian H. I. Marrou traces the roots of classical education, from the warrior cultures of Homer, to the increasing importance of rhetoric and philosophy, to the adaptation of Hellenistic ideals within the Roman education system, and ending with the rise of Christian schools and churches in the early medieval period. Marrou shows how education, once formed as a way to train young warriors, eventually became increasingly philosophical and secularized as Christianity took hold in the Roman Empire. Through his examination of the transformation of Greco-Roman education, Marrou is able to create a better understanding of these cultures.
Solfege Des Solfeges
Author: Adolphe Danhauser
Publisher: G Schirmer Incorporated
The Liberation of Painting
Author: Patricia Leighten
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The years before World War I were a time of social and political ferment in Europe, which profoundly affected the art world. A major center of this creative tumult was Paris, where many avant-garde artists sought to transform modern art through their engagement with radical politics. In this provocative study of art and anarchism in prewar France, Patricia Leighten argues that anarchist aesthetics and a related politics of form played crucial roles in the development of modern art, only to be suppressed by war fever and then forgotten. Leighten examines the circle of artists—Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, František Kupka, Maurice de Vlaminck, Kees Van Dongen, and others—for whom anarchist politics drove the idea of avant-garde art, exploring how their aesthetic choices negotiated the myriad artistic languages operating in the decade before World War I. Whether they worked on large-scale salon paintings, political cartoons, or avant-garde abstractions, these artists, she shows, were preoccupied with social criticism. Each sought an appropriate subject, medium, style, and audience based on different conceptions of how art influences society—and their choices constantly shifted as they responded to the dilemmas posed by contradictory anarchist ideas. According to anarchist theorists, art should expose the follies and iniquities of the present to the masses, but it should also be the untrammeled expression of the emancipated individual and open a path to a new social order. Revealing how these ideas generated some of modernism’s most telling contradictions among the prewar Parisian avant-garde, The Liberation of Painting restores revolutionary activism to the broader history of modern art.
Duets for All
Author: Albert Stoutamire, Kenneth Henderson
Publisher: Alfred Music
Seventeen duets for snare drum composed for a wide range of styles and music by composers from Baroque through contemporary eras. At the elementary and intermediate difficulty levels, these solos are excellent for auditions and sight reading. Titles: March (Prokofiev) * Allegro (Mozart) * Dance (Kabalevsky) * Andante and Allegro (Stoutamire) * Leaping (Kabalevsky) * Ecossaise (Beethoven) * A Farewell (Purcell) * Song of the North (Grieg) * March of the Tin Soldiers (Tschaikowsky) * Allegretto (Corelli) * The Mechanical Doll (Shostakovich) * The Adventures of Ivan (Khatchaturian) * Bouree (Handel) * Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Liszt) * Ballet of the Chicks (Moussorgsky)
How to Play Keyboards
Author: Roger Evans
Illustrated with charts and diagrams throughout, this guide teaches the fundamentals of keyboards--from buying a keyboard and understanding its mechanisms to reading music and playing chords.
A re-examination of French industry's relations with the Popular Front government and its Vichy successor.
This book is a comprehensive, detailed approach to playing Irish music on the tinwhistle. It has been written especially for new enthusiasts who live impossibly far from Irish musicians and are fretfully asking themselves, “Where Can I Ever Learn To Play?” It contains information on technique and style that more advanced players will also find useful. And, there are 72 dance tunes and airs suitably arranged for the tinwhistle, including some recently-composed pieces and several unusual settings of old standards that even the most jaded musical palates aflame with the insatiable desire for New Tunes will find exhilarating and momentarily satisfying.
With the power of imagination, Little Bill embarks on a fantastical adventure to outer space and joins forces with his favorite superhero, Captain Brainstorm, to rescue the Space Explorers from a giant robot! Original.