Musical Performance and the Changing City:Post-industrial Contexts in Europe and the United States
Identification of Versions of the Same Musical Composition:Audio Content-based Approaches and Post-processing Steps Joan Serrà
Bob Fosse is one of the most significant figures in the post-World War II American musical theater. Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical is a fascinating look at the evolution of Fosse as choreographer and director. It traces is early dance years, the influence of mentors George Abbott and Jerome Robbins, and the impact of his three marriages-all to dancers-on his career.
Musical Biographies:The Music of Memory in Post-1945 German Literature Michal Ben-Horin
Key Changes is a highly entertaining, frank and personal account of the highs and lows of show business, from post-war Twice Nightly Variety to the present day by renowned composer and performer, Denis King. Known as a brilliant anecdotalist, King himself reads his memoirs which are funny, poignant and eye-opening; he also illustrates them with his own piano-playing and personal sound archive. In the 1950s and early 1960s King was a member of Britain´s first-ever boy band, The King Brothers. Since then he has composed over 200 TV themes, including ITV´s award-winning The Adventures of Black Beauty, and has collaborated with numerous theatre legends to write more than 25 stage musicals - Privates on Parade among them. His career has encompassed every aspect of show business, performing to producing and composing; and he has experienced success alongside disaster and betrayal. The artists with whom King has worked read like a Who´s Who of British and American stage and screen: Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Tony Bennett, Nina Simone, Howard Keel, Sammy Cahn, Albert Finney, Dame Edna Everage, Maureen Lipman, Elaine Stritch, Julia McKenzie, Dudley Moore, Jimi Hendrix, Ronnie Corbett, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland... and many more. Key Changes is not just a potted history or a lengthy name-drop. It is a funny, intimate portrait of the grind as well as the glamour in what many outside the entertainment industry assume is a charmed way to earn a living. And indeed, according to King, it often is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040731/bk_acx0_040731_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bob Fosse (1927-1987) is recognized as one of the most significant figures in post-World War II American musical theater. With his first Broadway musical, The Pajama Game, in 1954, the ´´Fosse style´´ was already fully developed, with its trademark hunched shoulders, turned-in stance, and stuttering, staccato jazz movements. Fosse moved decisively into the role of director with Redhead in 1959 and was a key figure in the rise of the director-choreographer in the Broadway musical. He also became the only star director of musicals of his era - a group that included Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion, Michael Kidd, and Harold Prince - to equal his Broadway success in films.Following his unprecedented triple crown of show business awards in 1973 (an Oscar for Cabaret, Emmy for Liza with a Z, and Tony for Pippin), Fosse assumed complete control of virtually every element of his projects. But when at last he had achieved complete autonomy, his final efforts, the film Star 80 and the musical Big Deal, written and directed by Fosse, were rejected by audiences and critics.A fascinating look at the evolution of Fosse as choreographer and director, Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical considers Fosse´s career in the context of changes in the Broadway musical theater over four decades. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Boehmer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012801/bk_tant_012801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gebundene Ausgabe - 160 pages - Museum of Modern Art - Englisch ´Art and fine craftsmanship, which are essential to Italian culture, are evident in these gloriously beautiful posters.´ Martin Scorsese ´The Italians have their own way of making movies and their own way of making movie posters, too—these are images overflowing with action and emotion. Dave Kehr has put together a fine book depicting the beauty that reflects the great contribution of Italian cinema.´ Clint Eastwood With a pride in fine printing and an innate pre-disposition toward the grand and passionate, Italy has produced some of the finest film posters in the world.These colorful images, startling in their freshness and boldness, arouse expectations of romance, mystery, action, or escape. Italian Film Posters is the first collection of these highly evoca-tive images to be published in English. While Italian film posters are well known to Euro-pean collectors and cinema lovers—and the work of artists such as Anselmo Ballester, Alfredo Capitani, and Luigi Martinati is displayed in muse-urns and commands high prices at auction—they remain largely unknown to the American public. This overview of the Italian tradition begins with the Art Nouveau-influenced designs of the silent-film era, moves into the stunning stone lithographs of the 1930s and 1940s, and concludes with the idiosyncratic creations made possible by offset printing in the 1950s and 1960s. The volume opens with a lively and highly inform-ative introduction by Dave Kehr, a NewYork-based film journalist who has written for the Chicago Tribune and the NewYork Daily News and currently writes for The NewYork Times. The 128 color illus-trations, including details of several of the posters, are organized thematically into six sections: ´´Fantasy & Adventure,´´ ´´The Musical,´´ ´´The West-ern,´´ ´´Melodrama,´´ ´´Film Noir,´´ and ´´The New Wave.´´ This organization invites many dramatic and unusual comparisons and contrasts. Included are examples of such film classics as L´Avventura, 8Z, French Cancan, Spellbound, Casablanca, The Lady from Shanghai, La Notte, Bicycle Thieves, and many others. Besides the films themselves, no other arti-fact of the film industry is more provocative than the poster. Film historians and archivists, movie-goers, poster collectors, and the general reader will find the images in this book captivating, amus-ing, sensual, and, often, astonishing.
Winner of the prestigious Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, roots-savvy British critic Charles Shaar Murray assesses the lifework of guitarist Jimi Hendrix in the context of black musical tradition, social history, and the upheaval of the 1960s. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Shaar Murray. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tkmu/000006/bk_tkmu_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.