Tchaikovsky is one of the most popular composers of all time. His melodies are known to many people who may never have heard his name. They crop up on mobile telephones, alarm clocks and answering machines as often as on records and concert programs. Like his music, the man himself was widely loved, but his inner life was fraught with sufferings, confusions and a deep vein of self-doubt. The drama of his emotional life is vividly reflected in his music, letters and diaries, all of which play a major part in this intimate portrait-in-sound. Who was the man behind some of the most intensely emotional music ever written? Who were the influential figures in his life? In this production packed full of biographical detail and poignant musical extracts we are led through the course of Tchaikovsky’s eventful life. Jeremy Siepmann narrates throughout and Malcolm Sinclair portrays with sincerity this much-loved composer.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann, Malcolm Sinclair, Karen Archer, Teresa Gallagher, Stephen Thorne, David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000812/bk_naxo_000812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you don´t know who Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carl Gardner is, you should. The story of the lead tenor of pioneering vocal group The Coasters is brought to life in this audiobook. Telling the story of their rise to fame and laying bare the barriers that not only The Coasters but all black artists through the 1950s and ´60s faced, it´s a must for any music fan. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tommie Earl Jenkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tkmu/000011/bk_tkmu_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Released in 1974, Sweet Home Alabama has become synonymous with Southern rock. From its opening guitar riff, it is instantly recognizable, a raucous, irreverent defense of a Deep South state and its segregationist governor against the jabs of Neil Young. But the roots of Lynyrd Skynyrd´s best-selling anthem go much deeper than regional pride or resentment of a fellow rocker. In this fresh take on the history of an oft-debated rock classic, journalist Jonathan Bernstein traces the tune´s surprising centuries-old origins and incredible global influence, which continues to this day. Sweet Home Everywhere is the story of a song that has enthralled, enraged, and confused listeners for 40 years. Jonathan Bernstein is a freelance music journalist and fact-checker based in New York. His writing has appeared in Oxford American, Rolling Stone, Time, and American Songwriter, among others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020811/bk_adbl_020811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wondered how great musicians get that way? Would you like to get more practicing done in less time and grow your talent to the highest level possible? Berklee-degreed 30-year veteran musician/instructor Stan Munslow has culled together six powerful, proven practice strategies used by the world´s top players that will give you a lifetime of life smarts that will save you countless hours of time no matter what style of music you play or what level you´re at. Even school band musicians will benefit from these easy-to-follow techniques. Stan Munslow is a Rhode Island-based musician, writer, and instructor with over 25 years´ experience both onstage and backstage. He holds a BM from Berklee College of Music and has been leading musicians, professional and amateur alike, onto the stage since 1981. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stan Munslow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000561/bk_live_000561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If your child is expressing interest in music lessons, the question you´re probably wondering is: which instrument will be the best fit for my child so that he or she can get good at it and keep it for life? The question is hugely important! Children benefit from music in so many ways - 36 percent higher math scores; 14 percent higher IQs; increased poise, confidence, and concentration, to name a few - so choosing the right instrument will enrich his or her life like no other activity. In this audio, educator and musician Stan Munslow will tell you everything you need to know in order to make an informed and educated choice with your child and reap the rewards for a lifetime! Stan Munslow is a Rhode Island-based musician, writer, and instructor with over 25 years´ experience both onstage and backstage. He holds a BM from Berklee College of Music and has been leading musicians, professional and amateur alike, onto stage since 1981. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stan Munslow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000565/bk_live_000565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Monteverdi¿s Orfeo, first performed in 1607, generates a special excitement because it is the first unquestioned masterpiece of opera. Notable for its precise orchestration and powerful drama it was a groundbreaking work. It concerns the legend of Orpheus, the demigod whose music had the power to conquer the forces of Hell and to bring his wife back, briefly, to life. The extracts used in this introduction are from Naxos¿ full recording; it uses authentic period instruments, which serve to evoke the early Baroque period of the opera¿s composition. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Timson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000779/bk_naxo_000779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.