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The Secret Magic Of Music

Author : Ida Lichter and Foreword by Evgeny Kissin
ISBN : 9781590793237
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Memoirs And Reflections

Author : Evgeny Kissin
ISBN : 9781512602616
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Evgeny Kissin is an internationally renowned classical pianist admired for his interpretations of the repertoires of Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev. The intensity of Kissin's thinking animates this candid memoir, illuminating his astonishing memory, his fondness for his family and teachers, and his artistic sense of self. Memoirs and Reflections chronicles Kissin's musical education and his early career. His writing is infused with his lifelong engagement with music: an obsessive love that captured, challenged, and nurtured him from a young age. He recounts fortuitous events and serendipitous encounters with remarkable musicians and conductors, including Herbert von Karajan. This book shows Kissin to be surprisingly modest and down-to-earth in spite of his astonishing gift. He writes of his family and friends with tender affection and touching detail. Reading this intimate memoir is like having a private audience with the great pianist himself.

Sviatoslav Richter

Author : Karl Aage Rasmussen
ISBN : 1555537103
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first biography of the noted Soviet pianist Sviatoslav Richter

The Master And Margarita

Author : Mikhail Bulgakov
ISBN : 9781783193981
Genre : Drama
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A mysterious stranger appears in a Moscow park. Soon he and his retinue have astonished the locals with the magic show to end all magic shows. But why are they really here, and what has it got todo with the beautiful Margarita, or her lover, the Master, a silenced writer? A carnival for the senses and a diabolical extravaganza, this most exuberant of Russian novels was staged in this adaptation at Chichester Festival Theatre.

The Garland Encyclopedia Of World Music South Asia The Indian Subcontinent

Author : Bruno Nettl
ISBN : 0824049462
Genre : Electronic books
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"Garland's ambitious 10-volume series takes a cultural approach to its focus on the music of all the world's peoples. Each volume is arranged topically, regionally, or by ethnic group, and complemented by an extensive index. Although each volume will differ because of the nature of the material, the organization remains consistent throughout all: regional overviews first; music in the social context next; then finally, the musical traditions of individual countries or ethnic groups. Of exceptional value are the CDs that accompany each volume, often with previously unrecorded music, as well as the resource guides, extensive bibliographies, and photographs. Separate pricing makes it easy to buy just the volumes that your patrons need and will use".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Muslim Women Reformers

Author : Ida Lichter
ISBN : UOM:39015080901005
Genre : Political Science
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In this inspiring compilation of stories from around the world, the voices of these long-oppressed women ring loud and clear as they demand the social and political rights women lack in many Muslim countries.

The Gates Of Sleep

Author : Mercedes Lackey
ISBN : 9781783293865
Genre : Fiction
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After the sudden death of her birth parents, Marina Roeswood meets her Aunt Arachne, who is to be her new guardian. Slowly Marina realizes that her aunt is the embodiment of the danger her parents had been hiding her from in the backwoods of Cornwall. But can Marina unravel the secrets of her life in time to save herself from the evil that had been seeking her for nearly eighteen years?

Sleights Of Mind

Author : Sandra Blakeslee
ISBN : 9781847652959
Genre : Psychology
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What can magic tell us about ourselves and our daily lives? If you subtly change the subject during an uncomfortable conversation, did you know you're using attentional 'misdirection', a core technique of magic? And if you've ever bought an expensive item you'd sworn never to buy, you were probably unaware that the salesperson was, like an accomplished magician, a master at creating the 'illusion of choice'. Leading neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde meet with magicians from all over the world to explain how the magician's art sheds light on consciousness, memory, attention, and belief. As the founders of the new discipline of NeuroMagic, they combine cutting-edge scientific research with startling insights into the tricks of the magic trade. By understanding how magic manipulates the processes in our brains, we can better understand how we work - in fields from law and education to marketing, health and psychology - for good and for ill.

The Magic Ladder To Success

Author : Napoleon Hill
ISBN : 9780486471426
Genre : Self-Help
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A renowned self-help guru distills the 17 factors that constitute his famous Law of Success philosophy. These key principles define the ethics and actions that empower individuals to assume leadership.

The Rules Of Magic

Author : Alice Hoffman
ISBN : 9781501137471
Genre : Fiction
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"The prequel to Alice Hoffman's PRACTICAL MAGIC, following the lives of Franny and Jet Owens (and their brother Vincent Owens) long before Sally and Gillian wound up on their doorstep"--

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