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Five Centuries of Women Singers

Author : Isabelle Putnam Emerson
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This volume examines the emergence of women as professional musicians in the late sixteenth century and follows the careers of selected women musicians from that time to the mid twentieth century.

Nellie Melba a Contemporary Review

Author : William R. Moran
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Successful Australians

Author : Sandy Sturmer
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I Am Melba

Author : Ann Blainey
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The story of an Australian girl who defied convention and became the most famous singer of her era. Growing up in Melbourne, Nellie Mitchell dreamed of fame, but her devout father disapproved. When a chance arose to go to Paris, she trusted in her musical talent and hoped for a lucky break. Within a few years, reborn as Nellie Melba, she was performing to overflowing concert halls, hobnobbing with European royalty and collaborating with some of the most renowned composers of the age. Audiences swooned over the 'heavenly pleasures' of her voice, while the public showed an insatiable appetite for news of her sometimes passionate private life. Dame Nellie Melba was Australia's first international superstar. In this important biography, enhanced by new research, Ann Blainey captures the exuberance, controversy and pathos of Melba's remarkable career. Winner of the 2009 National Biography Award. Shortlisted, 2008 Age Book of the Year Awards. ‘Blainey ... writes with clarity and panache. This is an entertaining biography. Everyone should read it and be reminded of what a remarkable singer we once had in our midst.’ —Sydney Morning Herald ‘There have been five biographies of Melba, together with her own rather fanciful memoirs; but the present one by Ann Blainey is superior to them all.’ —The Age ‘Thoroughly researched, excellently written and beguilingly human biography of Nellie Melba’ —Australian Book Review ‘Blainey brings a freshness to the story, giving us the feeling that we are reading about a life in progress.’ —Good Reading ‘Welcome and timely, shedding new light on the diva’ —Courier Mail ‘This is a gripping story of triumph and sorrow.’ —Sun-Herald ‘Meticulously researched biography’ —The Australian Ann Blainey is the author of I Am Melba. She has written five biographies, and her most recent biography of Dame Nellie Melba reflects her fascination with singing and opera. She has served on the council of two Australian opera companies and of the Percy Grainger Museum in Melbourne, where she lives.

Language and Sexuality

Author : Deborah Cameron
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This lively and accessible textbook provides a clear introduction to the relationship between language and sexuality.

A Concise History of British Radio 1922 2002

Author : Sean Street
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People in Australia s Past

Author : Susan Boyer
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This book contains language activities to accompany each story of courage, achievement and fame about people in Autralia's past.

Imperialism And Music

Author : Jeffrey Richards
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This is the first book to consider the relationship between British imperialism and music. With its unique ability to stimulate the emotions and to create mental images, music was used to dramatize, illustrate, and reinforce the components of the ideological cluster that constituted British imperialism in its heyday: patriotism, monarchism, hero-worship, Protestantism, racialism, and chivalry. It was also used to emphasize the inclusiveness of Britain by stressing the contributions of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland to the imperial project.

Australian Identity

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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom Volume I The Birth of Broadcasting

Author : Asa Briggs
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This is the first of a five-volume history of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom. The Birth of Broadcasting covers early amateur experiments in wireless telephony in America and in England, the pioneer days at Writtle in Essex and elsewhere, and the coming of organized broadcasting and its rapid growth during the first four years of the BBC's existence as a private Company before it became a public Corporation in January 1927. Briggs also considers the impact of wireless on society, and he has much to say about personalities and programmes as well as Corporation policies.