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Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions

by Duane Tudahl & Questlove Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2018)

Featuring even more groundbreaking, never-before-heard stories, the expanded edition of Duane Tudahl's book pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to...


Glam Rock

by Simon Philo & Scott Calhoun Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

Until recently, glam rock has featured as a mere footnote in popular music history: a style over substance lark in an otherwise serious industry. Glam Rock: Music in Sound and Vision reveals the true story of...


Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature

by Christine A. Jenkins & Michael Cart Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2018)

Discussions of gender and sexuality have become part of mainstream conversations and are being reflected in the work of more and more writers of fiction, particularly in literature aimed at young adult audiences....


Nationalist and Populist Composers

by Steve Schwartz Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

Populism and nationalism in classical music held a significant place between the world wars with composers such as George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein creating a soundtrack to the lives of...


Counting Down Elvis

by Mark Duffett Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

Over the course of the last six decades, Elvis Presley has sold more than a billion records; his music has touched nearly every modern listener. Despite an avalanche of books on his life, there are, surprisingly,...


The Confident Choir

by Michael Bonshor Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 06, 2017)

The Confident Choir is an exploration of conditions affecting the confidence levels in singers of all levels to create an accessible synthesis of the psychological models and offer practical confidence-building...


French Vocal Literature

by Georgine Resick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

French Vocal Literature: Repertoire in Context introduces singers to the history and performance concerns of a vast body of French songs from the twelfth century to the present, focusing on works for solo voice...


Experiencing Chopin

by Christine Lee Gengaro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2017)

Experiencing Chopin: A Listener’s Companion, Christine Lee Gengaro surveys Chopin’s position as a composer at a time when the piano stood at the center of musical and social life. Throughout, she shines...


Experiencing Ornette Coleman

by Michael Stephans Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

Saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Ornette Coleman, along with pianist Cecil Taylor, was one of the founding forces of the Free Jazz movement which took the music world by storm in the...


Experiencing Chick Corea

by Monika Herzig Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

With twenty-three Grammy wins, Chick Corea is a legendary jazz figure and one of the most prolific and influential contemporary pianists of our time. He has produced hundreds of releases in multiple genres over...


Songwriting

by Rekha S. Rajan, Daniel R. Tomal, Christian V. Hauser & Bj Thomas et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2017)

A musical composer, guitar rocker, and lyric opera singer team up to write this sensational book on songwriting. This book includes everything you want to know about the core competencies of songwriting, elements...


Experiencing Bessie Smith

by John Clark Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

Experiencing Bessie Smith, John Clark chronicles Bessie Smith’s vital contribution to and influence on music, the music industry, and the recording industry. While her recording career lasted only a decade,...


Dealing with Death

by Kathlyn Gay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

Death is a sensitive subject for most people. Whether due to fear or superstition, many individuals avoid the topic of mortality. For teens, the subject is taboo as well. Most young adults believe that death...


Debussy's Paris

by Catherine Kautsky Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

Debussy’s Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque explores how key works reflect not only the most appealing and innocent aspects of Paris but also more disquieting attitudes of the time such as racism,...


Experiencing the Beatles: A Listener's Companion

by Brooke Halpin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

Brooke Halpin takes the reader on a magical adventure through the Beatles’ entire catalog of remarkable, timeless songs to discover the circumstances that inspired the songs and brought four Liverpudlian musicians...


The Alexander Scriabin Companion

by Lincoln Ballard, Matthew Bengtson & John Bell Young Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 27, 2017)

This unique collaboration between a musicologist and two pianists – all experts in Russian music – takes a fresh look at the supercharged music and polarizing reception of the Russian composer Alexander...


Comics, Graphic Novels, and Manga

by Randall Bonser Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2017)

Interest in comic books, graphic novels, and manga has never been greater, and fans of these works continue to grow around the world. From American superheroes like Superman and Spiderman to Japanese manga like...


Foretastes of Heaven in Lutheran Church Music Tradition

by Joyce L. Irwin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2015)

In the two centuries after Martin Luther’s affirmation that music stood second only to theology, Lutheran theologians and musicians formulated a theological defense of music that validated this exalted status....


The Real Tales of Hoffmann

by Michael Kaye, Vincent Giroud & Placido Domingo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 17, 2017)

Of all operas in the standard repertory, none has had a more complicated genesis and textual history than Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann. Based on a highly successful 1851 play inspired by the short stories...


Autism Spectrum Disorder

by Francis Tabone Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 04, 2016)

One out of every 68 persons is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In addition, about 1 percent of the world population is afflicted with this condition. There is a vast amount of conjecture surrounding...


Eating Disorders

by Jessica R. Greene Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 14, 2014)

It has been estimated that as many as 15 million people suffer or will suffer from anorexia and bulimia at some point in their lives. Additional statistics suggest that 25 million more suffer from binge eating...


Elmer Bernstein's The Magnificent Seven

by Mariana Whitmer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2017)

The Magnificent Seven was a Western reimagining of the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. Despite such stars as Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, and Charles Bronson, the film was not terribly successful when it premiered....


Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard's The Dark Knight: A Film Score Guide

by Vasco Hexel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 02, 2016)

One of the most successful films inspired by comic books, The Dark Knight was the second feature of a trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. One of the film’s highlights was its rich score, created by two...


James Newton Howard's Signs: A Film Score Guide

by Erik Heine Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 14, 2016)

Eight-time Oscar nominee, James Newton Howard is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after composers. Though The Sixth Sense is the most famous collaboration of Howard and director M. Night Shyamalan, the film...


David Shire's The Conversation: A Film Score Guide

by Juan Chattah Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2015)

Though overshadowed by the critical and commercial success of The Godfather, Part II, Francis Ford Coppola’s other film of 1974 still managed to snag Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Picture....


Rhythm Is My Beat: Jazz Guitar Great Freddie Green and the Count Basie Sound

by Alfred Green Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 06, 2015)

In Rhythm Is My Beat: Jazz Guitar Great Freddie Green and the Count Basie Sound, Alfred Green tells the story of his father, rhythm guitarist Freddie Green, whose guitar work served as the pulse of the Count...


Autism in Young Adult Novels: An Annotated Bibliography

by Marilyn Irwin, Annette Y. Goldsmith & Rachel Applegate Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 17, 2015)

In this volume, the authors identify and assess all young adult novels that include autism content—either suggested or stated overtly—beginning with a novel published in 1968.


This Thing Called Music: Essays in Honor of Bruno Nettl

by Victoria Lindsay Levine & Philip V. Bohlman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 21, 2015)

In This Thing Called Music: Essays in Honor of Bruno Nettl, editors Victoria Lindsay Levine and Philip V. Bohlman salute not only a great scholar and beloved teacher, but also a thinker whose search for the...


Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo

by Patty Campbell & Chris Crowe Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 24, 2015)

This book examines the presentation of spiritual issues in young adult fiction. It looks at how religious ideas, and those matters that are defined more broadly as spiritual, are represented. YA novels are selected...


John Green: Teen Whisperer

by Kathleen Deakin, Laura A. Brown & James Blasingame Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 09, 2015)

This book examines the life and work of John Green, who in a very short time has established himself as one of the most successful authors of young adult novels. In addition to providing background material...


Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad

by Rufus Jones Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2015)

In this book, conductor and scholar Rufus Jones, Jr. brings to light a literal treasure trove of unpublished primary sources to tell the compelling story of the great American conductor, Dean Dixon.


Joseph Holbrooke: Composer, Critic, and Musical Patriot

by Paul Watt & Anne-Marie Forbes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 23, 2014)

This is the first scholarly work to document the musical contribution of Joseph Holbrooke, one of Britain’s most controversial composers during the first half of the twentieth century. Paul Watt and Anne-Marie...


Virginity in Young Adult Literature after Twilight

by Christine Seifert Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 27, 2015)

This book looks at how popular young adult literature fetishizes virginity. Christine Seifert examines how and why so much romance and dystopian fiction—the two most popular genres in YA lit—have focused...


The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!

by Matthew Smith-Lahrman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!, Matthew Smith-Lahrman interprets the words of Curt Kirkwood, founding member and songwriter of the Meat Puppets, a pioneering...


Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic

by Joseph E. Morgan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

In Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and the Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic, Joseph E. Morgan tracks the development of Weber’s musical style across his career, within the cultural context of Germany’s...


Franz Liszt, His Circle, and His Elusive Oratorio

by Xavier Jon Puslowski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 09, 2014)

In this book, Xavier Puslowski presents a detailed study of the links between Liszt, his contemporaries, and his milieu. Using Saint Stanislas Oratorio as a focal point, Puslowski draws together the history...


Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses

by Arthur Wenk Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses distinguishes itself from all other works on choral conducting by starting at the very beginning—the conception and purpose of an ensemble—and...


The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach

by Andre Pirro & Joe Armstrong Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 20, 2014)

The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach (L’Esthéthique de Jean-Sébastien Bach), by the celebrated French musicologist André Pirro (1869?1943), was originally published in 1907 and reissued in 1973. It is...


From Bach's Goldberg to Beethoven's Diabelli: Influence and Independence

by Alfred Kanwischer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2014)

In From Bach’s Goldberg to Beethoven’s Diabelli: Influence and Independence, music scholar and noted pianist Alfred Kanwischer takes readers on an extended exploration in which each of the thirty-three pieces...


Nikolay Myaskovsky: The Conscience of Russian Music

by Gregor Tassie Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 05, 2014)

Gregor Tassie describes Nikolay Myaskovsky as “one of the great enigmas of 20th-century Russian music.” Between the two world wars, the symphonies of Myaskovsky enjoyed great popularity and were performed...


Max Steiner: Composing, Casablanca, and the Golden Age of Film Music

by Peter Wegele Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 24, 2014)

This biography of Steiner provides insight into how the film music industry worked and functioned during the Golden era of film scores. The central part of this work is an analysis of Steiner’s score to Casablanca...


Bullying: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Mathangi Subramanian Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 04, 2014)

This book looks at the many forms of bullying, including sexual harassment, cyberbullying, and adults who bully teens. It offers suggestions to teens about what to do if they’re being bullied, what to do when...


The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt: Dramaturgical Leaves: Essays about Musical Works for the Stage and Queries about the Stage, Its Composers, and

by Janita R. Hall-Swadley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 19, 2013)

In Dramaturgical Leaves: Essays about Musical Works for the Stage and Queries about the Stage, Its Composers and Performers, the third volume in Janita R. Hall-Swadley’s The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt,...


A Conductor's Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works

by Jonathan D. Green Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 05, 2013)

In addition to brief biographical sketches for each composer, A Conductor’s Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works includes for each work the approximate duration, text sources, performing forces,...


Pregnancy and Parenting: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Jessica Akin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 09, 2016)

This book is for teen mothers and fathers who want to break the perception of unplanned teen pregnancies—that having a baby as a teen pretty much translates to being uneducated, on welfare, or from a teen...


Activism: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 14, 2016)

This book looks at the many opportunities for teen activism and shows how more teens can get involved in causes that are important to them. Among the causes most important to teens covered in this book are campaigns...


Sting and The Police: Walking in Their Footsteps

by Aaron J. West Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2015)

In Sting and The Police: Walking in Their Footsteps, Aaron J. West explores the cultural and musical impact of Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers, and Sting. West details the distinctive hybrid character of The...


Experiencing David Bowie: A Listener's Companion

by Ian Chapman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2015)

In Experiencing David Bowie: A Listener's Companion, musicologist, writer, and musician Ian Chapman unravels the extraordinary marriage of sound and visual effect that lies at the heart of the work of one of...


Self-Injury: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Judy Dodge Cummings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2015)

This book looks at the causes of why teens turn to self-injury and the different ways that young adults resort to this harmful form of expression. The book also offers advice for family and friends on what signs...


Food Allergies: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Jessica Reino Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2015)

More than 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies. This book is one of the few aimed specifically at teens and specifically at food allergies. It shows teens how to cope with their allergies and become...