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Medieval Instrumental Dances

by Timothy J. McGee Indiana University Press (February 10, 2014)

In Europe the tradition of secular dance has continued unbroken until the present. In the late Middle Ages it was an important and frequent event-for the nobility a gracious way to entertain guests, for the...


Singing Jeremiah: Music and Meaning in Holy Week

by Robert L. Kendrick Indiana University Press (May 05, 2014)

A defining moment in Catholic life in early modern Europe, Holy Week brought together the faithful to commemorate the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this study of ritual and music,...


Fanfares and Finesse: A Performer's Guide to Trumpet History and Literature

by Elisa Koehler Indiana University Press (February 27, 2014)

Unlike the violin, which has flourished largely unchanged for close to four centuries, the trumpet has endured numerous changes in design and social status from the battlefield to the bandstand and ultimately...


Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

by Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén, Heather Bursheh & David A. McDonald Indiana University Press (November 07, 2013)

Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window...


Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition

by Maurice Hinson & Wesley Roberts Indiana University Press (December 03, 2013)

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with more than 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly...


Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking

by Barbara Tepa Lupack & Michael T. Martin Indiana University Press (November 08, 2013)

In the early 1900s, so-called race filmmakers set out to produce black-oriented pictures to counteract the racist caricatures that had dominated cinema from its inception. Richard E. Norman, a southern-born...


Locating the Moving Image: New Approaches to Film and Place

by Julia Hallam & Les Roberts Indiana University Press (November 07, 2013)

Leading scholars in the interdisciplinary field of geo-spatial visual studies examine the social experience of cinema and the different ways in which film production developed as a commercial enterprise, as...


Women's Songs from West Africa

by Thomas A Hale & Aissata G Sidikou Indiana University Press (December 02, 2013)

Exploring the origins, organization, subject matter, and performance contexts of singers and singing, Women's Songs from West Africa expands our understanding of the world of women in West Africa and their complex...


The Italian Cantata in Vienna: Entertainment in the Age of Absolutism

by Lawrence Bennett Indiana University Press (October 18, 2013)

Lawrence Bennett provides a comprehensive study of the rich repertoire of accompanied vocal chamber music that entertained the imperial family in Vienna and their guests throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries....


A Performer's Guide to Renaissance Music

by Jeffery Kite-Powell Indiana University Press (August 02, 2007)

Revised and expanded since it first appeared in 1991, the guide features two new chapters on ornamentation and rehearsal techniques, as well as updated reference materials, internet resources, and other new...


Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching

by William Brown Indiana University Press (December 03, 2008)

As soloist, master class teacher, and pianist of the world-renowned Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler can boast of four Grammy nominations, three honorary doctorates, more than 80 recordings, and lifetime achievement...


Bach's Cello Suites, Volumes 1 and 2: Analyses and Explorations

by Allen Winold Indiana University Press (May 10, 2007)

J. S. Bach's Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are among the most cherished and frequently played works in the entire literature of music, and yet they have never been the subject of a full-length music analytical...


The Italian Traditions and Puccini: Compositional Theory and Practice in Nineteenth-Century Opera

by Nicholas Baragwanath Indiana University Press (July 08, 2011)

In this groundbreaking survey of the fundamentals, methods, and formulas that were taught at Italian music conservatories during the 19th century, Nicholas Baragwanath explores the compositional significance...


The Art of Teaching Music

by Estelle R. Jorgensen Indiana University Press (March 19, 2008)

The Art of Teaching Music takes up important aspects of the art of music teaching ranging from organization to serving as conductor to dealing with the disconnect between the ideal of university teaching and...


Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play: Inside Two Long Songs

by Tim Smolko & Adrian Stone-Mason Indiana University Press (October 07, 2013)

Since the 1960s, British progressive rock band Jethro Tull has pushed the technical and compositional boundaries of rock music by infusing its musical output with traditions drawn from classical, folk, jazz,...


Saturday Night Live and American TV

by Nicholas James Marx, Matthew Scott Sienkiewicz & Ronald P Becker Indiana University Press (October 02, 2013)

For over 35 years, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" has greeted late night-TV viewers looking for the best in sketch comedy and popular music. SNL is the variety show that launched the careers of a...


Cinema and Development in West Africa: Film as a Vehicle for Liberation

by James E. Genova Indiana University Press (September 25, 2013)

Cinema and Development in West Africa shows how the film industry in Francophone West African countries played an important role in executing strategies of nation building during the transition from French rule...


Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian

by Michael Witt Indiana University Press (November 07, 2013)

Originally released as a videographic experiment in film history, Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma has pioneered how we think about and narrate cinema history, and in how history is taught through cinema....


Music in Kenyan Christianity: Logooli Religious Song

by Jean Ngoya Kidula Indiana University Press (September 11, 2013)

This sensitive study is a historical, cultural, and musical exploration of Christian religious music among the Logooli of Western Kenya. It describes how new musical styles developed through contact with popular...


Politics in Color and Concrete: Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary

by Krisztina Fehérváry Indiana University Press (September 16, 2013)

Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous-the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits...


A Double Bassist's Guide to Refining Performance Practices

by Murray Grodner Indiana University Press (August 23, 2013)

Murray Grodner draws on his distinguished career as a double bass musician and teacher in this compendium of performance philosophy, bowing and phrasing recommendations, tutorials on fingerings and scales, and...


The Notation Is Not the Music: Reflections on Early Music Practice and Performance

by Barthold Kuijken Indiana University Press (September 13, 2013)

Written by a leading authority and artist of the historical transverse flute, The Notation Is Not the Music offers invaluable insight into the issues of historically informed performance and the parameters-and...


François Truffaut: The Lost Secret

by Anne Gillain & Alistair Fox Indiana University Press (June 07, 2013)

For François Truffaut, the lost secret of cinematic art is in the ability to generate emotion and reveal repressed fantasies through cinematic representation. Available in English for the first time, Anne Gillain's...


Portraiture and Photography in Africa

by John M Peffer & Elisabeth Lynn Cameron Indiana University Press (July 24, 2013)

Beautifully illustrated, Portrait Photography in Africa offers new interpretations of the cultural and historical roles of photography in Africa. Twelve leading scholars look at early photographs, important...


Global Nollywood: The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry

by Matthias Krings & Onookome Okome Indiana University Press (May 27, 2013)

Global Nollywood considers this first truly African cinema beyond its Nigerian origins. In 15 lively essays, this volume traces the engagement of the Nigerian video film industry with the African continent and...


The Art of George Ames Aldrich

by Wendy Greenhouse Indiana University Press (July 09, 2013)

A highly regarded impressionist-style artist, George Ames Aldrich drew on his years of experience living and studying in Europe to create beautiful landscape paintings. His life and work are explored in this...


African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work

by Joanna Grabski & Carol Magee Indiana University Press (May 28, 2013)

Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee bring together a compelling collection that shows how interviews can be used to generate new meaning and how connecting with artists and their work can transform artistic production...


Veiling in Africa

by Elisha P. Renne Indiana University Press (June 04, 2013)

The tradition of the veil, which refers to various cloth coverings of the head, face, and body, has been little studied in Africa, where Islam has been present for more than a thousand years. These lively essays...


The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television

by Maria San Filippo Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

Often disguised in public discourse by terms like "gay," "homoerotic," "homosocial," or "queer," bisexuality is strangely absent from queer studies and virtually untreated in film and media criticism. Maria...


The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor

by Billy Taylor Indiana University Press (April 18, 2013)

The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor: America's Classical Musician is the autobiography of the legendary jazz ambassador whose work spans more than six decades, from the heyday of 52nd Street in 1940s New York...


Trash: African Cinema from Below

by Kenneth W. Harrow Indiana University Press (April 09, 2013)

Highlighting what is melodramatic, flashy, low, and gritty in the characters, images, and plots of African cinema, Kenneth W. Harrow uses trash as the unlikely metaphor to show how these films have depicted...


African Art and Agency in the Workshop

by Sidney Littlefield Kasfir & Till Förster Indiana University Press (April 01, 2013)

The role of the workshop in the creation of African art is the subject of this revelatory book. In the group setting of the workshop, innovation and imitation collide, artists share ideas and techniques, and...


Post-Revolution Nonfiction Film: Building the Soviet and Cuban Nations

by Joshua Malitsky Indiana University Press (March 20, 2013)

In the charged atmosphere of post-revolution, artistic and political forces often join in the effort to reimagine a new national space for a liberated people. Joshua Malitsky examines nonfiction film and nation...


Music and the Skillful Listener: American Women Compose the Natural World

by Denise Von Glahn Indiana University Press (April 09, 2013)

For Denise Von Glahn, listening is that special quality afforded women who have been fettered for generations by the maxim "be seen and not heard." In Music and the Skillful Listener, Von Glahn explores the...


Euro Horror: Classic European Horror Cinema in Contemporary American Culture

by Ian Olney Indiana University Press (February 07, 2013)

Beginning in the 1950s, "Euro Horror" movies materialized in astonishing numbers from Italy, Spain, and France and popped up in the US at rural drive-ins and urban grindhouse theaters such as those that once...


The Beethoven Sonatas and the Creative Experience

by Kenneth O. Drake Indiana University Press (April 22, 1994)

"... one of the most interesting, useful and even exciting books on the process of musical creation." -American Music Teacher

"... noteworthy contribution... with plenty of insight into interpretation... remarkable...


Zimbabwe's Cinematic Arts: Language, Power, Identity

by Katrina Daly Thompson Indiana University Press (December 13, 2012)

This timely book reflects on discourses of identity that pervade local talk and texts in Zimbabwe, a nation beset by political and economic crisis. As she explores questions of culture that play out in broadly...


Highlife Saturday Night: Popular Music and Social Change in Urban Ghana

by Nathan Plageman Indiana University Press (December 19, 2012)

Highlife Saturday Night captures the vibrancy of Saturday nights in Ghana-when musicians took to the stage and dancers took to the floor-in this penetrating look at musical leisure during a time of social, political,...


Cinematic Flashes: Cinephilia and Classical Hollywood

by Rashna Wadia Richards Indiana University Press (December 28, 2012)

Cinematic Flashes challenges popular notions of a uniform Hollywood style by disclosing uncanny networks of incongruities, coincidences, and contingencies at the margins of the cinematic frame. In an agile demonstration...


Jelly Roll, Bix, and Hoagy, Revised and Expanded Edition: Gennett Records and the Rise of America's Musical Grassroots

by Rick Kennedy & Ted Gioia Indiana University Press (February 08, 2013)

In a piano factory tucked away in Richmond, Indiana, Gennett Records produced thousands of records featuring obscure musicians from hotel orchestras and backwoods fiddlers to the future icons of jazz, blues,...


Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club

by Kathy Sloane & Sascha Feinstein Indiana University Press (December 28, 2012)

During the 1970s, when jazz clubs all over America were folding under the onslaught of rock and roll and disco, San Francisco's Keystone Korner was an oasis for jazz musicians and patrons. Tucked next to a police...


Painted in Words: A Memoir

by Samuel S Bak & Amos Oz Indiana University Press (September 27, 2001)

At my first sight of a painting by Samuel Bak, I had the keen sense that he was telling me stories with his brush. Now that at long last he has written this book, I find it no wonder that he has painted with...


Mr. Tuba

by Harvey Phillips & David N Baker Indiana University Press (October 03, 2012)

With warmth and humor, tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips tells the story of his amazing life and career from his Missouri childhood through his days as a performer with the King Brothers and the Ringling Bros. and...


Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World

by Eric Charry Indiana University Press (October 23, 2012)

Hip Hop Africa explores a new generation of Africans who are not only consumers of global musical currents, but also active and creative participants. Eric Charry and an international group of contributors look...


Blockbuster History in the New Russia: Movies, Memory, and Patriotism

by Stephen M. Norris Indiana University Press (October 19, 2012)

Seeking to rebuild the Russian film industry after its post-Soviet collapse, directors and producers sparked a revival of nationalist and patriotic sentiment by applying Hollywood techniques to themes drawn...


Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands

by Arturo J. Aldama, Chela Sandoval & Peter J. García Indiana University Press (October 09, 2012)

In this interdisciplinary volume, contributors analyze the expression of Latina/o cultural identity through performance. With music, theater, dance, visual arts, body art, spoken word, performance activism,...


Music and the Politics of Negation

by James R. Currie Indiana University Press (August 23, 2012)

Over the past quarter century, music studies in the academy have their postmodern credentials by insisting that our scholarly engagements start and end by placing music firmly within its various historical and...


Art Themes

by Marjorie Cohee Manifold Indiana University Press (June 16, 2017)

Flexible in approach and full of colorful examples, this textbook provides a basic introduction to what art is and can be in the lives of people who do not necessarily think of themselves as "artists." You will...


A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth-Century Music

by Jeffery Kite-Powell & Stewart Carter Indiana University Press (March 21, 2012)

Revised and expanded, A Performer's Guide to Seventeenth Century Music is a comprehensive reference guide for students and professional musicians. The book contains useful material on vocal and choral music...


David Baker: A Legacy in Music

by Monika Herzig & Quincy Jones Indiana University Press (November 16, 2011)

A Living Jazz Legend, musician and composer David Baker has made a distinctive mark on the world of music in his nearly 60-year career-as player (chiefly on trombone and cello), composer, and educator. In this...