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Feedback: The Who and Their Generation

by Casey Harison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In Feedback: The Who and Their Generation, historian Casey Harison offers a cultural and social history of one of the most successful bands of the 1960s British Invasion.


British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

by Simon Philo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The British Invasion, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic...


Looking and Listening: Conversations between Modern Art and Music

by Brenda Lynne Leach Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This book invites the art and music lover to place these two realms of creative endeavor in conversation with one another. In Looking and Listening, conductor and art connoisseur Brenda Leach explores unique...


Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver's Historic Commodore Ballroom

by Aaron Chapman Arsenal Pulp Press (March 16, 2015)

The untold story of a rock’n’roll landmark in Vancouver that has hosted a who’s who of music greats.


Maggie's Boy

by Beryl Kingston Bloomsbury Publishing (November 21, 2013)

When Alison marries Rigby Toan she cannot believe her luck. Rigg is the perfect husband Â? loving, ambitious and attractive Â? and everybody envies them their happiness.

But when the recession takes hold Rigg's...


Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times

by Marissa J. Moorman Ohio University Press (October 15, 2008)

Intonations tells the story of how Angola's urban residents in the late colonial period (roughly 1945-74) used music to talk back to their colonial oppressors and, more importantly, to define what it meant to...


Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion

by Durrell Bowman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2014)

In Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush’s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis...


On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

by Dennis Mcnally Counterpoint (September 22, 2014)

On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural...


Melody, Harmony, Tonality: A Book for Connoisseurs and Amateurs

by gene Eugene Helm Scarecrow Press (December 06, 2012)

The full range of Western music is explored through 21 concise chapters on such topics as melody, harmony, counterpoint, texture, melody types, improvisation, music notation, free imitation, canon and fugue,...


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...


The Philosophies of Richard Wagner

by Julian Young Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

Julian Young presents Richard Wagner as an important philosopher of art and life, first as a utopian anarchist-communist and later as a Schopenhauerian pessimist. Understanding Wagner’s philosophy is crucial...


Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music

by David A. Ensminger Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 08, 2014)

In this book, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous...


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...


The Underground Is Massive

by Michaelangelo Matos Dey Street Books (April 28, 2015)

Joining the ranks of Please Kill Me and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop comes this definitive chronicle of one of the hottest trends in popular culture—electronic dance music—from the noted authority covering...


Black Music

by LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) Akashic Books (January 01, 2010)

The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka's seminal work, Blues People.


Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restraint

by R. James Tobin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

In Neoclassical Music in America: Voices of Clarity and Restrain, music reviewer and scholar, R. James Tobin explores the origins and fate of neoclassicism, arguing how efforts to define musical neoclassicism...


Classical Music in a Changing Culture: Essays from The American Record Guide

by Donald Vroon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

In Classical Music in a Changing Culture, Donald Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America’s future as a nation of music listeners. Vroon...


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...


Do Not Sell At Any Price

by Amanda Petrusich Scribner (July 08, 2014)

“A thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records” (Los Angeles Times), Do Not Sell at Any Price is a fascinating, complex story of preservation,...


Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

by Jim Beviglia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 04, 2014)

In Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs, rock writer Jim Beviglia reflects not only on why each song has earned its place on list but lays out the story behind each of the 100, supplying fresh...


Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor

by Nicholas Tarling Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 16, 2014)

In Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor, historian Nicholas Tarling offers short essays on over 28 works, from major masterpieces such as Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion to off-the-beaten...


We Owe You Nothing: Expanded Edition: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews

by Daniel Sinker Akashic Books (November 01, 2007)

A revised and expanded edition of the punk classic, with new interviews.


The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob

by David Kinney Simon & Schuster (May 13, 2014)

A joyous and poignant exploration of the meaning of fandom, the healing power of art, and the importance of embracing what moves you, “The Dylanologists is juicy…artfully told…and an often moving chronicle...


Historical Dictionary of Russian Music

by Daniel Jaffé Scarecrow Press (March 08, 2012)

The Historical Dictionary of Russian Music relates the history of Russian music through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant...


Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues

by Joel Selvin Counterpoint (April 15, 2014)

“I don’t know where he’s buried, but if I did I’d piss on his grave.” –Jerry Wexler, best friend and mentor

Here Comes the Night: Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues is both a definitive...


Music Express: The Rise, Fall & Resurrection of Canada's Music Magazine

by Keith Sharp & Alan Frew Dundurn (April 14, 2014)

The rise of the Canadian music industry, along with anecdotes and exclusive photos of international rock and pop stars, from the perspective of Canada's foremost music magazine from the 70s to the 90s.


100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own

by Dick Weissman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 30, 2014)

In 100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman offers a reliable route through the growing sea of book-length studies, establishing for future scholars a foundation for their...


Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

by Lilya Kaganovsky & Masha Salazkina Indiana University Press (March 07, 2014)

This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative...


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,...


Great Contemporary Pianists Speak for Themselves

by Elyse Mach Dover Publications (September 21, 2012)

Revealing interviews with Arrau, Brendel, de Larrocha, Gilels, Horowitz, Tureck, Watts, 18 other artists. Intimate look at the concert scene and the life of a concert pianist. Introduction by Sir George Solti....


American Negro Songs: 230 Folk Songs and Spirituals, Religious and Secular

by John W. Work Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Authoritative study traces the African influences and lyric significance of such songs as Swing Low, Sweet Chariot and John Henry, and gives words and music for 230 songs. Bibliography. Index of Song Titles....


Orchestration

by Cecil Forsyth Dover Publications (March 25, 2013)

In what is probably the best general book on the subject, a noted English composer describes 57 orchestral instruments, tracing their origins, development, and status at the beginning of World War I.


Complete Organ Method: A Classic Text on Organ Technique

by John Stainer & F. Flaxington Harker Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

This classic method for beginners provides a brief history of the instrument, an explanation of organ construction, a discussion of the various stops and their management, a section devoted to practical study,...


Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History

by Arthur Loesser Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

A renowned concert pianist traces the instrument's design, manufacture, and music in a delightful "piano's eye-view" of the social history of Western Europe and the United States from the 16th to the 20th centuries....


To Boulez and Beyond

by Joan Peyser & Charles Wuorinen Scarecrow Press (November 09, 2007)

To Boulez and Beyond describes music in the 20th century through the lives and works of its creators, from Mahler and Wagner through the Second Viennese School, from Varèse to Boulez and his colleagues.


Great Pretenders

by Karen Schoemer Free Press (January 31, 2006)

February 1964: The Beatles step onto the tarmac at JFK International Airport and turn the country on its head. It's the advent of rock and roll's uninterrupted reign, youthful rebellion, and overt teenage sex....


Me, the Mob, and the Music

by Tommy James & Martin Fitzpatrick Scribner (February 16, 2010)

Now in paperback, after five hardcover printings, Tommy James’s wild and entertaining true story of his career—part rock & roll fairytale, part valentine to a bygone era, and part mob epic—that “reads...


Musical Landscapes in Color: Conversations with Black American Composers

by Bill Banfield Scarecrow Press (September 01, 2004)

A sequel to the award-winning The Black Composer Speaks (Scarecrow Press, 1978), this exploration of the creative world of African American composers traces the lives and careers of 40 talented individuals and,...


Back to the Garden

by Pete Fornatale Touchstone (June 23, 2009)

The definitive oral history of the seminal rock concert, Woodstock—three days of peace and music and one of the most defining moments of the 1960s—with original interviews with Roger Daltrey, Joan Baez,...


Will You Take Me As I Am

by Michelle Mercer Free Press (April 07, 2009)

Joni Mitchell is one of the most celebrated artists of the last half century, and her landmark 1971 album, Blue, is one of her most beloved and revered works. Generations of people have come of age listening...


Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism

by Robert Paul Kolt Scarecrow Press (December 12, 2008)

In Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism, Robert Paul Kolt explores the life of the leading American composer Robert Ward through an examination of his most popular and enduring...


Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music

by John Michael Cooper & Randy Kinnett Scarecrow Press (October 17, 2013)

The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced...


Don't Stop Thinking About the Music: The Politics of Songs and Musicians in Presidential Campaigns

by Benjamin S. Schoening & Eric T. Kasper Lexington Books (December 16, 2011)

The book discusses the use of music in presidential campaigns and the factors that have caused changes to occur (1) within the music used by campaigns and(2) music developed independent of those campaigns. The...


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....


Music and Theology: Essays in Honor of Robin A. Leaver

by Daniel Zager Scarecrow Press (December 13, 2006)

Music and Theology is a Festschrift honoring Dr. Robin A. Leaver, reflecting his interests in the history of sacred music with particular emphasis on studies related to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).


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...


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 School of Arizona Dranes: Gospel Music Pioneer

by Timothy Dodge Lexington Books (September 12, 2013)

Arizona Dranes (1889-1963) was a true musical innovator whose recordings made for the Okeh label during the years 1926-1928 helped lay the foundations for what would soon be known as gospel music. The School...


More Than Words Can Say: The Ink Spots and Their Music

by Marv Goldberg Scarecrow Press (November 05, 1998)

The story of the Ink Spots is a rags-to-riches story beloved in American mythology. Goldberg gets behind the glitter of the Ink Spots and the publicity machines of record labels, and provides the story of the...