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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...

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 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...

Song and Social Change in Latin America

by Lauren E. Shaw, Lisette Balabarca, Phillip J. Chidester & Juan Carlos Ureña et al. Lexington Books (March 15, 2013)

Politics and music are intertwined in this study of different musical forms in Latin America from the twentieth century to the present as scholars from diverse disciplines analyze various musical genres contextualized...

Finding Fogerty: Interdisciplinary Readings of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival

by Thomas M. Kitts Lexington Books (December 20, 2012)

Finding Fogerty: Interdisciplinary Readings of John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival, edited by Thomas M. Kitts, begins to correct the scholarly neglect of John Fogerty, one of America’s great songwriters,...

Music Wars

by John C. Hajduk Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

In the mid-twentieth century, certain elements of the American popular music industry (publishers, recording companies, and broadcasters) began to redefine their product as something more than mere entertainment....

Compositional Choices and Meaning in the Vocal Music of J. S. Bach

by Reginald L. Sanders, Mark A. Peters, Robert L. Marshall & Eric Chafe et al. Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

Compositional Choices and Meaning in the Vocal Music of J. S. Bach collects seventeen essays by leading Bach scholars. The authors each address in some way such questions of meaning in J. S. Bach’s vocal compositions—including...

Commemorating Gallipoli through Music

by John Morgan O'Connell Lexington Books (December 01, 2017)

This monograph examines the relationship between music and memory as it relates to the Gallipoli Campaign (1915-6). Drawing upon a wide variety of sources in many languages, it explores the multiple ways in...


by Clive McClelland Lexington Books (October 13, 2017)

Tempesta is a term coined in this book applying to music that exhibits agitated or violent characteristics in order to evoke terror and chaos, involving ideas like rapid scale passages, driving rhythmic figurations,...

Andreas Werckmeister’s Musicalische Paradoxal-Discourse

by Dietrich Bartel Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

Andreas Werckmeister (1645 – 1706), a late seventeenth-century German Lutheran organist, composer, and music theorist, is the last great advocate and defender of the Great Tradition in music, with its assumptions...

Music at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua

by Donald Sanders Lexington Books (March 20, 2012)

In Music at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua, Donald C. Sanders examines the history of musical composition and performance at the northern Italian court of Mantua from the fifteenth century to the seventeenth century....

Hip Hop's Amnesia: From Blues and the Black Women's Club Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Movement

by Reiland Rabaka Lexington Books (May 18, 2012)

What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the spirituals, classic blues, ragtime, classic jazz, and bebop? What did rap music and hip hop culture inherit from the Black Women’s Club Movement, New...

The Southern Rock Revival

by Jason T. Eastman Lexington Books (March 16, 2017)

While some people find new opportunities in the postindustrial economy, many working-class men find their social and economic well-being collapse as blue-collar jobs are outsourced and offshored to the global...

Singing, Soldiering, and Sheet Music in America during the First World War

by Christina Gier Lexington Books (October 19, 2016)

Singing was important to the American fight against Germany in 1917. Military culture and sheet music writers understood music to have the power to help create a strong military and community in the face of...

Civil Rights Music: The Soundtracks of the Civil Rights Movement

by Reiland Rabaka Lexington Books (May 03, 2016)

This book critically examines the music and politics that emerged from the Civil Rights Movement as incredibly important sites and sources of spiritual rejuvenation, social organization, political education,...

Music in Boston: Composers, Events, and Ideas, 1852-1918

by Bill F. Faucett Lexington Books (April 29, 2016)

Music in Boston: Composers, Events, and Ideas, 1852–1918 provides insights into the historical, intellectual, and artistic background of Boston's musical culture from just prior to the Civil War through the...

The Neapolitan Canzone in the Early Nineteenth Century as Cultivated in the Passatempi musicali of Guillaume Cottrau

by Anthony R. DelDonna, Francesca Seller, Pasquale Scialò & Francesco Nocerino et al. Lexington Books (December 17, 2015)

This collection examines the history of the Canzona Napoletana and its emergence as a leading genre of popular music in the early nineteenth century. Featuring original research by leading scholars in the fields...

Modernity between Wagner and Nietzsche

by Brayton Polka Lexington Books (January 06, 2015)

Modernity between Wagner and Nietzsche argues that the operas and writings of Wagner contradict the values that are fundamental to modernity. Analyzing Wagner’s works in contrast to the philosophical thought...

A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2013): Music, Spread Thy Voice Around

by Carl B. Schmidt Lexington Books (October 29, 2015)

A History of the Handel Choir of Baltimore (1935-2013): Music, Spread Thy Voice Around highlights the work of a not-for-profit choir that has weathered the vicissitudes of wars, civil unrest, and economic downturns...

A Musician and Teacher in Nineteenth Century New England: Irving Emerson, 1843-1903

by Terese Volk Tuohey Lexington Books (December 17, 2015)

Although there have been many biographical studies about the more well-known music educators, little has been done to investigate what teaching was like for the average teacher, and even less is known about...