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- NYU Press 2013; US$ 79.00
For people of African descent, music constitutes a unique domain of expression. From traditional West African drumming to South African kwaito, from spirituals to hip-hop, Black life and history has been dynamically displayed and contested through sound. Shana Redmond excavates the sonic histories of these communities through a genre emblematic of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
This book addresses the issues in music therapy that are central to understanding it in its scholarly dimensions, how it is evolving, and how it connects to related academic disciplines. It draws on a multi-disciplinary approach to look at the defining issues of music therapy as a scholarly discipline, rather than as an area of clinical practice.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
This book traces the particularities of music migration and tourism in different global settings, and provides current, even new perspectives for ethnomusicological research on globalizing musics in transit. The dual focus on tourism and migration is central to debates on globalization, and their examination?separately or combined?offers a useful... more...
- John Blake 2013; US$ 14.99
From Moscow to New York to L.A. to London?the professional dancer's extraordinary journey to the glitzy world of ballroom With his slick moves, calm demeanor, and brooding good looks, Pasha Kovalev has become a senation as a popular dancer. His talent and determination have taken him around the world, but as he shares here, it was the stark, grey... more...
- John Blake 2013; US$ 15.99
Aled Jones was a choirboy with a remarkable voice, whose prodigious talent propelled him to international stardom. Before he was sixteen, he had already sold more than six million records and had become a fixture on television and radio. He has worked alongside such greats as Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Neville Marriner, Howard Blake,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
This volume contains 13 original essays exploring Rammstein's stage performance and recorded works from multiple academic perspectives. Topics range from Rammstein's connection with 19th century German literature and their East German heritage to cannibalism and the supernatural. The panoramic view of approaches to Rammstein's music and... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 75.00
For more than fifty years, Chicago drummer Jimmi Mayes served as a sideman behind some of the greatest musicians and musical groups in history. He began his career playing the blues in the juke joints of Mississippi, sharpened his trade under the mentorship of drum legends Sam Lay and Fred Below in the steamy nightclubs of south Chicago, and hit... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Richard Wagner has arguably the greatest and most long-term influence on wider European culture of all nineteenth-century composers and yet, among the copious English-language literature examining Wagner's works, influence, and character, research into the composers impact and role in Russia and Eastern European countries, and perceptions... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
The two volumes of Messiaen Perspectives convey the growing understanding of his deep and varied interconnections with his cultural milieux. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences examines the genesis, sources and cultural pressures that shaped Messiaens music. It presents many new primary sources along with performance practice insights... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
Messiaen Perspectives 2: Techniques, Influence and Reception analyses Messiaens compositional approach and the repercussions of his music. The first part scrutinizes his compositional technique, while the second charts ways in which Messiaens influence is manifest in the music and careers of Ohana, Xenakis, Murail and Quebecois composers.... more...