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- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
Australian rock giants AC/DC have sold more records in the U.S. than Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, and than the Rolling Stones, yet have always been undervalued and unappreciated by mainstream rock music critics. In Why AC/DC Matters , former Rolling Stone staff writer and New York Times bestselling author Anthony Bozza addresses... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 64.99
Steel Drums and Steelbands: A History is a vivid account of the events that led to the ?accidental? invention of the steel drum: the only acoustic musical instrument invented in the 20th century. Angela Smith walks readers through the evolution of the steel drum from an object of scorn and tool of violence to one of the most studied, performed,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 69.99
In Reading the Grateful Dead: A Critical Survey , Nicholas G. Meriwether has assembled a collection of essays that examine the development of Grateful Dead studies. This volume includes work from three generations of scholars and includes a wide variety of perspectives on the band and its cultural significance. Organized into four sections, each... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
This book explores the web of pitch relations that generates the musical language of non-serialized twelve-tone music and supplies both the analytical materials and methods necessary for analyses of a vast proportion of the 20 th century musical repertoire. It does so in a simple, clear, and systematic manner to promote an easily accessible and global... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available
In Listen to This, the award-winning music critic and author of The Rest is Noise, Alex Ross looks forward and backward in musical culture: capturing essential figures in classical music history, as well as giving an alternative view of recent pop music. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available
The inspiration behind the South Bank Centre?s year-long festival of 20th century music, Alex Ross?s masterpiece is a sweeping musical history from pre-war Vienna to the Velvet Underground. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 47.99
This book looks closely at both Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge , placing both in their historical and social contexts. It considers interesting questions about whether absolute music?music without words?can have meaning and speculates that some works of Western music can evoke synesthesia in listeners?a sense of motion through three-dimensional volumes... more...
- Canongate Books 2012; US$ 18.33
How Music Works is David Byrne's buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Equal parts historian and anthropologist, raconteur and social scientist, Byrne draws on his own work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and his myriad collaborators - along with journeys to Wagnerian opera houses,... more...