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  • Music and Familiarityby Elaine King; Helen M. Prior

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    Familiarity underpins our engagement with music. In Music and Familiarity, King and Prior bring together 13 essays that highlight theoretical and empirical considerations about familiarity from three perspectives: listening, musicology, and performance. This book explores the ways in which familiarity impacts our behaviour and responses to music; influences... more...

  • Music Therapyby Jacqueline Schmidt Peters

    Charles C Thomas 2000; US$ 76.95

    This second edition of Music Therapy expands the information in the previous edition by updating the reviews of the medical literature and discussing recent developments in this growing field. This book provides an overview of basic information regarding the practice of music therapy-including historical development, principles and procedures, and... more...

  • Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composersby Bálint András Varga

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 49.95

    Bálint András Varga interviews such renowned composers as Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Alberto Ginastera, Sofia Gubaidulina, Hans Werner Henze, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Witold Lutoslawski, Luigi Nono, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Toru Takemitsu, and Iannis Xenakis. more...

  • Music in Our Livesby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Music research has entered something of a Golden Age. Technological advances and scholarly inquiry have merged in interdisciplinary studies--drawing on psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, anthropology and other fields--that illuminate the musical nature of our species. This volume develops, supports and challenges that body of research,... more...

  • Sounding Race in Rap Songsby Loren Kajikawa

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated... more...

  • Music, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Evolution, the Musical Brain, Medical Conditions, and Therapiesby Eckart Altenmüller; Stanley Finger; Francois Boller

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 288.00

    Did you ever ask whether music makes people smart, why a Parkinson patient's gait is improved with marching tunes, and whether Robert Schumann was suffering from schizophrenia or Alzheimer's disease? This broad but comprehensive book deals with history and new discoveries about music and the brain. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview on music... more...

  • Being Musically Attunedby Erik Wallrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Listening according to mood is likely to be what most people do when they listen to music. We want to take part in, or even be part of, the emerging world of the musical work. Erik Wallrup explores this vague and elusive phenomenon, which is held to be fundamental to musical hearing. He unfolds the untold musical history of the German word for ‘mood’,... more...

  • The Music of Beingby Alison Levinge

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 34.95

    Alison Levinge explains the approaches of four child development theorists and explores how they apply to and inform the practice of music therapy. The focus is on D.W. Winnicott whose infant theory is influenced by the medium of music and resonates with the central aspects of music therapy. more...

  • Arabeske of Gedachteby Walter Buijn

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 42.40

    Heeft instrumentale muziek een betekenis? Moet men zich bij programmamuziek tijdens het luisteren rekenschap geven van het programma?. Is vocale muziek waarin muziek en tekst samengaan superieur aan de abstracte klank, nog des te meer wanneer vergezeld door een toneelmatig gebeuren?. Van deze soms felle discussie tussen Nederlandse schrijvers in de... more...

  • Toneurythmie im Lichte der Musikwissenschaftby Davit Drambyan

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 39.35

    Das Buch "Toneurythmie im Lichte der Musikwissenschaft" beschäftigt sich mit dem Phänomen der Toneurythmie aus musiksemiotischer Sicht. In der Einleitung wird auf das Verhältnis der Wissenschaft zur Kunst der Eurythmie eingegangen mit der Feststellung, dass es bislang kaum wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzungen mit dieser Körperbewegungskunst gab.... more...