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  • Audiotopiaby Josh Kun

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Ranging from Los Angeles to Havana to the Bronx to the U.S.-Mexico border and from klezmer to hip hop to Latin rock, this groundbreaking book injects popular music into contemporary debates over American identity. Josh Kun insists that America is not a single chorus of many voices folded into one, but rather various republics of sound that represent... more...

  • Beethovenby Richard Wagner; William Ashton Ellis

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven... more...

  • Beethoven, as Revealed in His Own Wordsby Ludwig van Beethoven; Friedrich Kerst

    The Floating Press 1904; US$ 6.95

    The following book consists of brief biographical commentaries about Beethoven, each followed by sections of quotations attributed to the muse. In these quotes, Beethoven demonstrates his intense preoccupation (or obsession) with thinking artistically and intelligently, and with helping to alleviate man's suffering by providing man with musical... more...

  • Mozart: The 'Haydn' Quartetsby John Irving

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 27.00

    A guide to Mozart's most famous string quartets, dedicated to his friend, Joseph Haydn. more...

  • The Beatles Through Headphonesby Ted Montgomery

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Most Beatles fans have probably spent most of their time listening to the iconic group's music over a stereo system with external speakers. While the music sounds wonderful this way, this method of listening does not deliver the full sonic picture of what the Beatles created. To have a full appreciation of their artistry and innovation, one must... more...

  • Chet Atkinsby Mark S. Reinhart

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Highlighting Chet Atkins' 50-plus-year career as a virtuoso, singer, songwriter and record producer, this book is an analysis and appreciation of the most noteworthy recordings of one of the world's greatest guitarists. Atkins' whole body of work--truly unmatched in the history of modern musical entertainment--and nearly 140 of his all-time... more...

  • Soundscapes from the Americasby Donna A. Buchanan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Dedicated to the late Gerard Béhague, this anthology offers perspectives on the evolving legacy of performance ethnography in socio-musical analysis and reflects the heritage but also contemporary trajectories of Béhague’s scholarly concerns. Prefaced by an essay outlining key developments in the ethnography of performance paradigm,... more...

  • Louise Talmaby Kendra Preston Leonard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Louise Talma (1906-1996) was the first female winner of two back-to-back Guggenheim Awards, the first American woman to have an opera premiered in Europe, the first female winner of the Sibelius Award for Composition, and the first woman composer elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. This book analyses Talma’s works... more...

  • Roland Hayesby Christopher A. Brooks; Robert Sims

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to reach international fame as a concert performer and one of the few artists who could sell out Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and Covent Garden. His trailblazing career carved the way for a host of African American artists,... more...

  • Legacies of Ewan MacCollby Allan F. Moore; Giovanni Vacca

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book contributes significantly to the debate surrounding the importance of Ewan MacColl to the English folk revival. MacColl gave two extended interviews with co-editor Giovanni Vacca in 1987 and 1988 and these provide the impetus for a re-examination of his methods, his politics and his aesthetic aims. Great emphasis is placed on the importance... more...