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  • Joseph F. Lambby Carol J. Binkowski

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Joseph F. Lamb (1887-1960) composed with enthusiasm and was influenced by a variety of sources, all kinds of music, cultures, traditions and the everyday. Although he is considered one of classic ragtime's "big three"--along with Scott Joplin and James Scott--he did not fit the usual profile. He was musically self-taught, held a corporate... more...

  • The Performance Identities of Lady Gagaby Richard J Gray

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Three years after entering the pop music scene, Lady Gaga became the most well-known pop star in the world. These thirteen critical essays explore Lady Gaga's body of work through the interdisciplinary filter of performance identity and cover topics such as gender and sexuality, body commodification, visual body rhetoric, drag performance, homosexuality... more...

  • Oper als Dramaby Robert Braunmüller

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 154.00

    Alongside Wieland Wagner, Walter Felsenstein (1901-1975) was the most important opera director of the early post-war period in Germany. To this day, the dramaturgic preparation of his productions at the Komische Oper in East Berlin can justly claim exemplary status. With despotic thoroughness he subjected the works of the operatic canon... more...

  • Essays on Richard Wagner and Parsifal Including Robert Calverley Treveleyan’s The New Parsifalby Brian Keith-Smith

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95

    New insights are given on the background to staging Tannhäuser and Parsifal. Sections on the illustrations to and parodies of Parsifal extend previous research, with special emphasis on the almost forgotten stage-designer Ludwig Sievert and early reception of the opera. The inclusion of a satirical text and Trevelyan’s parody reveal some... more...

  • The Theology of Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Credo, and Verdi’s Dies Iraeby David B. Greene

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 139.95

    In pieces of music set to biblical or liturgical texts, the musical connections of one passage or one movement to one another. In a musical sense, these texts have a meaning and significance that can be and often distinct from the meanings achieved by syntactic relationships. Sometimes the syntactic meanings are lost in the musical repetitions and... more...

  • The Choruses in Mozart's Opere Serie and the Genre and Historical Role of the Opera Chorusby James A. Shrader

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 149.95

    The choruses from the eighteenth century opere serie of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart represent a body of literature that is relatively unknown. While the majority of Italian opere serie exclude the chorus, most of Mozart’s works in this genre contain significant choral scenes. The existence of opera seria as popular musical theater was short-lived,... more...

  • Memoirs of a DJby Vernetta Lopez

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.80

    You probably know her as Denise from Under One Roof or one-third of the hilarious Morning Express crew on Class95FM. Now read all about Vernetta Lopez in her tell-all book. Memoirs of a DJ is an honest account of where she's come from and what she's been through. Laugh, cry, relate and celebrate with her as she details all the challenges and triumphs... more...

  • Was Michael Jackson Framed?by Mary A. Fischer

    Argo-Navis 2012; US$ 2.99

    This is it! The original GQ story that became an international sensation by exploring, for the first time in the media, the other sidethe defense side-- of the 1993 Michael Jackson scandal. Today, it remains a sought-after story by the superstar?s fans around the world. Until now, the original, unedited version of the GQ article has not been... more...

  • Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concertby Catherine Tackley

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    In Benny Goodman's Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, author Catherine Tackley provides the first in depth, scholarly study of this seminal concert and recording. Through discussions of the cultural context, the performance itself, and its reception and response, Tackley shows why Goodman's 1938 concert remains one of the most significant events... more...

  • Rhythm And The Bluesby Jerry Wexler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00

    Atlantic Records partner and producer, Wexler presided over the evolution of the modern music business and made prodigious contributions through to our cultural history. Wexler has worked with the entire range of American genius: Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, and others. 75 photographs. more...