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  • The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetzby Dr Dario Sarlo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) is considered among the most influential performers in history and still maintains a strong following among violinists around the world. Dario Sarlo contributes significantly to the growing field of analytical research into recordings and the history of performance style. Focussing on Heifetz and his under-acknowledged... more...

  • Shared Meanings in the Film Music of Philip Glassby Dr Tristian Evans

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The study of music within multimedia contexts has become an increasingly active area of scholarly research. However, the application of such studies to musical genres outside the 'classical' film canon, or in television and other media remains largely unexplored in any detail. Tristian Evans demonstrates how postminimal music interacts with other... more...

  • PJ Harvey and Music Video Performanceby Dr Abigail Gardner; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    PJ Harvey?s performances are premised on the core contention that she is somehow causing ?trouble?. Just how this trouble can be theorised within the context of the music video and what it means for a development of the ways we might conceptualise ?disruption? and think about music video lies at the heart of this book. Abigail Gardner mixes feminist... more...

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a Musical Lifeby Jeffrey Green

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Green?s study is more than a biography of an Anglo-African composer.The first comprehensive study of Coleridge-Taylor?s life for almost a century, it reveals how class-ridden Britain could embrace even the most unlikely of cultural icons. more...

  • The Musical Iconography of Power in Seventeenth-Century Spain and Her Territoriesby Sara Gonzalez Castrejon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    As Spain encountered economic and political crises in the seventeenth century, the imagery of musical performance was invoked by the state to represent the power of the monarch and to denote harmony throughout the kingdom. Based on contemporary sources, Gonzalez is able to unravel the complex iconography of Spanish politics. more...

  • Ronnie Gilbertby Ronnie Gilbert

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Ronnie Gilbert had a long and colorful career as a singer, actor, playwright, therapist, and independent woman. Her lifelong work for political and social change was central to her role as a performer. Raised in Depression-era New York City by leftist, working-class, secular Jewish parents, Gilbert is best known as a member of the Weavers, the quartet... more...

  • Still with the Musicby Karl Jenkins; Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 6.99

    Music is a language that speaks to us all. But the music of Sir Karl Jenkins transcends boundaries of style and genre, of geography, language and nationality to communicate a message of peace that has profoundly moved millions around the world. Incorporating diverse influences from religious and historical texts, multicultural musical styles and,... more...

  • Steve Marriottby Paolo Hewitt; John Hellier

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 5.82

    Steve Marriott was one of the music world's most extraordinary individuals, A supremely gifted songwriter, singer and … schemer. A vocalist from the same mould as Rod Stewart, Eric Burdon and Steve Winwood … but arguably the greatest white soul singer of them all. Marriott never held back from anything, least of all his music, his vocals... more...

  • The Last Waltzby John Suchet

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 6.99

    The tale of two Waltz Kings: how the Strauss family took Europe by storm during the nineteenth century The Strauss family name is forever intertwined with Vienna " as is their music. Two generations of this remarkable family transformed and popularised the waltz, delighting all of Viennese society with their prolific compositions. But behind the melody... more...

  • Different Every Timeby Marcus O'Dair

    Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He brought a jazz mindset to the 1960?s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves? garden in Mallorica, Spain. Wyatt's life took an... more...