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  • 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...

  • Michael Costaby John Goulden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Among the major changes that swept through the music industry during the mid-nineteenth century was how musical performances were managed and directed. From a loose control shared between the violin-leader, musical director and maestro al cembalo to a system of tight and unified control under a professional conductor-manager. This process brought with... more...

  • Experiencing Tchaikovskyby David Schroeder

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    In Experiencing Tchaikovsky: A Listener?s Companion , historian and scholar David Schroeder looks beyond traditional views of Tchaikovsky to explore the dramatic impact of his music by walking readers through the remarkable range of works by this great Russian composer. more...

  • Kim and Kanye - The Love Storyby Nadia Cohen

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    THEY HAVE BECOME KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD AS THE ULTIMATE POP-CULTURE POWER COUPLE. Favourites of the paparazzi, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are both worth millions in their own right. She is the queen of reality TV and an all-round business mogul. He?s a rapper, fashion designer and outspoken award show favourite. Together they are Kimye - glitzy,... more...

  • Getting Highby Paolo Hewitt

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Description Between 1994 and 1996, music writer Paolo Hewitt spent the greater part of his life on the road with Oasis, in the U.K., Europe and America. He came back with tales that would cement the legend of the brawling, effing, hedonistic, charismatic, confessional and extraordinarily talented Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam, and their group.... more...

  • Mozart in the Jungleby Blair Tindall

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2015; US$ 7.28

    From her debut recital at Carnegie Hall to performing with the orchestras of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon , oboist Blair Tindall has been playing classical music professionally for over twenty-five years. She's also lived the secret life of musicians who survive hand to mouth, trading sex and drugs for low-paying gigs and the promise of winning... more...

  • Fiesta de diez pesosby Moshe Morad

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    The ‘Special Period’ in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterised by the collapse of revolutionary values and social norms, and a way of life conducted by improvised solutions for survival, including hustling and sex-work. During this time there developed a thriving, though constantly harassed... more...

  • The Words and Music of Alanis Morissetteby Karen Fournier

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    Through an examination of her music, videos, philanthropic work, and biographical details, this book gives insight into Alanis Morissette's musical career and day-to-day life, from her early pop beginnings in Canada to her work today. more...

  • The Semantics of Chinese Musicby Adrian Tien

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Music is a widely enjoyed human experience. It is, therefore, natural that we have wanted to describe, document, analyse and, somehow, grasp it in language. This book surveys a representative selection of musical concepts in Chinese language, i.e. words that describe, or refer to, aspects of Chinese music. Important as these musical concepts are in... more...

  • Hell-Bent For Musicby Wade Hall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Pee Wee King's birth on February 18, 1914, into a Milwaukee working-class Polish family named Kuczynski was hardly an indicator that he would grow up to become a pioneer and superstar of country and western music. Certainly no one in the Polish-German community of his youth could have foreseen his influence on the direction of American popular music... more...