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  • Opera in the Media Ageby Paul Fryer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This collection of essays explores the relationship between opera and the development of media technology from the late 19th to the early 21st century. Taking an international perspective, the contributing authors, each with extensive experience as scholars or practitioners of the art, cover a variety of topics including audio, video and film recording,... more...

  • Ella Fitzgeraldby STUART NICHOLSON

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Stuart Nicholson's biography of Ella Fitzgerald is considered a classic in jazz literature. Drawing on original documents, interviews, and new information, Nicholson draws a complete picture of Fitzgerald's professional and personal life. Fitzgerald rose from being a pop singer with chart-novelty hits in the late '30s to become a bandleader and then... more...

  • Thomas Beechamby John Lucas

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 26.24

    Thomas Beecham was one of Britain's greatest conductors of orchestral music and opera as well as an entrepreneur and impresario of exceptional energy and brilliant wit. This acclaimed biography places him - musically, politically and socially - in the troubled times in which he lived and corrects the stories and myths, many of them Beecham's own making,... more...

  • Classical Music in a Changing Cultureby Donald Vroon

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In Classical Music in a Changing Culture, Donald Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America?s future as a nation of music listeners. Vroon delves into a variety of topics: orchestra finances, contemporary music, classical music marketing, attracting young crowds, musical aesthetics,... more...

  • Dead Kennedysby Alex Ogg; Winston Smith; Ruby Ray

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Despite releasing records only on independent labels and receiving virtually no radio play, Dead Kennedys routinely top both critic and fan polls as the greatest punk band of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Their sound was inventive and tetchy, and front man Jello Biafra?s lyrics were incisive and often scathing. This chronicle?the first in-depth... more...

  • Jenni Riveraby Michael Puente

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    When a tragic plane crash took the life of singer and actress Jenni Rivera on December 9, 2012, the world lost an artist whose talents transcended borders and even languages. One of this generation?s most beloved singers, Rivera achieved 15 platinum and 5 double platinum records while selling more than 15 million albums total. Popular in both the... more...

  • Jenni Riveraby Michael Puente

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    When a tragic plane crash took the life of singer and actress Jenni Rivera on December 9, 2012, the world lost an artist whose talents transcended borders and even languages. One of this generation?s most beloved singers, Rivera achieved 15 platinum and 5 double platinum records while selling more than 15 million albums total. Popular in both the... more...

  • Liszt's Final Decadeby Dolores Pesce

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Liszt's Final Decade reveals in the composer's own words to his confidantes Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein and Olga von Meyendorff how he resolved his conflicted self-image as a celebrated performer but underappreciated composer. more...

  • Countercultures and Popular Musicby Sheila Whiteley; Jedediah Sklower

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    ‘Counterculture’ emerged as a term in the late 1960s and has been re-deployed in more recent decades in relation to other forms of cultural and socio-political phenomena. This volume provides an essential new academic scrutiny of the concept of ‘counterculture’ and a critical examination of the period and its heritage. more...

  • The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bachby Andre Pirro; Joe Armstrong

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach ( L?Esthéthique de Jean-Sébastien Bach ), by the celebrated French musicologist André Pirro (1869?1943), was originally published in 1907 and reissued in 1973. It is offered here for the first time in English, as translated by Joe Armstrong. Pirro?s work is based primarily on an examination of the close... more...