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  • Proof through the Nightby Glenn Watkins

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 12.95

    Carols floating across no-man's-land on Christmas Eve 1914; solemn choruses, marches, and popular songs responding to the call of propaganda ministries and war charities; opera, keyboard suites, ragtime, and concertos for the left hand?all provided testimony to the unique power of music to chronicle the Great War and to memorialize its battles and... more...

  • The Rest Is Noiseby Alex Ross

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99

    The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds... more...

  • Music in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianityby John Arthur Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    John Arthur Smith presents the first full-length study of music among the ancient Israelites, the ancient Jews and the early Christians in the Mediterranean lands during the period from 1000 BCE to 400 CE. He considers the physical, religious and social setting of the music, and how the music was performed. The book serves as a reliable introduction... more...

  • Sourceby Larry Austin; Douglas Kahn; Nilendra Gurusinghe

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    The journal Source: Music of the Avant-garde was and remains a seminal source for materials on the heyday of experimental music and arts. Conceived in 1966 and published to 1973, it included some of the most important composers and artists of the time: John Cage, Harry Partch, David Tudor, Morton Feldman, Robert Ashley, Pauline Oliveros, Dick Higgins,... more...

  • Das Unmessbare messen?by Dagmar Abfalter

    Springer Fachmedien 2009; US$ 49.99

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  • Religiöses Erleben durch gottesdienstliche Musikby Jochen Kaiser

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 68.79

    Hauptbeschreibung Jochen Kaiser hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, den musikalischen Gottesdienstraum empirisch abzubilden und erlebbar zu machen, wie er in vielen Gemeinden erlebt werden kann. Der Sonntagsgottesdienst steht im Zentrum des Interesses ohne andere Gottesdienstformen auszugrenzen. Durch einen Schreibaufruf wurden Gottesdienstbesucher angeregt,... more...

  • Als die Oper mit Bier gelöscht wurdeby Heinz Gebhardt

    Stiebner Verlag 2012; US$ 15.16

    Hauptbeschreibung Haben Sie gewusst, dass München-Gründer Herzog Heinrich der Löwe ein 13-jähriges Mädchen geheiratet hatte, dass ein Großfeuer in der Oper nur mit Bier gelöscht werden konnte oder dass die Isar bis heute pures Gold in sich führt, das 1550 noch zu Münzen geprägt wurde? Viel Unbekanntes - von der Gründung München bis zu Gegenwart -... more...

  • Palestrina and the German Romantic Imaginationby James Garratt

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00

    Explores the revival of sixteenth-century music in nineteenth-century Germany, focusing on the reception of Palestrina. more...

  • Revealing Masksby William Anthony Sheppard

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    W. Anthony Sheppard considers a wide-ranging constellation of important musical works in this fascinating exploration of ritualized performance in twentieth-century music. Revealing Masks uncovers the range of political, didactic, and aesthetic intents that inspired the creators of modernist music theater. more...