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- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 2.99
Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music. Here he provides the history of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground. This look at the band -- "The First Alternative Band" -- is based on the audiobook of the same name. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 25.95
Opera: The Basics offers an excellent introduction to four centuries of opera. Its easy to follow sections explore topics including: the origins of opera basic terminology the history of major opera genres including: serious opera, comic opera, semi-serious opera and vernacular opera. With key notes, discography and videography, this is the... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 62.99
The Classical Revolution is an accessible and informative polemic for music lovers with an interest in the meaning of classical music in general, and the classical tradition in particular which seems to be re-emerging in the 21 st century. It should equally interest academics, music directors, promoters, programmers, musicians, and music students... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2012; US$ 29.99
West End Broadway is the first book to deal specifically with the 'Golden Age' of American musicals in London. Here is a history and a re-evaluation not only of the British productions of Broadway's most popular product but of the works themselves, beginning with a brief account of the origins of the genre and of the shows seen during World War II.... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 59.99
This book uses all the resources available to establish what each instrument in the bible really was, what it looked like, and how it was played and is arranged in the same order as the King James Bible, with explanation where this differs from other versions in English. As well as a full bibliography, there are three indexes. more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.36
Music was one component of the cultural continuum that developed in the contiguous civilizations of the ancient Near East and of Greece and Rome. This book covers the range and gamut of this symbiosis, as well as scrutinizes archeological findings, texts, and iconographical materials in specific geographical areas along this continuum.... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 151.17
The notion that ideas and judgments about music are based on culturally specific and national frames of reference and ideologies was not invented in the modern era. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this volume examines the role played by notions of communities such as Germani , Itali , and Franci (Germanic, Italian, and French)... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00
Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period?Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini?regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has modernist discourse continued to brand these works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes a close and even-handed... more...