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  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...

  • Pig Cityby Andrew Stafford

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption. Pressed under the thumb of the Bjelke-Petersen government and its toughest enforcers?the police?Brisbane?s musicians,... more...

  • Sharecropper?s Troubadourby Michael K. Honey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 28.00

    Folk singer and labor organizer John Handcox was born to illiterate sharecroppers, but went on to become one of the most beloved folk singers of the prewar labor movement. This beautifully told oral history gives us Handcox in his own words, recounting a journey that began in the Deep South and went on to shape the labor music tradition. more...

  • Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europeby Philip V. Bohlman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95

    Two decades after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and one decade into the twenty-first century, European music remains one of the most powerful forces for shaping nationalism. Using intensive fieldwork throughout Europe -- from participation in alpine foot pilgrimages to studies of the grandest music spectacle anywhere in the world, the Eurovision... more...

  • Precious Metalby Albert Mudrian

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 18.95

    The making of the 25 greatest extreme metal albums of all time, as told via exclusive band-member interviews, drawn and expanded from Decibel 's ?Hall of Fame? more...

  • Musik in der Mittelalter-Szeneby Iwen Schmees

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 39.14

    Das Mittelalter scheint heute allgegenwärtig. Sei es unter dem Begriff 'Lebendige Geschichte', 'Reenactment', 'Kultur', oder schlicht neudeutsch 'Event' - die Angebote, sich dem Mittelalter zu nähern sind zahlreicher denn je. Und während sich die einen Holzhäuser im Museumspark für lebendige Geschichtsdarstellung bauen und dort ihre Wochenenden als... more...

  • Stephen Sondheims Sweeney Toddby Marco Franke

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 39.14

    Spätestens seit der Verfilmung durch Tim Burton wurde Stephen Sondheims Musical "Sweeney Todd" auch hierzulande einem breiten Publikum bekannt. 1979 am Broadway uraufgeführt, kann das Werk mittlerweile als Klassiker der Gattung bezeichnet werden und gilt gemeinhin als größte Leistung des amerikanischen Komponisten und Textautors. Aufgrund der musikalisch... more...

  • Rapucationby Robin Haefs

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 35.63

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Bachelorarbeit "Rapucation" beschäftigt sich mit der Herstellung einer neuartigen Lernhilfe für Schüler der 5. und 6. Klassen. Es wird eine CD produziert, die textlich Unterrichtsinhalte vermittelt, sich hinsichtlich des Sounds jedoch an aktuell erfolgreichen deutschsprachigen Rapproduktionen orientiert. Der durch die Rezeption... more...

  • Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century Franceby Katharine Ellis

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 36.00

    This book focuses on the musical writings in the daily and periodical press in France during the nineteenth century. more...

  • A Rocket in My Pocketby Max Décharné

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 17.31

    Rockabilly had its roots in country, blues, folk, hillbilly, R&B, boogie-woogie and most other indigenous Deep South forms of popular song that you could strum three chords along to or howl down a cheap microphone. It was young people's music, made almost entirely by the first wave of teenagers, despised by adults in general and the country music... more...