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  • Sounding the Color Lineby Erich Nunn

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Sounding the Color Line explores how competing understandings of the U.S. South in the first decades of the twentieth century have led us to experience musical forms, sounds, and genres in racialized contexts. Yet, though we may speak of white or black music, rock or rap, sounds constantly leak through such barriers. A critical disjuncture exists,... more...

  • Klezmerby Hankus Netsky

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 64.50

    Klezmer presents a lively and detailed overview of the folk musical tradition as practiced in Philadelphia's twentieth-century Jewish community. Through interviews, archival research, and recordings, Hankus Netsky constructs an ethnographic portrait of Philadelphia?s Jewish musicians, the environment they worked in, and the repertoire they performed... more...

  • Classical Music in the German Democratic Republicby Kyle Frackman; Larson Powell

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 85.00

    Approaches the topic of classical music in the GDR from an interdisciplinary perspective, questioning the assumption that classical music functioned purely as an ideological support for the state. more...

  • English Cathedral Music and Liturgy in the Twentieth Centuryby Revd Dr Martin Thomas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book examines the stylistic development of English cathedral music during a period of liturgical upheaval, looking at the attitudes of cathedral clergy, liturgists, composers, leading church music figures and organisations to music and liturgy. Arguments that were advanced for retaining an archaic style in cathedral music are considered, including... 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$ 40.37

    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$ 40.37

    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$ 35.67

    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...

  • A Rocket in My Pocketby Max Décharné

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 17.32

    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...

  • The Dastgah Concept in Persian Musicby Hormoz Farhat

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 36.00

    The tradition of Persian art music embodies twelve modal systems, known as dastgahs. Each dastgah represents a complex of skeletal melodic models on the basis of which a performer produces extemporised pieces. The dastgahs revolve around unspecified central nuclear melodies which the individual musician comes to know through experience and absorption.... more...