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  • Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Tasteby Lester Bangs; John Morthland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    Before his untimely death in 1982, Lester Bangs was inarguably the most influential critic of rock and roll. Writing in hyper-intelligent Benzedrine prose that calls to mind Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson, he eschewed all conventional thinking as he discussed everything from Black Sabbath being the first truly Catholic band to Anne Murray?s smoldering... more...

  • Christopher Columbusby Wendy Conklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    Christopher Columbus set out on August 3, 1492, to find the East by sailing west. Over the course of a few years, he convinced the king and queen of Spain to pay for his trip, promising them fame and riches in return. Columbus discovered more than he bargained for?he had found a new continent. more...

  • Music from behind the Bridgeby Shannon Dudley

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    Music from behind the Bridge tells the story of the steelband from the point of view of musicians who overcame the disadvantages of poverty and prejudice with their extraordinary ambition. Literally referring to the poor neighborhoods nestled in the hills bordering Port of Spain to the East, "Behind the Bridge" is also a metaphor for conditions... more...

  • Music in the Galant Styleby Robert Gjerdingen

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    Music in the Galant Style is an authoritative and readily understandable study of the core compositional style of the eighteenth century, also know as the "galant style." more...

  • Entartete Musikby Leo Samama; Emanuel Overbeeke

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 46.95

    Tussen 1933 en 1945 zijn complete bevolkingsgroepen van de aardbodem verdwenen. Onder hen ontelbaar veel uitvoerende en scheppende musici. De namen die we onthouden hebben, die we nog kennen of weer hebben leren kennen, vormen slechts een klein deel van wat verloren is gegaan. Een themaproject over 'entartete Musik', zoals Jan Zekveld voor... more...

  • Focus: Music of Northeast Brazilby Larry Crook

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 56.95

    Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil examines the historical and contemporary manifestations of the music of Brazil, a country with a musical landscape that is layered with complexity and diversity. Based on the author?s field research during the past twenty years, the book describes and analyzes the social/historical contexts and contemporary musical... more...

  • Experimental Musicby Gail Priest

    University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    Experimental music has been mostly unrecognised in Australia, but it is in this ‘underground’ area that the major innovations and creative developments in music occur. Through testing perceived boundaries, breaking rules and creating new forms, the artists in this field force us to question what, in fact, music is. Written by artists who... more...

  • Performance and Popular Musicby Dr Ian Inglis; Professor Stan Hawkins; Professor Lori Burns

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 49.95

    Since the emergence of rock'n'roll in the early 1950s, there have been a number of live musical performances that were not only memorable in themselves, but became hugely influential in the way they shaped the subsequent trajectory and development of popular music. Each, in its own way, introduced new styles, confronted existing practices, shifted... more...

  • Music in Renaissance Ferrara 1400-1505by Lewis Lockwood

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    Based on extensive documentary and archival research, Music in Renaissance Ferrara is a documentary history of music for one of the most important city-states of the Italian Renaissance. Lockwood shows how patrons and musicians created a musical center over the course of the fifteenth-century, tracing the growth of music and musical life in rich detail.... more...

  • Living with Jazzby Dan Morgenstern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00

    A collection of essays, biographical profiles, and critical analyses by one of the twentieth century's leading jazz writers includes commentary on the work of jazz entertainers, including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong, as well as assessment of the role of jazz in contemporary culture and its influence... more...