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  • Recorded Music in American Lifeby William Howland Kenney

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 33.99

    Kenney examines the interplay between recorded music and the key social, political, and economic forces in America during the era of the phonograph's rise and decline as the dominant medium of popular recorded sound: from the appearance of the first commercial recordings to the postwar years when the industry became more complex and less powerful. more...

  • French Cultural Politics and Musicby Jane F. Fulcher

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 139.99

    This work argues that French musical meanings and values in the years from 1898 to 1914 are best explained not in terms of artistic movements, but rather of the political culture, which was undergoing subtle but profound transformation as nationalist leagues enlarged the arena of political action. more...

  • Stir It Upby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 39.99

    In this second collection of his essays, author Santoro explores how, as music criss-crosses the globe with ever-greater speed, musicians seize what is useful to them and expand their idioms more rapidly. His subjects include: Jimi Hendrix; Paul Simon; Charles Mingus; and Thelonius Monk. more...

  • Swing to Bopby Ira Gitler

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 29.99

    More than fifty major figures in jazz preserve for posterity their recollections of how jazz moved from the big band era in the late 1930s and 1940s into the modern jazz period. more...

  • The Composer As Intellectualby Jane F. Fulcher

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    As a follow-up to her book exploring musical and political cultures in France from the Dreyfus Affair to the First World War, the author here applies the same approach to the years from 1914-1940, arguing that French musical meanings are best explained not in terms of artistic movements, but rather in terms of the political culture. more...

  • Interpreting the Musical Pastby Katharine Ellis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    Presenting a study of the French early music revival, this book gives us a sense of how music's cultural meanings were contested in the nineteenth century. It surveys the main patterns of revivalist activity while also providing studies of repertories stretching from Adam de la Halle to Rameau. more...

  • Jazzby James Lincoln Collier

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 19.95

    More than a chronological history of a unique musical form, this study examines how jazz influenced American society. The author argues that jazz both reflects and celebrates a uniquely American world view. more...

  • Electric Folkby Britta Sweers

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 39.99

    Electric Folk - Revival and Transformation of English Traditional Music chronicles the history of the genre and explores its cultural implications. It characterizes electric folk as both a result of the American folk revival of the early 1960s and a reaction against the dominance of American pop music abroad. more...

  • Kansas City Jazzby Frank Driggs; Chuck Haddix

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    There were but four major galaxies in the early jazz universe, and three of them - New Orleans, Chicago, and New York - have been well-documented in print. In this colorful history, Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix range from ragtime to bebop and from Bennie Moten to Charlie Parker to capture the golden age of Kansas City jazz, the fourth. more...

  • Two Men and Musicby Janaki Bakhle

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    Presents an account of the development of national culture in India using classical music as a case study. This book demonstrates how the emergence of an "Indian" cultural tradition reflected colonial and exclusionary practices. It deals with how a nation's imaginings - from politics to culture - reflect rather than transform societal divisions. more...