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  • 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

    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...

  • The Defence of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Musicby Dr Sean Stroud; Professor Stan Hawkins; Professor Lori Burns

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Sean Stroud examines how and why Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) has come to have such a high status, and why the musical tradition (including MPB) within Brazil has been defended with such vigour for so long. He emphasizes the importance of musical nationalism as an underlying ideology to discussions about Brazilian popular music since the 1920s,... more...

  • Jazz Behind the Dikesby Walter van de Leur

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 11.50

    Ongeveer tien jaar nadat de jazz voet aan de grond kreeg in Nederland, kreeg het schrijven over jazz zijn eigen podium in De Jazzwereld (1931- 1940). In de kolommen van dit blad, een van de oudste geheel aan de jazz gewijde periodieken ter wereld, poogden de auteurs hun geliefde muziek te duiden, alsook te verdedigen tegen de toen heersende kleinburgerlijke... 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...

  • Serbian and Greek Art Musicby Katy Romanou

    Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00

    Serbian and Greek Art Music is the first ever book in the English language to examine the assimilation and development of western art music in Serbia and Greece during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Music education, music life and the creation of the two neighbouring nations since they gained freedom from the Ottomans in the nineteenth century... more...

  • Parental Advisoryby Eric D. Nuzum

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Music Your Parents Never Wanted You To Hear Believe it or not, music censorship in America did not begin with Tipper Gore's horrified reaction to her daughter's Prince album. The vilification of popular music by government and individuals has been going on for decades. Now, for the first time, Parental... more...

  • Sizhu Instrumental Music of South Chinaby Alan Thrasher

    BRILL 2008; US$ 130.00

    According to a reader's report, this is "one of the finest studies on (any kind of) Chinese music to emerge in recent years." Based on extensive fieldwork and a thorough knowledge of the scholarly literature, the author examines the theoretical underpinnings of the 'silk and bamboo' instrumental ensemble traditions of the Chaozhou, Hakka and Cantonese... more...

  • From Serra to Sanchoby Craig H. Russell

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 37.99

    Music in the California missions was a pluralistic combination of voices and instruments, of liturgy & spectacle, of styles and functions--and even of cultures--in a new blend that was non-existent before the Franciscan friars' arrival in 1769. This book explores aesthetic, stylistic, historical, cultural, theoretical, liturgical, & biographical aspects... more...

  • Other Voices: Hidden Histories of Liverpool's Popular Music Scenes, 1930s-1970sby Dr Michael Brocken; Professor Stan Hawkins; Professor Lori Burns

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    At times it appears that a whole industry exists to perpetuate the myth of origin of the Beatles. There certainly exists a popular music (or perhaps 'rock') origin myth concerning this group and the city of Liverpool and this draws in devotees, as if on a pilgrimage, to Liverpool itself. Once 'within' the city, local businesses exist primarily to... more...