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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00
Films produced in late 1960s and early 1970s America--along with later films focusing on that period--continue to frame our understanding of the counterculture era. The popular and experimental music of the day is central to the counterculture narrative on film, from the utopian Monterey Pop (1968) to the disenchantment of Gimme Shelter (1970). But... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 25.99
Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences. Jonathan Holt Shannon shows that the idea of a shared Andalusian heritage animates performers and aficionados in modern-day... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Quadrille Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 14.58
The jazz paradox: why has an art that has so transformed the world?s music in barely 100 years, remained so widely misunderstood? Jazz shines light on the subject for those intrigued by its influence and creativity, but also mystified by its occasionally esoteric habits. From charting the first wave of jazz to breaking down its full history, Jazz... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99
High quality soundtracks composed for video games have only been around for a few decades, but their popularity is fast becoming a global phenomenon. Packed full of essential information, this pocket-sized handbook explores the way the music has developed in step with gaming technology, as the once-niche genre increasingly enters the mainstream. ... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00
With an influx of Appalachian migrants who came looking for work in the 1940s and 1950s, Baltimore found itself populated by some extraordinary mountain musicians and was for a brief time the center of the bluegrass world. Life in Baltimore for these musicians was not easy. There were missed opportunities, personal demons and always the up-hill battle... more...