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  • Between Nostalgia and Apocalypseby Daniel B. Sharp

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Chronicles the entanglement of traditional and experimental music in northeast Brazil more...

  • Ballet Musicby Matthew Naughtin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 79.99

    In Ballet Music: A Handbook Matthew Naughtin provides a practical guide for the professional musician who works with ballet companies, whether as a full-time staff member or as an independent contractor. In this comprehensive work, he addresses the daily routine of the modern ballet company, outlines the respective roles of the conductor, company... more...

  • Alaturkaby John Morgan O'Connell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    The early-Republican era (1923-1938) was a major period of musical and cultural change in Turkey. Representing more than twenty years of research, Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music is a study of the significance of style in Turkish music and, in particular, the polemical debate about an eastern style of Turkish music (alaturka) that developed during... more...

  • Balinese Discourses on Music and Modernizationby Brita Heimarck Renee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    While many Western scholars have discussed the technical aspects of Balinese music or the traditional contexts for performance, little has been written in Western languages about Balinese discourses on their music. This dissertation seeks to understand the experience of music in Bali according to Balinese voices through an analysis of oral and written... more...

  • Austin Mahoneby Triumph Books

    Triumph Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Chronicling a young superstar?s rise to fame, this account details how Texas teenager Austin Mahone went from anonymous high school student to Billboard charter. Readers learn about the early life of this budding singing sensation; how he got his start covering pop songs and posting them on YouTube, eventually receiving more than 100 million views;... more...

  • Song from the Land of Fireby Inna Naroditskaya

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 162.00

    This book examines Azerbaijani musical culture of the soviet and post-soviet era with a special focus on mugam . Mugam , bringing together classical poetry with musical improvisation, is examined as a symbol of both continuity and adaptability in response to the social, political and gender dynamics of the Soviet Union. more...

  • Musical Worlds of Yogyakartaby Max M. Richter

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 40.90

    Musical Worlds in Yogyakarta is an ethnographic account of a vibrant Indonesian city during the turbulent early post-Soeharto years. The book examines musical performance in public contexts ranging from the street and neighbourhood through to commercial venues and state environments such as Yogyakarta’s regional parliament, its military institutions,... more...

  • Music and Song in Persia (RLE Iran B)by Lloyd Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    This book is the first full-length analysis of the theory and practice of Persian singing, demonstrating the centrality of Persian elements in the music of the Islamic Middle Ages, their relevance to both contemporary and traditional Iranian music and their interaction with classical Persian poetry and metrics.   more...

  • Book of Salsaby César Miguel Rondón

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 24.00

    Salsa is one of the most popular types of music listened to and danced to in the United States. Until now, the single comprehensive history of the music--and the industry that grew up around it, including musicians, performances, styles, movements, and production--was available only in Spanish. This lively translation provides for English-reading... more...

  • Horse-head Fiddle and the Cosmopolitan Reimaginatiby Peter K. Marsh

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 145.00

    Few other nations have undergone as profound a change in their social, political, and cultural life as Mongolia did in the twentieth century. Beginning the century as a largely rural, nomadic, and tradition-oriented society, the nation was transformed by the end of this century into a largely urban, post-industrial, and cosmopolitan one. This study... more...