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  • French Cultural Politics and Musicby Jane F. Fulcher

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 124.99

    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...

  • The Composer As Intellectualby Jane F. Fulcher

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    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...

  • The Twisted Museby Michael H. Kater

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 49.99

    Under a totalitarian regime, can art and artists be innocent? This questions and its implications are explored in Michael Kater's broad survey of musicians, and the music they composed and performed during the Third Reich. more...

  • Analyzing Bach Cantatasby Eric T. Chafe

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 60.00

    Concentrating on a small number of representative cantatas, mostly from the Leipzig cycles of 1723-24 and 1724-25, and in particular on Cantata 77, Chafe illustrates how Bach strove to mirror both the dogma and the mystery of religious experience in musical allegory. more...

  • Musical Metropolisby Kenneth Marcus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 36.00

    Decentralization and diversity characterized much of the performance of art music in Los Angeles. Decentralization defined the city's growth since the late-nineteenth century, and because the central city did not dominate music culture, as in the East and Midwest, a greater diversification of music emerged in the communities of Greater Los Angeles.... more...

  • Music and Maestrosby John K. Sherman

    University of Minnesota Press 1952; US$ 72.00

    Music lovers all over the United States as well as in other countries have heard the music of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of such noted conductors as Dimitri Mitropoulos and Eugene Ormandy. Now they can enjoy the story behind t more...

  • Communication in Eighteenth-Century Musicby Danuta Mirka; Kofi Agawu

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    In this 2008 book, ten leading scholars of music explore the nature of musical communication in the eighteenth century. more...

  • Way Beyond Compareby John C. Winn

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 26.95

    An answered prayer for Beatles fans and collectors, the first ­volume of a unique work that exhaustively chronicles all known and ­available Beatles recordings! Have you ever watched a Beatles film clip and wondered: ? Where was that filmed? ? Is any more of that footage available? Have you ever heard a Beatles interview and asked: ? When was that... more...

  • Words and Musicby John Williamson

    Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 75.00

    Word and music studies is a relatively young discipline that has nonetheless generated a substantial amount of work. Recent studies in the field have embraced music in literature (word music, formal parallels to music in literature, verbal music), music and literarature (vocal music) and literature in music (programme music). Other positions have been... more...