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  • 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...

  • Crossing Confessional Boundariesby Mary E. Frandsen

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    Examines the uneasy alliance of two confessions, Lutheran and Catholic, at the prominent seventeenth-century court of Dresden, and the implications of this alliance for the repertoire of sacred art music cultivated there, an influential repertoire that has received only scant attention from scholars. 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...

  • Handbook of Latin American Music, Second Editionby Dale Olsen; Daniel Sheehy

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    The Garland Handbook of Latin American Music is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 2, South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Carribean , (1998). Revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Latin America and examine the ways in which music helps... more...

  • The John Coltrane Referenceby Lewis Porter; Chris DeVito; David Wild; Yasuhiro Fujioka; Wolf Schmaler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    The BBC's Jazz Book of the Year for 2008. Few jazz musicians have had the lasting influence or attracted as much scholarly study as John Coltrane. Yet, despite dozens of books, hundreds of articles, and his own recorded legacy, the "facts" about Coltrane's life and work have never been definitely established. Well-known Coltrane biographer and... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...