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  • The History of Modern Swedish Musicby Robert Quist

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    This work examines Swedish art music during modern times. It includes an examination of lateromantic composers and styles, the modernist devotion to international styles and its influence on neoclassical composers, and who blended the modern avant garde with traditional styles and genres. This book contains fourteen black and white photographs. more...

  • The Broadway Musical: A Critical and Musical Surveyby Joseph P. Swain

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 57.99

    This new edition of Swain's classic award-winning text reveals how a musical drama achieves plot movement, character development and conflict through strategic placement of music in twenty impressive productions. Included is the latest research and viewpoints of contemporary critics, highlighting the various styles of important composers including... more...

  • Sproglig polyfoniby Rita Therkelsen; Adam Ægdius; Henning Nølke

    Aarhus University Press 2007; US$ 30.03

    Polyfoni er et begreb hentet fra musikken. Det er også et vidtfavnende tektuelt begreb. Og denne bog handler om sproglig polyfoni: Hvordan kan polyfoni begribes fra en sproglig synsvinkel?En række svar på dét spørgsmål findes i Sproglig polyfoni. Centralt står den skandinaviske sproglige polyfoniteori, la ScaPoLine, som professor Henning Nølke har... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Liedby James Parsons

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This is an introductory chronicle of the Lied and places it in its full context, first published in 2004. more...

  • Perspectives on American Music, 1900-1950by Michael Saffle

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The essays in this collection reflect the range and depth of musical life in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century. Contributions consider the rise and triumph of popular forms such as jazz, swing, and blues, as well as the contributions to art music of composers such as Ives, Cage, and Copland, among others. American contributions... more...

  • The Dancing Beloved in South Asian Lyric Filmby Nadya Q Chishty-Mujahid

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 139.95

    The South Asian dancing-beloved’s courtesanship, her enigmatic presence, her romantic allure, and her socio-economic position are all explored within the framework of this book. This text presents English translations of major Urdu (and a couple of Poorbi) lyrics from classic South Asian films. more...

  • The Ziegfeld Folliesby Ann Ommen van der Merwe

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 59.99

    This documented history reconstructs the song performances of each annual production of the Ziegfeld Follies from 1907 to 1931. In so doing, it demonstrates the important role of song in facilitating the comedy and spectacle for which the Follies are better known. more...

  • The Velvet Undergroundby Alan Cross

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 2.99

    Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music. Here he provides the history of Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground. This look at the band -- "The First Alternative Band" -- is based on the audiobook of the same name. more...

  • European Music, 1520-1640by James Haar

    Boydell & Brewer 2006; US$ 36.46

    An authoritative survey of music and its context in the Renaissance. more...

  • Drawn to Soundby Rebecca Coyle

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 29.99

    This ground-breaking volume bridges the fields of music and sound and also positions animation-film sound and music in the context of the screen and music industries. Animation experts like Paul Wells and Daniel Goldmark and film-music authorities including Philip Hayward, Ian Inglis and Janet Halfyard provide international perspectives on the history... more...