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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 84.99
In addition to brief biographical sketches for each composer, A Conductor?s Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works includes for each work the approximate duration, text sources, performing forces, currently available editions, locations of manuscript materials, notes, performance issues, evaluation of solo roles, evaluation of difficulty,... more...
- ECW Press 2004; US$ 13.95
The result of an extensive poll asking heavy metal fans to list their favourite high-octane albums, this compendium combines those survey results with Popoff?s original interviews with world famous rockers who reveal recording session secrets in addition to their own heavy classics and ear-splitting faves. When all of this is melded with Popoff?s unique... more...
- ECW Press 2009; US$ 13.95
Whispering Pines is the first comprehensive history of Canada?s immense songwriting legacy, from Gordon Lightfoot to Joni Mitchell.Canadian songwriters have always struggled to create work that reflects the environment in which they were raised, while simultaneously connecting with a mass audience. For most of the 20th century, that audience lay outside... more...
- ECW Press 2010; US$ 12.95
?The Bayou is a world of its own - a marshy, sometimes treacherous, oft-times sinister land of creeping darkness and living shadows, secret legends and vivid mythology. It is that darkness and those shadows that permeate Bayou Underground, the first study of the Louisiana music scene ever to leave behind the bright lights of big city New Orleans, and... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 31.99
So much writing about architecture tends to evaluate it on the basis of its intentions: how closely it corresponds to the artistic will of the designer, the technical skills of the builder, or whether it reflects the spirit of the place and time in which it was built, making it not much more than the willful (or even subconscious) assemblage of objects... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99
Extraordinary architecture addresses so much more than mere practical considerations. It inspires and provokes while creating a seamless experience of the physical world for its users. It is the rare writer that can frame the discussion of a building in a way that allows the reader to see it with new eyes. Writing About Architecture is a handbook... more...
- Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 47.99
One of the most interesting questions in architectural history is why modern architecture emerged from the war-ravaged regions of central Europe and not the United States, whose techniques of mass production and mechanical products so inspired the first generation of modern architects like Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, and Walter Gropius. In From... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Whether you're a vocal practitioner or a music enthusiast, David C. Taylor's The Psychology of Singing will guide you to a deeper appreciation of the art. Taylor takes a controversial stance against a scientific approach to vocal control and instead emphasizes the mental, psychological, and even spiritual aspects of signing. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Dedicated to the late Gerard Béhague, this anthology offers perspectives on the evolving legacy of performance ethnography in socio-musical analysis and reflects the heritage but also contemporary trajectories of Béhagues scholarly concerns. Prefaced by an essay outlining key developments in the ethnography of performance paradigm,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century Brazilian popular music. The volume consists of essays by scholars of Brazilian music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Brazil. Each essay provides... more...