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  • Calypso and Other Music of Trinidad, 1912-1962by Craig Martin Gibbs

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 75.00

    Calypso, with its richly diverse cultural heritage, was the most significant Caribbean musical form from World War I to Trinidad and Tobago Independence in 1962. Though wildly popular in mid-1950s America, Calypso--along with other music from "the island of the hummingbird"--has been largely neglected or forgotten. This first-ever discography... more...

  • Imperfect Harmonyby Stacy Horn

    Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    For Stacy Horn, regardless of what is going on in the world or her life, singing in an amateur choir?the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York?never fails to take her to a place where hope reigns and everything good is possible. She?s not particularly religious, and her voice is not exceptional (so she says), but like the 32.5 million other... more...

  • Critical Music Historiography: Probing Canons, Ideologies and Institutionsby Dr Markus Mantere; Dr Vesa Kurkela

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    During the past two decades, there has emerged a growing need to reconsider the objects, axioms and perspectives of writing music history. A certain suspicion towards Francois Lyotard?s grand narratives, as a sign of what he diagnosed as our ?postmodern condition?, has become more or less an established and unquestioned point of departure among historians.... more...

  • Chilean New Songby J Patrice McSherry

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Chilean New Song ( la Nueva Canción chilena ) entranced and uplifted a country that struggled for social change during the turbulent 1960s and early 1970s, until the 1973 coup that overthrew democratic socialist president Salvador Allende. This powerful musical style?with its poetic lyrics and haunting blend of traditional indigenous wind and stringed... more...

  • One Chord Wondersby Dave Laing; TV Smith

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Originally published in 1985, One Chord Wonders was the first full-length study of the glory years of British punk. The book argues that one of punk?s most significant political achievements was to expose the operations of power in the British entertainment industries as they were thrown into confusion by the sound and the fury of musicians and... more...

  • The German Symphony between Beethoven and Brahmsby Mr Christopher Fifield

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    It was Carl Dahlhaus who coined the phrase ?dead time? to describe the state of the symphony between Schumann and Brahms. Christopher Fifield argues that many of the symphonies dismissed by Dahlhaus made worthy contributions to the genre. He traces the root of the problem further back to Beethoven?s ninth symphony, a work which then proceeded to intimidate... more...

  • Musikhören und der Umgang mit persönlichen Zielenby Tim Loepthien

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 22.42

    Musik begleitet uns auf unserem Lebensweg, von der frühsten Kindheit bis ins hohe Alter, ist uns Stütze, Kommunikationsmittel und mehr. Ebenfalls zentrale Aspekte unseres Lebens betreffen das Setzen und das Verfolgen persönlicher Ziele, die nach unvorhergesehenen Ereignissen auch oftmals verändert werden müssen. Tim Loepthien stellt nun eine Verbindung... more...

  • Macromedia Flash MX Professional 2004 Unleashedby David Vogeleer; Matthew Pizzi

    Pearson Education 2004; US$ 39.99

    A detailed programming reference for developers who need a complete guide to developing sophisticated Flash-based applications. more...

  • Hearing Bach's Passionsby Daniel R. Melamed

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 22.99

    Bach's passions are an essential part of the modern repertory. This work provides an insight into Bach's passion settings. It uses the Bach repertory to introduce readers to some intriguing issues in the study and performance of older music, and explores what it means to listen to this music in modern times. more...

  • Evolution of Expression, Volume Iby Charles Wesley Emerson

    The Floating Press 1905; US$ 5.99

    Charles Wesley Emerson's book The Evolution of Expression was a central text in the Monroe Conservatory of Oratory's curriculum in the early twentieth century. It was Emerson's firm belief that communication skills were the key to fulfilling one's potential and that a student who completed this academic program would have success regardless... more...