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  • The Story of Boogie-Woogieby Peter J. Silvester

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 74.99

    The Story of Boogie-Woogie presents a comprehensive history of boogie-woogie from the early 20th century to the present, describing the style's appearance and development, its offshoots, and the pianists who made it famous, and studying its impact on rhythm and blues, urban blues, and big band swing, leading to the eventual revival of 'classical' boogie-woogie... more...

  • All The Stopsby Craig Whitney

    PublicAffairs 2004; US$ 17.95

    A distinguished New York Times editor explores the history of the pipe organ in America in a book that will intrigue and delight anyone interested in classical music and popular culture. Hear the sounds of some of the pipe organs featured in ALL THE STOPS more...

  • The Collected Essays of Milton Babbittby Milton Babbitt; Stephen Peles; Stephen Dembski; Andrew Mead; Joseph N. Straus

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 42.00

    Like his compositions, Milton Babbitt's writings about music have exerted an extraordinary influence on postwar music and thinking about music. In essays and public addresses spanning fifty years, Babbitt has grappled profoundly with central questions in the composition and apprehension of music. These writings range from personal memoirs and critical... more...

  • Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into Musicby Bathroom Readers' Institute

    Portable Press 2012; US$ 17.95

    Uncle John has proven once again that he is in tune with our legion of loyal readers. This 516-page musical masterpiece dedicated to all things noteworthy ranges from silly one-hit wonders to culture-changing musical milestones. You'll get a glimpse into the future of music and go back to the days when prehistoric man first started communicating in... more...

  • Heroes and Villainsby David Hajdu

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 17.95

    Incisive, intelligent, beautifully written essays by the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Ten-Cent Plague more...

  • Feeding Backby David Todd

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Feeding Back: Conversations with Rock?s Alternative Guitarists from Proto-Punk to Post-Rock offers a counter-history of rock music through the lens of interviews with musicians including Richard Thompson, J Mascis, James Williamson, Bob Mould, Tom Verlaine, Lydia Lunch, Lee Ranaldo, Johnny Marr, and John Frusciante. Individually, the book?s in-depth... more...

  • The Evolution of Organ Music in the 17th Centuryby John R. Shannon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    The 17th century was the century of the organ in much the same way the 19th century was the century of the piano. Almost without exception, the major composers of the century wrote for the instrument, and most of them were practicing organists themselves. This historical book surveys, analyzes, and discusses the major national styles of 17th century... more...

  • Da Capo Best Music Writing 2005by JT LeRoy

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 15.95

    Another stellar collection of the year's best writing on music as selected by the acclaimed, elusive author of contemporary classics Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things more...

  • Gareth Cliff On Everythingby Gareth Cliff

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2011; US$ 17.50

    ‘Some people think it a very bad thing to have an opinion about anything. Blend in, don?t make too much noise, just be happy with what you know and do. I can?t do that.? South African DJ personality and Idols judge Gareth Cliff likes to shoot from the hip. Whether on air or judging a trembling Idols contestant, he?s always quick with a point of... more...

  • Guide to Computing for Expressive Music Performanceby Alexis Kirke; Eduardo R. Miranda

    Springer 2012; US$ 69.95

    This book discusses all aspects of computing for expressive performance, from the history of CSEMPs to the very latest research, in addition to discussing the fundamental ideas, and key issues and directions for future research. Topics and features: includes review questions at the end of each chapter; presents a survey of systems for real-time interactive... more...