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  • Music and the Armenian Diasporaby Sylvia Angelique Alajaji

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    Survivors of the Armenian genocide of 1915 and their descendants have used music to adjust to a life in exile and counter fears of obscurity. In this nuanced and richly detailed study, Sylvia Angelique Alajaji shows how the boundaries of Armenian music and identity have been continually redrawn: from the identification of folk music with an emergent... more...

  • The Inevitable Bandstandby Charles V. Heath

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 30.00

    In the hands of the state, music is a political tool. The Banda de Música del Estado de Oaxaca (State Band of Oaxaca, BME), a civil organization nearly as old as the modern state of Oaxaca itself, offers unique insights into the history of a modern political state.   In The Inevitable Bandstand , Charles V. Heath examines the BME?s role as a part... more...

  • The Digital Evolution of Live Musicby Angela Jones; Rebecca Jane Bennett

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 78.95

    The concept of ?live? has changed as a consequence of mediated culture. Interaction may occur in real time, but not necessarily in shared physical spaces with others. The Digital Evolution of Live Music considers notions of live music in time and space as influenced by digital technology. This book presents the argument that live music is a special... more...

  • From Small Screen to Vinylby Bob Leszczak

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 77.99

    In From Small Screen to Vinyl: A Guide to TV Stars Who Made Records 1950-2000 , author Bob Leszczak offers a look at hundreds of stars who performed double duty: as a television performer as well as a recording artist. He looks not only at the show and the performer but the behind-the-scenes dramas that unfolded as each attempted to tackle the... more...

  • Leonard Bernsteinby Paul Laird

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Beginning with an introductory essay on his achievements, it continues with annotations on Bernstein's voluminous writings, performances, educational work, and major secondary sources. more...

  • Frédéric Chopinby William Smialek; Maja Trochimczyk

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Frédéric Chopin: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer. The second edition includes research published since the publication of... more...

  • 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...

  • The Castratoby Martha Feldman

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic,... more...

  • The Philadelphia Orchestraby Richard A. Kaplan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 99.99

    The Philadelphia Orchestra is the most-recorded orchestra in the United States. This discography contains a chronological list of recordings, detailing works performed, conductors, soloists, dates, venues, producers, and matrix information for 78-rpm recordings. more...

  • Virginia's Blues, Country, and Gospel Records, 1902-1943by Kip Lornell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the years before World War II, hundreds of traditional musicians were sought out by commercial record companies, brought to New York or into local -- often makeshift -- studios, to cut recordings that would be marketed as "race" and "hillbilly" music. Virginia was home to scores of these performers, several of whom were to become internationally... more...