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- 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...
- 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95
Singing the Body Electric explores the relationship between the human voice and technology, offering startling insights into the ways in which technological mediation affects our understanding of the voice, and more generally, the human body. From the phonautograph to magnetic tape and now to digital sampling, Miriama Young visits particular musical... more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99
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...
- edition text + kritik 2015; US$ 23.85
Bereits in "Mean Streets" im Jahre 1973 gelang Martin Scorsese eine Szene, deren Kombination von Bild und Musik Kultstatus erlangte: Der Auftritt Robert De Niros zum Song "Jumpin' Jack Flash" der Rolling Stones sollte nur der erste Wurf eines Regisseurs sein, der es wie kaum ein anderer verstand, Musik und Film zur Einheit zu verschmelzen.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Rare Bird Books 2015; US$ 11.99
Whether it was Patti Smith's angry moan, Nina Simone's guttural growl, or Dolly Parton's towering hair and sweet voice, women have been a musical force to be reckoned with, inspired by, and paid attention to. In Here She Comes Now , today's biggest and brightest writers tackle their favorite female musicians and the effect they've had on their own... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00
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...