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  • FilmMusik - Martin Scorseseby Guido Heldt; Tarek Krohn; Peter Moormann; Willem Strank

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • Eroticism in Early Modern Musicby Dr Bonnie J Blackburn; Dr Laurie Stras

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Eroticism in Early Modern Music contributes to a small but significant literature on music, sexuality, and sex in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Its chapters have grown from a long dialogue between a group of scholars, who employ a variety of different approaches to the repertoire: musical and visual analysis; archival and cultural history;... more...

  • Here She Comes Nowby Jeff Gordinier; Marc Weingarten; Elissa Schappell; Susan Choi; Gina Frangello

    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...

  • Classic FM Handy Guides: The Orchestraby Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    The orchestra is one of the cornerstones of classical music, beloved of music lovers around the world. Packed full of essential information, this pocket-sized handbook explores the make-up and functions of the different sections, from strings to percussion, as well as some of the greatest orchestras around the world and the incredible music that they... more...

  • Charting the Classicsby Tim Lihoreau; Daniel Ross; Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    Tim Lihoreau is Classic FM's creative director, and the coauthor of The Classic FM Hall of Fame , The Classic FM Quiz Book , Stephen Fry?s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music , and many other titles. Daniel Ross is online editor at Classic FM. He has written extensively on music online and in print magazines. Darren Henley is managing... more...

  • Urban Politics and Cultural Capitalby Ma Haili

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This is the first book to take an interdisciplinary approach to the story of the Shanghai Yue Opera, bringing history, arts management, central and regional government policy, urbanisation, gender, media, and theatre artistic development in one. Through the story of the Shanghai Yue Opera House market reform this book facilitates an understanding of... more...

  • The Castratoby Martha Feldman

    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...

  • Popular Film Music and Masculinity in Actionby Amanda Howell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Amanda Howell offers a new perspective on the contemporary pop score as the means by which masculinities not seen?or heard?before become a part of post-World War II American cinema. Popular Film Music and Masculinity in Action addresses itself to an eclectic mix of film, from Elvis and Travolta star vehicles to Bruckheimer-produced blockbuster action,... more...