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  • "Cashville" - Dilution of Original Country Music Identity through Increasing Commercializationby Stephanie Schäfer

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 39.64

    Hauptbeschreibung Where I come from, it's cornbread and chicken. This line from Alan Jackson's country hit defines the genre as the music of the American South. All its ambiguity set aside, the South stands proudly for its hospitality, politeness, sense of place and community. Family and religion are traditionally more important down there than in... more...

  • Postmodernism and Globalization in Ethnomusicologyby Andy H. Nercessian

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 39.99

    Is the music world clinging to an outdated school of thought in ethnomusicology? Nercessian shows how the theory of cultural relativism continues to detrimentally pervade ethnomusicological thought, and then offers a solution that may better serve musical study in today?s more globalized world. At the heart of cultural relativism, which seeks to avoid... more...

  • The New (Ethno)musicologiesby Henry Stobart; John Baily; Michelle Bigenho; Caroline Bithell; Philip V. Bohlman; Martin Clayton; Nicholas Cook; Fabian Holt; Laudan Nooshin; Tina K. Ramnarine; Jim Samson; Jonathan P. J. Stock; Martin Stokes; Abigail Wood

    Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 46.99

    This collection of essays addresses and critically examines key issues in contemporary ethnomusicology. Set in two parts, the volume explores ethnomusicology's shifting disciplinary relationships and plots a range of potential developments for its future. more...

  • Music Career Advisingby Dr. Eric Branscome

    R&L Education 2013; US$ 20.99

    Music Career Advising: A Guide for Parents Students and Teachers answers the most common music career questions through research-based career advising strategies, a comprehensive inventory of music careers, bibliography of print and on-line music career resources, and additional information gathered through interviews with leading musicians in... more...

  • Arabeske of Gedachteby Walter Buijn

    Amsterdam University Press 2007; US$ 42.40

    Heeft instrumentale muziek een betekenis? Moet men zich bij programmamuziek tijdens het luisteren rekenschap geven van het programma?. Is vocale muziek waarin muziek en tekst samengaan superieur aan de abstracte klank, nog des te meer wanneer vergezeld door een toneelmatig gebeuren?. Van deze soms felle discussie tussen Nederlandse schrijvers in de... more...

  • Opera in the Media Ageby Paul Fryer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This collection of essays explores the relationship between opera and the development of media technology from the late 19th to the early 21st century. Taking an international perspective, the contributing authors, each with extensive experience as scholars or practitioners of the art, cover a variety of topics including audio, video and film recording,... more...

  • Mentoring in the Ensemble Artsby Tim Sharp

    Gia Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    Examining the mentor-protégé dynamic and its critical impact on the lives of ensembles and their conductors, author Tim Sharp draws from research, his own experience as a choir conductor, mentor, and protégé, and his travels as the executive director of the American Choral Directors Association in this study. The result is a profound portrait of this... more...

  • Maori Musicby Mervyn McLean

    Auckland University Press 1997; US$ 31.99

    This book is the best introduction available to Maori music ? the instruments played, the songs and dance styles and what they were used for, performance, composition, teaching, etc. Based on 30 years of fieldwork that yielded 1300 recorded songs and hundred of pages of interviews and eyewitness accounts, this is a classic book. more...

  • Portrait Galleryby Edward Greenfield

    Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 12.73

    From Leonard Bernstein to Benjamin Britten, André Previn and Igor Stravinsky, Edward Greenfield had the privilege of getting to know some of the 20th century?s greatest composers, conductors and performers. His lifelong career as a music critic for the Guardian and Gramophone has taken him around the world and left him with an endless source of fascinating... more...

  • Vom Musikalisch-Schönenby Eduard Hanslick; Markus Gärtner

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 21.58

    Eine der schillernden Gestalten des Musiklebens des 19. Jh. war der Musikkritiker Eduard Hanslick, der im Jahr 1854 ?Vom Musikalisch-Schönen? veröffentlichte. Hanslick, ein großer Brahms-Befürworter, sah das musikalische Erbe Mozarts und Beethovens durch die Strömungen der neudeutschen Schule um den Komponisten Franz Liszt gefährdet ? und sprach das... more...