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  • The Musical Workby Michael Talbot

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 70.00

    Like literature and art, music has ‘works’. But not every piece of music is called a work, and not every musical performance is made up of works. The complexities of this situation are explored in these essays, which examine a broad swathe of western music. From plainsong to the symphony, from Duke Ellington to the Beatles, this is at root... more...

  • Fiddling for Norwayby Chris Goertzen

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    Fiddling for Norway is an engrossing portrait of a fiddle-based folk revival in Norway, one that in many ways parallels contemporary folk institutions and festivals throughout the world, including American fiddling. It is a detailed case study in the politics of culture, the causes and purposes of folk revivals, and the cultivation of music to define... more...

  • Tour:Smartby Martin Atkins

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    From packing the right equipment to keeping enough gas in the tank to get home, every aspect of making a successful tour with a band is addressed in this comprehensive guide. More than 100 luminaries and leading organizations from the world of touringamong them Chris Connelly, Henry Rollins, the House of Blues, and the Vans Warped Tour, as well... more...

  • Beyond the Batonby Diane Wittry

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 22.99 US$ 20.69

    Beyond the Baton is a view of the music director's job from the inside - starting at the moment you decide you want to be a conductor, through your first job, to being a successful artistic leader within a community. This book will revolutionize the way a conductor thinks about their duties, both on and off the podium, and give a glimpse of the realities... more...

  • Oorspronkelijkheid in muziekby R. de Groot

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 10.50

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  • Experimental Musicby Gail Priest

    University of NSW Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    Experimental music has been mostly unrecognised in Australia, but it is in this ‘underground’ area that the major innovations and creative developments in music occur. Through testing perceived boundaries, breaking rules and creating new forms, the artists in this field force us to question what, in fact, music is. Written by artists who... more...

  • Sing For Your Supperby David Rovics

    PM Press 2008; US$ 4.95

    Succinct and to the point, David Rovics demystifies the very different skills necessary to cultivate the arts of songwriting, guitar-playing and tour booking. In an era when the truly independent record label is virtually a thing of the past, Rovics explains how itas possible to make a living as a recording artist without a label. At a time when... more...

  • Re-thinking Universal Service Policy for the Digital Eraby Dr Claudio Feijoo; Claire Milne; Boris Rotenberg

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 199.00

    This e-book aims to provide support to the policy process with regard to universal service in a digital context. The papers in the issue highlight developments that are shaking up the current universal service model. They consider universal service from a set of different dimensions, encompassing both demand and supply side considerations. Also a comparative... more...

  • Who Needs Classical Music?by Julian Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    During the last few decades, most cultural critics have come to agree that the division between "high" and "low" art is an artificial one, that Beethoven's Ninth and "Blue Suede Shoes" are equally valuable as cultural texts. In Who Needs Classical Music? , Julian Johnson challenges these assumptions about the relativism of cultural judgements. The... more...

  • Jazz Behind the Dikesby Walter van de Leur

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 11.50

    Ongeveer tien jaar nadat de jazz voet aan de grond kreeg in Nederland, kreeg het schrijven over jazz zijn eigen podium in De Jazzwereld (1931- 1940). In de kolommen van dit blad, een van de oudste geheel aan de jazz gewijde periodieken ter wereld, poogden de auteurs hun geliefde muziek te duiden, alsook te verdedigen tegen de toen heersende kleinburgerlijke... more...