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  • Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Culturesby Rachel Harris; Rowan Pease

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds each through a single "piece." It focuses on a musical sound or object that provides a springboard from which to tell a story about a particular geographic region, introducing key aspects of the cultures in which... more...

  • Der Gleichgewichtskreisby Gertrud Grunow

    Verlag und Datenbank für Geisteswissenschaften - VDG Weimar 2001; US$ 20.04

    Gertrud Grunow (1870?1944) gehörte als Lehrerin für den Harmonisierungsunterricht von 1919 bis 1924 dem Kollegium des Bauhauses in Weimar an. Danach hatte sie bis 1934 eine Lehrtätigkeit an der Hamburger Universität in engem Kontakt mit Ernst Cassirer, Heinz Werner, Gertrud Bing und William Stern. Nach Auslandsaufenthalten in der Schweiz und England... more...

  • Voices in Baliby Edward Herbst; Judith Becker; René T. A. Lysloff

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    A polyphonic study of Balinese aesthetics that broadens an intercultural understanding of performance. more...

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Bodyby Dr Jelena Novak; Professor Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is often taken for granted. In Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body, Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the voice-body relationship itself is a producer of meaning, she furthermore posits this relationship as... more...

  • Gender, Age and Musical Creativityby Dr Catherine Haworth; Dr Lisa Colton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    From the perennially young, precocious figure of 'little orphan Annie' to the physical and vocal ageing of the eighteenth-century castrato, interlinked cultural constructions of age and gender are central to the historical and contemporary depiction of creative activity and its audiences. Gender, Age and Musical Creativity takes an interdisciplinary... more...

  • Tonality 1900?1950by Felix Wörner; Ullrich Scheideler; Philip Rupprecht

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 37.22

    <P>Tonality ? or the feeling of key in music ? achieved crisp theoretical definition in the early 20th century, even as the musical avant-garde pronounced it obsolete. The notion of a general collapse or loss of tonality, ca. 1910, remains influential within music historiography, and yet the textbook narrative sits uneasily with a continued flourishing... more...

  • Irresistible Forcesby Trevor Merriden

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2001; US$ 29.95

    This book is about - but not only about - Napster. The story of Napster is important in its own right, but its legacy even more so. The phenomenon that surrounds Napster has highlighted the extraordinary potential for the mass mobilisation of consumer and community power. This irresistible force - the underground Internet - has blown apart conventional... more...

  • Brands That Rockby Roger Blackwell; Tina Stephan

    Wiley 2004; US$ 33.00

    The unique ability of rock and roll to inspire fanatical support from its customers is undeniable; the loyalty showered upon the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Aerosmith, and others who create it, unmatched; and the lessons for corporate America, endless. In the past, business leaders have looked to the successes of other firms to guide their own strategies... more...

  • Lift Every Voice and Singby Julian Bond; Sondra Kathryn Dr Wilson

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 29.95

    "A group of young men in Jacksonville, Florida, arranged to celebrate Lincoln's birthday in 1900. My brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, and I decided to write a song to be sung at the exercise. I wrote the words and he wrote the music. Our New York publisher, Edward B. Marks, made mimeographed copies for us and the song was taught to and sung by a chorus... more...