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- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99
In the course of this volume's eight chapters, the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding of music's diversity. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 22.99
Most modern performers, trained on the performance practices of the Classical and Romantic periods, come to the music of the Renaissance with well-honed but anachronistic ideas. Fundamental differences between 16th-century repertoire and that of later epochs thus tend to be overlooked-yet it is just these differences which can make a performance truly... more...
- Aurum Press 2011; US$ 10.19
In July 2005 in Hyde Park, Pink Floyd performed together on stage for the first time in 24 years with founder member Roger Waters. Almost a year later, reclusive founder-member Syd Barrett died and then in 2008 the death of keyboard player Rick Wright confirmed there would be no more reunions of one of the world's biggest bands. In this superbly comprehensive... more...
- Greystone Books 2012; US$ 18.95
From the moment Joni Mitchell's career began ? with coffee-house bookings, serendipitous encounters with established stars, and a recording contract that gave her full creative control over her music ? the woman from the Canadian wheat fields has eluded industry cliches. When her peers were focused on feminism, Mitchell was plumbing the depths of... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 4.49
Are you a fan of Whitney Houston? Have you followed every twist and turn in her long and successful career? Were you, like thousands of others, deeply saddened by Whitneys untimely death? Then what better way to pay tribute to the legendary queen of soul than with this quiz book?The 100 questions in the The Whitney Houston Quiz Book have been... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2007; US$ 14.99
A detailed and definitive history of British punk music. In 1976, music changed forever. Punk arrived—offering an electrifying alternative to the bloated, sterile rock music of the day. No More Heroes chronicles not only the icons of the punk movement, but also looks at the lesser-known bands and music of the era. Here are detailed accounts—often... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 34.99
The Tejano superstar Selena and the tango revival both in the dance clubs and on Broadway are only the most obvious symptoms of how central Latin music is to American musical life. Latino rap has brought a musical revolution, while Latin and Brazilian jazz are ever more significant on the jazz scene. With the first edition of The Latin Tinge, John... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
In this provocative analysis of Beethoven's late style, Stephen Rumph demonstrates how deeply political events shaped the composer's music, from his early enthusiasm for the French Revolution to his later entrenchment during the Napoleonic era. Impressive in its breadth of research as well as for its devotion to interdisciplinary work in music history,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99
The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...