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  • Can't Stop Won't Stopby Jeff Chang; D.J. Kool Herc

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic... more...

  • Backstage Passesby Angela Bowie; Patrick Carr

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 18.99

    Having outlasted the gag order that was part of their divorce agreement, Angela Bowie produced this memoir of her turbulent life with David. more...

  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blueby David Schiff

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 28.00

    A study of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue as musical work, historical event and cultural document. more...

  • The History of Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 12.99

    Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before,... more...

  • Improvisational Models of Music Therapyby Kenneth Bruscia

    Charles C Thomas 1987; US$ 79.95

    By Kenneth E. Bruscia, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CONTENTS: The Fundamentals of Improvisation Therapy; Creative Music Therapy; Free Improvisation Therapy; Analytical Music Therapy; Experimental Improvisation Therapy; Orff Improvisation Models; Paraverbal Therapy; Miscellaneous Models; Improvisation Assessment Profiles; Summary and... more...

  • Music in the Early Twentieth Centuryby Richard Taruskin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 26.99

    The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles,... more...

  • Playing with Historyby John Butt

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    This challenging 2002 study examines and ultimately defends the case for historically informed musical performance. more...

  • Rockin Las Americasby Deborah Pacini Hernandez; Eric Zolov; Hector Fernandez-L'Hoeste

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 29.95

    Every nation in the Americas?from indigenous Peru to revolutionary Cuba?has been touched by the cultural and musical impact of rock. Rockin? Las Américas is the first book to explore the production, dissemination, and consumption of rock music throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, the Andes, and the Southern Cone as well as... more...

  • Proof through the Nightby Glenn Watkins

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 12.95

    Carols floating across no-man's-land on Christmas Eve 1914; solemn choruses, marches, and popular songs responding to the call of propaganda ministries and war charities; opera, keyboard suites, ragtime, and concertos for the left hand?all provided testimony to the unique power of music to chronicle the Great War and to memorialize its battles and... more...

  • Strains of Utopiaby Caryl Flinn

    Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 29.95

    When Dmitri Tiomkin thanked Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss, and Richard Wagner upon accepting the Academy Award for his score of The High and the Mighty in 1954, he was honoring a romantic style that had characterized Hollywood's golden age of film composition from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. Exploring elements of romanticism in... more...