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  • The Beatles Through Headphonesby Ted Montgomery

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Most Beatles fans have probably spent most of their time listening to the iconic group's music over a stereo system with external speakers. While the music sounds wonderful this way, this method of listening does not deliver the full sonic picture of what the Beatles created. To have a full appreciation of their artistry and innovation, one must... more...

  • Chet Atkinsby Mark S. Reinhart

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Highlighting Chet Atkins' 50-plus-year career as a virtuoso, singer, songwriter and record producer, this book is an analysis and appreciation of the most noteworthy recordings of one of the world's greatest guitarists. Atkins' whole body of work--truly unmatched in the history of modern musical entertainment--and nearly 140 of his all-time... more...

  • Soundscapes from the Americasby Donna A. Buchanan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Dedicated to the late Gerard Béhague, this anthology offers perspectives on the evolving legacy of performance ethnography in socio-musical analysis and reflects the heritage but also contemporary trajectories of Béhague’s scholarly concerns. Prefaced by an essay outlining key developments in the ethnography of performance paradigm,... more...

  • Louise Talmaby Kendra Preston Leonard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Louise Talma (1906-1996) was the first female winner of two back-to-back Guggenheim Awards, the first American woman to have an opera premiered in Europe, the first female winner of the Sibelius Award for Composition, and the first woman composer elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. This book analyses Talma’s works... more...

  • Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Musicby Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa; Cláudia Azevedo; Felipe Trotta

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century Brazilian popular music. The volume consists of essays by scholars of Brazilian music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Brazil. Each essay provides... more...

  • Roland Hayesby Christopher A. Brooks; Robert Sims

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to reach international fame as a concert performer and one of the few artists who could sell out Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and Covent Garden. His trailblazing career carved the way for a host of African American artists,... more...

  • Legacies of Ewan MacCollby Allan F. Moore; Giovanni Vacca

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book contributes significantly to the debate surrounding the importance of Ewan MacColl to the English folk revival. MacColl gave two extended interviews with co-editor Giovanni Vacca in 1987 and 1988 and these provide the impetus for a re-examination of his methods, his politics and his aesthetic aims. Great emphasis is placed on the importance... more...

  • Faszinosum 'Klang'by Wolf Gerhard Schmidt

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The analysis of sound phenomena and their cultural functions has become a major field of research. Adopting an anthropological perspective, this book aims, among other things, to usefully integrate findings from the natural sciences. The essays explore the relationship of sound to cognition, cultural theory, literary aesthetics, mediality,... more...

  • A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bibleby Yelena Kolyada

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    'A Compendium of Musical Instruments and Instrumental Terminology in the Bible' draws on extensive historical research, comparative linguistic analysis and musical study to offer the first compilation of its kind. The volume examines the entire range of musical instruments in the Bible - stringed, wind and percussion - drawing on ancient and modern... more...

  • Leonora's Last Actby Roger Parker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.50

    In these essays, Roger Parker brings a series of valuable insights to bear on Verdian analysis and criticism, and does so in a way that responds both to an opera-goer's love of musical drama and to a scholar's concern for recent critical trends. As he writes at one point: "opera challenges us by means of its brash impurity, its loose ends and excess... more...