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  • Walking with Legendsby Mick Burns; Bruce Boyd Raeburn

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 17.95

    Drummer, record producer, bandleader, jazz researcher, and cigar-chomping raconteur Barry Martyn is a New Orleans original who happens to have been born in England. Implausible though this may seem, it makes perfect sense to members of the New Orleans traditional jazz community, who view themselves as an extended family based on merit as much as nativity.... more...

  • Guitar Godsby Bob Gulla

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 91.00

    Meet rock and roll's party crashers. They are the guitar-wielding heroes who came into an established musical framework, rearranged the furniture, tipped over a few chairs, and ditched - leaving the stragglers to pick up the pieces. Guitar Gods showcases the 25 players who made the greatest impact on rock's long and winding history.Meet rock... more...

  • Film Music: A Very Short Introductionby Kathryn Kalinak

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction provides a lucid, accessible, and engaging overview of the subject of film music, from the pragmatic to the theoretical and from the historical to the personal. It is informed throughout by a global perspective which understands film music as an international phenomenon. more...

  • Wagner's Ring Cycle and the Greeksby Daniel H. Foster

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 88.00

    Foster explores how Wagner's political stance and his theories on Greek poetry and politics were combined to create the Ring. more...

  • Gluck's Iphigénie en Taurideby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2010; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • Puccini's Suor Angelicaby Burton D. Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2002; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • Stravinsky's The Rake's Progressby Burton D Fisher

    Opera Journeys Publishing 2010; US$ 9.75

    A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis. more...

  • The Words and Music of Stingby CHRISTOPHER GABLE

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 56.00

    Sting has successfully established himself as one of the most important singer-songwriters in Western popular music over the past twenty years. His affinity for collaborative work and disparate musical styles has pushed his music into an astonishing array of contexts, but no matter what the style or who the collaborator, Sting's voice always remains... more...

  • A Rocket in My Pocketby Max Décharné

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 17.31

    Rockabilly had its roots in country, blues, folk, hillbilly, R&B, boogie-woogie and most other indigenous Deep South forms of popular song that you could strum three chords along to or howl down a cheap microphone. It was young people's music, made almost entirely by the first wave of teenagers, despised by adults in general and the country music... more...

  • The Dastgah Concept in Persian Musicby Hormoz Farhat

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    The tradition of Persian art music embodies twelve modal systems, known as dastgahs. Each dastgah represents a complex of skeletal melodic models on the basis of which a performer produces extemporised pieces. The dastgahs revolve around unspecified central nuclear melodies which the individual musician comes to know through experience and absorption.... more...