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  • Grainger the Modernistby Suzanne Robinson; Kay Dreyfus

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Percy Grainger has remained on the margins of American music history and twentieth-century modernism. This volume reveals him to be a self-described ‘hyper-modernist’ who composed works of uncompromising dissonance, challenged the conventions of folk song collection and adaptation, re-visioned the modern orchestra, experimented with ‘ego-less’... more...

  • Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Carsby Mark Ribowsky

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 22.99

    Mark Ribowsky is the author of 10 books, including widely praised biographies of Howard Cosell, Tom Landry, Satchel Paige, and Phil Spector. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines, including High Times , Penthouse , and Playboy . He lives in Boca Raton, Florida. more...

  • One Chord Wondersby Dave Laing; TV Smith

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Dave Laing is an associate editor of the journal Popular Music History and an honorary research fellow at the University of Liverpool who has been researching and writing about popular music, its business, and its politics for more than 40 years. His books include Buddy Holly and The Sound of Our Time . He is a coeditor of The Continuum Encyclopedia... more...

  • I've Been Out Thereby Grady Gaines

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    GRADY GAINES, from Houston, Texas, was the musical director and saxophonist for Little Richard?s seminal backing band the Upsetters during the rock ?n? roll icon?s biggest hitmaking era in the mid-1950s. He continues to perform as leader of Grady Gaines and the Texas Upsetters. ROD EVANS is an award-winning, Houston-based freelance journalist, writer,... more...

  • Chilean New Songby J Patrice McSherry

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    J. Patrice McSherry is a Professor of Political Science at Long Island University and a Visiting Professor at Alberto Hurtado University in Santiago. She is the author of Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America and Incomplete Transition: Military Power and Democracy in Argentina and the co-editor (with John Ehrenberg,... more...

  • Robert Fripp: The Boffomundo Interview 1979by Ron Curtiss

    Rare Bird Books 2015; US$ 7.99

    Officially transcribed from the original Boffomundo archives, Robert Fripp: The Boffomundo Interview 1979 reveals an intriguing and unique look into the mind of one of music's masters of precision and creativity — all through the subtle brilliance of Wayne's World -esque early L.A. cable access hosts Ron Curtiss and Aaron Weiner. Featuring aired... more...

  • Chopinby James Huneker

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...

  • Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europeby Philip V. Bohlman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95

    Two decades after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and one decade into the twenty-first century, European music remains one of the most powerful forces for shaping nationalism. Using intensive fieldwork throughout Europe -- from participation in alpine foot pilgrimages to studies of the grandest music spectacle anywhere in the world, the Eurovision... more...

  • Der Kastrat und seine Männlichkeitby Sibylle Unser

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 11.88

    Im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, das sogenannte goldene Zeitalter des Kastratengesanges, wurden tausendfach Knaben aus dem einzigen Grund kastriert, um ihre kindliche Stimme zu erhalten. Bekannt sind uns heute noch die klangvollen Namen Farinelli und Caffarelli. Doch nicht jeder, der dieser Operation unterzogen worden war, erlangte solche Größe. Die Autorin... more...

  • Das Klaviertrio bei Haydn und Mozart: Untersuchungen zur Frühgeschichte einer musikalischen Gattungby Christoph Biehl

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 11.88

    Das Klaviertrioschaffen Haydns und Mozarts wurde in der musikwissenschaftlichen Literatur bisher eher beiläufig beleuchtet. Diese Untersuchung widmet sich dem gattungsbezogenen Schaffen dieser beiden Klassiker und versucht, sowohl die Vorgeschichte der Gattung vor Haydn und Mozart zu beleuchten, als auch an ausgesuchten Beispielen Tendenzen aufzuzeigen,... more...