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  • Mike Watt: On and Off Bassby Mike Watt

    Three Rooms Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    The New Yorker calls it “unusual and beautiful.? The LA Weekly raves, “the photos are strikingly inventive, revealing yet another side of this modern-day Renaissance man.? MTV calls it “a charming, well-shot document of a the legendary punk rocker?s photographic dabbling.? Detroit Metrotimes: “A unique insight into Watt?s mind.? “Mike Watt: On and... more...

  • Music and Musical Composition at the American Academy in Romeby Martin Brody

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Combining cultural analysis with historical and personal accounts of a century of musical life at the American Academy in Rome, this volume provides a history of the AAR's Rome Prize in Composition. more...

  • Harry Partch, Hobo Composerby S. Andrew Granade

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Examines the impact of Harry Partch's hobo years from a variety of perspectives, exploring how the composer both engaged and frustrated popular conceptions of the hobo. more...

  • Epic Soundby Stephen C. Meyer

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating... more...

  • The Musical as Dramaby Scott McMillin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Derived from the colorful traditions of vaudeville, burlesque, revue, and operetta, the musical has blossomed into America's most popular form of theater. Scott McMillin has developed a fresh aesthetic theory of this underrated art form, exploring the musical as a type of drama deserving the kind of critical and theoretical regard given to Chekhov... more...

  • Live at the Fillmore East and Westby John Glatt

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    From the Allman Brothers Band to Frank Zappa, and through the interweaving lives of Bill Graham, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, and Carlos Santana, author John Glatt chronicles the story of the 1960s? rock music Colossus that stood astride the East and West Coasts?Graham?s twin temples of rock, the Fillmore East and Fillmore West. more...

  • Andre Rieuby Marjorie Rieu

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 10.00

    ANDRÉ RIEU, violinist, conductor of the Johann Strauss Orchestra, superstar,famous and loved, and unique in the whole world. He sells millions of CDsand DVDs, his concert tours sell out all over the world, and when he plays onthe Vrijthof Square in his hometown Maastricht, people come from all over theworld to experience this very special event.But... more...

  • In Search of Operaby Carolyn Abbate

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In her new book, Carolyn Abbate considers the nature of operatic performance and the acoustic images of performance present in operas from Monteverdi to Ravel. Paying tribute to music's realization by musicians and singers, she argues that operatic works are indelibly bound to the contingency of live singing, playing, and staging. She seeks a middle... more...

  • Music in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianityby John Arthur Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    John Arthur Smith presents the first full-length study of music among the ancient Israelites, the ancient Jews and the early Christians in the Mediterranean lands during the period from 1000 BCE to 400 CE. He considers the physical, religious and social setting of the music, and how the music was performed. The book serves as a reliable introduction... more...

  • "Jede Note an Dich gerichtet!"by Ursula Schneewind

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 25.60

    Das ?musikalische Opfer?, die ?Eroica?, ?Tristan und Isolde?, die ?Sinfonie der Tausend?, ?Ein Überlebender aus Warschau? ? Werke die immer wieder aufs Neue Konzertbesucher und CD-Käufer in ihren Bann ziehen. Die Musik wurde tausendfach aufgeführt und gehört, doch die Geschichten rund um die Widmungen zu diesen Stücken blieben meist unbekannt. Dabei... more...