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  • The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000by Thomas W. Jacobsen

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    In 1966, journalist Charles Suhor wrote that New Orleans jazz was "ready for its new Golden Age." Thomas W. Jacobsen's The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000 chronicles the resurgence of jazz music in the Crescent City in the years following Suhor's prophetic claim. Jacobsen, a New Orleans resident and longtime jazz aficionado, offers a wide-ranging... more...

  • Black British Jazzby Jason Toynbee; Catherine Tackley; Mark Doffman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920. This book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz in the UK. The chapters show the importance of black British jazz in terms of musical hybridity and the cultural significance of race. The volume also provides a case study in how music of the African... more...

  • When Music Migratesby Jon Stratton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Jon Stratton explores the concept of ‘song careers’, referring to how a song is picked up and then transformed by being revisioned by different artists and in different cultural contexts, to examine the ways that music has crossed racial faultlines that have developed in the post-Second World War era as a consequence of the movement of previously... more...

  • "I Hear America Singing"by Rachel Clare Donaldson

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Folk music is more than an idealized reminder of a simper past. It reveals a great deal about present-day understandings of community and belonging. It celebrates the shared traditions that define a group or nation. In America, folk music--from African American spirituals to English ballads and protest songs--renders the imagined community more tangible... more...

  • Antike Wurzeln bei Iannis Xenakisby Marie Louise Herzfeld-Schild

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 48.41

    Die griechische Antike spielt im kulturellen Leben auch des 20. Jahrhunderts eine bedeutende Rolle ? so im Schaffen des griechisch-französischen Komponisten Iannis Xenakis (1921?2001), der gerne auch als "Grieche im falschen Jahrtausend" bezeichnet wird. Tatsächlich berief Xenakis sich in seinen theoretischen Schriften und Interviews regelmäßig... more...

  • Group Music Therapyby Alison Davies; Eleanor Richards; Nick Barwick

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In Group Music Therapy Alison Davies, Eleanor Richards and Nick Barwick bring together developments in theory and clinical practice in music therapy group work, celebrating the richness of what group analytic thinking and music therapy can offer one another. The book explores the dynamic elements of the processes that take place in both group analytic... more...

  • Cultural Production in and Beyond the Recording Studioby Allan Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Recording studios are the most insulated, intimate and privileged sites of music production and creativity. Yet in a world of intensified globalisation, they are also sites which are highly connected into wider networks of music production that are increasingly spanning the globe. This book is the first comprehensive account of the new spatialties... more...

  • After the Silentsby Michael Slowik

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Many believe Max Steiner?s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry?s early sound era (1926–1934) reveals a more extended and fascinating story. Viewing more than two hundred films from the period, Michael Slowik launches the first comprehensive study... 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...

  • Alte, unnennbare Tageby Friedrich Eckstein

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 9.65

    "Selbst unter den berühmtesten Wiener Berühmtheiten gab es keinen, der sich nicht gern an Mac Ecks Stammtisch eingefunden hätte. Hugo Wolf, Johann Strauß, E. Blavatsky und Annie Besant, Ferdinand Bruckner, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Adler und Leo Trotzki - sie alle berieten sich mit ihm. Wenn Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Werfel und Rilke über ein Gedicht in Zweifel... more...