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  • African American Musicby Mellonee V. Burnim; Portia K. Maultsby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition  is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American music based on ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges... more...

  • Music and Sound in Documentary Filmby Holly Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    This collection of fourteen essays provides a rich and detailed history of the relationship between and music and image in documentary films, exploring the often overlooked role of music in the genre and its subsequent impact on an audience?s perception of reality and fiction. Exploring examples of documentary films which make use of soundtrack music,... more...

  • Experiencing Leonard Bernsteinby Kenneth LaFave

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein?s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato?s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra , the intense drama of his music for On the Waterfront , the existential cosmography of his three symphonies, and his vibrant works for the musical... more...

  • The Black Hornby Robert Lee Watt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating?and at times painful?experience. more...

  • K-Popby John Lie

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea seeks at once to describe and explain the emergence of export-oriented South Korean popular music and to make sense of larger South Korean economic and cultural transformations. John Lie provides not only a history of South Korean popular music?the premodern background,... 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...

  • Little Book of Take Thatby Claire Welch; Ian Welch; Mike Hobbs

    G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 5.82

    When Take that split in 1996, they broke the hearts of their legions of fans. They were, without doubt, the biggest boy band Britain had ever produced and they had reeled off hit after massive hit. more...

  • Little Book of Abbaby Pat Morgan

    G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 5.82

    Abba's boy-girl chemistry and irresistibly catchy music took them to towering heights of fame and fortune before the pressures took their toil and the band split in 1982. But the memories and music lived on. more...

  • The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!by Matthew Smith-Lahrman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    In The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!, Matthew Smith-Lahrman interprets the words of Curt Kirkwood, founding member and songwriter of the Meat Puppets, a pioneering rock ?n? roll band of the last thirty years. Smith-Lahrman?s analysis covers Kirkwood?s lyrics on nine albums, from 1983 to 1995,... more...