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  • The Boy in the Songby Michael Heatley

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 10.19

    The Boy in the Song is a follow up to 2010's The Girl in the Song. It features the real-life stories that inspired some classic pop songs about the male of the species. While the first book was filled with songs about unrequited love, the follow-up is more varied, with songs written from a number of emotions. There are songs motivated by love and... more...

  • FilmMusik - Ennio Morriconeby Peter Moormann; Willem Strank; Guido Heldt; Tarek Krohn

    edition text + kritik 2014; US$ 25.76

    Die Reihe "FilmMusik" widmet sich in ihrem Debütband der Musik von Ennio Morricone, dem bekanntesten europäischen Filmkomponisten unserer Zeit. Der Band versammelt Beiträge, die sowohl an klassische Lesarten der Musik Morricones anknüpfen als auch neue Perspektiven eröffnen. Bekannt geworden ist Morricone in den 1960er Jahren als Komponist... more...

  • Mein Leben. Autobiografie in vier Bänden. Vier Bände in einem Bandby Richard Wagner

    Diplomica Verlag 2015; US$ 2.79

    Der Komponist und Dramatiker Richard Wagner blickt in seiner Autobiografie auf sein bewegtes Leben zurück: Mit ?schmuckloser Wahrhaftigkeit? erzählt er von seiner Flucht vor politischer Verfolgung wie auch vor Gläubigern. Zwar beeinflusst durch immer wieder neue Bekanntschaften und Persönlichkeiten hält Wagner dennoch an seinem Schaffen fest und wird... more...

  • The Music of Counterculture Cinemaby Mathew J. Bartkowiak; Yuya Kiuchi

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Films produced in late 1960s and early 1970s America--along with later films focusing on that period--continue to frame our understanding of the counterculture era. The popular and experimental music of the day is central to the counterculture narrative on film, from the utopian Monterey Pop (1968) to the disenchantment of Gimme Shelter (1970). But... more...

  • Small Musical Worlds in the Mediterraneanby Dr Avra Pieridou Skoutella

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Small Musical Worlds in the Mediterranean is a pioneering book-length study of the complex topics of identity, ethnicity and global processes in children?s musical lives in the Republic of Cyprus - a Mediterranean country during its post-colonial era. What is it about this country?s musical enculturation that made musical identity such a potent element... more...

  • Magister Jacobus de Ispania, Author of the Speculum musicaeby Dr Margaret Bent; Professor Simon Keefe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The Speculum musicae of the early fourteenth century, with nearly half a million words, is by a long way the largest medieval treatise on music, and probably the most learned. Only the final two books are about music as commonly understood: the other five invite further work by students of scholastic philosophy, theology and mathematics. For nearly... more...

  • The Show Must Go On! Popular Song in Britain During the First World Warby Dr John Mullen; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 34.95

    Using a collection of over one thousand popular songs from the war years, as well as around 150 soldiers? songs, John Mullen provides a fascinating insight into the world of popular entertainment during the First World War. Mullen considers the position of songs of this time within the history of popular music, and the needs, tastes and experiences... more...

  • Musik und Abschiedby Peter Gülke

    Bärenreiter 2015; US$ 24.96

    Peter Gülke widmet sich in 54 Essays dem großen Thema Tod und Abschied in der Musik, aber auch in der Literatur. Mit unnachahmlicher Sprachkraft präsentiert er Erkenntnisse, die von allgemeinem Interesse und bedeutend für den kulturellen Diskurs über Tod und Vergänglichkeit sind. Musik ist als diejenige unter den Künsten charakterisiert worden, die... more...

  • Musik und Abschiedby Peter Gülke

    Bärenreiter 2015; US$ 24.96

    Peter Gülke widmet sich in 54 Essays dem großen Thema Tod und Abschied in der Musik, aber auch in der Literatur. Mit unnachahmlicher Sprachkraft präsentiert er Erkenntnisse, die von allgemeinem Interesse und bedeutend für den kulturellen Diskurs über Tod und Vergänglichkeit sind. Musik ist als diejenige unter den Künsten charakterisiert worden, die... more...

  • Meaning and Interpretation of Music in Cinemaby David P. Neumeyer

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 35.99

    By exploring the relationship between music and the moving image in film narrative, David Neumeyer shows that film music is not conceptually separate from sound or dialogue, but that all three are manipulated and continually interact in the larger acoustical world of the sound track. In a medium in which the image has traditionally trumped sound,... more...