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  • The Operas of Giuseppe Verdiby Abramo Basevi; Edward Schneider; Stefano Castelvecchi; Stefano Castelvecchi; Stefano Castelvecchi

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi’s operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer’s career. The first thorough, systematic examination of Verdi’s operas, it covered the twenty works produced between 1842 and 1857—from Nabucco and Macbeth to Il trovatore , La traviata , and Aroldo . But while Basevi’s... more...

  • 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...

  • Wagners Antisemitismusby Dieter David Scholz

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 37.02

    Richard Wagner und die Juden - das Thema ist so umstritten wie belastet und von nicht nachlassender Aktualität. Es gehört zweifellos zu den schmerzlichsten Kapitel der deutschen Kulturgeschichte. Vor allem Wagners Aufsatz "Das Judentum in der Musik" von 1850, dessen Bedeutung weit über das Musikleben hinausgeht, hat eine verhängnisvolle und... more...

  • Aufbrüche der Ordnung, Anfänge der Phantastikby Maren Conrad

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 52.07

    Während die Kunstballade im Deutschunterricht seit Jahrzehnten einen unverzichtbaren Themenschwerpunkt darstellt, findet sich in der literaturwissenschaftlichen Balladentheorie und -analyse seit 1980 eine zentrale Forschungslücke. Wegen ihrer ungewöhnlichen Mischung aus Lyrik, Epik und Drama stellt die Kunstballade in der deutschen Literaturgeschichte... more...

  • Softly, With Feelingby Edward Berger

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    "Joe Wilder set the table. His struggles made it easier for me and many others."--From the Foreword by Wynton Marsalis   Trumpeter Joe Wilder is distinguished for his achievements in both the jazz and classical worlds. He was a founding member of the Symphony of the New World, where he played first trumpet, and he performed as lead trumpet... more...

  • Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junkby Eric James Abbey; Colin Helb; Evan Ware; Sean Ahern; Mika Elovaara; Marcus Erbe; Nelson Varas-Diaz; Eliut Rivera-Segarra; Ross Hagan; Brian Cogan; Kevin Fellezs

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music , edited by Eric James Abbey and Colin Helb, is a collection of writings on music that is considered aggressive throughout the world. This collection reflects the importance of aggressive music within our society and how this music effects and informs contemporary issues. ... more...

  • The Elvis Moviesby James L. Neibaur

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In addition to his phenomenal career as a singer, Elvis Presley was also a box office star, from his first film, Love Me Tender , to his final feature, Change of Habit , playing opposite Mary Tyler Moore as a nun. A film-by-film look at the 31 features starring the king of rock ?n roll, this definitive study provides a wealth of information... more...

  • Revisiting Symbolic Interaction in Music Studies and New Interpretive Worksby Norman K. Denzin

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    This volume addresses the perceived gap between symbolic interaction and ethnomusicological approaches to the study of music. It seeks to bring the fields closer by highlighting some of the complementary theoretical constructs of phenomenology and symbolic interaction as they relate to music studies. The papers, presented at the 2012 Couch-Stone Symposium,... more...

  • Between Couch and Pianoby Gilbert J. Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Why and how do music and abstract art pack such universal appeal? Why do they often have 'therapeutic' efficacy? Between Couch and Piano links well-established psychoanalytic ideas with historical and neurological theory to help us begin to understand some of the reasons behind music's ubiquity and power. Drawing on new psychoanalytic understanding... more...

  • Finding My Voiceby Peter Brocklehurst

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 27.22

    The inspiring and uplifting story of one man's meteoric rise from the cobbler's shop to the concert hall. more...