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  • 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 Country Music Readerby Travis D. Stimeling

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    In The Country Music Reader Travis D. Stimeling provides an anthology of primary source readings from newspapers, magazines, and fan ephemera encompassing the history of country music from circa 1900 to the present. Presenting conversations that have shaped historical understandings of country music, it brings the voices of country artists and songwriters,... more...

  • Mendelssohn, the Organ, and the Music of the Pastby Jürgen Thym

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Examines Mendelssohn's relationship to the past, shedding light on the construction of historical legacies that, in some cases, served to assert German cultural supremacy only two decades after the composer's death. more...

  • Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Musicby Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa; Cláudia Azevedo; Felipe Trotta

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century Brazilian popular music. The volume consists of essays by scholars of Brazilian music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Brazil. Each essay provides... more...

  • Franz Schubert and His Worldby Christopher H. Gibbs; Morten Solvik

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    During his short lifetime, Franz Schubert (1797?1828) contributed to a wide variety of musical genres, from intimate songs and dances to ambitious chamber pieces, symphonies, and operas. The essays and translated documents in Franz Schubert and His World examine his compositions and ties to the Viennese cultural context, revealing surprising and... more...

  • Roland Hayesby Christopher A. Brooks; Robert Sims

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to reach international fame as a concert performer and one of the few artists who could sell out Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and Covent Garden. His trailblazing career carved the way for a host of African American artists,... 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...

  • Leonora's Last Actby Roger Parker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.50

    In these essays, Roger Parker brings a series of valuable insights to bear on Verdian analysis and criticism, and does so in a way that responds both to an opera-goer's love of musical drama and to a scholar's concern for recent critical trends. As he writes at one point: "opera challenges us by means of its brash impurity, its loose ends and excess... 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...

  • Mad Lovesby Heather Hadlock

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.50

    In a lively exploration of Jacques Offenbach's final masterpiece, Heather Hadlock shows how Les Contes d'Hoffmann summed up not only the composer's career but also a century of Romantic culture. A strange fusion of irony and profundity, frivolity and nightmare, the opera unfolds as a series of dreamlike episodes, peopled by such archetypes as the... more...