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  • 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...

  • Chopinby James Huneker

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849) was one of the most influential musicians of the 19th Century. Discovered as a child-prodigy pianist in his native Poland, he later travelled to France, where he remained after the Polish uprising of 1830-31. There he gave few public performances, but worked as composer and piano teacher. He later became a French citizen... more...

  • Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of a New Europeby Philip V. Bohlman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 61.95

    Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europe surveys the intersection of music and nationalism by tracing its historical development and documenting its persistence today. Contrasting different types of music reveals how music expresses core ideas of nationalism, for example, folk music in the nineteenth century and popular music... more...

  • Russians on Russian Music, 1830?1880by Stuart Campbell

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 55.00

    This substantial anthology of Russian writing on Russian music features the most influential critics of music in nineteenth-century Russia. more...

  • Music in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianityby John Arthur Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    John Arthur Smith presents the first full-length study of music among the ancient Israelites, the ancient Jews and the early Christians in the Mediterranean lands during the period from 1000 BCE to 400 CE. He considers the physical, religious and social setting of the music, and how the music was performed. The book serves as a reliable introduction... more...

  • Essays on the History of English Music in Honour of John Caldwellby Emma Hornby; David Maw

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    Articles on English music, from the medieval period to the present day, centred on four of the major areas of scholarly enquiry. more...

  • Das Judentum in Richard Wagners "Ring des Nibelungen": Eine kritische Diskussionsgeschichteby Michael Günther

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 37.13

    Hauptbeschreibung Richard Wagners Antisemitismus polarisiert bis heute. Dabei geht es nicht um die Frage, ob Wagner Antisemit war, denn dies lässt sich anhand seiner Schriften eindeutig belegen. Vielmehr wird die Diskussion von der Frage bestimmt, ob antisemitische Tendenzen auch den musikalischen Werken Wagners innewohnen. Spätestens seit Adornos... more...

  • "Words are flying out": Die Text-Geschichte der Beatlesby Carsten Dürkob

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 31.83

    Hauptbeschreibung Band-Biographien, die die Karriere-Umstände und die Erfolge der Beatles nachzeichnen, gibt es zur Genüge. Demgegenüber gibt es - nicht einmal im angelsächsischen Raum - keine auch nur im Ansatz detaillierte Darstellung zur Entwicklung der Song-Texte und der Beziehungen der Texte untereinander. Das ist um so erstaunlicher, als der... more...

  • Göttinger Händel-Beiträge, Band 14by Hans Joachim Marx; Wolfgang Sandberger

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 29.46

    Der Band enthält neue Forschungsbeiträge zu Leben, Werk und Wirkung Händels. Insbesondere enthält er die Texte der Festvorträge 2010 und 2011 und des Symposions über die Händel-Rezeption in Frankreich.Außerdem präsentiert der Band Beiträge zur Selbstdarstellung Händels in Italien und zu dessen Spionageverdacht für den Hannoveraner Hof, zu den Zuschreibungen... more...