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  • Händel in Romby

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 20.01

    Er kam, sah und komponierte: Als Georg Friedrich Händel im Jahre 1706 nach Rom kam, eroberte das 21-jährige Musikgenie aus Halle die Stadt im Sturm. Binnen kürzester Zeit wurde er zu einer Berühmtheit, seine Musik erfüllte Paläste und Kirchen der ?ewigen Stadt?. Gefördert von Marchese Ruspoli und bedeutenden Kardinälen, schuf der Lutheraner in Rom... more...

  • Radiohead and Philosophyby

    Open Court 2009; US$ 19.95

    Since their breakthrough hit "Creep" in 1993, Radiohead has continued to make waves throughout popular and political culture with its views about the Bush presidency (its 2003 album was titled Hail to the Thief ), its anti-corporatism, its pioneering efforts to produce ecologically sound road tours, and, most of all, its decision in 2007 to sell... more...

  • Perspectives on Males and Singingby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 219.00

    In this book, leading thinkers and practitioners share research and insights on the involvement of males in singing, analyzing the axiomatic male disinclination to sing, and offering strategies for engaging males more successfully in performing vocal music. more...

  • In Their Own Wordsby

    Dundurn 2001; US$ 24.99

    Canadas choral conductors share their experiences and ideas about the roles of music and the choir. more...

  • The 50th Lawby 50 Cent; Robert Greene

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    In The 50 th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a ?bible? for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. With intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom as he rose to fame after... more...

  • In Search of Operaby Carolyn Abbate

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.95

    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...

  • Unsung Voices: Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth Centuryby Carolyn Abbate

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 52.00

    Who "speaks" to us in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context,... 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

    This collection is a lively and witty but also deeply researched attempt ?to find,? in the words of co-editor Eric Abbey, ?the similarities in diverse forms of [aggressive] music from noise to metal, punk to hardcore, and many things in-between.? Abbey and his co-editor Colin Helb have gathered ten high-caliber essays that decipher for the uninitiated... more...

  • To Do This, You Must Know Howby Lynn Abbot; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 187.50

    To Do This, You Must Know How traces black vocal music instruction and inspiration from the halls of Fisk University to the mining camps of Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama, and on to Chicago and New Orleans. In the 1870s, the Original Fisk University Jubilee Singers successfully combined Negro spirituals with formal choral music disciplines, and... more...

  • Ragged but Rightby Lynn Abbott; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 75.00

    The commercial explosion of ragtime in the early twentieth century created previously unimagined opportunities for black performers. However, every prospect was mitigated by systemic racism. The biggest hits of the ragtime era weren't Scott Joplin's stately piano rags. "Coon songs," with their ugly name, defined ragtime for the masses.... more...