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  • The Performance Style of Jascha Heifetzby Dr Dario Sarlo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The violinist Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987) is considered among the most influential performers in history and still maintains a strong following among violinists around the world. Dario Sarlo contributes significantly to the growing field of analytical research into recordings and the history of performance style. Focussing on Heifetz and his under-acknowledged... more...

  • Shared Meanings in the Film Music of Philip Glassby Dr Tristian Evans

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The study of music within multimedia contexts has become an increasingly active area of scholarly research. However, the application of such studies to musical genres outside the 'classical' film canon, or in television and other media remains largely unexplored in any detail. Tristian Evans demonstrates how postminimal music interacts with other... more...

  • PJ Harvey and Music Video Performanceby Dr Abigail Gardner; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    PJ Harvey?s performances are premised on the core contention that she is somehow causing ?trouble?. Just how this trouble can be theorised within the context of the music video and what it means for a development of the ways we might conceptualise ?disruption? and think about music video lies at the heart of this book. Abigail Gardner mixes feminist... more...

  • The Other Classical Musicsby Michael Church

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    The Other Classical Musics offers challenging new perspectives on classical music by presenting the history of fifteen parallel traditions. more...

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a Musical Lifeby Jeffrey Green

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Green?s study is more than a biography of an Anglo-African composer.The first comprehensive study of Coleridge-Taylor?s life for almost a century, it reveals how class-ridden Britain could embrace even the most unlikely of cultural icons. more...

  • The Musical Iconography of Power in Seventeenth-Century Spain and Her Territoriesby Sara Gonzalez Castrejon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    As Spain encountered economic and political crises in the seventeenth century, the imagery of musical performance was invoked by the state to represent the power of the monarch and to denote harmony throughout the kingdom. Based on contemporary sources, Gonzalez is able to unravel the complex iconography of Spanish politics. more...

  • Literacy and Orality in Eighteenth-Century Irish Songby Julie Henigan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on several distinct genres of eighteenth-century Irish song, Henigan demonstrates in each case that the interaction between the elite and vernacular, the written and oral, is pervasive and characteristic of the Irish song tradition to the present day. more...

  • The Politics of Songs in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1723?1795by Kate Horgan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Horgan analyses the importance of songs in British eighteenth-century culture with specific reference to their political meaning. Using an interdisciplinary methodology, combining the perspectives of literary studies and cultural history, the utilitarian power of songs emerges across four major case studies. more...

  • Ronnie Gilbertby Ronnie Gilbert

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Ronnie Gilbert had a long and colorful career as a singer, actor, playwright, therapist, and independent woman. Her lifelong work for political and social change was central to her role as a performer. Raised in Depression-era New York City by leftist, working-class, secular Jewish parents, Gilbert is best known as a member of the Weavers, the quartet... more...

  • Tom Jones - An Extraordinary Lifeby Gwen Russell

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    The owner of one of the most recognizable faces " not to mention voices " in the entertainment business, Sir Tom Jones is the definition of a national treasure. It has been over fifty years since Jones"s breakthrough single "It"s Not Unusual" reached Number One in the UK, and it seems as if he has been a permanent fixture on our airwaves ever since.... more...