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  • Strange Beautiful Musicby Joe Satriani; Jake Brown

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 24.95

    Go behind the scenes with the musician The New York Times called “a guitar God!? Oft-hailed as the Jimi Hendrix of his generation, living guitar legend Joe Satriani has long transcended stylistic boundaries with a sound that raises the bar like a new horizon for the broader genre of instrumental guitar rock. Joe?s 6-string secrets have astounded... 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...

  • Romantic Anatomies of Performanceby James Q. Davies

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Romantic Anatomies of Performance is concerned with the very matter of musical expression: the hands and voices of virtuosic musicians. Rubini, Chopin, Nourrit, Liszt, Donzelli, Thalberg, Velluti, Sontag, and Malibran were prominent celebrity pianists and singers who plied their trade between London and Paris, the most dynamic musical centers of... more...

  • The Bandby Craig Harris

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99

    The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music explores the diverse influences on the quintet?s music, and the impact that their music had in turn on contemporary music and American society. Through previously unpublished interviews with Robbie Robertson, Eric Andersen, Pete Seeger, and the late Rick Danko, as well as numerous other sources, Craig Harris... 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...

  • Singing Jeremiahby Robert L. Kendrick

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 42.99

    A defining moment in Catholic life in early modern Europe, Holy Week brought together the faithful to commemorate the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this study of ritual and music, Robert L. Kendrick investigates the impact of the music used during the Paschal Triduum on European cultures during the mid-16th century, when... more...

  • Mad Musicby Stephen Budiansky

    ForeEdge an Imprint of University Press of New England 2014; US$ 34.99

    The life and times of the famed modernist composer more...

  • It's Not Only Rock 'n' Rollby Jenny Boyd; Holly George-Warren

    John Blake 2014; US$ 8.99

    B. B. King, Joni Mitchell, Keith Richards, Queen Latifah, and more than 70 other iconic musicians discuss the creative process in exclusive interviews "I was amazed at how many people have shared an experience I thought was so rare."  ?Eric Clapton In this exciting, original, and inspiring book, 75 of the world's most iconic musicians reveal,... more...

  • 100 Things Elvis Fans Should Know & Do Before They Dieby Gillian G. Gaar

    Triumph Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    With 2014 marking the 60th anniversary of the release of Elvis Presley?s first record, ?That?s All Right,? this book makes the perfect companion for celebrating the life and music of one of the world?s most popular entertainers. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures, legions of Elvis fans around the globe who... 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...