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  • Here Comes Everybodyby James Fearnley

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    The Pogues injected the fury of punk into Irish folk music and gave the world the troubled, iconic, darkly romantic songwriter Shane MacGowan. Here Comes Everybody is a memoir written by founding member and accordion player James Fearnley, drawn from his personal experiences and the series of journals and correspondence he kept throughout the band?s... more...

  • A Paradise of Priestsby CatherineSaucier

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    In the "priestly paradise" of medieval Liège, sacred music became a pervasive and versatile medium by which the clergy promoted the holy status of their city. While this hotbed of female piety and Eucharistic devotion is recognized as a center of liturgical innovation, the symbiosis of saintly and civic ideals voiced in locally composed... more...

  • Punk Rock Warlordby Barry Faulk; Brady Harrison

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    This collection explores the relevance of Joe Strummer within the continuing legacies of both punk rock and progressive politics. It is aimed at those interested in the Clash, punk culture, and the intersections between pop music and politics, on both sides of the Atlantic. Contributors represent a wide range of disciplines and their work examines... more...

  • Constructing Urban Space with Sounds and Musicby Ricciarda Belgiojoso

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book aims at drawing the reader’s attention to the sound of the urban environment. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it examines a heterogeneous selection of experimentations from the domains of music, art and architecture. Significant case studies of pieces of music, public art works and scientific research in the field of urban planning... more...

  • Local Music Scenes and Globalizationby Thomas Burkhalter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book offers the first in-depth study of experimental and popular music scenes in Beirut, looking at musicians working towards a new understanding of musical creativity and music culture in a country that is dominated by mass-mediated pop music, and propaganda. Burkhalter studies the generation of musicians born at the beginning of the Civil War... more...

  • Richard Straussby Bryan Gilliam; Ulla Höber

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 18.40

    Richard Strauss (1864?1949) ist bis heute einer der meistgespielten Opernkomponisten. In seiner glänzend geschriebenen Biographie schildert der Strauss-Experte Bryan Gilliam das Leben und Werk des Komponisten, der seinen eigenen Weg in die Moderne beschritt. Gilliam zeigt, wie Strauss in seinen Opern und symphonischen Werken, seiner Kammermusik und... more...

  • The Musical Theater of Stephen Schwartzby Paul R. Laird

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 49.99

    This book is a detailed consideration of the various projects composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz has worked on throughout his career. Paul R. Laird discusses in length Schwartz?s major shows, including Godspell, Pippin , and Wicked , and also considers Schwartz?s other projects, including the music and lyrics for such animated features as ... more...

  • Wounds to Bindby Jerry Burgan; Alan Rifkin; Sylvia Tyson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    The birth of folk rock comes to life in Wounds to Bind: A Memoir of the Folk Rock Revolution , Jerry Burgan?s unforgettable memoir of the pre-psychedelic 1960s. As a naive folksinger from Pomona, California, Burgan would find himself thrust in his teenage years to the forefront of the counterculture and its aftermath. The Rolling Stones, The... more...

  • The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicalsby Dan Dietz

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    The book examines in specific detail every Broadway musical which opened during the seminal decade of the 1960s, a decade which encompassed traditional musicals (such as Hello, Dolly! ) as well as iconoclastic ones ( Hair ). Besides technical information, the book includes extensive commentary for all 268 musicals which opened during the decade.... more...

  • Women Drummersby Angela Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 39.99

    Combining archival research with personal interviews of over 50 female drummers representing more than eight decades in music history, Women Drummers: A History from Rock and Jazz to Blues and Country paints a vivid picture of their struggles to overcome discrimination not only as professional musicians but in other parts of their lives. Looking... more...