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  • Still Songsby Axel Englund

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    What does it mean for poetry and music to turn to each other in the shadow of the Holocaust, as means of aesthetic self-reflection? How can their mutual mirroring, of such paramount importance to German Romanticism, be reconfigured to retain its validity after the Second World War? These are the core questions of Axel Englund's book, which is the... more...

  • Lutyens, Maconchy, Williams and Twentieth-Century British Musicby Rhiannon Mathias

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    Contemporaries at the Royal College of Music, Elisabeth Lutyens (1906–1983), Elizabeth Maconchy (1907–1994) and Grace Williams (1906–1977) were important figures in twentieth-century British music. Combining musical analysis with contextual material drawn from documents and interviews, Rhiannon Mathias re-evaluates the composers'... more...

  • Apollo Memoriesby Martin Kielty

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    From 1927 until 1985 the Glasgow Apollo was a landmark in Glasgow's architecture and culture. Opened as Green's Playhouse, it shone through the golden age of cinema and ballroom until, for its last 12 years of life, it was the rock venue to play in Scotland, Britain and even Europe. Everyone who was anyone took to the infamously high stage and performed... more...

  • Music at German Courts, 1715-1760by Samantha Owens; Barbara M. Reul; Janice B. Stockigt

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 99.00

    Music at German Courts serves to illustrate the extraordinary diversity of eighteenth-century German court music establishments without losing sight of what these Kapellen had in common. more...

  • Building the Green Machineby Colt Foutz

    Savas Beatie 2008; US$ 19.95

    Every summer, the spectacle of drum and bugle corps holds hundreds of thousands of fans in thrall. They pack stadiums from Chicago to Los Angeles, New York to Dallas, and Amsterdam to Tokyo to witness the pageantry and cutthroat competition of marching music at its highest level. Building the Green Machine: Don Warren and Sixty Years with the World... more...

  • British Music and Literary Contextby Michael Allis

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    This book refutes the notion that British composers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century lacked literary credentials. more...

  • When Colleges Sangby James Lloyd Winstead

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    When Colleges Sang is an illustrated history of the rich culture of college singing from the earliest days of the American republic to the present.   Before fraternity songs, alma maters, and the rahs of college fight songs became commonplace, students sang. Students in the earliest American colleges created their own literary melodies... more...

  • Music in the Chautauqua Movementby Paige Lush

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    The chautauqua movement was a truly American phenomenon, providing education and entertainment for millions of people and employing thousands of musicians in the process. While scholars have previously explored various facets of the chautauqua movement, this is the first book to trace the place of music in the movement from its inception through its... more...

  • Details of Consequenceby Gurminder Kaur Bhogal

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 64.99

    Details of Consequence examines a trait that is taken for granted and rarely investigated in fin-de-siecle French music: ornamental extravagance. Considering why such composers as Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky, and Erik Satie, turned their attention to the seemingly innocuous and allegedly superficial phenomenon of ornament... more...

  • The Hidden Musiciansby Ruth Finnegan

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    A classic ethnography reveals the worlds of amateur musicians. Back in print with a new preface. more...