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- Boydell & Brewer 2015; Not Available
Approaches the topic of classical music in the GDR from an interdisciplinary perspective, questioning the assumption that classical music functioned purely as an ideological support for the state. more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99
For thousands of years, love songs have pervaded our musical lives. But no one has told their full story until now. Ted Gioia surveys the conflicts and controversies, and traces the surprising path by which the love song has triumphed over all obstacles, emerging as a dominant commercial and cultural force. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Nowhere is the richness and variety of the English Renaissance better shown than in the dramatic works of the period which combined to an unusual degree the arts of poetry, music, acting, and dance. This collection of essays by a number of distinguished scholars offers a series of views of the music of this drama -- ranging from the mystery cycles... more...
- Profile Books 2014; US$ 5.31
Everyone loves a Christmas carol - in the end, even Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of midwinter mood, like the aroma of mince pies and mulled wine and the twinkle of lights on a tree. It's a kind of magic. But how did they get that magic? In Christmas Carols Andrew Gant tells the story of some twenty carols, each accompanied... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 23.99
The Venezuelan youth orchestra program known as "El Sistema" has garnered global renown through its claims to use classical music education to foster social inclusion. Yet, it has been the subject of surprisingly little scrutiny and genuine debate. In this book, Geoffrey Baker examines its program of "social action through music" overturning current... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This book considers the activities and writings of early song collectors and proto-ethnomusicologists, memoirists, and other "musical travelers" in 19 th -century France. Each of the book?s discrete but interrelated chapters is devoted to a different geographic and discursive site of empire, examining French representations of musical encounters in... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 54.99
Lawrence Bennett provides a comprehensive study of the rich repertoire of accompanied vocal chamber music that entertained the imperial family in Vienna and their guests throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries. The cantata became a form of elite entertainment composed to amuse listeners during banquets or pay homage to members of the royal family... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 5.99
Did you know that Santa used to wear a blue tricorn hat and yellow stockings before he traded it in for his trademark red suit?Did you know that chocolate coins are now available in pound sterling and euro currencies? And did you know that it would be far healthier to eat your vitamin-packed Christmas tree than your chocolate coins - and that artificial... more...