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  • Classical Music in the German Democratic Republicby Kyle Frackman; Larson Powell

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 85.00

    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...

  • Damnable Practises: Witches, Dangerous Women, and Music in Seventeenth-Century English Broadside Balladsby Dr Sarah F Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Broadside ballads-folio-sized publications containing verse, a tune indication, and woodcut imagery-related cautionary tales, current events, and simplified myth and history to a wide range of social classes across seventeenth century England. Ballads straddled, and destabilized, the categories of public and private performance spaces, the material... more...

  • Love Songsby Ted Gioia

    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...

  • Music in English Renaissance Dramaby John H. Long

    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...

  • Christmas Carolsby Andrew Gant

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 9.31

    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...

  • El Sistemaby Geoffrey Baker

    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...

  • The Advancement of Music in Enlightenment Englandby Tim Eggington

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Casts new and valuable light on English musical history and on Enlightenment culture more generally. more...

  • Music, Travel, and Imperial Encounter in 19th-Century Franceby Ruth Rosenberg

    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...

  • Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyondby Dr John O'Flynn; Dr Mark Fitzgerald

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    Music and Identity in Ireland and Beyond represents the first interdisciplinary volume of chapters on an intricate cultural field that can be experienced and interpreted in manifold ways, whether in Ireland (The Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland), among its diaspora(s), or further afield. While each contributor addresses particular themes... more...

  • Orientalismus in der Popmusikby Markus Henrik Wyrwich

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.92

    Zum ersten Mal wird in diesem Band Orientalismusforschung mit der Forschung zur populären Musik systematisch vereint. Gut 35 Jahre nach Erscheinen des Schlüsselwerkes "Orientalism? von Edward Said hat die spannende Debatte um Orient und Okzident nichts von ihrer gesellschaftlich-politischen Bedeutung eingebüßt und nahezu jede Disziplin der Geisteswissenschaft... more...