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  • The Orchestral Revolutionby Emily I. Dolan

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 80.00

    This book explores the relationship between the history of orchestration and the development of modern musical aesthetics in the Enlightenment. more...

  • Apparitionsby Berthold Hoeckner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Apparitions takes a new look at the critical legacy of one of the 20th century's most important and influential thinkers about music, Theodor W. Adorno. Bringing together an international group of scholars, the book offers new historical and critical insights into Adorno's theories of music and how these theories, in turn, have affected the study... more...

  • Alex North's A Streetcar Named Desireby Annette Davison

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.00

    This film score handbook provides a detailed analysis of Alex North's astounding score for Elia Kazan's 1951 adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire . Beginning with a review of North's musical training and film scoring techniques, the book then uses approaches from both musicology and film studies to present a comprehensive exploration of the film's... more...

  • Southwest Shuffleby Rich Kienzle

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    Southwest Shuffle documents an important period in country music history. During the '30s and early '40s, hundreds of thousands of "Okies," "Arkies," and other rural folks from around the Southwest resettled in California, in search of work. A country music scene quickly blossomed there, with performers playing Western Swing, Cowboy, and Honky Tonk... more...

  • Practical Percussionby James Holland

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 61.00

    If you have ever felt the pulsating beat of the timbales, those electrifying steel drums native to Puerto Rico, or the reverberating sound of the djembe, the wooden hand drum born in Africa, then you know the power of percussive instruments. One shake of a rain stick or a few scratches on a washboard has the ability to turn an ordinary song into something... more...

  • Hornbostel Opera Omniaby K.P. Wachsmann; D. Christensen; H.-P. Reinecke

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 137.54

    VORWORT Erich M. von Hornbostel's list of publica­ Erich M. von Hornbostels Schriftenver­ zeichnis umfasst 154 Titel; in seinem ge­ tions includes 154 original writings; his druckten Gesamtwerk werden n61 ver­ printed works contain references to n61 schiedene Literaturhinweise gegeben. Die different sources in the literature. This bibliographischen... more...

  • Rumanian Folk Musicby B. Suchoff; E.C. Teodorescu; Bela Bartok

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 88.25

    he wealth and variety of artistic creations evolved by the Ru­ T manian people in the course of the centuries have long alerted the interest of foreign scholars whom circumstances brought to the lands of the Rumanians. The Polish chronicler Matthew Stryjcovski (16th century), the Genovese Franco Sivori, secretary of the 16th century reigning prince... more...

  • Ethnomusicologyby E.D Kunst

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 88.25

    This booklet hardly needs a preface; the contents, I think. speak for themselves.It contains a short and carefully brought up to date resume of all that I. as a private University Lecturer in Amsterdam. have tried to teach my pupils. It is intended as a general introduction to ethnomusicology, before going on to the study of the forms of separate music-cultures.... more...

  • The Art of Accompanying and Coachingby Kurt Adler

    Springer US 2012; US$ 88.25

    IN WRITING a book for which there is no precedent (the tistic achievements. But, alas, there has not been such last textbooks about accompanying were written during a genius in the realm of music during the twentieth the age of thorough bass or shortly thereafter - the century. The creative musical genius of our space age eighteenth and early nineteenth... more...

  • Hornbostel Opera Omniaby K.P. Wachsmann; D. Christensen; H.-P. Reinecke

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 88.25

    VORWORT 1 Erich Moritz von Hornbostel (1877-1935) Erich Moritz von Hornbostel (1877-1935) 1 gilt allgemein als der Begriinder der Ver­ is generally regarded as the founder of gleichenden Musikwissenschaft. Comparative Musicology. 2 Wahrend der achtundfiinfzig Jahre sei­ The fifty-eight years of his lifetime saw 2 nes Lebens erweiterten sich die musika­... more...