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  • Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorioby Markus Rathey

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    This book is the first thorough study of Bach's popular Christmas Oratorio in English. While giving a comprehensive overview of the oratorio, the book focuses in particular on the cultural and theological understanding of Christmas in Bach's time and the compositional process from the earliest concepts to the completed piece. more...

  • A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 2by Chester L. Alwes

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    A History of Western Choral Music explores the various genres, key composers, and influential works essential to the development of the western choral tradition. Volume II examines the major genres common to the Classical and Romantic eras and offers a thorough exploration of the array of styles and approaches developed over the course of the twentieth... more...

  • Schoenberg's Early Correspondenceby Ethan Haimo; Sabine Feisst

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    This volume presents English translations of the entirety of Arnold Schoenberg's early correspondence, providing a wealth of information on Schoenberg's early career, and offering invaluable insights into his daily life and working habits. Alongside the editors' extensive running commentary, the more than 300 letters in this volume create a vivid picture... more...

  • Waking the Spiritby Andrew Schulman; MACP FACS M.D. Dr. Marvin A. McMillen

    Picador 2016; US$ 25.99

    THE ASTOUNDING STORY OF A CRITICALLY ILL MUSICIAN WHO IS SAVED BY MUSIC AND RETURNS TO THE SAME HOSPITAL TO HELP HEAL OTHERS Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009. Against the odds he survived: A medical miracle. Once fully recovered, Andrew resolved to dedicate... more...

  • The Humorless Ladies of Border Controlby Franz Nicolay

    The New Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    In 2009, musician Franz Nicolay left his job in the Hold Steady, aka the world?s greatest bar band.? Over the next five years, he crossed the world with a guitar in one hand, a banjo in the other, and an accordion on his back, playing the anarcho-leftist squats and DIY spaces of the punk rock diaspora. He meets Polish artists nostalgic for their revolutionary... more...

  • Music and the Broadcast Experienceby Christina Baade; James A. Deaville

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    How can broadcasting help us understanding music and its cultural role, both historically and today? To answer this question, Music and the Broadcast Experience brings together fourteen leading music and media scholars, who explore how music and broadcasting have developed together throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first centuries. more...

  • Albion's Danceby Karen Eliot

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 73.99 US$ 63.63

    Exploring the ballet boom in Britain during WWII, this book asks how art and artists thrive during conflict. Author Karen Eliot shows how ballet in Britain flourished during war, exhibiting a surprising heterogeneity and vibrant populism. The book focuses especially on the distinct roles of dance critics, male and female dancers, producers, audiences,... more...

  • Olivier Messiaenby Richard D E Burton; Roger Nichols

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    French Literature scholar Richard Burton takes a wider cultural view of Messiaen's life and work than any previously published, embracing his particular brand of Roman Catholicism, his wide biblical reading and his relationship with other artists such as Frank Martin and Jean Cocteau. more...

  • Bachby Peter Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    Peter Williams revisits Bach's biography through the lens of his music, revealing the development of the composer's interests and priorities. more...

  • Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spainby Matthew Machin-Autenrieth

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Flamenco, Regionalism and Musical Heritage in Southern Spain explores the relationship between regional identity politics and flamenco in Andalusia, the southernmost autonomous community of Spain. In recent years, the Andalusian Government has embarked on an ambitious project aimed at developing flamenco as a symbol of regional identity. In... more...