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  • The Rock History Readerby Theo Cateforis

    Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 29.95

    Browse the course listings for most universities or colleges and chances are good that you will find a ''History of Rock'' class listed somewhere in their catalog. The study of rock music has become entrenched in higher learning. Yet as instructors encounter younger and younger students for whom rock's history is either a shadowy, distant phenomenon... more...

  • Harrison Birtwistleby Jonathan Cross

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    Love it or loathe it, few would disagree that the music of Harrison Birtwistle stands amongst the most assured, original and challenging music ever to have been produced by a British composer. While for some the uncompromisingly modernist surface of his music can be an obstacle to closer acquaintance, for others, it is Birtwistle's articulation of... more...

  • Schoenberg's Twelve-Tone Musicby Jack Boss

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00

    Jack Boss presents detailed analyses of Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone pieces, bringing the composer's 'musical idea' - problem, elaboration, solution - to life. more...

  • Schubert's Winter Journeyby Ian Bostridge

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    Schubert's Winterreise is at the same time one of the most powerful and one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture. In his new book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, Ian Bostridge - one of the work's finest interpreters - focusses on the context, resonance and personal significance of a work which is possibly... more...

  • The History of Classical Music For Beginnersby R. Ryan Endris; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2014; US$ 15.95

    Music history is nearly as old as human civilization itself, and while it has permeated the arts and popular culture for centuries, it still has this mystifying aura surrounding it. But fear not?it?s not as complicated as it seems, and anyone can learn the origins and history of Western art music. In addition to learning how better to understand (and... more...

  • This Is Countryby Lisa Lee; Reba McEntire

    Insight Editions LLC 2014; US$ 40.00

    From the first informal awards ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium in 1966 to today?s star-studded show on CBS, generations of country?s biggest superstars have graced the Academy of Country Music Awards stage. Now, for the first time ever, the ACM is opening its archive to reveal candid, never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia capturing some... more...

  • Rounding Wagner's Mountainby Bryan Gilliam

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Bryan Gilliam explores the composer's response to Wagner in his discussion of Strauss' stage works and their historical contexts. more...

  • In A Da Da Da Vidaby Hollow Skai

    FUEGO 2014; US$ 6.22

    Vol. 2 der aktualisierten und erweiterten dreibändigen Ausgabe. Als im Herbst 2000 die erste Ausgabe von In A Da Da Da Vida erschien, waren die Zeitungen voll des Lobes über diese Sammlung von magischen, mythischen & mysteriösen Geschichten zu Pop-Songs. "Hollow Skai liefert uns reichlich Stoff, der so manche Wissenslücke stopfen wird",... more...

  • In A Da Da Da Vidaby Hollow Skai

    FUEGO 2014; US$ 6.22

    Vol. 3 der aktualisierten und erweiterten dreibändigen Ausgabe. Als im Herbst 2000 die erste Ausgabe von In A Da Da Da Vida erschien, waren die Zeitungen voll des Lobes über diese Sammlung von magischen, mythischen & mysteriösen Geschichten zu Pop-Songs. "Hollow Skai liefert uns reichlich Stoff, der so manche Wissenslücke stopfen wird",... more...

  • Bluesby Dick Weissman; Richard Carlin; Craig Morrison

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    Born out of the field hollers, work songs, and spirituals sung by African-American slaves and tenant farmers as they were forced to work in the fields of the South, blues music often speaks of oppression, sadness, and love, topics that transcend racial and ethnic boundaries. Early musicians such as Blind Lemon Jefferson and W.C. Handy established the... more...