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  • A History of Western Musicby J. Peter Burkholder; Donald Jay Grout; Claude V. Palisca

    W. W. Norton & Company 2014; US$ 40.68

    The definitive history of Western music. more...

  • Program Musicby Jonathan Kregor

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This accessible introduction is the first English-language book in a generation to cover program music as idea and repertoire. more...

  • Hiding in Hip Hopby Terrance Dean

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 15.00

    Everyone wants to know the truth about their favorite celebrities' heart's desire. Within the masculine culture of Hip Hop and Hollywood, there is a well-known gay subculture that industry insiders are keenly aware of but choose to hide. Terrance Dean worked his way up for more than ten years in the entertainment industry from intern to executive,... more...

  • World Musicby Terry E. Miller; Andrew Shahriari

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression. World Music: A Global Journey , now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world?s major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for... more...

  • Bob Dylanby June Skinner Sawyers

    Roaring Forties Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    Packed with information, savvy insights, and surprising facts, this guide to Dylan?s years in New York City examines the role that the city played in the creation of his music, the evolution of his creative process, and the continual reinvention of his public persona. In the landscape of Manhattan, Dylan created words and sounds that redefined the... more...

  • Can't Stop Won't Stopby Jeff Chang; D.J. Kool Herc

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic... more...

  • Stormsby Carol Ann Harris

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    A consummate insider as the girlfriend of Lindsey Buckingham, Fleetwood Mac singer and guitarist, Carol Ann Harris leads fans into the very heart of the band?s storms between 1976 and 1984. From interactions between the band and other starsMick Jagger, Eric Clapton, and Dennis Wilsonto the chaotic animosity between band members, this memoir combines... more...

  • Medieval Music and the Art of Memoryby Anna Maria Busse Berger

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    This bold challenge to conventional notions about medieval music disputes the assumption of pure literacy and replaces it with a more complex picture of a world in which literacy and orality interacted. Asking such fundamental questions as how singers managed to memorize such an enormous amount of music and how music composed in the mind rather than... more...

  • The Szymanowski Companionby Dr Paul Cadrin; Professor Stephen Downes

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The Polish composer Karol Szymanowski is one of the most fascinating musical figures of the early twentieth century. His works included four symphonies, two violin concertos, the operas Hagith and King Roger, the ballet-pantomime Harnasie, the oratorio Stabat Mater, as well as numerous piano, violin, vocal and choral compositions. The profile and... more...

  • Legacy of a Musical Cityby Max Graf

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    The story of Vienna, the musical center of the world. Max Graf, the Nestor of Austrian music critics, relates in a fascinating manner his own recollections of life with Bruckner, Brahms, Strauss, and other immortals in the music world. The author has enjoyed the intimate friendships over the course of fifty years. He gives a delightful as well as... more...