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- 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...
- Canongate Books 2012; US$ 15.82
How Music Works is David Byrne's buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Equal parts historian and anthropologist, raconteur and social scientist, Byrne draws on his own work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and his myriad collaborators - along with journeys to Wagnerian opera houses, African villages,... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99
Cowboys and Indies is nothing less than the first definitive history of the recording industry on both sides of the Atlantic. From the invention of the earliest known sound-recording device in 1850s Paris to the CD crash and digital boom today, author and industry insider Gareth Murphy takes readers on an immensely entertaining and encyclopedic... more...
- Icon Books 2012; US$ 11.65
Science writer John Gribbin?s popular biography of Buddy Holly ? his first ever non-science title ? originally published on the 50th anniversary of Holly?s tragic death. Buddy Holly was killed at 22 when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 3 February 1959. Although this was less than two years after Holly?s first hit record, Don McLean described... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 3.99
Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music. Here he provides a history of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails. This look at NIN -- "Anger is an (Industrial) Energy" -- is adapted from the audiobook of the same name. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 29.95
The Music History Classroom brings together essays written by recognized and experienced teachers to assist in the design, implementation, and revision of college-level music history courses. This single volume provides a systematic outline of practical teaching advice on all facets of music history pedagogy, including course design, classroom technology,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00
These are the letters of a great love story. In 1917, the Czech composer Leos Janáçek met Kamila Stösslová while on holiday at Luhaçovice, a spa resort in Moravia. He was sixty-three and locked in a loveless marriage; she was twenty-six, the wife of an antique dealer frequently away from home. After the holiday, Janáçek began writing to Stösslová.... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95
In this celebration of Milton Babbitt's art, Andrew Mead explores the development of a central figure in contemporary American music. As a teacher and writer, Babbitt has influenced two generations of students, including such notable musicians as Stephen Sondheim and Donald Martino. He has helped establish the study of music theory as a serious academic... more...