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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89
This book reconceives the history and reception of Rhapsody in Blue , freeing it from established narratives and frequently encountered anecdotes. By approaching the Rhapsody as an "arrangement," it shifts emphasis away from a centralized text and from the sole agency of George Gershwin, providing a dynamic and multifaceted reappraisal of this... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 22.99 US$ 19.77
The Musical Playground is a new and fascinating account of the musical play of school-aged children. Based on fifteen years of ethnomusicological field research in urban and rural school playgrounds around the globe, Kathryn Marsh provides unique insights into children's musical playground activities across a comprehensive scope of social, cultural,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69
The Politics of Appropriation explores the intersection of music and Hellenism in nineteenth-century Germany.It shows how productions such as that of the Prussian court of Sophocles' Antigone with music by Felix Mendelssohn reflect an effort by the rulers who commissioned them to appropriate the legacy of Greece for the creation of a German cultural... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 46.99 US$ 40.41
Sounding Authentic considers the influences of nationalism, modernism, and technological innovation on representations of ethnic and national identities in twentieth-century art music. Author Joshua S. Walden discusses these forces through the prism of the "rural miniature": short violin and piano pieces based on folk song and dance styles. He examines... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07
The phrase "popular music revolution" may instantly bring to mind such twentieth-century musical movements as jazz and rock 'n' roll. In Sounds of the Metropolis , however, Derek Scott argues that the first popular music revolution actually occurred in the nineteenth century, illustrating how a distinct group of popular styles first began to assert... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21
Since the appearance of The Bay Psalm Book in 1640, music has served as a defining factor for American religious experience and has been of fundamental importance in the development of American identity and psyche. The essays in this long-awaited volume explore the diverse ways in which music shapes the distinctive presence of religion in the United... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99
Lateness and Brahms takes up the fascinating, yet understudied problem of how Brahms fits into the culture of turn-of-the-century Vienna. Brahms's conspicuous and puzzling absence in previous scholarly accounts of the time and place raises important questions, and as Margaret Notley demonstrates, the tendency to view him in neutralized, ahistorical... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89
For a generation disillusioned with modernity and the conservatism of post-war suburbia, the unique blend of rock and country music that emerged from Austin, Texas in the early 1970s embodied both a longing for change and a newfound pride in living an unconventional way of life. With extensive archival research and exclusive interviews with key scene... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 67.99 US$ 58.47
The 1960s saw the emergence in the Netherlands of a generation of avant-garde musicians with a pronounced commitment to social and political engagement. This book presents the Dutch experience as an exemplary case study in the complex and conflictual encounter of the musical avant-garde with the decade's currents of social change. more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 31.95 US$ 27.48
Who Should Sing "Ol' Man River"?: The Lives of an American Song tells the almost eighty-year performance history of a great popular song. Examining over two hundred recorded and filmed versions of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's classic song, the book reveals the power of performers to remake one popular song into many different guises. more...