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  • Precious and Fewby Don Breithaupt; Jeff Breithaupt

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    Here is a lively and nostalgic look back at the forgotten era that gave us "Hooked on a Feeling", "Dancing in the Moonlight", "I Am Woman", "Seasons in the Sun", and more. The early '70s brought a "Convoy" of popular music--everything from the cheesy to the classic. The authors, true-blue '70s fanatics, have put together this irresistably readable... more...

  • A Student's Guide to Music Historyby R.J. Stove

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2014; US$ 4.99

    R. J. Stove?s  A Student?s Guide to Music History  is a concise account, written for the intelligent lay reader, of classical music?s development from the early Middle Ages onwards. Beginning with a discussion of Hildegard von Bingen, a twelfth-century German nun and composer, and the origins of plainchant, Stove?s narrative recounts the rise (and... more...

  • Do Not Sell At Any Priceby Amanda Petrusich

    Scribner 2014; Not Available

    The untold story of a quirky and important subculture: The world of 78rpm records and the insular community that celebrates them?by acclaimed music critic and author Amanda Petrusich, who contributes regularly to Pitchfork , The Oxford American , and The New York Times . Before MP3s, CDs, and cassette tapes, even before LPs or 45s, the world listened... more...

  • Do Not Sell At Any Priceby Amanda Petrusich

    Scribner 2014; US$ 25.00

    The untold story of a quirky and important subculture: The world of 78rpm records and the insular community that celebrates them?by acclaimed music critic and author Amanda Petrusich, who contributes regularly to Pitchfork , The Oxford American , and The New York Times . Before MP3s, CDs, and cassette tapes, even before LPs or 45s, the world listened... more...

  • The Music Theory of Godfrey Winhamby Leslie David Blasius

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book serves as an introduction to the work of Godfrey Winham, an influential figure in American music theory circles in the 1960s. Little published in his lifetime, Winham left behind, at his premature death in 1974, a massive collection of notes: correspondence, unfinished articles, sketches for books, etc. These notes were transcribed and deposited... more...

  • Do Not Sell At Any Priceby Amanda Petrusich

    Scribner 2014; Not Available

    The untold story of a quirky and important subculture: The world of 78rpm records and the insular community that celebrates them?by acclaimed music critic and author Amanda Petrusich, who contributes regularly to Pitchfork , The Oxford American , and The New York Times . Before MP3s, CDs, and cassette tapes, even before LPs or 45s, the world listened... more...

  • Playing with Signsby V. Kofi Agawu

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Of all the repertories of Western Art music, none is as explicitly listener-oriented as that of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Yet few attempts to analyze the so-called Classic Style have embraced the semiotic implications of this condition. Playing with Signs proposes a listener-oriented theory of Classic instrumental music that... more...

  • Studies on the Origin of Harmonic Tonalityby Carl Dahlhaus; Robert O. Gjerdingen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.95

    Carl Dahlhaus was without doubt the premier musicologist of the postwar generation, a giant whose recent death was mourned the world over. Translated here for the first time, this fundamental work on the development of tonality shows his complete mastery of the theory of harmony. In it Dahlhaus explains the modern concepts of harmony and tonality,... more...

  • Elvis Has Left the Buildingby Dylan Jones

    Overlook 2014; US$ 10.99

    ?The King? departed this world during the month of punk rock?s apotheosis. Punk had set out to destroy Elvis, or at least everything he came to represent, but never got the chance, as Elvis destroyed himself before anyone else could. Nearly forty years after his death, rock?s ultimate legend and prototype just won?t go away and his influence and legacy... more...

  • Salzburgs Musikgeschichte im Zeichen des Provinzialismus?by Dominik ?edivý

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 22.39

    Als Folge von Eroberung, Säkularisierung und Bedeutungsverlust wurden zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts in Salzburg gewohnte Verhältnisse tiefgreifend umgestaltet. Entsprechend nachhaltig waren die Konsequenzen auch für das kulturelle Leben der Stadt, dessen musikalische Seite bislang nur lückenhaft erforscht war.</br> Im vorliegenden Band beleuchten... more...