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  • Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuriesby Joseph Auner; Walter Frisch

    W. W. Norton & Company 2013; US$ 19.99

    The music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in its cultural, social, and intellectual contexts. more...

  • Life of Richard Wagner, Volume 1: 1813-1848by Ernest Newman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 35.00

    From renowned music critic and musicologist Ernest Newman comes the first of four volumes chronicling the life of legendary German composer Richard Wagner. This first volume takes us through the early years of Richard?s life: his birth in Leipzig; his childhood in Dresden and the sparks of his interest in music, opera, and theater; his musical education,... more...

  • Music in the Baroqueby Wendy Heller; Walter Frisch

    W. W. Norton & Company 2013; US$ 19.99

    Baroque music in its cultural, social, and intellectual contexts. more...

  • Musicby

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 50.00

    Classical or rock, everyone has their favourite musical style, but how did your top choice come about? Why did jazz go Latin, or blues influence rock? Find out in Music , a visual history of the most unifying art form in the world. Every musical revolution from bone flutes to electronica and from jazz to hip-hop is charted in this visually... more...

  • Music in the Post 9/11 Worldby Jonathan Ritter; J. Martin Daughtry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Music in the Post-9/11 World addresses the varied and complex roles music has played in the wake of September 11, 2001. Interdisciplinary in approach, international in scope, and critical in orientation, the twelve essays in this groundbreaking volume examine a diverse array of musical responses to the terrorist attacks of that day, and reflect... more...

  • Music at the Limitsby Edward Said

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    Music at the Limits brings together three decades of Edward W. Said's essays on music. Addressing the work of a wide variety of composers and performers, Said analyses music's social and political contexts, and provides rich and often surprising assessments. He reflects on the censorship of Wagner in Israel; the relationship between music and feminism;... more...

  • Appetite for Destructionby Mick Wall

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    Whether it's hanging around with Marillion's Fish in Berlin, seeing Whitesnake fail to ignite 1985's Rock in Rio, talking through old times with Jimmy Page in his Berkshire pile or following Ozzy Osbourne to Moscow, there isn't a rock luminary that Wall hasn't cross-examined or kept the flame burning with at some point over the last thirty years. ... more...

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

    W. W. Norton & Company 2014; US$ 27.99

    The definitive history of Western music. more...

  • Good Rockin' Tonightby Colin Escott; Martin Hawkins

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    Rock ?n? roll was born in Memphis in the tiny storefront recording studio of Sun Records. This is the definitive account of how it happened!   Sam Phillips?s credo was: ?If you?re not doing something different, you?re not doing anything.? If he had done no more than discover Elvis Presley and produce his first five singles he would still... more...

  • Bewegung in der Musikby Teresa Leonhardmair

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 53.00

    Musik und Bewegung weisen eine ausgeprägte anthropologische Dimension auf. Teresa Leonhardmair nimmt einen Perspektivenwechsel vor und situiert Bewegung in der Musik. Sie zeigt: Seit jeher spielt Bewegung in der Rede über Musik eine Rolle und ist Basis des Musik-Erlebens. In der Synopsis der Quellen werden erstmals Zusammenhänge sichtbar, die einen... more...