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  • Geräusch - das Andere der Musikby Camille Hongler; Christoph Haffter; Silvan Moosmüller

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 31.00

    Geräusche sind noch keine Musik - oder keine Musik mehr. Im Konzert, im Tanz wie im Film sind die Grenzen zwischen Musik und Geräusch unscharf und beweglich: Aus dem Störgeräusch wird Musik, aus Wohlklang Lärm. Es ist daher für die Wissenschaft unerlässlich, das Geräusch zu untersuchen, wenn sie verstehen will, was Musik ausmacht. Im Spannungsfeld... more...

  • Season of the Witchby Peter Bebergal

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll?from the Beatles to Black Sabbath?and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed our world. From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presley to the Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, from the dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin... more...

  • Music Then and Nowby Thomas Forrest Kelly

    W. W. Norton & Company 2012; US$ 27.99

    A ?you are there? guide to masterpieces of Western music. more...

  • The Writing Lifeby David Malouf

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 22.24

    Who else, but a writer, is really able to interrogate the work of other writers? From Christina Stead, Les Murray and Patrick White to Proust, Shakespeare and Charlotte Bronte, David Malouf reads and examines the work of writers who have challenged, inspired and entertained us for generations. He also explores his own work and the life of the writer,... more...

  • Noise Uprisingby Michael Denning

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 25.95

    In a handful of years between the development of electrical recording in 1925 and the outset of the Great Depression in the early 1930s, the soundscape of modern music unfolded in a series of relatively unnoticed recording sessions around the world. These included the recording of tango in Buenos Aires, son in Havana, and samba in Rio; of hula... more...

  • Night Moves: Pop Music in the Late '70sby Don Breithaupt; Jeff Breithaupt

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The late 1970s brought us an eclectic mix of popular music--everything from big hits (and even bigger hair) to cult favorites, along with the dawn of disco and punk, the coming of corporate rock, the rise of reggae and new wave, and some of the most progressive, inventive songwriting of the century. Whether you cranked up your radio for Bruce Springsteen,... more...

  • Parental Advisoryby Eric D. Nuzum

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Music Your Parents Never Wanted You To Hear Believe it or not, music censorship in America did not begin with Tipper Gore's horrified reaction to her daughter's Prince album. The vilification of popular music by government and individuals has been going on for decades. Now, for the first time, Parental... more...

  • Keith Jarrett's The Koln Concertby Peter Elsdon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 11.99

    Keith Jarrett ranks among the most accomplished and influential pianists in jazz history. His The Koln Concert stands among the most important jazz recordings of the past four decades, not only because of the music on the record, but also because of the remarkable reception it has received from musicians and lay-listeners alike. Since the album's... more...

  • Wagner's Melodiesby David Trippett

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 92.00

    Wagner's Melodies places the composer's ideas about melody in the context of the scientific discourse of his age. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Arvo Pärtby Andrew Shenton

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    An authoritative guide to Arvo Pärt, this Companion provides a rounded picture of the man and his music. more...