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  • 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...

  • Musicby DK Publishing

    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; Not Available

    Mick Wall was the founding editor of Classic Rock Magazine. He's the author of numerous music titles, including books on Iron Maiden, Don Arden and Black Sabbath. He ghosted XS All Areas: the autobiography of Status Quo, and is a former DJ on Capital Radio. In the late eighties he was a regular guest on Andy Kershaw's Radio 1 show -- it was then, one... more...

  • Document And Eyewitnessby Neil Taylor

    Orion Publishing Group 2010; Not Available

    Rough Trade is practically a byword for the history of independent music over the last thirty years. DOCUMENT AND EYEWITNESS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF ROUGH TRADE tells the story from the inside of a phenomenally influential record label, through the voices of Geoff Travis, Jarvis Cocker, Robert Wyatt, Green Gartside and many many more. From the early... more...

  • Stefan Wolpe and the Avant-Garde Diasporaby Brigid Cohen

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 88.00

    Cohen traces a history of modernism in migration through the composer Stefan Wolpe, from the Bauhaus to Black Mountain College. more...

  • Schoenberg's Twelve-Tone Musicby Jack Boss

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00

    Jack Boss presents detailed analyses of Arnold Schoenberg's twelve-tone pieces, bringing the composer's 'musical idea' - problem, elaboration, solution - to life. 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...

  • Schoenberg and Redemptionby Julie Brown

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Julie Brown reconsiders Schoenberg's step into atonality as a response to Wagner's charges concerning the Jewish influence on German music. more...