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History & Criticism

  • Schubert's Winter Journeyby Ian Bostridge

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    Schubert's Winterreise is at the same time one of the most powerful and one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture. In his new book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, Ian Bostridge - one of the work's finest interpreters - focusses on the context, resonance and personal significance of a work which is possibly... more...

  • Music and Musical Composition at the American Academy in Romeby Martin Brody

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    Combining cultural analysis with historical and personal accounts of a century of musical life at the American Academy in Rome, this volume provides a history of the AAR's Rome Prize in Composition. more...

  • In A Da Da Da Vidaby Hollow Skai

    FUEGO 2014; US$ 6.22

    Vol. 3 der aktualisierten und erweiterten dreibändigen Ausgabe. Als im Herbst 2000 die erste Ausgabe von In A Da Da Da Vida erschien, waren die Zeitungen voll des Lobes über diese Sammlung von magischen, mythischen & mysteriösen Geschichten zu Pop-Songs. "Hollow Skai liefert uns reichlich Stoff, der so manche Wissenslücke stopfen wird",... more...

  • Hardcore & Genderby Marion Schulze

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 49.00

    Obwohl »Subkulturen« seit den 1940ern Jahren intensiv beforscht werden, wissen wir immer noch wenig über die Geschlechterarrangements in diesen Welten. Wie wird dort Geschlecht organisiert und verhandelt? Marion Schulze geht dieser Frage am Beispiel von Hardcore(-punk) nach und greift hierzu auf die Ergebnisse einer siebenjährigen, multi-situierten... more...

  • Pop-Frauen der Gegenwartby Christa Brüstle

    transcript Verlag 2014; US$ 38.00

    Welche Rolle erhalten Stimme und Körper in den Inszenierungen von weiblichen Pop-Stars? Wie entstehen ihre Images? Welche stereotypen Vorstellungen von Weiblichkeit und Männlichkeit werden in Videoclips repräsentiert oder unterlaufen? Am Beispiel von u.a. Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Pink, Grimes, Lana Del Rey, Lady Bitch Ray und Peaches diskutieren die... more...

  • Harry Partch, Hobo Composerby S. Andrew Granade

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Examines the impact of Harry Partch's hobo years from a variety of perspectives, exploring how the composer both engaged and frustrated popular conceptions of the hobo. more...

  • Louise Talmaby Kendra Preston Leonard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Louise Talma (1906-1996) was the first female winner of two back-to-back Guggenheim Awards, the first American woman to have an opera premiered in Europe, the first female winner of the Sibelius Award for Composition, and the first woman composer elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. This book analyses Talma’s works... more...

  • The Musical as Dramaby Scott McMillin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Derived from the colorful traditions of vaudeville, burlesque, revue, and operetta, the musical has blossomed into America's most popular form of theater. Scott McMillin has developed a fresh aesthetic theory of this underrated art form, exploring the musical as a type of drama deserving the kind of critical and theoretical regard given to Chekhov... more...

  • Senza Vestimentaby Lauren McGuire Jennings

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Senza Vestimenta reintegrates poetic and musical traditions in late medieval Italy through a fresh evaluation of more than 50 literary sources transmitting Trecento song texts. These manuscripts have been long noted by musicologists, but until now they have been used to bolster rather than to debunk the notion that so-called 'poesia per musica'... more...

  • Gender and Song in Early Modern Englandby Leslie C. Dunn; Katherine R. Larson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Innovative and collaborative in its approach, this volume engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular textual, social and spatial contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. In its attention to the gendering of song and the gendered processes and spaces of song's circulation and reception, it interrogates... more...