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History & Criticism

  • Harrison Birtwistle Studiesby David Beard; Kenneth Gloag; Nicholas Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This collection represents current research on Birtwistle's music, reflecting the diversity of his work through a wide-range of perspectives. more...

  • I Found My Friendsby Nick Soulsby

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    I Found My Friends recreates the short and tempestuous times of Nirvana through the musicians and producers who played and interacted with the band. The guides for this trip didn't just watch the life of this legendary band--they lived it. Soulsby interviewed over 150 musicians from bands that played and toured with Nirvana, including well-known... more...

  • Grainger the Modernistby Suzanne Robinson; Kay Dreyfus

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Percy Grainger has remained on the margins of American music history and twentieth-century modernism. This volume reveals him to be a self-described ‘hyper-modernist’ who composed works of uncompromising dissonance, challenged the conventions of folk song collection and adaptation, re-visioned the modern orchestra, experimented with ‘ego-less’... more...

  • The Mystery of Chopin's Préludesby Anatole Leikin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Chopin's twenty-four Préludes remain as mysterious today as when they were newly published, raising questions about sources, compositional intention and aesthetic appeal. In this monograph, richly illustrated with musical examples, Anatole Leikin combines historical perspectives, hermeneutic and thematic analyses, and a range of practical... more...

  • Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revivalby Stephen Petrus; Ronald D. Cohen

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    From Washington Square Park and the Gaslight Cafe to WNYC Radio and Folkways Records, New York City's cultural, artistic, and commercial assets helped to shape a distinctively urban breeding ground for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 60s. Folk City explores New York's central role in fueling the nationwide craze for folk music in postwar... more...

  • Music in Elizabethan Court Politicsby Katherine Butler

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 90.00

    Music and musical entertainments are here shown to be used for different ends, by both monarch and courtiers. more...

  • Live at the Commodoreby Aaron Chapman

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    Aaron Chapman is a writer, musician, and the author of Liquor, Lust, and the Law: The Story of Vancouver's Legendary Penthouse Nightclub . Born and raised in Vancouver, he has been a contributor to numerous Vancouver newspapers and CBC Radio. more...

  • Sounding Race in Rap Songsby Loren Kajikawa

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated... more...

  • Women in American Musicby Judith Tick; Judy Tsou

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Women in American Music: Grove Music Essentials is a static version of an article from Grove Music Online, the ultimate authority on all aspects of music worldwide. Grove Music Online is a continuously updated online resource, offering comprehensive coverage of the world’s music written by leading scholars. For more information, visit www.oxfordmusiconline.com. more...

  • African American Musicby Guthrie P. Ramsey

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    African American Music: Grove Music Essentials is a static version of an article from Grove Music Online, the ultimate authority on all aspects of music worldwide. Grove Music Online is a continuously updated online resource, offering comprehensive coverage of the world’s music written by leading scholars. For more information, visit www.oxfordmusiconline.com. more...