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History & Criticism

  • On Highway 61by Dennis McNally

    Counterpoint 2014;

    On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical... more...

  • The Philosophies of Richard Wagnerby Julian Young

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Julian Young presents Richard Wagner as an important philosopher of art and life, first as a utopian anarchist-communist and later as a Schopenhauerian pessimist. Understanding Wagner?s philosophy is crucial to understanding his operas, as it is to understanding Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, and Heidegger. more...

  • Franz Liszt, His Circle, and His Elusive Oratorioby Xavier Jon Puslowski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99

    In this book, Xavier Puslowski presents a detailed study of the links between Liszt, his contemporaries, and his milieu. Using Saint Stanislas Oratorio as a focal point, Puslowski draws together the history of the Romantic period in classical music, and key figures and historical events in his story of Liszt?s achievements. more...

  • Nashville Songwriterby Jake Brown

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95

    You?ve heard them on the radio, listened to them on repeat for days, and sang along at the top of your lungs—but have you ever wondered about the real stories behind all your favorite country songs? Nashville Songwriter gives readers the first completely authorized collection of the true stories that inspired hits by the biggest multi-platinum... more...

  • Mavericks of Soundby David Ensminger

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In this book, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous shifts in the music world. Ensminger brings to light the highways and byways trod by these music icons over the course of their careers.... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Operaby Helen M. Greenwald

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 174.99

    What IS opera? Contributors to The Oxford Handbook of Opera respond to this deceptively simple question with a rich and compelling exploration of opera's adaption to changing artistic and political currents. Fifty of the world's most respected scholars cast opera as a fluid entity that continuously reinvents itself in a reflection of its patrons,... more...

  • Rhythmus - Balance - Metrumby Christian Grüny; Matteo Nanni

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    This volume demonstrates that a richer notion of spatiotemporal organization in the arts and beyond can allow contouring, especially in the interaction of different disciplines. Central to this is the concept of rhythm, which is meaningful for various artistic disciplines as well as history and cultural studies. The contributions follow up on the related... more...

  • Typisch deutsch?by Dietrich Helms; Thomas Phleps

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 28.00

    Wie viel Bier ist, in Abwandlung einer Sentenz Friedrich Nietzsches, in der typisch deutschen Musik? Und ist das typisch Deutsche in oder an der Musik? Überhaupt: Was ist typisch Deutsch - und ist die Frage nach dem typisch Deutschen in der populären Musik selbst eine typisch deutsche Frage? Wo nimmt das typisch Deutsche seinen Anfang in der populären... more...

  • Oper als Aufführungby Daniele Daude

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 38.00

    Weder Konzert noch Theater - Opernaufführungen lassen sich nur teilweise von der musikwissenschaftlichen Opernforschung bzw. von der theaterwissenschaftlichen Musiktheaterforschung erfassen. Während die Musikwissenschaft Oper mit Opernmusik gleichstellte, befasste sich die Theaterwissenschaft zwar mit der szenischen Dimension von Opern, ohne jedoch... more...

  • Marching to the Canonby Scott Messing

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    Marching to the Canon examines the history of Schubert's Marche militaire no.1 from its beginnings, through its many arrangements, to its impact on dance, literature, film, and music. more...