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History & Criticism

  • Portraits in Jazzby Howard Reich

    Agate Digital 2014;

    Howard Reich has reported on jazz for the Chicago Tribune for almost four decades, and in this time he has met musicians both celebrated and obscure. From his exclusive interviews with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, and Ella Fitzgerald, to profiles of the early masters like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday, this book... more...

  • Primus, Over the Electric Grapevineby Primus; Greg Prato

    Akashic Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    An oral history of the legendary band Primus, with a star-studded cast of interviewees (Tom Waits, Trey Anastasio, etc.) more...

  • Music in Independent Schoolsby Andrew Morris; Bernarr Rainbow; Peter Dickinson

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    The first serious study of music in independent schools, which bears eloquent witness to a high standard achieved over the last fifty years. more...

  • Crowded House: Something So Strongby Chris Bourke

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 5.11

    'It's pretty stupid comparing us to the Beatles. There were four of them. There's only three of us.' ? Paul Hester Crowded House promised to become the most successful band ever to have come out of Australasia. When 'Don't Dream It's Over' and 'Something So Strong' exploded in the US charts, worldwide success looked inevitable. Critics compared... more...

  • The Next Elvisby Barbara Barnes Sims

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    An American institution, Sun Records has a history with many chapters-its Memphis origins with visionary Sam Phillips, the breakthrough recordings of Elvis Presley, and the studio's immense influence on the sound of popular music. But be-hind the company's chart toppers and legendary musicians there exists another story, told by Barbara Barnes Sims.... more...

  • "La clemenza di Tito" di Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart al Teatro romano di Fiesoleby Stefania Gitto; Hans Ernst Weidinger; Stefano Cavallerin; Kuno Trientbacher

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2014; US$ 8.92

    Da una coproduzione fra il Mozart Opern Institut , l'Universitā Mozarteum di Salisburgo e la Scuola di Musica di Fiesole Fondazione O.N.L.U.S. č nata la rappresentazione fiesolana de La clemenza di Tito , dramma serio per musica in due atti di Caterino Mazzolā, con musica di Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Questo lavoro, l'ultimo infatti nella produzione... more...

  • Beethovenby Jan Swafford

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 40.00

    The definitive book on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, written by the acclaimed biographer of Brahms and Ives. more...

  • Verkörperungen der Musikby Jörn Peter Hiekel; Wolfgang Lessing

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 31.00

    Innerhalb der Wissenschaften, die sich der Erforschung der Musik widmen, stellt die Dimension des Körpers eine, wenn nicht gar die zentrale Schnittstelle dar. Sie umgreift die Musikwissenschaft und Musikpädagogik ebenso wie die Musikphysiologie. In den Beiträgen des Bandes formulieren namhafte Fachvertreter der genannten Disziplinen wichtige Überlegungen... more...

  • Burning Britainby Ian Glasper

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The product of years of research, travel, and countless conversations, Burning Britain is the true story of the UK punk scene from 1980 to 1984 told for the first time by the bands and labels that created it. Covering the country region by region, author Ian Glasper profiles legendary bands like Vice Squad, Angelic Upstarts, Blitz, Anti-Nowhere... more...

  • Piano Makers in Russia in the Nineteenth Centuryby Anne Swartz

    Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    This book is a detailed study of the history of the piano in Russian society from its beginnings with the European entrepreneurs who settled in St. Petersburg in 1810, through Russian-owned family firms. The themes in this book range from the role of women as patrons and performers, to the economic transformation that benefited Russian piano manufacturers.... more...