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History & Criticism

  • 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...

  • Being Thereby David Malouf

    Random House Australia 2015; US$ 21.30

    Words, music, art and performance. The stuff of a satisfying life. After exploring the idea of home, where and what it is in A First Place , what does it mean to be a writer and where writing begins in The Writing Life , David Malouf moves on to words and music and art and performance in Being There . With pieces on the Sydney Opera House - then... more...

  • Michael Costaby John Goulden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Among the major changes that swept through the music industry during the mid-nineteenth century was how musical performances were managed and directed. From a loose control shared between the violin-leader, musical director and maestro al cembalo to a system of tight and unified control under a professional conductor-manager. This process brought with... more...

  • Being Musically Attunedby Erik Wallrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Listening according to mood is likely to be what most people do when they listen to music. We want to take part in, or even be part of, the emerging world of the musical work. Erik Wallrup explores this vague and elusive phenomenon, which is held to be fundamental to musical hearing. He unfolds the untold musical history of the German word for ‘mood’,... more...

  • George Frideric Handel: Volume 2, 1725?1734by Donald Burrows; Helen Coffey; John Greenacombe; Anthony Hicks

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 144.00

    A multi-volume authoritative reference source for information about the life and career of George Frideric Handel. more...

  • Resilience & Melancholyby Robin James

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Neoliberalism co-opts noisy riots like feminism and hardcore music--can melancholic siren songs fight back? more...

  • The Other Worlds of Hector Berliozby Inge van Rij

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 94.00

    Inge van Rij's book demonstrates how Berlioz used the sights and sounds of the orchestra to explore other worlds. more...

  • Experiencing Tchaikovskyby David Schroeder

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    In Experiencing Tchaikovsky: A Listener?s Companion , historian and scholar David Schroeder looks beyond traditional views of Tchaikovsky to explore the dramatic impact of his music by walking readers through the remarkable range of works by this great Russian composer. more...

  • Texte zur Musikdramatik im 17. und 18. Jahrhundertby Herbert Seifert; Matthias Johannes Pernerstorfer

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2015; US$ 85.30

    Der Wiener Musikwissenschaftler Herbert Seifert (* 1945) hat mit seinen Studien, in denen akribische Quellenarbeit eine intensive Verbindung mit der Edition und Analyse von Libretti und Partituren eingeht, die Geschichte der Musikdramatik nördlich der Alpen, insbesondere unter Marcus Sitticus Graf von Hohenems, Fürsterzbischof von Salzburg, sowie im... more...

  • 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Musicby Andrew Grant Jackson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    During twelve unforgettable months in the middle of the turbulent Sixties, America saw the rise of innovative new sounds that would change popular music as we knew it. In 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music , music historian Andrew Grant Jackson ( Still the Greatest: The Essential Songs of The Beatles? Solo Careers ) chronicles a ground-breaking... more...