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History & Criticism

  • The Americana Revolutionby Michael Scott Cain

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 39.99

    Michael Cain offers an informal social history that describes Americana as both a musical genre and a movement, showing what it is, where it came from and where it is going. Through anecdotes and interviews, Cain provides a firsthand view into the creation of Americana, trying to clarify how the genre can be categorized and defined. more...

  • The Southern Rock Revivalby Jason T. Eastman

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 94.99

    ?Southerness? has become less and less about being born and raised in the southeastern United States and more about embracing the pride and protest long central to The South. This book explores this contemporary southern identity through an ethnographic analysis of southern rock music and the musicians who create it. more...

  • Figures of the Imaginationby Roger Hansford

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This new study of the intersection of romance novels with vocal music records a society on the cusp of modernisation, with a printing industry emerging to serve people?s growing appetites for entertainment amidst their changing views of religion and the occult. No mere diversion, fiction was integral to musical culture and together both art forms... more...

  • Inside Conductingby Christopher Seaman

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    Exactly what does a conductor do in front of an orchestra? Internationally renowned conductor Christopher Seaman offers lively and informative answers in this wise yet humorous book. more...

  • Bedřich Smetanaby Kelly St. Pierre

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    This book reveals Czech composer Bed?ich Smetana as a dynamic figure whose mythology has been rewritten time and again to suit shifting political perspectives. more...

  • The Music of William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Menninby Walter Simmons

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 54.99

    Schuman, Persichetti, and Mennin were three of the most significant American composers of the 20th century; yet their music has largely disappeared from view since their respective deaths. This book provides a thorough examination of their lives and work, and thereby clarifies their considerable individuality, both as composers and as human beings.... more...

  • Les plus folles histoires des idoles du rock et de la popby Christian Vignol

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Quand la musique bouleverse la société... 1955. Un orage musical de 180 secondes secoue la planète?: c?est la naissance du rock?n?roll. Finis les chanteurs guimauves. Phénomène sans précédent, le «?Rock around the clock?» de Bill Haley met le feu aux poudres. Il est l?homme par qui tout est arrivé?: plus jamais la musique ne sera la même. Dans... more...

  • De Musicaby Augustinus; Martin Jacobsson; Lukas J. Dorfbauer; Martin Jacobsson

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 108.43

    Die Reihe Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (CSEL) umfasst philologisch abgesicherte, kritische Editionen lateinischer Texte der christlichen Spätantike von Tertullian bis Gregor dem Großen und erschließt damit Werke der patristischen Epoche des lateinischen Westens für den Zeitraum vom späten zweiten bis in das frühe siebente... more...

  • Counting Down the Beatlesby Jim Beviglia

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 33.99

    Counting Down the Beatles features Beviglia?s list of the finest songs in the band?s unparalleled catalog. Each song is accompanied by information on the song?s writing and recording, context on where it falls within the band?s timeline, and the author?s analysis and explanation why it deserves its position in this hallowed canon. more...

  • Healing Rhythms: The World of South Korea's East Coast Hereditary Shamansby Simon Mills

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Still today, in South Korea, many people pay for the services of mudang - the intermediaries of Korea's syncretic folk religion. The majority of mudang are called to the profession by gods; their clients are individuals or small groups and they focus on the use of spirit-power ('possession') for diagnosis and problem-solving. There is, however, a tiny... more...