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History & Criticism

  • Reichsrockby Kirsten Dyck

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    Reichsrock shines a light on the international white-power music industry, the fandom it has spawned, and the virulently racist beliefs it perpetuates. Kirsten Dyck investigates how white-power bands and their fans have used the internet to spread their message worldwide, while closely examining distinctly local white-power scenes in the United... more...

  • Wouldn't It Be Niceby Charles L. Granata; Tony Asher

    Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    When he first started working on Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson said that he was going to write "the greatest rock album ever made." That album, released in 1966, fifty years ago, changed the face of popular music.From conception and composition to arrangement and production, Pet Sounds was the work of one extraordinary man. Turning his back on the protest... more...

  • Colloquiumby Thomas Gardner; Salomé Voegelin

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    Declares the relationship between sound art and music ?colloquial?: spoken and accessible, rather than locked behind disciplinary boundaries. more...

  • Rethinking J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugueby Anatoly P. Milka; Esti Sheinberg

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The enigmatic character of The Art of Fugue became apparent as early as in its first edition, printed more than a year after the composer?s death. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who published both the first and the second editions, raised several unsolved questions regarding this opus. Anatoly P Milka presents a consistent and coherent solution to the... more...

  • Legacies of Ewan MacCollby Giovanni Vacca; Allan F. Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Ewan MacColl is widely recognized as a key figure in the English folk revival, who tried to convey traditional music to a mass audience. Dominant in the movement during the 1950s and much of the 1960s, his position has come under attack in more recent years from some scholars. While it would be arrogant to claim to 'set the record straight', this book... more...

  • Music and Exile in Francoist Spainby Eva Moreda Rodriguez

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Spanish Republican exile of 1939 impacted music as much as it did literature and academia, with well-known figures such as Adolfo Salazar and Roberto Gerhard forced to leave Spain. Exile is typically regarded as a discontinuity - an irreparable dissociation between the home country and the host country. Spanish exiled composers, however, were... more...

  • Schumann's Virtuosityby Alexander Stefaniak

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 45.99

    Considered one of the greatest composers?and music critics?of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann (1818?1856) played an important role in shaping nineteenth-century German ideas about virtuosity. Forging his career in the decades that saw abundant public fascination with the feats and creations of virtuosos (Liszt, Paganini, and Chopin among others),... more...

  • ?Nationes?-Begriffe im mittelalterlichen Musikschrifttumby Frank Hentschel

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 89.80

    Musical publishing in the Middle Ages is replete with terms relating to gentes or nationes , thereby indicating the internal regional nature of medieval music. To the extent possible, this book attempts to uncover the meaning of such evidence from 800 to 1400 and thus address the specific historical, musical, and political significance of the use... more...

  • Walls Come Tumbling Downby Daniel Rachel

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 25.95

    Walls Come Tumbling Down charts the pivotal period between 1976 and 1992 that saw politics and pop music come together for the first time in Britain's musical history; musicians and their fans suddenly became instigators of social change, and 'the political persuasion of musicians was as important as the songs they sang'. Through the voices of campaigners,... more...

  • All These Things That I've Doneby Matt Pinfield; Mitchell Cohen

    Scribner 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 17.50

    ?The most trusted opinion in rock music? (Billy Corgan, The Smashing Pumpkins), Matt Pinfield offers the ultimate music fan?s memoir, a chronicle of the songs and artists that inspired his improbable career alongside some of the all-time greats, from The Beatles to KISS to U2 to The Killers. Matt Pinfield is the ultimate music fan. He?s the guy who... more...