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History & Criticism

  • Music in America's Cold War Diplomacyby Danielle Fosler-Lussier

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    During the Cold War, thousands of musicians from the United States traveled the world, sponsored by the U.S. State Department?s Cultural Presentations program. Performances of music in many styles?classical, rock ?n? roll, folk, blues, and jazz?competed with those by traveling Soviet and mainland Chinese artists, enhancing the prestige of American... more...

  • The Monstrous New Artby Anna Zayaruznaya

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    The Monstrous New Art reveals the depth of medieval composers' engagement with monstrous and hybrid creatures and ideas. more...

  • The Underground Is Massiveby Michaelangelo Matos

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.99

    Joining the ranks of Please Kill Me and Can?t Stop Won?t Stop comes this definitive chronicle of one of the hottest trends in popular culture?electronic dance music?from the noted authority covering the scene. It is the sound of the millennial generation, the music ?defining youth culture of the 2010s? ( Rolling Stone ). Rooted in American techno/house... more...

  • The Underground Is Massiveby Michaelangelo Matos

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Joining the ranks of Please Kill Me and Can?t Stop Won?t Stop comes this definitive chronicle of one of the hottest trends in popular culture?electronic dance music?from the noted authority covering the scene. It is the sound of the millennial generation, the music ?defining youth culture of the 2010s? ( Rolling Stone ). Rooted in American techno/house... more...

  • The Underground Is Massiveby Michaelangelo Matos

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Joining the ranks of Please Kill Me and Can?t Stop Won?t Stop comes this definitive chronicle of one of the hottest trends in popular culture?electronic dance music?from the noted authority covering the scene. It is the sound of the millennial generation, the music ?defining youth culture of the 2010s? ( Rolling Stone ). Rooted in American techno/house... more...

  • Mystery Trainby Greil Marcus

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00

    Praise for Mystery Train : "Gets as close to the heart and soul of America and American music as the best of rock 'n' roll." ?Bruce Springsteen   ?Perhaps the finest book ever written about pop music.? ?Alan Light, The New York Times Book Review , 2005   ?Greil Marcus developed an ability to discern an art movement, or an entire country, lurking... more...

  • So Many Roadsby David Browne

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    David Browne is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of four books: Dream Brother , Amped , Goodbye 20th Century , and Fire and Rain . He also contributes to the New York Times , NPR, and other outlets. He lives in New York City. more...

  • Orientalism and the Operatic Worldby Nicholas Tarling

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 84.99

    Nicholas Tarling?s Orientalism and the Operatic World places opera in the context of its steady globalization over the last two centuries, offering key insights into such notable operas as George Frederic Handel?s Berenice , Giuseppe Verdi?s Aida , Giacomo Puccini?s Madama Butterfly , Pietro Mascagni?s Iris , and others. Orientalism... more...