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History & Criticism

  • "Country Music is Wherever the Soul of a Country Music Fan Is": Opryland U.S.A. and the Importance of Home in Country Musicby Jeremy Hill

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 0.99

    "Nixon's visit (only five months before his resignation) was seen by national journalists and politicos to be a trip to one of the few places where he would still receive a warm reception, and it was quite warm indeed. Nixon took the stage, played two songs on the piano, and bantered with Roy Acuff." When the Opry changed sites it wasn't without... more...

  • 'Food for Apollo'by Dorothy T. Potter

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    'Food for Apollo:' Cultivated Music in Antebellum Philadelphia details the evolution and significance in that city of what is often called 'classical' music. Performances in a variety of settings, from 'long rooms' in taverns to large theatres and concert halls, facilitated this process over approximately 100 years. Philadelphia's thriving music publishing... 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'Università Mozarteum di Salisburgo e la Scuola di Musica di Fiesole Fondazione O.N.L.U.S. è nata la rappresentazione fiesolana de La clemenza di Tito , dramma serio per musica in due atti di Caterino Mazzolà, con musica di Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Questo lavoro, l'ultimo infatti nella produzione... more...

  • 'Nationes', 'Gentes' und die Musik im Mittelalterby Frank Hentschel; Marie Winkelmüller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The notion that ideas and judgments about music are based on culturally specific and national frames of reference and ideologies was not invented in the modern era. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this volume examines the role played by notions of communities such as Germani, Itali, and Franci (Germanic, Italian, and French) in medieval writings... more...

  • “In Your Mercy, Lord, You Called Me”by Nancy Carol James

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 59.95

    In this study Dr. Nancy C. James analyzes the symbolism in Josiah Conder's poetic hymn, the expression of his beliefs and the notion of prevenient theology that motivated Conder. more...

  • 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Dieby Tom Moon

    Workman Publishing Company 2008; US$ 18.95

    The musical adventure of a lifetime. The most exciting book on music in years. A book of treasure, a book of discovery, a book to open your ears to new worlds of pleasure. Doing for music what Patricia Schultz?author of the phenomenal 1,000 Places to See Before You Die?does for travel, Tom Moon recommends 1,000 recordings guaranteed to give listeners... more...

  • 100 Best Albums Of All Timeby Toby Creswell

    Hardie Grant Books 2013; Not Available

    The 100 Best Albums of all Time announces and elaborates on the best albums of released since music gave birth to rock and roll. From the opening snare shot that was heard around the world on ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ from Bob Dylan’s stunning Highway 61 Revisited , through the pioneering genius of the Beatles’ best work, across the... more...

  • 100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Ownby Dick Weissman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    In 100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own , performer and historian Dick Weissman offers a reliable route through the growing sea of book-length studies, establishing for future scholars a foundation for their research. Beginning with early twentieth-century collections of folk songs, the author brings readers to the present by exploring modern... more...

  • 1001 Songsby Toby Creswell

    Hardie Grant Books 2007; US$ 19.95

    When RocKwiz, the hugely popular SBS TV rock trivia show, look for questions, there is one resource they continually turn to Toby Creswell's 1001 Songs. The stories behind the great songs of all time from Gershwin to Missy Elliott, from Bob Dylan to Alicia Keys, Sinatra to Offsping, Leonard Cohen to Pulp are all in there. RocKwiz 1001 Songs tells... more...

  • 17by Bill Drummond

    Beautiful Books 2008; US$ 9.99

    In 17, Drummond analyzes the past, present, and possible future of music and the ways in which we hear and relate to it. He references his own contributions to the canon of popular music, and he provides fascinating insider portraits of the industry and its protagonists. But above all, he questions our ideas of music and our attitude to sound, introducing... more...