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  • Music in the Human Experienceby Donald Hodges; David Conrad Sebald

    Taylor & Francis 2010; US$ 64.95

    All human societies in every corner of the globe engage in music. For many, it occupies a primary role. Taken collectively, these musical experiences are widely varied, hugely complex affairs. How did human beings come to be musical creatures? How and why do our bodies respond to music? Why do people have emotional responses to music? This textbook... more...

  • Music, Gender, Educationby Lucy Green

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 40.00

    How women's musical practices and gendered musical meanings have been reproduced through history. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartetby Robin Stowell

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    Will enrich readers' understanding of the history of the string quartet, the music and its interpretation. more...

  • Playing with Historyby John Butt

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    This challenging 2002 study examines and ultimately defends the case for historically informed musical performance. more...

  • Rip it Upby Kandia Crazy Horse

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 18.00

    When Mos Def, platinum-selling New York-based rapper, decided to make a foray into rock 'n' roll, he called the band Jack Johnson. The name choice was a telling one: Johnson was the first black world heavyweight boxing champion, a man who has been described as 'fighting not only for his own dignity but also to knock white America off its... more...

  • My Appetite for Destructionby Steven Adler; Lawrence J. Spagnola

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    From Steven Adler, the original drummer for Guns N? Roses, comes My Appetite for Destruction, the inside story of GNR. Offering a different perspective from the bestselling Slash, Adler chronicles his life with the band, and own intense struggle with addiction, as seen on Dr. Drew?s Celebrity Rehab and Sober House . more...

  • When Giants Walked the Earthby Mick Wall

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    The first significant fresh reporting on the legendary band in twenty years, built on interviews with all surviving band members and revealing a never-before-seen side of the genius and debauchery that defined their heyday. Veteran rock journalist Mick Wall unflinchingly tells the story of the band that pushed the envelope on both creativity and... more...

  • Bartók: Concerto for Orchestraby David Cooper

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00

    This handbook contains a discussion of the historical and musical contexts of the piece, its early performance history, and critical reception. more...

  • Holst: The Planetsby Richard Greene

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 28.00

    The first comprehensive guide to Holst's orchestral suite considers the music in detail and places the work in its historical context. more...

  • The History of Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before,... more...