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- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
In this provocative analysis of Beethoven's late style, Stephen Rumph demonstrates how deeply political events shaped the composer's music, from his early enthusiasm for the French Revolution to his later entrenchment during the Napoleonic era. Impressive in its breadth of research as well as for its devotion to interdisciplinary work in music history,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99
The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 34.95
This practical book describes the specific use of receptive (listening) methods and techniques in music therapy clinical practice and research, including relaxation with music for children and adults, the use of visualisation and imagery, music and collage, song-lyric discussion, vibroacoustic applications, music and movement techniques. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 70.95
The acoustics of a recording space can have a real impact on the sounds you create and capture. The book gives an essential grounding and understanding to how real music sounds behave and are perceived in real spaces. more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 31.95
Alban Berg and His World is a collection of essays and source material that repositions Berg as the pivotal figure of Viennese musical modernism. His allegiance to the austere rigor of Arnold Schoenberg's musical revolution was balanced by a lifelong devotion to the warm sensuousness of Viennese musical tradition and a love of lyric utterance,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 34.99
The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks- the themes, styles,... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 15.99
This “Bible of the Beatles? captures the iconic band?s magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed chronologically from their first amateur recordings in 1957 to their final “reunion? recording in 1995. It also incorporates new information... more...
- John Blake 2009; US$ 9.99
An indisputable musical icon and controversial celebrity figure, Amy Winehouse?s unique blend of jazz, pop, and soul singing and songwriting have brought her a host of awards—including two prestigious Ivor Novellos and five Grammys—as well as an army of committed fans who adore her rich voice and painfully honest lyrics. Meanwhile, wild stories about... more...
- John Blake 2011; US$ 9.99
A detailed biography that pays tribute to the award-winning singer whose turbulent life and untimely death have captivated the world An indisputable musical icon and controversial celebrity figure, Amy Winehouse's unique blend of jazz, pop, and soul singing and songwriting brought her a host of awards—including two prestigious Ivor... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 30.00
Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Regional & Vernacular Traditions in the United States reflects the fascinating diversity of regional and grassroots music in the United States. The book covers the diverse strains of American folk music--Latin, Native American, African, French-Canadian, British, and Cajun--and offers a chronology of the development... more...