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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book contributes significantly to the debate surrounding the importance of Ewan MacColl to the English folk revival. MacColl gave two extended interviews with co-editor Giovanni Vacca in 1987 and 1988 and these provide the impetus for a re-examination of his methods, his politics and his aesthetic aims. Great emphasis is placed on the importance... more...

  • Beckett and Musicalityby Sara Jane Bailes; Nicholas Till

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Discussion concerning the ‘musicality’ of Samuel Beckett’s writing now constitutes a familiar critical trope in Beckett Studies, one that continues to be informed by the still-emerging evidence of Beckett’s engagement with music throughout his personal and literary life, and by the ongoing interest of musicians in Beckett’s... more...

  • Collaborative Creative Thought and Practice in Musicby Margaret S. Barrett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Focusing on the domain of music, the approach taken in this book falls into three sections: investigations of the people, processes, products, and places of collaborative creativity in compositional thought and practice; explorations of the ways in which creative collaboration provides a means of crossing boundaries between disciplines such as music... more...

  • Coughing and Clappingby Karen Burland; Stephanie Pitts

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 99.95

    This collection explores the processes and experiences of attending live music events from the initial decision to attend through to audience responses and memories of a performance after it has happened. The book brings together international researchers who consider the experience of being an audience member from a range of theoretical and empirical... more...

  • Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945by Jon Stratton; Nabeel Zuberi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Black Popular Music in Britain since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s jazz to 1970s soul and reggae, 1990s Jungle and the sounds of Dubstep and Grime that have echoed through the 2000s. While the book offers... more...

  • Leonora's Last Actby Roger Parker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.50

    In these essays, Roger Parker brings a series of valuable insights to bear on Verdian analysis and criticism, and does so in a way that responds both to an opera-goer's love of musical drama and to a scholar's concern for recent critical trends. As he writes at one point: "opera challenges us by means of its brash impurity, its loose ends and excess... more...

  • Mad Lovesby Heather Hadlock

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.50

    In a lively exploration of Jacques Offenbach's final masterpiece, Heather Hadlock shows how Les Contes d'Hoffmann summed up not only the composer's career but also a century of Romantic culture. A strange fusion of irony and profundity, frivolity and nightmare, the opera unfolds as a series of dreamlike episodes, peopled by such archetypes as the... more...

  • Strange Way to Liveby Carl Dixon

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 12.99

    Carl Dixon takes readers along on his wild journey through the golden days of Canadian rock, from early days with upstarts Coney Hatch to dizzying success with The Guess Who and April Wine. Strange Way to Live fuses rock-and-roll memoir and the comeback story of Carl's recovery from a life-threatening auto crash. more...

  • Andre Rieuby Marjorie Rieu

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 10.00

    ANDRÉ RIEU, violinist, conductor of the Johann Strauss Orchestra, superstar,famous and loved, and unique in the whole world. He sells millions of CDsand DVDs, his concert tours sell out all over the world, and when he plays onthe Vrijthof Square in his hometown Maastricht, people come from all over theworld to experience this very special event.But... more...

  • Roland Hayesby Christopher A. Brooks; Robert Sims

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to reach international fame as a concert performer and one of the few artists who could sell out Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and Covent Garden. His trailblazing career carved the way for a host of African American artists,... more...