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  • Alan McGee and The Story of Creation Recordsby Paolo Hewitt

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    Alan McGee?s legendary Creation record label brought us Oasis, Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Teenage Fanclub and many of the other most exciting and innovative bands of the eighties and nineties. But it also eventually brought McGee to a breakdown so complete that it took him two years to recover. Alan... more...

  • Zayn - A New Direction: The Unauthorised Biographyby Sarah Oliver

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 11.65

    Zayn Malik shocked the world on 25 March 2015 when he unexpectedly announced that ‘after five years, I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band?. When One Direction first formed on The X Factor in 2010, few could have expected the furore Zayn?s statement would cause just a few years later. Coming from a typical Bradford family,... more...

  • The Last of the Hippiesby Penny Rimbaud

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    First published in 1982 as part of the Crass record album Christ: The Album , Penny Rimbaud's The Last of the Hippies is a fiery anarchist polemic centered on the story of his friend, Phil Russell aka Wally Hope, who was murdered by the State while incarcerated in a mental institution. Wally Hope was a visionary and a freethinker, whose life had... more...

  • Music and the Crises of the Modern Subjectby Michael L. Klein

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Departing from the traditional German school of music theorists, Michael Klein injects a unique French critical theory perspective into the framework of music and meaning. Using primarily Lacanian notions of the symptom, that unnamable jouissance located in the unconscious, and the registers of subjectivity (the Imaginary, the Symbolic Order, and... more...

  • Performing al-Andalusby Jonathan Holt Shannon

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    Performing al-Andalus explores three musical cultures that claim a connection to the music of medieval Iberia, the Islamic kingdom of al-Andalus, known for its complex mix of Arab, North African, Christian, and Jewish influences. Jonathan Holt Shannon shows that the idea of a shared Andalusian heritage animates performers and aficionados in modern-day... more...

  • Classical Music in the German Democratic Republicby Kyle Frackman; Larson Powell

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 85.00

    Approaches the topic of classical music in the GDR from an interdisciplinary perspective, questioning the assumption that classical music functioned purely as an ideological support for the state. more...

  • English Cathedral Music and Liturgy in the Twentieth Centuryby Revd Dr Martin Thomas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This book examines the stylistic development of English cathedral music during a period of liturgical upheaval, looking at the attitudes of cathedral clergy, liturgists, composers, leading church music figures and organisations to music and liturgy. Arguments that were advanced for retaining an archaic style in cathedral music are considered, including... more...

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Bodyby Dr Jelena Novak; Professor Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is often taken for granted. In Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body, Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the voice-body relationship itself is a producer of meaning, she furthermore posits this relationship as... more...

  • Gender, Age and Musical Creativityby Dr Catherine Haworth; Dr Lisa Colton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    From the perennially young, precocious figure of 'little orphan Annie' to the physical and vocal ageing of the eighteenth-century castrato, interlinked cultural constructions of age and gender are central to the historical and contemporary depiction of creative activity and its audiences. Gender, Age and Musical Creativity takes an interdisciplinary... more...

  • Avantgardistische Chormusik als komponierte Negative Theologieby Tobias Hermanutz

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 18.76

    Innerhalb der musikalischen Avantgarde der 1960er Jahre schufen Komponisten wie György Ligeti, Dieter Schnebel, Helmut Lachenmann oder Heinz Holliger eine völlig neue Art von geistlicher Chormusik. Die bis dahin geltenden Konventionen wurden gezielt zerschlagen, was musikalisch nicht selten zu provokativen und verstörenden Ergebnissen führte. Analytisch... more...