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- Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
Through hundreds of exclusive and original interviews, Punk USA documents an empire that was built overnight as Lookout! Records sold millions of albums and rode the wave of the second coming of punk rock until it all came crashing down. In 1987, Lawrence Livermore founded an independent punk label to release records by his band the Lookouts. Forming... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 75.00
Offers fresh perspectives on the function of nationalist thought in the cosmopolitan opera world, with particular emphasis on the idea of "Russianness" in four nineteenth-century operas by Glinka, Serov, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov. more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95
Most Beatles fans have probably spent most of their time listening to the iconic group's music over a stereo system with external speakers. While the music sounds wonderful this way, this method of listening does not deliver the full sonic picture of what the Beatles created. To have a full appreciation of their artistry and innovation, one must... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
Highlighting Chet Atkins' 50-plus-year career as a virtuoso, singer, songwriter and record producer, this book is an analysis and appreciation of the most noteworthy recordings of one of the world's greatest guitarists. Atkins' whole body of work--truly unmatched in the history of modern musical entertainment--and nearly 140 of his all-time... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
Louise Talma (1906-1996) was the first female winner of two back-to-back Guggenheim Awards, the first American woman to have an opera premiered in Europe, the first female winner of the Sibelius Award for Composition, and the first woman composer elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. This book analyses Talmas works... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Dedicated to the late Gerard Béhague, this anthology offers perspectives on the evolving legacy of performance ethnography in socio-musical analysis and reflects the heritage but also contemporary trajectories of Béhagues scholarly concerns. Prefaced by an essay outlining key developments in the ethnography of performance paradigm,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Derived from the colorful traditions of vaudeville, burlesque, revue, and operetta, the musical has blossomed into America's most popular form of theater. Scott McMillin has developed a fresh aesthetic theory of this underrated art form, exploring the musical as a type of drama deserving the kind of critical and theoretical regard given to Chekhov... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Senza Vestimenta reintegrates poetic and musical traditions in late medieval Italy through a fresh evaluation of more than 50 literary sources transmitting Trecento song texts. These manuscripts have been long noted by musicologists, but until now they have been used to bolster rather than to debunk the notion that so-called 'poesia per musica'... more...