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- University of California Press 2014; US$ 45.00
The Metropolitan has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883. Tracing the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron tell how the Met became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene. In this first new history of the company in thirty years, each of... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57
The official memoir of Margo O'Donnell, legendary Irish Country Music singer For fifty years now the name 'Margo' has been synonymous with everything that is positive and enriching in Country and Irish music. Blessed with an instantly recognisable voice, a voice unlike any other in the music business, the Donegal-born singer, despite the ever... more...
- Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95
From the early years, when he morphed from celebrated poet to provocative singer-songwriter, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen has endured as one of the most enigmatic and profound figures—with a uniquely compelling voice and unparalleled depth of artistic vision—in all of popular music. The aesthetic quality and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea?s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and transnational conditions that have played a role in... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99
In Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, one of the most admired Southern historians of our time takes on one of the greatest cultural icons of all time. The result is a masterpiece: a vivid, gripping biography, set against the rich backdrop of Southern society--indeed, American society--in the second half of the twentieth century. Author of The Crucible... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99
In this book, Xavier Puslowski presents a detailed study of the links between Liszt, his contemporaries, and his milieu. Using Saint Stanislas Oratorio as a focal point, Puslowski draws together the history of the Romantic period in classical music, and key figures and historical events in his story of Liszt?s achievements. more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95
You?ve heard them on the radio, listened to them on repeat for days, and sang along at the top of your lungs—but have you ever wondered about the real stories behind all your favorite country songs? Nashville Songwriter gives readers the first completely authorized collection of the true stories that inspired hits by the biggest multi-platinum... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99
In this book, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous shifts in the music world. Ensminger brings to light the highways and byways trod by these music icons over the course of their careers.... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Where do you place the hyphen in "Beethoven" if it breaks between two lines? How do you cite John Coltrane?s album A Love Supreme ? Is it "premiere" or "première"? The answers and much more can be found in this definitive resource for authors, students, editors, concert producers?anyone who deals with music in print. Extending the principles devised... more...