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  • Sounding Race in Rap Songsby Loren Kajikawa

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated... more...

  • Michael Costaby John Goulden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Among the major changes that swept through the music industry during the mid-nineteenth century was how musical performances were managed and directed. From a loose control shared between the violin-leader, musical director and maestro al cembalo to a system of tight and unified control under a professional conductor-manager. This process brought with... more...

  • Being Musically Attunedby Erik Wallrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Listening according to mood is likely to be what most people do when they listen to music. We want to take part in, or even be part of, the emerging world of the musical work. Erik Wallrup explores this vague and elusive phenomenon, which is held to be fundamental to musical hearing. He unfolds the untold musical history of the German word for ‘mood’,... more...

  • Urban Politics and Cultural Capitalby Ma Haili

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This is the first book to take an interdisciplinary approach to the story of the Shanghai Yue Opera, bringing history, arts management, central and regional government policy, urbanisation, gender, media, and theatre artistic development in one. Through the story of the Shanghai Yue Opera House market reform this book facilitates an understanding of... more...

  • The Castratoby Martha Feldman

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    The Castrato is a nuanced exploration of why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth and late-nineteenth centuries. It shows that the entire foundation of Western classical singing, culminating in bel canto, was birthed from an unlikely and historically unique set of desires, public and private, aesthetic, economic,... more...

  • Experiencing Tchaikovskyby David Schroeder

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    In Experiencing Tchaikovsky: A Listener?s Companion , historian and scholar David Schroeder looks beyond traditional views of Tchaikovsky to explore the dramatic impact of his music by walking readers through the remarkable range of works by this great Russian composer. more...

  • The Half That's Never Been Toldby Doctor Dread; Bunny Wailer

    Akashic Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    A passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the biggest reggae stars in the world. more...

  • Texte zur Musikdramatik im 17. und 18. Jahrhundertby Herbert Seifert; Matthias Johannes Pernerstorfer

    Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2015; US$ 86.71

    Der Wiener Musikwissenschaftler Herbert Seifert (* 1945) hat mit seinen Studien, in denen akribische Quellenarbeit eine intensive Verbindung mit der Edition und Analyse von Libretti und Partituren eingeht, die Geschichte der Musikdramatik nördlich der Alpen, insbesondere unter Marcus Sitticus Graf von Hohenems, Fürsterzbischof von Salzburg, sowie im... more...

  • Kim and Kanye - The Love Storyby Nadia Cohen

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    THEY HAVE BECOME KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD AS THE ULTIMATE POP-CULTURE POWER COUPLE. Favourites of the paparazzi, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are both worth millions in their own right. She is the queen of reality TV and an all-round business mogul. He?s a rapper, fashion designer and outspoken award show favourite. Together they are Kimye - glitzy,... more...

  • Getting Highby Paolo Hewitt

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 10.19

    Description Between 1994 and 1996, music writer Paolo Hewitt spent the greater part of his life on the road with Oasis, in the U.K., Europe and America. He came back with tales that would cement the legend of the brawling, effing, hedonistic, charismatic, confessional and extraordinarily talented Gallagher brothers, Noel and Liam, and their group.... more...