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  • Can't Stop Won't Stopby Jeff Chang; D.J. Kool Herc

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 14.00

    Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century, and a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation created. Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era... more...

  • The Twelve-Note Music of Anton Webernby Kathryn Bailey

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 72.00

    This important new study reassesses the position of Anton Webern in twentieth-century music. more...

  • Beethovenby Richard Wagner; William Ashton Ellis

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.08

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven... more...

  • Improvisational Models of Music Therapyby Kenneth Bruscia

    Charles C Thomas 1987; US$ 79.95

    By Kenneth E. Bruscia, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CONTENTS: The Fundamentals of Improvisation Therapy; Creative Music Therapy; Free Improvisation Therapy; Analytical Music Therapy; Experimental Improvisation Therapy; Orff Improvisation Models; Paraverbal Therapy; Miscellaneous Models; Improvisation Assessment Profiles; Summary and... more...

  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify? As Glenn Altschuler reveals, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--tell us a lot about the values of the United States in the... more...

  • The History of Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    On its initial release, The History of Jazz was heralded as a classic: it was honored as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times . Now Gioia brings the story up-to-date, drawing on his latest research and covering the full spectrum of the music's past, present,... more...

  • Chromatic Beauty in the Late Medieval Chansonby Thomas Brothers

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 29.00

    An in-depth study of the late medieval chanson. more...

  • Mozart: The 'Haydn' Quartetsby John Irving

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 30.00

    A guide to Mozart's most famous string quartets, dedicated to his friend, Joseph Haydn. more...

  • Focus: Music, Nationalism, and the Making of the New Europeby Philip V. Bohlman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 55.20

    Two decades after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and one decade into the twenty-first century, European music remains one of the most powerful forces for shaping nationalism. Using intensive fieldwork throughout Europe -- from participation in alpine foot pilgrimages to studies of the grandest music spectacle anywhere in the world, the Eurovision... more...

  • Russians on Russian Music, 1830–1880by Stuart Campbell

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 29.00

    This substantial anthology of Russian writing on Russian music features the most influential critics of music in nineteenth-century Russia. more...