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  • 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 Evil Deadby Kate Egan

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981) has been celebrated as a rollercoaster ride of terror and a classic horror hit, a defining example of the tongue-in-cheek, excessively gory horror films of the 1980s. It is also the film that introduced the now-iconic character of Ash (played by Bruce Campbell). This study considers the factors that have contributed... more...

  • Music and Revolutionby Robin D. Moore

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Music and Revolution provides a dynamic introduction to the most prominent artists and musical styles that have emerged in Cuba since 1959 and to the policies that have shaped artistic life. Robin D. Moore gives readers a chronological overview of the first decades after the Cuban Revolution, documenting the many ways performance has changed and... more...

  • Keith Richards on Keith Richardsby Sean Egan

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    The iconic life and career of the famed guitarist of the Rolling Stones is detailed in this compilation of interviews that spans the last 50 years. Featuring articles from GQ , Melody Maker , and Rolling Stone , as well as interviews that have never previously appeared in print, it charts Keith Richards’s journey from gauche, young pretender and... more...

  • Hearing and Knowing Musicby Edward T. Cone; Robert P. Morgan

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50 US$ 34.13

    Edward T. Cone was one of the most important and influential music critics of the twentieth century. He was also a master lecturer skilled at conveying his ideas to broad audiences. Hearing and Knowing Music collects fourteen essays that Cone gave as talks in his later years and that were left unpublished at his death. Edited and introduced by Robert... more...

  • Choral Music on Recordby Alan Blyth

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 29.00

    This 1991 book presents detailed discussion by well-known critics and writers of every recording of selected major choral works. more...

  • Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50by W. Dean Sutcliffe

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 32.00

    The Op. 50 string quartets contain some of the purest writing Haydn ever accomplished. In this first full account of these six quartets Dean Sutcliffe evaluates the Op. 50 in relation to Haydn's more frequently performed quartets and considers their relevance to the composer's wider output. A lucid and accessible discussion of the music emphasises... more...

  • Berlioz Studiesby Peter Bloom

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 62.00

    This book contains essays by leading Berlioz scholars on various aspects of the great musician's life and work. more...

  • Aesthetics and the Art of Musical Composition in the German Enlightenmentby Heinrich Christoph Koch; Johann Georg Sulzer; Nancy Baker; Thomas Christensen

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 46.00

    A collaborative study of the writings of Sulzer and Koch and their philosophical and musical thought. more...

  • Liszt: Sonata in B Minorby Kenneth Hamilton

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00

    This book examines Liszt's B minor Sonata - regarded as a pinnacle of Romantic piano music. more...