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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...

  • Visionary Filmby P. Adams Sitney

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 22.99

    Critics hailed previous editions of Visionary Film as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. This book has remained the standard text on American avant-garde film since the publication of its first edition in 1974. Now P. Adams Sitney has once again revised and... more...

  • Harlem Jazz Adventuresby Timme Rosenkrantz; Fradley Hamilton Garner

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 89.00

    Timme Rosenkrantz (1911-1969) was a journalist, author, concert and record producer, broadcaster, and entrepreneur with a consuming passion for jazz and little head for business. He was the first European journalist to cover the jazz scene in Harlem from 1934 to 1969. In this English translation and adaptation of the original Danish-language memoir... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicologyby Benjamin Koen; Jacqueline Lloyd; Gregory Barz; Karen Brummel-Smith

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 49.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology defines a new field of holistic research and applied practice that approaches music, health, and healing across traditional cultures worldwide and the disciplinary boundaries of ethnomusicology, music therapy, the health sciences, and alternative medicine. more...

  • The Rest Is Noiseby Alex Ross

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 16.10

    The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds... more...

  • Exploring Art Song Lyricsby Jonathan Retzlaff; Cheri Montgomery

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Drawing generously from four centuries of Italian, German and French art song, Exploring Art Song Lyrics embraces the finest of the literature and presents the repertoire with unprecedented clarity and detail. Each of the over 750 selections comprises the original poem, a concise English translation, and an IPA transcription, accounting for any unusual... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Liedby James Parsons

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    This is an introductory chronicle of the Lied and places it in its full context, first published in 2004. more...

  • African American Musicby Mellonee V. Burnim; Portia K. Maultsby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.00

    American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition  is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American music based on ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges... more...

  • Opera and Modern Cultureby Lawrence Kramer

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 30.95

    In this enlightening and entertaining book, one of the most original and sophisticated musicologists writing today turns his attention to music's most dramatic genre. Extending his ongoing project of clarifying music's various roles in Western society, Kramer brings to opera his distinctive and pioneering blend of historical concreteness and theoretical... more...

  • Documentary Film: A Very Short Introductionby Patricia Aufderheide

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 7.99

    Beginning with an overview of the central issues of documentary filmmaking--its definitions and purposes, its forms and founders--Aufderheide focuses on several of its key subgenres, including public affairs films, government propaganda (particularly the works produced during World War II), historical documentaries, and nature films. Her thematic approach... more...