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    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...

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    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Virtual Music: How the Web Got Wired for Sound is a personal story of how one composer has created new music on the web, a history of interactive music, and a guide for aspiring musicians who want to harness the new creative opportunities offered by web composing. Also includes a 4-page color insert. 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...

  • Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustraby John Williamson

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 32.00

    This guide examines the intellectual background of Strauss's tone poem and considers ways in which it has been received by composers and writers, notably Romain Rolland and Bartok. 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...

  • My Infamous Lifeby Albert "Prodigy" Johnson; Laura Checkoway

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 11.99

    From one of the greatest rappers of all time, the memoir of a life cut short, a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop’s Golden Era... In this often violent but always introspective memoir, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy tells his much anticipated story of struggle, survival, and hope down the mean streets of New York City. For the first time, he gives... more...

  • Amy Winehouseby Chas Newkey-Burden

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 5.99

    Amy Winehouse is the most talked-about singer-songwriter of her generation. Her soulfoul voice has won her critical acclaim, scores of awards and fans from all walks of life, while her turbulent and decadent lifestyle has made her an irresistable target for the popular press. But who is the real Amy Winehouse?This acclaimed biography traces her story... 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...