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  • Perspectives on Korean Musicby Keith Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    As Korea has developed and modernized, music has come to play a central role as a symbol of national identity. Nationalism has been stage managed by scholars, journalists and, from the beginning of the 1960s, by the state, as music genres have been documented, preserved and promoted as 'Intangible Cultural Properties'. Practitioners have been appointed... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Soundby Miguel Mera; Ronald Sadoff; Ben Winters

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of screen music and sound studies, addressing the ways in which music and sound interact with forms of narrative media such as television, videogames, and film. The inclusive framework of "screen music and sound" allows readers to explore the intersections... more...

  • 25 Albums that Rocked the Worldby Chris Charlesworth

    Music Sales 2009; US$ 16.49

    From Elvis Presley's Sun Sessions to Radiohead's OK Computer, here is the very best of rock and pop music of the Twentieth Century. A consumer's critical guide to the music, enabling the reader to select the very best of an artist's repertoire before making a buying decision. more...

  • Touraj Kiaras and Persian Classical Music: An Analytical Perspectiveby Owen Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In this book Owen Wright analyses a single recording of classical Persian music made by Touraj Kiaras, a distinguished singer, accompanied by four noted instrumentalists. The format of the recording is typical of a public concert performance, and thus includes instrumental compositions as well as a central exploration of vocal repertoire and technique.... more...

  • "The Chamber Organ in Britain, 1600?830 "by Michael I. Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The first edition of The English Chamber Organ was published in 1968. This new, revised edition takes into account the considerable research into chamber organs that has taken place over the last thirty years. Much of the book has been completely rewritten and expanded, and it includes a number of organs not detailed in the first edition. As its revised... more...

  • Musical Healing in Cultural Contextsby Penelope Gouk

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    How do people use music to heal themselves and others? Are the healing powers of music universal or culturally specific? The essays in this volume address these two central questions as to music?s potential as a therapeutic source. The contributors approach the study of music healing from social, cultural and historical backgrounds, and in so doing... more...

  • "The Gei of Geisha: Music, Identity and Meaning "by KellyM. Foreman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The Japanese geisha is an international icon, known almost universally as a symbol of traditional Japan. Numerous books exist on the topic, yet this is the first to focus on the 'gei' of geisha - the art that constitutes their title (gei translates as fine art, sha refers to person). Kelly M. Foreman brings together ethnomusicological field research,... more...

  • Thai Classical Singingby Dusadee Swangviboonpong

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Thai classical singing is a genre that blossomed during the golden age of music in the royal court at Bangkok during the nineteenth century. It took a variety of forms including unaccompanied songs used for narration in plays, instrumental music that was used to accompany mimed actions, and songs of entertainment accompanied by an instrumental ensemble.... more...

  • Timba: The Sound of the Cuban Crisisby Vincenzo Perna

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Cuban music is recognized unanimously as a major historical force behind Latin American popular music, and as an important player in the development of US popular music and jazz. However, the music produced on the island after the Revolution in 1959 has been largely overlooked and overshadowed by the Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon. The Revolution... more...

  • The Jews-Harp in Britain and Irelandby Michael Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The jews-harp is a distinctive musical instrument of international importance, yet it remains one of those musical instruments, like the ocarina, kazoo or even the art of whistling, that travels beneath the established musical radar. The story of the jews-harp is also part of our musical culture, though it has attracted relatively little academic study.... more...