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Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music

by Lesley A. Wright & Scott McCarrey

Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music offers a range of approaches central to the performance of French piano music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors include scholars...


Playing the Cello, 1780-1930

by George Kennaway

This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed....


Political Rock

by Kristine Weglarz & Mark Pedelty

Political Rock features luminary figures in rock music that have stood out not only for their performances, but also for their politics. The book opens with a comparative, cultural history of artists who have...


Pop Idols and Pirates: Mechanisms of Consumption and the Global Circulation of Popular Music

by Charles Fairchild

The music industry has been waging some very significant battles in recent years, reacting to numerous inter-related crises provoked by globalization, digitalization and the ever more extensive commercialization...


Popular Music and Human Rights: Volume II: World Music

by Ian Peddie

Popular music has long understood that human rights, if attainable at all, involve a struggle without end. The right to imagine an individual will, the right to some form of self-determination and the right...


Popular Music and the Myths of Madness

by Nicola Spelman

Studies of opera, film, television, and literature have demonstrated how constructions of madness may be referenced in order to stigmatise but also liberate protagonists in ways that reinforce or challenge contemporaneous...


Popular Music and the State in the UK: Culture, Trade or Industry?

by Martin Cloonan

In an era of the rise of the free market and economic globalization, Martin Cloonan examines why politicians and policymakers in the UK have sought to intervene in popular music - a field that has often been...


The Contemporary Literature-Music Relationship: Intermedia, Voice, Technology, Cross-Cultural Exchange

by Hazel Smith

This book explores the relationship between words and music in contemporary texts, examining, in particular, the way that new technologies are changing the literature-music relationship. It brings an eclectic...


6 Keys to Success: How to Run a Band, Be Famous and Change the World

by Dan Van Casteele

Even though most people think that fame depends on luck, the best bands follow a completely different mindset and route by shaping their fate. Their rules are so common that anyone with enough success and experience...


Every Song Ever

by Ben Ratliff

What is music in the age of the cloud? Today, we can listen to nearly anything, at any time. It is possible to flit instantly across genres and generations, from 1980s Detroit techno to 1890s Viennese neo-romanticism....


Prince: The Man and His Music

by Matt Thorne

Famously reticent and perennially controversial, Prince is one of the few pop superstars who remains, largely, an enigma. A fixture of the pop canon, Prince is widely held to be the greatest musician of his...


Black British Jazz: Routes, Ownership and Performance

by Jason Toynbee & Catherine Tackley

Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920 when the genre first arrived in Britain. This groundbreaking book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz...


Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945

by Jon Stratton & Nabeel Zuberi

Black Popular Music in Britain Since 1945 provides the first broad scholarly discussion of this music since 1990. The book critically examines key moments in the history of black British popular music from 1940s...


Black Sabbath and the Rise of Heavy Metal Music

by Andrew L. Cope

The definition of 'heavy metal' is often a contentious issue and in this lively and accessible text Andrew Cope presents a refreshing re-evaluation of the rules that define heavy metal as a musical genre. Cope...


Bourdieu and the Sociology of Music Education

by Pamela Burnard & Ylva Hofvander Trulsson

Pierre Bourdieu has been an extraordinarily influential figure in the sociology of music. For over four decades, his concepts have helped to generate both empirical and theoretical interventions in the field...


Brahms and the Scherzo: Studies in Musical Narrative

by Ryan McClelland

Despite the incredible diversity in Brahms's scherzo-type movements, there has been no comprehensive consideration of this aspect of his oeuvre. Professor Ryan McClelland provides an in-depth study of these...


Byron and the Discourses of History

by Carla Pomarè

In her study of the relationship between Byron's lifelong interest in historical matters and the development of history as a discipline, Carla Pomarè focuses on drama (the Venetian plays, The Deformed Transformed),...


British Women Composers and Instrumental Chamber Music in the Early Twentieth Century

by Laura Seddon

This is the first full-length study of British women's instrumental chamber music in the early twentieth century. Laura Seddon argues that the Cobbett competitions, instigated by Walter Willson Cobbett in 1905,...


Fiesta de diez pesos: Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cuba

by Moshe Morad

The 'Special Period' in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterized by the collapse of revolutionary values and social norms, and a way of life conducted by improvised...


François Couperin and 'The Perfection of Music'

by David Tunley

François Couperin's contribution to the literature of baroque keyboard music has long been recognized. François Couperin and 'The Perfection of Music' updates and expands upon David Tunley's valuable 1982...