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God Save the Queens

by Kathy Iandoli

Can’t Stop Won’t Stop meets Girls to the Front in this essential and long overdue history of hip-hop’s female pioneers and its enduring stars.

Every history of hip-hop previously published, from Jeff Chang’s...


Why Bowie Matters

by Will Brooker

A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life’s work and...


The Relation of Music to Mental Progress

by Stephen A. Pearce

This book treats of the relation of music to the mental progress.The music of a people may be considered in direct relation to their supersensuous natures. From this point of view alone, strongly marked differences...


Opera After the Zero Hour

by Emily Richmond Pollock

Opera After the Zero Hour: The Problem of Tradition and the Possibility of Renewal in Postwar West Germany presents opera as a site for the renegotiation of tradition in a politically fraught era of rebuilding....


The Oxford Handbook of Faust in Music

by Lorna Fitzsimmons & Charles Mcknight

Since its emergence in sixteenth-century Germany, the magician Faust's quest has become one of the most profound themes in Western history. Though variants are found across all media, few adaptations have met...


The Recordings of Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy

by George Burrows

Andy Kirk's Clouds of Joy came from Kansas City to find nationwide fame in the later 1930s. The many records they made between 1929 and 1949 came to exemplify the Kansas City style of jazz, but they were also...


The Oxford Handbook of Musical Theatre Screen Adaptations

by Dominic McHugh

Hollywood's conversion to sound in the 1920s created an early peak in the film musical, following the immense success of The Jazz Singer. The opportunity to synchronize moving pictures with a soundtrack suited...


One Sound, Two Worlds

by Michael Rauhut

Although it first emerged in the United States, blues music has been performed and enjoyed across the world for over a century. Among the varied places where it took root was Germany, where in the postwar era...


Do You Remember House?

by Micah Salkind

Today, no matter where you are in the world, you can turn on a radio and hear the echoes and influences of Chicago house music. Do You Remember House? tells a comprehensive story of the emergence, and contemporary...


Music of the Renaissance

by Laurenz Lütteken

Where previous accounts of the Renaissance have not fully acknowledged the role that music played in this decisive period of cultural history, Laurenz Lütteken merges historical music analysis with the analysis...


Hearing the Crimean War

by Gavin Williams

What does sound, whether preserved or lost, tell us about nineteenth-century wartime? Hearing the Crimean War: Wartime Sound and the Unmaking of Sense pursues this question through the many territories affected...


Dreams of Germany

by Neil Gregor & Thomas Irvine

For many centuries, Germany has enjoyed a reputation as ‘land of music’. But just how was this reputation established and transformed over time, and to what extent was it produced within or outside of Germany?...


Media in Mind

by Daniel Reynolds

Where do you end, and where do media begin? In Media in Mind, author Daniel Reynolds draws upon naturalist philosophies of the mind from John Dewey through contemporary theories of embodied and extended cognition...


Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports

by John T. Lysaker

Brian Eno's seminal album Ambient 1: Music for Airports continues to fascinate and charm audiences, not only as a masterpiece of ambient music, but as a powerful and transformative work of art. Author John T....


Playing Back the 80s

by Jim Beviglia

The music of the 1980s left an indelible mark on pop culture. Thanks to the dawn of MTV and the increasing affordability of synthesizers, a generation of innovative artists took the world by storm to create...


Creative Union

by Kiril Tomoff

Why did the Stalin era, a period characterized by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in the arts, witness such an extraordinary upsurge of musical creativity and the prominence of musicians...


One Man's Music

by Peter Gammond

One Man's Music is a love story - the story of Peter Gammond's relationship with music from earliest childhood. The growth of the relationship is, has been - and still is - deltaic, branching out through every...


Carmen and the Staging of Spain

by Michael Christoforidis & Elizabeth Kertesz

Carmen and the Staging of Spain explores the Belle Époque fascination with Spanish entertainment that refashioned Bizet's opera and gave rise to an international "Carmen industry." Authors Michael Christoforidis...


Bewitching Russian Opera

by Inna Naroditskaya

In Bewitching Russian Opera: The Tsarina from State to Stage, author Inna Naroditskaya investigates the musical lives of four female monarchs who ruled Russia for most of the eighteenth century: Catherine I,...


The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries

by Christian Thorau & Hansjakob Ziemer

An idealized image of European concert-goers has long prevailed in historical overviews of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This act of listening was considered to be an invisible and amorphous phenomenon,...