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Feedback: The Who and Their Generation

by Casey Harison

In Feedback: The Who and Their Generation, historian Casey Harison offers a cultural and social history of one of the most successful bands of the 1960s British Invasion.


Patti Smith: America's Punk Rock Rhapsodist

by Eric Wendell

In Patti Smith: America’s Punk Rock Rhapsodist, musician and historian Eric Wendell delves into the volatile mix of religious upbringing and musical and literary influences that gave shape to Smith’s lyrics,...


The Clash: The Only Band That Mattered

by Sean Egan

In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash’s career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties,...


Re-creating Paul Bowles, the Other, and the Imagination: Music, Film, and Photography

by Raj Chandarlapaty

This work underscores the true brilliance and timelessness of colonial metaphors of authorship that extend into the postmodern Age. The emphasis is upon both re-invention and comprehensive scholarship on music...


The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!

by Matthew Smith-Lahrman

In The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!, Matthew Smith-Lahrman interprets the words of Curt Kirkwood, founding member and songwriter of the Meat Puppets, a pioneering...


Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion

by Kenneth LaFave

In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein’s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato’s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra, the intense...


The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt

by Robert Lee Watt

Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating—and at times...


Bon Jovi

by Bon Jovi

The first-ever official Bon Jovi book celebrates the band’s 25th anniversary with previously untold stories straight from Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres, and never-before-seen photographs...


Paul Simon: An American Tune

by Cornel Bonca

In Paul Simon: An American Tune, Cornel Bonca considers Simon’s vast trove of songs in the biographical and cultural context in which he wrote them: from the pop cultural revolution of the 1960s which Simon...


Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion

by Durrell Bowman

In Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush’s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis...


Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology

by David G. Hebert, Jonathan McCollum, Ann E. Lucas & Judah M. Cohen et al.

Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology demonstrates various ways that new approaches to historiography––and the related application of new technologies––impact the work of ethnomusicologists...


Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic

by Joseph E. Morgan

In Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and the Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic, Joseph E. Morgan tracks the development of Weber’s musical style across his career, within the cultural context of Germany’s...


Franz Liszt, His Circle, and His Elusive Oratorio

by Xavier Jon Puslowski

In this book, Xavier Puslowski presents a detailed study of the links between Liszt, his contemporaries, and his milieu. Using Saint Stanislas Oratorio as a focal point, Puslowski draws together the history...


Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and Ballads

by John A. Lomax & Alan Lomax

This sequel to the Lomaxes' widely acclaimed American Ballads and Folk Songs includes melodies and words for tunes from all parts of the country. Songs include spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting...


Cultural Codes: Makings of a Black Music Philosophy

by Bill Banfield

By providing a focused examination of the historical development of Black music artistry, William C. Banfield formulates a usable philosophy tied to how such music is made, shaped, and functions. He explores...


Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses

by Arthur Wenk

Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses distinguishes itself from all other works on choral conducting by starting at the very beginning—the conception and purpose of an ensemble—and...


The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach

by Andre Pirro & Joe Armstrong

The Aesthetic of Johann Sebastian Bach (L’Esthéthique de Jean-Sébastien Bach), by the celebrated French musicologist André Pirro (1869?1943), was originally published in 1907 and reissued in 1973. It is...


Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs

by Jim Beviglia

In Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs, rock writer Jim Beviglia reflects not only on why each song has earned its place on list but lays out the story behind each of the 100, supplying fresh...


Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor

by Nicholas Tarling

In Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor, historian Nicholas Tarling offers short essays on over 28 works, from major masterpieces such as Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion to off-the-beaten...


Musical Instruments: A LOOK BOOK Easy Reader

by P.J. Harding

Written and published by P.J. Harding. Another in the 'LOOK BOOK' series - Your child will love this easy reader and brilliant color picture book of musical instruments. Each page has a photographic image of...