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The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way

by Horatio Alger

"As for the boy," said Squire Pope, with his usual autocratic air, "I shall place him in the poorhouse."

"But, Benjamin," said gentle Mrs. Pope, who had a kindly and sympathetic heart, "isn't that a little hard?"...


Nabokov at the Limits: Redrawing Critical Boundaries

by Lisa Zunshine

The eleven contributors to this volume investigate the connections between Nabokov's output and the fields of painting, music, and ballet.


Political and Religious Ideas in the Works of Arnold Schoenberg

by Charlotte M. Cross & Russell A. Berman

The original essays in this collection chronicle the transformation of Arnold Schoenberg's works from music as pure art to music as a vehicle of religious and political ideas, during the first half of the twentieth...


Studying the Dead: The Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus, an Informal History

by Nicholas G. Meriwether

This book provides an informal history of the Grateful Dead Caucus and explores its significance as a scholarly community, focusing on its increasing self-awareness, its ability to span diverse disciplinary...


Empire of Song: Europe and Nation in the Eurovision Song Contest

by Dafni Tragaki

Essays in Empire of Song adopt theoretical and epistemological orientations in their exploration of “popular music” within ethnomusicology and critical musicology, questioning the idea of “Europe” and...


Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie

by Wade Hollingshaus

In Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie, Wade Hollingshaus capitalizes on this notion by embracing a set of historiographical logics that re-imagine these three artists. Noting how Dylan, Hendrix,...


Bound for America: Three British Composers

by Nicholas Temperley

In Bound for America, Nicholas Temperley documents the lives, careers, and music of three of the first British composers (William Selby, Rayner Taylor, and George K. Jackson) who emigrated from England in mid-career...


Maestros in America: Conductors in the 21st Century

by Roderick L. Sharpe & Jeanne Koekkoek Stierman

This volume presents biographical and critical essays of the leading orchestral conductors of US nationality, or of non-US citizens holding permanent appointments in the US, during the twenty-first century.


Maurice Duruflé, 1902-1986: The Last Impressionist

by Ronald Ebrecht, Marie Rubis Bauer & James Frazier

Ebrecht has brought together in this centenary tribute a fine collection of articles on Duruflé's life and work that will enthrall all those who have come under the spell of this great master of French Impressionism....


Latin American Classical Composers: A Biographical Dictionary

by Miguel Ficher, Martha Furman Schleifer & John M. Furman

Contains biographical data on hundreds of composers from Latin America: dates of birth and death, information on their background and training, a selective listing of their works, and sources for further study,...


Practical Percussion: A Guide to the Instruments and Their Sources

by James Holland

If you have ever felt the pulsating beat of the timbales, those electrifying steel drums native to Puerto Rico, or the reverberating sound of the djembe, the wooden hand drum born in Africa, then you know the...


On Music

by Theodore Gracyk

Opinionated and example-filled, this extremely concise and accessible book provides a survey of some fundamental and longstanding debates about the nature of music. The central arguments and ideas of historical...


Advanced Schenkerian Analysis: Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive, and Form

by David Beach

Advanced Schenkerian Analysis: Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive, and Form is a textbook for students with some background in Schenkerian theory. It begins with an overview of Schenker's theories, then progresses...


You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup

by Peter Doggett

The world stopped in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced that he was through with the Beatles. His statement not only marked the end of the band's remarkable career, but also seemed to signal the demise of an...


Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others

by Stacy Horn

For Stacy Horn, regardless of what is going on in the world or her life, singing in an amateur choir-the Choral Society of Grace Church in New York-never fails to take her to a place where hope reigns and everything...


Yevgeny Mravinsky: The Noble Conductor

by Gregor Tassie

This biography of Russian conductor Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903-1988) examines a period and culture rarely dealt with by contemporary scholars. The last of a long line of distinguished Russian aristocrats, Mravinsky...


Jazz in New Orleans: The Postwar Years Through 1970

by Charles Suhor

Jazz in New Orleans provides accurate information about, and an insightful interpretation of, jazz in New Orleans from the end of World War II through 1970.


Hall Johnson: His Life, His Spirit, and His Music

by Eugene Thamon Simpson

This definitive biography of the choral conductor and arranger Hall Johnson includes detailed information on his life and work in concert, on Broadway, and in the cinema, and examines Johnson's literary works,...


Origins of Cuban Music and Dance: Changui

by Benjamin Lapidus

This book is a study of changüí, a particular style of music and dance in Guantánamo, Cuba, and the roots of son, the style of music that contributed to the development of salsa, in Eastern Cuba. The book...


Catalogue of Choral Music Arranged in Biblical Order

by James H. Laster

Designed as an aid for the church musician or pastor who would like to locate choral settings based on a particular passage from the Scripture. This second edition of Laster's Catalog combines in one volume...