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Gender and Song in Early Modern England

by Leslie C. Dunn & Katherine R. Larson

Song offers a vital case study for examining the rich interplay of music, gender, and representation in the early modern period. This collection engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular...


Senza Vestimenta: The Literary Tradition of Trecento Song

by Lauren McGuire Jennings

The metaphor of marriage often describes the relationship between poetry and music in both medieval and modern writing. While the troubadours stand out for their tendency to blur the distinction between speaking...


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.


British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

by Simon Philo

In The British Invasion, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic...


Looking and Listening: Conversations between Modern Art and Music

by Brenda Lynne Leach

This book invites the art and music lover to place these two realms of creative endeavor in conversation with one another. In Looking and Listening, conductor and art connoisseur Brenda Leach explores unique...


Current Thought in Musicology

by John W. Grubbs

Current Thought in Musicology covers a variety of topics, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present and touching on all the major disciplines of musicology: music history, theory and composition, music education,...


Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver's Historic Commodore Ballroom

by Aaron Chapman

The untold story of a rock’n’roll landmark in Vancouver that has hosted a who’s who of music greats.


Louise Talma: A Life in Composition

by Kendra Preston Leonard

American composer Louise Talma (1906-1996) was the first female winner of two back-to-back Guggenheim Awards (1946, 1947), the first American woman to have an opera premiered in Europe (1962), the first female...


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...


Cathy Berberian: Pioneer of Contemporary Vocality

by Pamela Karantonis, Francesca Placanica & Anne Sivuoja-Kauppala

Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse...


Garcia: An American Life

by Blair Jackson

He was there when Dylan went electric, when a generation danced naked at Woodstock, and when Ken Kesey started experimenting with acid. Jerry Garcia was one of the most gifted musicians of all time, and he was...


Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll

by Peter Bebergal

This epic cultural and historical odyssey unearths the full influence of occult traditions on rock and roll -- from the Beatles to Black Sabbath -- and shows how the marriage between mysticism and music changed...


History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs

by Greil Marcus

Unlike all previous versions of rock 'n' roll history, this book omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil...


The History of Classical Music For Beginners

by R. Ryan Endris & Joe Lee

Music history is nearly as old as human civilization itself, and while it has permeated the arts and popular culture for centuries, it still has this mystifying aura surrounding it. But fear not—it’s not...


On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

by Dennis Mcnally

On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural...


Melody, Harmony, Tonality: A Book for Connoisseurs and Amateurs

by E. Eugene Helm

The full range of Western music is explored through 21 concise chapters on such topics as melody, harmony, counterpoint, texture, melody types, improvisation, music notation, free imitation, canon and fugue,...


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...


Music, Travel, and Imperial Encounter in 19th-Century France: Musical Apprehensions

by Ruth Rosenberg

This book considers the activities and writings of early song collectors and proto-ethnomusicologists, memoirists, and other "musical travelers" in 19th-century France. Each of the book's discrete but interrelated...


Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s

by Ronald D. Cohen & Rachel Clare Donaldson

Comparing the impact of the folk revival on each side of the Atlantic


Gimme Indie Rock

by Andrew Earles

The ultimate guide to one of the most revered periods and movements in American rock history. The 1980s are one of the most ridiculed and parodied epochs in popular music-what with all the skinny lapels, synthesizers,...