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10 Pieces of Music You Should Listen to at Least Once in Your Life

by Jacopo Caneva

Welcome to this ramble through music: background notes unfold, little by little, amazingly and touchingly. Our guide is the young Jacopo Caneva, who puts forward a personal selection of musical extracts for...


Back to the Garden

by Pete Fornatale

On the fortieth anniversary of Woodstock, renowned New York City disc jockey Pete Fornatale brings the iconic rock concert to vivid life through original interviews with Roger Daltrey, Joan Baez, David Crosby,...


Punk Rock: An Oral History

by John Robb & Lars Fredriksen

Vibrant and volatile, the punk scene left an extraordinary legacy of music and cultural change, and this work talks to those who cultivated the movement, weaving together their accounts to create a raw and unprecedented...


Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

by Will Hermes

Punk rock and hip-hop. Disco and salsa. The loft jazz scene and the downtown composers known as Minimalists. In the mid-1970s, New York City was a laboratory where all the major styles of modern music were reinvented—all...


Best Seat in the House: Drumming in the '70s with Marriott, Frampton, and Humble Pie

by Jerry Shirley, Jon Cohan & Tim Cohan

(Book). Here is a hard rock memoir essentially an authorized bio on the endearing British rock band Humble Pie as told from the drum throne and backstage hallways during the emerging days of the Seventies classic...


Steel Drums and Steelbands: A History

by Angela Smith

Steel Drums and Steelbands: A History is a vivid account of the events that led to the “accidental” invention of the steel drum: the only acoustic musical instrument invented in the 20th century. Angela...


Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties

by Ian MacDonald

This "Bible of the Beatles" captures the iconic band's magical and mysterious journey from adorable teenagers to revered cultural emissaries. In this fully updated version, each of their 241 tracks is assessed...


Abba - Uncensored on the Record

by John Tobler

ABBA's was an extraordinary journey through the pages of rock history - it took them from throwaway Eurovision turn to highly respected pop icons. Their story has everything; beautiful girls with incredible...


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...


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...


Maggie's Boy

by Beryl Kingston

When Alison marries Rigby Toan she cannot believe her luck. Rigg is the perfect husband Â? loving, ambitious and attractive Â? and everybody envies them their happiness.

But when the recession takes hold Rigg's...


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...