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Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age

by Steve Knopper

For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of the recording industry over the past three decades, when the incredible success of the CD turned...


Songs of Kaumatua: Traditional Songs of the Maori as Sung by Kino Hughes

by Dr. Mervyn McLean & Dr. Margaret Orbell

Sixty traditional Maori songs of Tuhoe sung by Kino Hughes are presented in this book and CD collection. The text of each song is given in both English and Maori along with a musical transcription. Kino Hughes...


Opera in the British Isles, 1875-1918

by Paul Rodmell

While the musical culture of the British Isles in the 'long nineteenth century' has been reclaimed from obscurity by musicologists in the last thirty years, appraisal of operatic culture in the latter part of...


Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music: Sources, Contexts and Performance

by Andrew Woolley & John Kitchen

In recent decades interest has turned towards a contextualized understanding of creative processes in music, and keyboard studies appears well placed to contribute to the exploration of this wider concern. The...


Wagner in Russia, Poland and the Czech Lands: Musical, Literary and Cultural Perspectives

by Stephen Muir & Anastasia Belina-Johnson

Richard Wagner has arguably the greatest and most long-term influence on wider European culture of all nineteenth-century composers and yet, among the copious English-language literature examining Wagner's works,...


Music Fell on Alabama

by C.S. Fuqua

Music Fell on Alabama is the story of the Muscle Shoals, Alabama, music industry, which began with Rick Hall's single Fame Studios and exploded to turn the Shoals into a thriving music hot spot. Competition...


They Might Be Giants' Flood

by S. Alexander Reed & Philip Sandifer

For a few decades now, They Might Be Giants' album Flood has been a beacon (or at least a nightlight) for people who might rather read than rock out, who care more about science fiction than Slayer, who are...


The Ring of Myths: The Israelis, Wagner and the Nazis

by Na'ama Sheffi

In the fall of 1938, following Kristallnacht, the symphonic orchestra in Palestine cancelled the performance of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. No one could foresee that this would be the beginning of a never-ending...


Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism

by Robert Paul Kolt

In Robert Ward's The Crucible: Creating an American Musical Nationalism, Robert Paul Kolt explores the life of the leading American composer Robert Ward through an examination of his most popular and enduring...


Blue Smoke: The Lost Dawn of New Zealand Popular Music, 19181964

by Chris Bourke

Bringing to life the musical worlds of New Zealanders both at home and out on the town, this history chronicles the evolution of popular music in New Zealand during the 20th century. From the kiwi concert parties...


Musical Mysteries: From Mozart to John Lennon

by Albert Borowitz

Crime has formed the basis of countless plots in music theater and opera. Several famous composers were murder victims or believed to be murdered, and one of the greatest Renaissance composers slaughtered his...


Music in the Post-9/11 World

by Jonathan Ritter & J. Martin Daughtry

Interdisciplinary in approach, international in scope, and critical in orientation, the twelve essays in this groundbreaking volume examine reflect upon the altered social, economic, and political environment...


The American Reed Organ and the Harmonium

by Robert F. Gellerman

Covers the history, construction, manufacturing, tuning, restoration, and music of these classic American and European parlor instruments.


Gellerman's International Reed Organ Atlas

by Robert F. Gellerman

This second edition of Gellerman's classic reference work is a must for collectors and aficionados of reed organs.


Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music (1923-1938)

by John Morgan O'Connell

The early-Republican era (1923-1938) was a major period of musical and cultural change in Turkey. Representing more than twenty years of research, Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music is a study of the significance...


Folkways Records: Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound: Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound

by Tony Olmsted

In 1949, immigrant recording engineer Moses Asch embarked on a lifelong project: documenting the world of sound produced by mankind, via a small record label called Folkways Records. By the time of his death...


Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music

by John Michael Cooper & Randy Kinnett

The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced...


27: A History of the 27 Club through the Lives of Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse

by Howard Sounes

The definitive, evidence-based history of the “27 Club” (music stars who died at 27), examining its six most iconic members


Willin': The Story of Little Feat

by Ben Fong-Torres

The first biography of the legendary, beloved, long-running band Little Feat, by veteran music journalist Ben Fong-Torres


This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems

by John Shaw

February, 1940: After a decade of worldwide depression, World War II had begun in Europe and Asia. With Germany on the march, and Japan at war with China, the global crisis was in a crescendo. America’s top...