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The Roberto Gerhard Companion

by Monty Adkins & Michael Russ

The essays collected here explore themes and trends within Gerhard's work and comprise the first full length scholarly work on this composer. Among the themes presented is the way Gerhard's work was shaped by...


Andrew W.K.'s I Get Wet

by Phillip Crandall

"It's Time To Party," the first track off of I Get Wet, opens with a rapid-fire guitar line - nothing fancy, just a couple crunchy power chords to acclimate the ears - repeated twice before a booming bass drum...


Messiaen Perspectives

by Christopher Dingle & Robert Fallon

The two volumes of Messiaen Perspectives convey the growing understanding of his deep and varied interconnections with his cultural milieux. Messiaen Perspectives 1: Sources and Influences examines the genesis,...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Minimalist and Postminimalist Music

by Keith Potter & Kyle Gann

In recent years the music of minimalist composers has become the subject of important musicological reflection, research and debate. This Companion provides an authoritative overview of research in this area...


Waterborne Pageants and Festivities in the Renaissance: Essays in Honour of J.R. Mulryne

by Margaret Shewring & Assistant Editor & Linda Briggs

As the first book-length study of waterborne festivities in Renaissance and early modern Europe, this collection of essays draws on a rich array of sources, many previously un-researched, to explore aspects...


Back to the Garden: The Story of Woodstock

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,...


Elgar the Music Maker

by Diana McVeagh

"The new Diana McVeagh book on Elgar is first-rate," wrote Gerald Finzi of her earlier study of the composer, published in 1955. In the completely new 'Elgar the Music Maker' she harvests five decades of thoughts...


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.