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Maggie's Boy

by Beryl Kingston

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

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


Elgar's Third Symphony

by Anthony Payne

Elgar's Third Symphony has long been one of the great unknowns of twentieth-century music. Commissioned in 1932 by the BBC, it appeared fragmentary and disorganized when Elgar died in 1934. A few months before...


Musical Motley

by Ernest Newman

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. . . Composition, it is rather curious that while I was writing on our too great readiness to admire everything a classic does, merely because he is a classic, someone in the Times Literary Supplement...


On Music and Musicians

by Robert Schumann, Paul Rosenfeld & Konrad Wolff

Edited by Konraad Wolff

Translated by Paul Rosenfeld

With twenty black-and-white illustrations

Schumann’s literary gifts and interests almost equaled his musical ones.  From boyhood on he was drawn to literary...


The School of Arizona Dranes: Gospel Music Pioneer

by Timothy Dodge

Arizona Dranes (1889-1963) was a true musical innovator whose recordings made for the Okeh label during the years 1926-1928 helped lay the foundations for what would soon be known as gospel music. The School...


Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation

by Heather Augustyn & Scott Calhoun

In Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation, Heather Augustyn examines how ska music first emerged in Jamaica as a fusion of popular, traditional, and even classical musical forms. As a genre, it was a connection to Africa,...


More Than Words Can Say: The Ink Spots and Their Music

by Marv Goldberg

The story of the Ink Spots is a rags-to-riches story beloved in American mythology. Goldberg gets behind the glitter of the Ink Spots and the publicity machines of record labels, and provides the story of the...


Music and Academia in Victorian Britain

by Rosemary Golding

Until the nineteenth century, music occupied a marginal place in British universities. It was not until a benefaction initiated the creation of a professorship of music at the University of Edinburgh, in the...


Life of Richard Wagner, Volume 1: 1813-1848

by Ernest Newman

From renowned music critic and musicologist Ernest Newman comes the first of four volumes chronicling the life of legendary German composer Richard Wagner. This first volume takes us through the early years...


Music as Dream: Essays on Giacinto Scelsi

by Franco Sciannameo & Alessandra Carlotta Pellegrini

Music as Dream: Essays on Giacinto Scelsi showcases recent scholarly criticism on the music and philosophy of the brilliantly original composer Giacinto Scelsi. In this collection, Franco Sciannameo and Alessandra...


The Kingdom of Zydeco

by Michael Tisserand

Stretching from the bayous of Louisiana to the oil towns of East Texas, the kingdom of zydeco is ruled by accordion-playing, washboard-wielding kings and queens named Beau Jocque, Boozoo Chavis, Queen Ida and—the...


Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984

by Simon Reynolds

Rip It Up and Start Again is the first book-length exploration of the wildly adventurous music created in the years after punk. Renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds celebrates the futurist spirit of such...


Music in Ohio

by William Osborne

Music has played an important role in Ohio's cultural vitality. In northeast Ohio alone, for example, a person may find the latitude of Ohio?s music to include one of the world?s most renowned and recorded symphony...


The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century

by Joachim-Ernst Berendt & Gunther Huesmann

Considered the most encyclopedic interpretive history of jazz available in one volume for more than 50 years, this reference has been completely revised and expanded to incorporate the dominant styles and musicians...


The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse Records

by Ashley Kahn

"A jazz-lover's delight."—Ray Olson, Booklist Noted jazz author Ashley Kahn brings to life the behind-the-scenes story of Impulse Records, one of the most significant record labels in the history of popular...


Try Whistling This: Writings on Music

by Andrew Ford

Perceptive and entertaining, Try Whistling This is a pleasurable journey through music, ideas and history.

Andrew Ford traces the concept of dirty dancing back to the sixteenth century, marvels at the weirdness...


Always Magic in the Air: The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era

by Ken Emerson

During the late 1950s and early 1960s, after the shock of Elvis Presley and before the Beatles spearheaded the British Invasion, fourteen gifted young songwriters huddled in midtown Manhattan's legendary Brill...


Hip Hop America

by Nelson George

Now with a new introduction by the author, Hip Hop America is the definitive account of the society-altering collision between black youth culture and the mass media.


Group Harmony: The Black Urban Roots of Rhythm and Blues

by Stuart L. Goosman

Drawing on dozens of interviews with performers, deejays, and industry professionals, Group Harmony details the emergence of vocal rhythm & blues out of black urban neighborhoods in the postwar period.


Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs

by Jim Beviglia

For fifty years, Bob Dylan’s music has been a source of wonder to his fans and endless fodder for analysis by music critics. In Counting Down Bob Dylan, rock journalist Jim Beviglia dares to rank these songs...