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Music Inside Out: Going Too Far in Musical Essays

by John Rahn & Benjamin Boretz

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own

by Dick Weissman

In 100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own, performer and historian Dick Weissman offers a reliable route through the growing sea of book-length studies, establishing for future scholars a foundation for their...


The Wagner Experience: and its meaning to us

by Paul Dawson-Bowling & Donald Mcintyre

People who take to the Wagner Experience encounter something wonderful, like gazing into a silver mirror which dissolves into a miraculous, self-contained world, glinting with life-changing possibilities. There...


The Lively Arts of the London Stage, 1675-1725

by Kathryn Lowerre

Reflecting the myriad options available to London audiences at the turn of the eighteenth century, this volume offers readers a portrait of the interrelated music, drama and dance productions that characterized...


Sacred Music in Secular Society

by Jonathan Arnold

Sacred Music in Secular Society is a new and challenging work asking why Christian sacred music is now appealing afresh to a wide and varied audience, both religious and secular. Blending scholarship, theological...


Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

by Lilya Kaganovsky & Masha Salazkina

This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative...


Schubert's Lieder and the Philosophy of Early German Romanticism

by Lisa Feurzeig

This study of Franz Schubert's settings of poetry by Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis introduces the fascinating world of early German Romanticism in the 1790s. Schubert's encounters with early Romantic poetry...


Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music

by Scott McCarrey & Lesley A. Wright

These essays offer a range of approaches central to the performance of French piano music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors include scholars and performers who see performance as a...


The Adventures of a Cello: Revised Edition, with a New Epilogue

by Carlos Prieto, Elena C. Murray & Álvaro Mutis

In 1720, Antonio Stradivari crafted an exquisite work of art-a cello known as the Piatti. Over the next three centuries of its life, the Piatti cello left its birthplace of Cremona, Italy, and resided in Spain,...


Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music

by Christopher J. Oglesby

From Buddy Holly and the Crickets to the Flatlanders, Terry Allen, and Natalie Maines, Lubbock, Texas, has produced songwriters, musicians, and artists as prolifically as cotton, conservatives, and windstorms....


Medieval Instrumental Dances

by Timothy J. McGee

In Europe the tradition of secular dance has continued unbroken until the present. In the late Middle Ages it was an important and frequent event-for the nobility a gracious way to entertain guests, for the...


Singing Jeremiah: Music and Meaning in Holy Week

by Robert L. Kendrick

A defining moment in Catholic life in early modern Europe, Holy Week brought together the faithful to commemorate the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this study of ritual and music,...


The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock: New Edition

by Jan Reid & Scott Newton

Musical magic hit Austin, Texas, in the early 1970s. At now-legendary venues such as Threadgill's, Vulcan Gas Company, and the Armadillo World Headquarters, a host of country, rock-and-roll, blues, and folk...


We're the Light Crust Doughboys from Burrus Mill: An Oral History

by Jean A. Boyd

The Light Crust Doughboys are one of the most long-lived and musically versatile bands in America. Formed in the early 1930s under the sponsorship of Burrus Mill and Elevator Company of Fort Worth, Texas, with...


The Jazz of the Southwest: An Oral History of Western Swing

by Jean A. Boyd

They may wear cowboy hats and boots and sing about "faded love," but western swing musicians have always played jazz! From Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys to Asleep at the Wheel, western swing performers have...


All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music

by Michael Corcoran

From country and blues to rap and punk, Texas music is all over the map, figuratively and literally. Texas musicians have pioneered new musical genres, instruments, and playing styles, proving themselves to...


Great Contemporary Pianists Speak for Themselves

by Elyse Mach

Revealing interviews with Arrau, Brendel, de Larrocha, Gilels, Horowitz, Tureck, Watts, 18 other artists. Intimate look at the concert scene and the life of a concert pianist. Introduction by Sir George Solti....


Broadcasting the Blues: Black Blues in the Segregation Era: Black Blues in the Segregation Era

by Paul Oliver

Broadcasting the Blues: Black Blues in the Segregation Era is based on Paul Oliver's award-winning radio broadcasts from the BBC that were created over several decades. It traces the social history of the blues...


Starting Over: The Making of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy

by Ken Sharp

The murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980, sent shockwaves around the world. The most acclaimed singer/songwriter of his generation, first a Beatle and then a boundary-pushing solo artist, was senselessly...


Big Bang, Baby: Rock Trivia

by Richard Crouse

Big Bang, Baby will entertain and enlighten music fans and will challenge even the experienced rock trivia junkie.