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Feedback

by Casey Harison

In Feedback: The Who and Their Generation, historian Casey Harison offers a cultural and social history of one of the most successful bands of the 1960s British Invasion. In this historically sensitive account...


The Clash

by Sean Egan

When considered in a broader social context, The Clash stand as one of the most important musical acts in rock history. Original punks who transcended the music’s minimalist origins, The Clash lived and breathed...


Re-creating Paul Bowles, the Other, and the Imagination

by Raj Chandarlapaty

As we withdraw farther from American canonical literature and poetry and move closer to a re-appraisal of literature’s impact upon the arts through media, we may easily find a match for greater humanism and...


The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!

by Matthew Smith-Lahrman

In The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!, Matthew Smith-Lahrman interprets the words of Curt Kirkwood, founding member and songwriter of the Meat Puppets, a pioneering...


Lit Up Inside

by Van Morrison, Ian Rankin, David Meltzer & Eamonn Hughes

Van Morrison is one of a handful of truly iconic twentieth century artists. Along with Bob Dylan, he was one of the first contemporary lyricists to infuse a serious poetic sensibility into popular music. A colossal...


Experiencing Leonard Bernstein

by Kenneth LaFave

In Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener’s Companion, Kenneth LaFave guides reader past Bernstein’s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato’s...


The Black Horn

by Robert Lee Watt

The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt tells the story of the first African American French hornist hired by a major symphony in these United States. Today, the number of African...


Experiencing Led Zeppelin

by Gregg Akkerman

It’s possible that no other band has had as great an influence on rock music as Led Zeppelin. Experiencing Led Zeppelin: A Listener's Companion is a guided listening experience of the recorded music of Led...


Paul Simon

by Cornel Bonca

Paul Simon: An American Tune is the first full-scale survey of the career of one of the most honored musicians and songwriters in American history. Starting out as a teeny-bopper rocker in the late 1950s, Paul...


Experiencing Rush

by Durrell Bowman

In Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush’s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis...


Bach's Testament

by Zoltán Göncz

Written late in his life, J. S. Bach’s The Art of Fugue has long been admired—in some quarters revered—as one of his masterworks. Its last movement, Contrapunctus 14, went unfinished, and the enigma of...


Jazz Child

by Ellen Johnson

Jazz Child: A Portrait of Sheila Jordan is the approved complete biography revealing the fascinating life of the first female jazz vocalist to record on the prestigious Blue Note record label. In the story of...


Carl Maria von Weber

by Joseph E. Morgan

Despite its enormous popularity throughout the nineteenth century, Weber’s swan song, Oberon, has remained separate from the mainstream thrust of our modern understanding of German Romantic opera. In Carl...


Franz Liszt, His Circle, and His Elusive Oratorio

by Xavier Jon Puslowski

Many scholars, concert pianists, and classical music fans deem Franz Liszt the preeminent pianist of the nineteenth century. In Franz Liszt, His Circle, and His Elusive Oratorio, Xavier Puslowski engages in...


Camerata

by Arthur Wenk

Camerata: A Guide to Organizing and Directing Small Choruses distinguishes itself from all other works on choral conducting by starting at the very beginning—the conception and purpose of an ensemble—and...


Counting Down Bruce Springsteen

by Jim Beviglia

For 40 years, Bruce Springsteen has held center stage as the quintessential American rock and roll artist, expressing the hopes and dreams of the American everyman and every woman through his vast array of insightful...


Choral Masterpieces

by Nicholas Tarling

In Choral Masterpieces: Major and Minor, historian Nicholas Tarling surveys the landscape of choral works, some standard masterpieces that are commonly performed by choruses around the world, others deserving...


Nikolay Myaskovsky

by Gregor Tassie

Gregor Tassie describes Nikolay Myaskovsky as “one of the great enigmas of 20th-century Russian music.” Between the two world wars, the symphonies of Myaskovsky enjoyed great popularity and were performed...


The Band

by Craig Harris

At a time when Acid Rock and Heavy Metal dominated popular music, The Band rebelled against the rebellion with a masterful mix of tight ensemble arrangements, great vocals, highly literate lyricism, and a respect...


Max Steiner

by Peter Wegele

Max Steiner is one of the greatest—not to mention most prolific—composers of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The winner of three Academy Awards, Steiner’s credits include King Kong, The Informer, Gone with...