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Ferruccio Busoni and His Legacy

by Erinn E. Knyt

<p>Many students of renowned composer, conductor, and teacher Ferruccio Busoni had illustrious careers of their own, yet the extent to which their mentor’s influence helped shape their success was largely unexplored until now. Through rich ...

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Field Recordings from the Inside

Essays

by Joe Bonomo

<p>Using as its epigraph and unifying principle Luc Sante’s notion that “Every human being is an archeological site,” <em>Field Recordings from the Inside</em> provides a deep and personal examination at the impact of music on our lives. Bonomo ...

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Figures of the Imagination

Fiction and Song in Britain, 1790–1850

by Roger Hansford

<p>This new study of the intersection of romance novels with vocal music records a society on the cusp of modernisation, with a printing industry emerging to serve people’s growing appetites for entertainment amidst their changing views of ...

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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. While nobody questions where the ...

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Florida Soul

From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band

by John Capouya

<p>&quot;The story of a state long denied its place in soul capitals. Capouya tells quite a tale, taking us from the legends RC to KC; from Jackie Moore to Sam Moore; to many more. &quot;--Jeffrey M. Lemlich, author of <em>Savage Lost: Florida ...

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Flyboy 2

The Greg Tate Reader

by Greg Tate

<p>Since launching his career at the <em>Village Voice</em> in the early 1980s Greg Tate has been one of the premiere critical voices on contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and politics. <em>Flyboy 2</em> provides a panoramic view ...

ISBN: 9780822373995

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Following the Elephant

Ethnomusicologists Contemplate Their Discipline

by Bruno Nettl

<p>In <em>Following the Elephant</em>, Bruno Nettl edits articles drawn from fifty years of the pioneering journal Ethnomusicology. The roster of acclaimed scholars hail from across generations, using other works in the collection as launching ...

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Four Last Songs

Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

by Linda Hutcheon & Michael Hutcheon

<p>Aging and creativity can seem a particularly fraught relationship for artists, who often face age-related difficulties as their audience’s expectations are at a peak. In <em>Four Last Songs</em>, Linda and Michael Hutcheon explore this issue ...

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Four Parts, No Waiting

A Social History of American Barbershop Quartet

by Gage Averill

<p><em>Four Parts, No Waiting</em> investigates the role that vernacular, barbershop-style close harmony has played in American musical history, in American life, and in the American imagination. Starting with a discussion of the first craze for

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Francis Poulenc: Articles and Interviews

Notes from the Heart

by Nicolas Southon & Roger Nichols

<p>’He plays the piano well,’ wrote the society hostess Mme de Saint-Marceaux in her diary on 18 March 1927. ’His compositions are not devoid of talent but he’s not a genius, and I’m afraid he thinks he is.’ Intelligent though the lady was, she ...

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Frédéric Chopin: The Etudes

History, Performance, Interpretation

by Jan Marisse Huizing

The Chopin Etudes are without doubt one of the highlights of piano literature - they are essential in achieving a masterful technique and full of musical ideas. The present e-book edition illustrates the etudes in a historical context, based on ...

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French Baroque Opera: A Reader

Revised Edition

by Caroline Wood & Graham Sadler

<p>From the outset, French opera generated an enormous diversity of literature, familiarity with which greatly enhances our understanding of this unique art form. Yet relatively little of that literature is available in English, despite an ...

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From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

by Seth Brodsky

<p>What happened to musical modernism? When did it end? <em>Did</em> it end? In this unorthodox Lacanian account of European New Music, Seth Brodsky focuses on the unlikely year 1989, when New Music hardly takes center stage. Instead one finds ...

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From Kitchen to Carnegie Hall

Ethel Stark and the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra

by Maria Noriega Rachwal

<p>In the 1940s it was unheard of for women to be members of a professional orchestra, let alone play “masculine” instruments like the bass or trombone. Yet despite these formidable challenges, the Montreal Women’s Symphony Orchestra (MWSO) ...

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From Paris to Peoria

How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

by R. Allen Lott

<p>It's difficult to imagine Franz Liszt performing in Peoria, but his contemporary and foremost rival, Sigismund Thalberg, did just that. During the mid-nineteenth century, Americans in more than a hundred cities--from Portland, Maine to ...

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From the Erotic to the Demonic

On Critical Musicology

by Derek B. Scott

<p><em>From the Erotic to the Demonic</em> demonstrates how different musical styles construct ideas of class, sexuality, and ethnic identity. This book will serve as a model for musicologists who want to take a postmodern approach to their ...

ISBN: 9780190288174

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From Vocal Poetry to Song

Towards a Theory of Song Objects

by Jean Nicolas De Surmont

<p>Although the song is often the subject of monographs, one of its forms remains insufficiently researched: the vocalized song, communicated to the spectator through performance. The study of the song takes one back to the study of vocal ...

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Fruits of the Cross

Passiontide Music Theater in Habsburg Vienna

by Robert L. Kendrick

<p>In this first detailed study of seventeenth-century <em>sepolcri</em>*—*sacred operas written for court performance on Holy Thursday and Good Friday—Robert L. Kendrick delves into the political and artistic world of Habsburg Vienna, in which ...

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Gainesville Punk

A History of Bands & Music

by Matt Walker

<p>Known for The Fest, Less Than Jake and Hot Water Music, Gainesville became a creative hub in the 1980s and '90s for many of punk rock's greats. Whether playing at the Hardback or wild house parties, earnest acts like Against Me!, Spoke and ...

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Gaspar Cassadó

Cellist, Composer and Transcriber

by Gabrielle Kaufman

<p>Barcelonian Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966) was one of the greatest cello virtuosi of the twentieth century and a notable composer and arranger, leaving a vast and heterogeneous legacy. In this book, Gabrielle Kaufman provides the first ...

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