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Music : History & Criticism - General


Elliott Carter - James Wierzbicki

This compact study provides a fresh perspective on one of the most significant American composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A leading voice of the American classical music tradition and a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize fo......

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18.00 USD
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Squeeze This!: A Cultural History Of The Accordion In America - Marion Jacobson

Squeeze This! is the first history of the piano accordion and the first study of the accordion as a uniquely American musical and cultural phenomenon. Ethnomusicologist and accordion enthusiast Marion Jacobson traces the changing idea of the acco......

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26.96 USD
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The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings And The American Experience - Stephen Wade

The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the extraordinarily rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942 in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta......

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22.46 USD
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Five Lives In Music: Women Performers, Composers, And Impresarios From The Baroque To The Present - Cecelia Hopkins Porter

Representing a historical cross-section of performance and training in Western music since the seventeenth century, Five Lives in Music brings to light the private and performance lives of five remarkable women musicians and composers. Elegantly g......

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The Theoretical-practical Elements Of Music, Parts Iii And Iv - Deborah Burton

A virtuoso violinist, conductor, composer, and a professor of mathematics and botany, Francesco Galeazzi (1758- 1819) firmly believed that musical education should be clear, demonstrable, and practical. In 1791 and 1796, he published the two volum......

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The Creative Process In Music From Mozart To Kurtag - William Kinderman

Great music arouses wonder: how did the composer create such an original work of art? What was the artist's inspiration, and how did that idea become a reality? Cultural products inevitably arise from a context, a submerged landscape that is often......

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The Accordion In The Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, And More!

An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable "one-man-orchestra" capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass all at once. Imported from Europe into the Amer......

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27.00 USD
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Music And The Skillful Listener: American Women Compose The Natural World - Denise Von Glahn

For Denise Von Glahn, listening is that special quality afforded women who have been fettered for generations by the maxim "be seen and not heard." In Skillful Listeners, Von Glahn explores the relationship between listening and musical compositio......

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37.99 USD
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Jelly Roll, Bix, And Hoagy, Revised And Expanded Edition: Gennett Records And The Rise Of America's Musical Grassroots - Rick Kennedy

In a piano factory tucked away in Richmond, Indiana, Gennett Records produced thousands of records featuring obscure musicians from hotel orchestras and backwoods fiddlers to the future icons of jazz, blues, country music, and rock 'n' roll. From ......

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21.99 USD
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Women In American Popular Music - S. Kay Hoke

Women in American Popular Music features composers, performers, patrons, musical contexts and an expanded view of women in music in America. This enlightening e-book short is a good source of programming ideas for performers and a handy resource f......

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2.99 USD
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All Hopped Up And Ready To Go: Music From The Streets Of New York 1927-77 - Tony Fletcher

A penetrating and entertaining exploration of New York's music scene from Cubop through folk, punk, and hip-hop.From Tony Fletcher, the acclaimed biographer of Keith Moon, comes an incisive history of New York's seminal music scenes and their vast......

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18.95 USD
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Delta Blues: The Life And Times Of The Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music - Ted Gioia

“The essential history of this distinctly American genre.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution In this “expertly researched, elegantly written, dispassionate yet thoughtful history” (Gary Giddins), award-winning author Ted G......

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Music In The Renaissance (western Music In Context: A Norton History) - Richard Freedman

Renaissance music in its cultural, social, and intellectual contexts. Richard Freedman's Music in the Renaissance shows how music and other forms of expression were adapted to changing tastes and ideals in Renaissance courts and churches. Giving d......

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28.00 USD
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Music In The Eighteenth Century (western Music In Context: A Norton History) - John A. Rice

Eighteenth Century Music in its cultural, social, and intellectual contexts. John Rice's Music in the Eighteenth Century takes the reader on an engrossing Grand Tour of Europe's musical centers, from Naples, to London, Berlin, Vienna, Prague, and ......

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Music In The Nineteenth Century (western Music In Context: A Norton History) - Walter Frisch

Nineteenth-century music in its cultural, social, and intellectual contexts. Music in the Nineteenth Century examines the period from the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to the advent of Modernism in the 1890s. Frisch traces a complex web of relationsh......

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Melodies Of The Mind: Connections Between Psychoanalysis And Music - Julie Jaffee Nagel

What can psychoanalysis learn from music? What can music learn from psychoanalysis? Can the analysis of music itself provide a primary source of psychological data? Drawing on Freud's concept of the oral road to the unconscious, Melodies of the M......

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37.95 USD
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Music In The Western: Notes From The Frontier

Music in the Western: Notes from the Frontier presents essays from both film studies scholars and musicologists on core issues in western film scores: their history, their generic conventions, their operation as part of a narrative system, their f......

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