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Music : History & Criticism - General


The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story Of Samuel Barber's Adagio For Strings - Thomas Larson

An exploration of the cultural impact of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, the Pieta´ of music, and its enigmatic composer. "Whenever the American dream suffers a catastrophic setback, Barber’s Adagio plays on the radio.”&......

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Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, And Regional Traditions In The United States - Kip Lornell

Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Regional & Vernacular Traditions in the United States reflects the fascinating diversity of regional and grassroots music in the United States. The book covers the diverse strains of American folk music--Lati......

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Revolver: How The Beatles Re-imagined Rock 'n' Roll - Robert Rodriguez

(Book). Acquired wisdom has always put Sgt. Pepper at the head of the class, but it was Revolver that truly signaled The Beatles' sea change from a functional band to a studio-based ensemble. These changes began before Rubber Soul but came t......

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If You Like The Beatles...: Here Are Over 200 Bands, Films, Records And Other Oddities That You Will Love - Bruce Pollock

(Book). The Beatles came up in the rock and-and-roll era, when Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley defined cool. Their early shows were big beat bacchanals, the Brit interpretation of that crazy American sound. But it wasn't long before......

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The Art Of Nick Cave

Known for his work as a performer and songwriter with The Birthday Party, the Bad seeds and Grinderman, Australian artist Nick Cave has also pursued a variety of other projects including writing and acting. Covering the full range of Cave's creati......

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Best Seat In The House: Drumming In The '70s With Marriott, Frampton, And Humble Pie - Jerry Shirley

(Book). Here is a hard rock memoir essentially an authorized bio on the endearing British rock band Humble Pie as told from the drum throne and backstage hallways during the emerging days of the Seventies classic rock era. In 1969, Jerry Shirl......

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Adge - King Of The Wurzels - John Hudson

ADGE CUTLER died on his way home from a gig in 1974, at a time when a major TV breakthrough was within his grasp but before his group the Wurzels reached the top of the charts. In 2012 the Wurzels continue to pack venues all over the West Country ......

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Nobody Knows Where The Blues Come From

Musicians and music scholars rightly focus on the sounds of the blues and the colorful life stories of blues performers. Equally important and, until now, inadequately studied are the lyrics. The international contributors to Nobody Knows Where th......

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Boring Formless Nonsense: Experimental Music And The Aesthetics Of Failure - Eldritch Priest

Boring Formless Nonsense intervenes in an aesthetics of failure that has largely been delimited by the visual arts and its avant-garde legacies. It focuses on contemporary experimental composition in which failure rubs shoulders with the categorie......

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Southern Soul-blues - David Whiteis

Earthy and exuberant music with deep Southern roots Author: Whiteis, David Publisher: University of Illinois Press Illustration: N Language: ENG Title: Southern Soul-Blues Pages: 00344 (Encrypted EPUB) / 00344 (Encrypted PDF) On Sale: 2013-03-12 ......

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Charles Ives In The Mirror: American Histories Of An Iconic Composer - David C. Paul

A unique reception history charting the composer's hard-fought rise to preeminence Author: Paul, David C. Publisher: University of Illinois Press Illustration: N Language: ENG Title: Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Com......

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West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives On An American Musical - Elizabeth A. Wells

West Side Story: Cultural Perspectives on an American Musical presents a major scholarly study of the famous American musical West Side Story, viewing the work from cultural, historical, and musical perspectives. From the "mambo craze" of the 1950......

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