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Alvin Lucier

A tribute to the work and influence of this groundbreaking composer
Miller-Keller, Andrea

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Always in Trouble

You never heard such sounds in your life
Weiss, Jason

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / String Instruments / Women's Biography

American Luthier

The female pioneer who revolutionized violin acoustics and built the first violin octet
Whitney, Quincy

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Music / Middle East Studies

Among the Jasmine Trees

The first ethnographic study of music-making in modern Syria
Shannon, Jonathan Holt

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Music / Essays / Art

Anarchy

A major American thinker of the 20th century muses on anarchism.
Cage, John

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Dance / Music / Gender Studies / Latin American Studies

Angora Matta
Bilingual Spanish-English ed.


Operatic, ethnographic thriller tests the boundaries between art and scholarship.
Savigliano, Marta Elena

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Ethnomusicology

Antiphonal Histories

A vivid ethnography and in-depth history of musical performance in North Sumatra
Byl, Julia

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Music / Cultural Studies

Any Sound You Can Imagine

Describes digital musical instruments, industries that supply and promote them, and the meanings they have for musicians.
Théberge, Paul

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Music / Arab Studies

The Arab Avant-Garde

The first in-depth study of diverse and radical innovation in Arab music
Burkhalter, Thomas, Kay Dickinson, and Benjamin J. Harbert, eds.

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Music / Film, TV, Visual Culture / Popular Culture

The Art of Film Music

An exploration of the powerful effect of music in films produced from the 1930s through the 1980s.
Burt, George

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Opera / British & European History / Biography

The Autumn of Italian Opera

The first full-length study of the last great era of Italian opera
Mallach, Alan

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Rock Music / Entertainment Law / Popular Culture

Baby You're a Rich Man

How Allen Klein, Morris Levy, and Nixon’s Justice Department battled to bring down the world’s greatest band
Soocher, Stan

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Music / Latin American & Caribbean Studies / Cultural Studies / Anthropology

Banda

The first in-depth study of banda, a Mexican and Mexican American musical practice.
Simonett, Helena

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Poetry / Music

The Bar of the Flattened Heart

With melancholy and wit, the poems of The Bar of the Flattened Heart remind us of the sheer wonderment of life
Keller, David

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Music / Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Between Nostalgia and Apocalypse

Chronicles the entanglement of traditional and experimental music in northeast Brazil
Sharp, Daniel B.

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Music / African-American Studies / Cultural Studies

Black Noise

A comprehensive look at the lyrics, music, cultures, themes, and styles of rap music.
Rose, Tricia

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Essays / Jazz

Black Pearls

A collection of essays by Sascha Feinstein.
Feinstein, Sascha

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Music / African-American Studies / Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Black Rhythms of Peru

How Afro-Peruvian music was forgotten and recreated in Peru.
Feldman, Heidi Carolyn

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Music / Nature

The Book of Music and Nature
2nd edition, includes audio web links


A provocative book explores the relationship of music and the natural world.
Rothenberg, David, and Marta Ulvaeus, eds.

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Music / Nature

The Book of Music and Nature
Includes audio supplement


A provocative book with audio explores the relationship of music and the natural world
Rothenberg, David, and Marta Ulvaeus, eds.

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Music / Popular Culture / Cultural Studies / American Studies

Born in the U.S.A.

A thinking person’s exploration of the cultural significance of Bruce Springsteen.
Cullen, Jim, Daniel Cavicchi, fwd.

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Music / Anthropology

Bright Balkan Morning
Audio CD.


A celebration of settled “Gypsies” and music-dance in Greek Macedonia with CD.
Blau, Dick, photos; Keil, Charles & Angeliki, text; Feld, Steven, soundscape

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Opera / Biography - Musicians & Composers

Can't Help Singing

The long-anticipated memoir of one of the greatest and most celebrated American singers of the twentieth century
Farrell, Eileen; Kellow, Brian

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Music / Literary Criticism - Spanish & Portuguese

Cape Verde

A collection of scholars from Cape Verde, Brazil, Portugal, the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain writing about Cape Verde
Leite, Ana Mafalda, ed.

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Music / Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Carriacou String Band Serenade

A Caribbean music festival as a window on social change
Miller, Rebecca S.

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Memoir / Opera

Challenges

A powerful pioneer in opera and music recounts her struggles and triumphs
Caldwell, Sarah with Rebecca Matlock

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Chambers

First edition of this experimental music classic is now available
Lucier, Alvin and Douglas Simon

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Classical Music / Blues / Jazz

The Christopher Small Reader

A rich representation of the transformative work of an influential scholar of music studies
Small, Christopher; ed. by Robert Walser

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Music / Cultural Studies / Latin American & Caribbean Studies

The City of Musical Memory

A social history of salsa in Colombia.
Waxer, Lise A.

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Music / Cultural Studies / Popular Culture

Club Cultures

A close look at the music and culture of dance clubs and the “rave” phenomenon..
Thornton, Sarah

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Music / Popular Culture

Coming to You Wherever You Are

A cross-cultural look at music television
Pegley, Kip

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Composers On Music

Sam Morgenstern's classic anthology, now thoroughly updated with new selections and commentary reflecting recent music scholarship
Fisk, Josiah, ed.; Nichols, Jeff, ed.

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Music / History

Connecticut’s Fife and Drum Tradition

The first full account of this beloved American music tradition
Clark, James

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Rock Music / Blues

Crossroads

The blues revival rescued the creators of America’s most influential music from dusty obscurity, put them onstage in front of a vast new audience, and created rock ’n’ roll
Milward, John

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Jewish Studies / Biography

The Darker Side of Genius

Richard Wagner’s anti-Semitism considered in the context of his time, place, and aspirations rather than in relation to his later appropriation by the Nazis.
Katz, Jacob.

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Education History / Music

Dartmouth Song Book

Zeller, Paul R.

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Rock Music

The Decibel Diaries

An insider’s tour of rock through 50 memorable concerts
Alan, Carter

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Music / Popular Culture / Sociology

Dissonant Identities

A fascinating analysis of the music scene in Austin, Texas.
Shank, Barry

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Music / Latin American & Caribbean Studies / Popular Culture

Dub

The first inside story of this Jamaican reggae style
Veal, Michael E.

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Music / Popular Culture / History

Echo and Reverb

The untold story of acoustic effects in popular music.
Doyle, Peter

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Eight Lectures on Experimental Music

Brilliant lectures by the most influential experimental music composers of our time
Lucier, Alvin, Ed.

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Music

Empire of Dirt

Inside the culture of an artistically influential music community
Fonarow, Wendy

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Music / Art

Empty Words

Writings through James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake, Norman O. Brown, and "The Future of Music."
Cage, John

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Philosophy / Literary Criticism - French / Music

Essay on the Origin of Languages and Writings Related to Music
Trans. from the French


Rousseau's major works, available for the first time in a uniform English edition, continue with a work that situates Rousseau's linguistic and musical theory within his larger philosophical system.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. John T. Scott, trans. and ed.

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Jazz / Music History & Criticism

Eurojazzland

The critical role of Europe in the music, personalities, and analysis of jazz
Cerchiari, Luca, Laurent Cugny, and Franz Kerschbaumer

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Music / Cultural Studies / ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

The Exotic In Western Music

A look at the ways western composers from Mozart to George Harrison have used exotic elements in their music
Bellman, Jonathan, ed.

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Music / Cultural Studies

False Prophet
Audio CD.


On the road with a punk rock band.
Taylor, Steven

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Composer/Musician / Music History & Criticism / Classical Music / Contemporary Music

The Farthest Place

The first critical anthology of an important and singular contemporary composer
Herzogenrath, Bernd, ed.

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Composer/Musician / World Beat / Black Studies (Global)

Fela
2nd edition.


An intimate portrait of the Afrobeat legend
Collins, John; foreword by Banning Eyre

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Memoir / Opera

55 Years In Five Acts

One of the world's greatest Wagnerian sopranos talks about an illustrious career that flourished for over five decades
Varnay, Astrid; Arthur, Donald

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Music / American History

From Psalm to Symphony

Examines for the first time New England's rich heritage of music making over a span of 350 years
Tawa, Nicholas E.

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Composer/Musician / New England History

George Whitefield Chadwick

The definitive biography of a major American composer and musical leader
Faucett, Bill F.

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Music / Cultural Studies / Popular Culture

Global Noise

International scholars explore the hip hop scenes of Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia.
Mitchell, Tony, ed.

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Music / Film, TV, Visual Culture

Global Soundtracks

The first volume focusing on film music as a worldwide phenomenon
Slobin, Mark, ed.

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Music

György Ligeti

Fuses biographical and musical analysis to provide a multi-layered portrait of one of the most influential and admired composers of the late twentieth century.
Steinitz, Richard

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Folk & Traditional Music / Music History & Criticism / Cultural Studies

Gypsy Music in European Culture

A history and typology of the impact of Gypsy music on Europe
Piotrowska, Anna G.

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Memoir / Biography - Musicians & Composers / Opera

Hans Hotter
Trans. from the German


An expanded and updated translation of the memoirs of the great German bass-baritone
Hotter, Hans; Donald Arthur, trans. and ed.; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Zubin Mehta, fwds.

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Music / Cultural Studies / Popular Culture / American Studies

Hard Travelin’

A celebration by friends, family, and scholars of the life and achievements of America's foremost folk singer.
Santelli, Robert, and Emily Davidson, eds

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Music / Cultural Studies / Anthropology

The Hidden Musicians

A classic ethnography reveals the worlds of amateur musicians. Back in print with a new preface.
Finnegan, Ruth

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Music / Cultural Studies / African-American Studies

The 'Hood Comes First

Examines the significance of the 'hood in rap and hip hop
Forman, Murray

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Folk & Traditional Music / Country & Bluegrass / Music History & Criticism

I Got a Song

The first book-length history of an essential American music festival
Massimo, Rick

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Cultural Studies / Music / Folklore

Identity and Everyday Life

A critical examination of core issues in social and cultural theory.
Berger, Harris M.; Del Negro, Giovanna P.

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Jewish Studies / Cultural Studies / Music / Theater & Performing Arts

In Search of American Jewish Culture

A leading cultural historian explores the complex interactions of Jewish and American cultures.
Whitfield, Stephen J.

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Poetry / Folk & Traditional Music / Arctic Studies

Inuit Poems and Songs

Having devoted his life to study of the Eskimos, their language, spiritual life and religion, Thalbitzer found in their values his own mission to search for and preserve theirs
Thalbitzer, William

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Jazz / Music History & Criticism / Social History

Jazz and Culture in a Global Age

Explores the past, present, and future of jazz in a global context
Nicholson, Stuart

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Music / African-American Studies / Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Jazz Consciousness

Grounded essays on jazz as a unifying and transcendent force.
Austerlitz, Paul

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Memoir / Opera

Jon Vickers

The first biography of a legendary tenor
Williams, Jeannie; Nilsson, Birgit, foreword

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True Crime

Killer Show

The definitive book on The Station nightclub fire on the 10th anniversary of the disaster
Barylick, John

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Jazz / African-American Studies / Feminism & Feminist Theory

The Kind of Man I Am

An exploration of masculinity in jazz culture and the work of Charles Mingus Jr.
Rustin-Paschal, Nichole

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Memoir / Biography - Musicians & Composers / Opera / Women's Studies

La Nilsson
Trans. from the Swedish


The long-awaited English translation of the autobiography of opera legend Birgit Nilsson
Nilsson, Birgit and Popper, Doris Jung and Solti, Georg and Tuller, Peggy

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Music / Ethnomusicology / World Beat

Lineage of Loss

Explores the forgotten voices and visions of a North Indian musical tradition
Katz, Max

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Music / American History - 19th Century

Listening and Longing

An intriguing look at music listening in nineteenth-century America
Cavicchi, Daniel

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Music / Cultural Studies / Latin American & Caribbean Studies / Anthropology

Listening to Salsa

Portrays the complex politics of gender, sex, class, and race in Puerto Rican salsa music.
Aparicio, Frances R.

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Music / Asian-American Studies

Locating East Asia in Western Art Music

How does a piece of music embody the sound of a different culture?
Everett, Yayoi Uno and Frederick Lau, eds.

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Opera / Music

Lotfi Mansouri

A lively and engaging memoir of one of opera’s driving forces
Mansouri, Lotfi with Donald Arthur

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Music / Essays / Art

M

Mainly mesostics inspired by music, mushrooms, Marcel Duchamp, Merce Cunningham, Marshall McCluhan, etc. and includes "Mureau"-composed from the writings of Henry David Thoreau.
Cage, John

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Composer/Musician / Classical Music

Mad Music

The life and times of the famed modernist composer
Budiansky, Stephen

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Rock Music / Music / Southern US History

Magic City Nights

An oral history of rock’n’roll music and culture in Birmingham, Alabama
Millard, Andre

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Music / Popular Culture / Cultural Studies

Making Beats

First book on hip-hop sampling as a musical process, now with a new foreword and afterword
Schloss, Joseph G.; foreword by Jeff Chang

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Biography / Women's Studies / Labor Studies

Making Time

This first biography of the nurturing mom made famous in the popular book and film Cheaper by the Dozen, who met the challenges of combining marriage and motherhood with a high-profile career.
Lancaster, Jane

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Biography - Musicians & Composers

Malevolent Muse

The fascinating life and times of the one and only Alma Mahler
Hilmes, Oliver

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Music / Cultural Studies

Manufacturing the Muse
Audio CD.


How a 19th century instrument helped to shape New World culture.
Waring, Dennis G.

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Composer/Musician

Memoirs and Reflections

The life of a musical prodigy
Kissin, Evgeny

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Music / Cultural Studies / Philosophy

Metal, Rock, and Jazz

A lively comparison of musical meaning in Ohio's Jazz, metal, and hard rock scene.
Berger, Harris M.

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Opera / Biography - Musicians & Composers / Music

Montserrat Caballe

The first full-length authorized biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest operatic sopranos
Pullen, Robert; Taylor, Stephen

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Music / African-American Studies / Biography - Musicians & Composers

Monument Eternal

Long-awaited biography of an African American avant-garde composer
Berkman, Franya J.

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Music 109

An engaging inside view of experimental music
Lucier, Alvin. Foreword by Robert Ashley.

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Music / Film, TV, Visual Culture

Music and Cinema

A wide-ranging look at the role of music in film.
Buhler, James, Caryl Flinn, and David Neumeyer,eds.

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Music / Media Studies / Social Theory

Music and Cyberliberties

An activist’s guide for musicians and fans opposed to the major label lockdown of online music
Burkart, Patrick

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Music / Cultural Studies

Music and Technoculture

Explores the rich relationship between technology, music and culture.
Lysloff, René T. A. and Leslie C. Gay, Jr., eds. Afterword by Andrew Ross.

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Music

Music at Wesleyan

A vividly illustrated, richly anecdotal account of over 150 years of music at Wesleyan University
Slobin, Mark

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Music / Reference & Bibliography / Books on Books

Music History from Primary Sources

An amply-illustrated book on the Moldenhauer Archives, spanning the history of Western classical music, with essays by noted experts.
Newsom, Jon, and Alfred Mann, eds. The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial

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Music / African-American Studies

Music of the Common Tongue

“A magnificent book about Afro-American music and its impact on western culture. ”—Race and Class
Small, Christopher

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Music

Music, Politics, and Violence

An in-depth consideration of the relationship between music and violence
Fast, Susan, and Kip Pegley, Eds.

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Music / Cultural Studies

Music, Society, Education

A groundbreaking work expanding our view of music beyond the Western classical tradition.
Small, Christopher. Robert Walser, new fwd.

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Music / Biography - Musicians & Composers / Art

MUSICAGE

The entire range of John Cage's work and thought, explored in three wide-ranging dialogues, which constitute his last unified statement on his art.
Cage, John, in Conversation with Joan Retallack.

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Musical Childhoods and the Cultures of Youth

Essays explore music’s roles in the lives of children
Boynton, Susan; Kok, Roe-Min

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Theater & Performing Arts / Music / Ancient History

Musical Design in Sophoclean Theater

A new way to interpret the musical design underlying the music and choreography of Sophoclean theater.
Scott, William C.

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Music / Cultural Studies

Musicking

Acclaimed scholar rethinks the nature and meaning of music.
Small, Christopher

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Music

Musicking Bodies

Investigates the life of the body in Indian vocal music
Rahaim, Matthew

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Music / Cultural Studies / Sociology

My Music

A first-hand exploration of the diverse roles music plays in people's lives.
Crafts, Susan D., Daniel Cavicchi, Charles Keil, and the Music in Daily Life Project

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Ethnomusicology / Iraq War (2003-2011) / Afghan War (2001-)

My Music, My War

Music in the everyday lives of U.S. troops and combat veterans
Gilman, Lisa

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Music / Education

On Playing the Flute
2nd edition.


Originally published in 1752, this is a new paperback edition of the classic treatise on 18th-century musical thought, performance practice, and style
Quantz, Johann Joachim; Reilly, Edward R.

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Music / Cultural Studies

The Other Side of Nowhere

Scholars, composers and performers write about the art of jazz improvisation.
Fischlin, Daniel, ed.; Heble, Ajay, ed.; Monson, Ingrid, intro.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Popular Culture / Musicals

Our Musicals, Ourselves

The first comprehensive social history of the American musical theater
Jones, John Bush

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Music / Jewish Studies

Papa, Play for Me

The heartwarming autobiography of a vintage Jewish comedian, with a new introduction highlighting his relevance to contemporary culture and cultural studies.
Katz, Mickey. Joel Grey, fwd.; Josh Kun, introd.

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Music / African-American Studies

Phat Beats, Dope Rhymes

How Aussies came to belong to the hip-hop nation.
Maxwell, Ian

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Music / Arctic Studies / Ecology & Environmental Studies

The Place Where You Go to Listen

A personal journey into the music of the Arctic
Adams, John Luther

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Music

Planet Beethoven

Exploring the complexities and significance of classical music today
Yang, Mina

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Music / Cultural Studies

Popular Music in Theory

A lively contribution to the debates that are central to popular music studies.
Negus, Keith

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Music / African-American Studies

Presence and Pleasure

What does it mean to be in the groove?
Danielsen, Anne

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Country & Bluegrass

Producing Country

Legendary producers describe the making of country music’s great recordings
Jarrett, Michael

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Music

Puccini

This masterful biography provides the most authentic and revealing portrait to date of this major operatic composer
Phillips-Matz, Mary Jane; Weaver, William, foreword

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Ethnomusicology / Music History & Criticism

Punk Ethnography

A critical companion to the radical DIY record label that challenges the conventions of ethnography, representation, and the category of “world music”
Veal, Michael E., & E. Tammy Kim, Editors

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Political Ideologies / Radicalism / Music / Violence in Society

Radicalism and Music

A comparative study of the music cultures of four radical groups
Pieslak, Jonathan

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Radio History & Criticism / Rock Music

Radio Free Boston

The definitive story of the pioneering rock radio station that galvanized a city and a generation
Alan, Carter with a Foreword by Steven Tyler

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Music / African Studies / Cultural Studies / Anthropology

Recollecting from the Past

Studies interconnections between sound production, spirit possession, colonialism and ceremonial remembering in Madagascar.
Emoff, Ron

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Music / Jazz

Reel History

Striking visual account of jazz in the 1960s and 1970s
Farina, Stephen

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Music / Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Rhythms of Resistance

The first definitive history of the full range of African contributions to Brazilian music.
Fryer, Peter

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Musicals / Theater & Performing Arts / American History

The Rise and Fall of the Broadway Musical

A highly original, incisive, and spirited examination of the rise, heyday, and decline of American musical theatre
Grant, Mark N.

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Music / Cultural Studies / Popular Culture

Running with the Devil

A comprehensive musical, social, and cultural analysis of heavy metal music, with a new foreword and afterword
Walser, Robert; foreword by Harris M. Berger

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Music / Classical

Schumann
Revised & exapanded ed.


New and Expanded Edition with a Foreword by Kurt Masur
Ostwald, Peter and Lise Deschamps Ostwald

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Jewish Studies / Jewish Religious Music / Biography - Musicians & Composers

A Season of Singing

Describes the development of feminist Jewish songwriting in the United States and analyzes key composers and their songs
Ross, Sarah M.

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Music / Irish Studies / History - 20th Century

See You at the Hall

An engaging look at Boston’s golden era of Irish traditional music
Gedutis, Susan

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Literary Collections / Composer/Musician

The Selected Letters of John Cage

Letters of an avant-garde icon available to the public for the first time
Cage, John. Edited by Laura Kuhn.

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Music / Dance / Asian Studies

Sensational Knowledge
Includes DVD.


A compelling ethnography of traditional dance and bodily knowledge
Hahn, Tomie

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Music / Dance / Asian Studies

Sensational Knowledge

A compelling ethnography of traditional dance and bodily knowledge
Hahn, Tomie

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Classical Music

Sergei Prokofiev

A richly detailed portrait of a man whose complex character, like his music, combined the traditional and the contemporary in odd and unexpected ways
Robinson, Harlow

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Music / Popular Culture / History

Setting the Record Straight
Audio CD.


The words surrounding music influence how we listen to it.
Symes, Colin

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Music / Cultural Studies / Sociology / American Studies

The Seventh Stream

A cultural and social study of the origins and evolution of “rocknroll”.
Ennis, Philip H.

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Theater & Performing Arts / Musicals

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and Musicals

An endlessly entertaining and informative look at how musicals have both reflected and adapted to America’s changing mores
Miller, Scott

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Music / Shakers

A Shaker Musical Legacy

A unique collection of Shaker songs and dances that keeps alive this important musical heritage
Opdahl, Robert; Opdahl, Viola

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Linguistics / Music / World Music

The Shapes of Our Singing

A guide to verse forms and metres from around the world by Robin Skelton.
Skelton, Robin

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Music / Literary Criticism / Art

Silence

Silence, A Year from Monday, M, Empty Words and X (in this order) form the five parts of a series of books in which Cage tries, as he says, "to find a way of writing which comes from ideas, is not about them, but which produces them." Often these writings include mesostics and essays created by subjecting the work of other writers to chance procedures using the I Ching (what Cage called "writing through").
Cage, John

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Music / Literary Criticism / Art

Silence

Special edition of the book that revolutionized our understanding of how we make and experience art
Cage, John and Kyle Gann, fwd.

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Composer/Musician / Literary Criticism - American / American Studies

Silencing the Sounded Self

Understanding John Cage in America’s experimental continuum
Shultis, Christopher

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Music / Opera

Singing Archaeology

Illuminates the aesthetics of a major American composer.
Richardson, John

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Music / Cultural Studies / British & European History

Singing Our Way to Victory

A penetrating cross-disciplinary study of the cultural constructions of singing.
Sweeney, Regina M.

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Music / Ethnic Studies / Dance

Solkattu Manual
Includes links for online video.


The first hands-on introduction to South Indian spoken rhythm
Nelson, David P.

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Music / Media Studies / Women's Studies

Some Liked It Hot

Investigates the changing representations of jazz women in American culture
McGee, Kristin A.

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Music / Popular Culture / Anthropology

Songs, Dreamings, and Ghosts
2nd edition paperback


A mesmerizing journey into the musical world of Australia’s Aboriginal people.
Marett, Allan

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Music / Cultural Studies

The Sounds of Place

Looks at the ways in which America’s places, from the natural wonders of Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon to the urban landscape of New York City, have inspired American composers from the nation's beginnings to the present
Von Glahn, Denise

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Music / Theater & Performing Arts / Folklore / Performance Studies

Stance

How we find and make meaning through music and performance
Berger, Harris M.

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Music / Cultural Studies

Subcultural Sounds

A fascinating study of subcultural musics and their cultural identities.
Slobin, Mark

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Music / Classical

Sviatoslav Richter

The first biography of the noted Soviet pianist Sviatoslav Richter
Rasmussen, Karl Aage

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Theater & Performing Arts / Design / Opera

Svoboda: Wagner

Burian, Jarka

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Music / Cultural Studies

Symphonic Metamorphoses

An intimate investigation of Mahler’s distinctive voice.
Knapp, Raymond

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Music / History / Latin American Studies

The Teatro Solís

The first comprehensive history of the oldest major opera house in the Americas.
Salgado, Susana. Foreword by E. Thomas Glasow, preface by Julio Marìa Sanguinetti

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Poetry / Jazz

Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker
Includes audio supplement


A collaborative tribute of words and music reflecting the tension and beauty of jazz, including the Australian Broadcasting Corporation audio recording with music by Sandy Evans
Komunyakaa, Yusef

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Poetry / Jazz

Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker
Does not include any audio supplement


A collaborative tribute of words and music reflecting the tension and beauty of jazz
Komunyakaa, Yusef

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Music / Music - Philosophy

Theorizing Sound Writing

An eclectic and experimental exploration of sound from the vantage point of writing
Kapchan, Deborah, Ed.

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Music / African-American Studies

A Thousand Honey Creeks Later

The rise of jazz and Motown seen through the eyes of a premier African American performer.
Love, Preston. Johnny Otis, pref.; George Lipsitz, introd.

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Folk Dance / Social History / Dance Music

A Time to Dance

A well thought-out, carefully put together volume on an important part of Americana
Nevell, Richard

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Music / African Studies

Traveling Spirit Masters

The sacred and musical phenomenon of trance
Kapchan, Deborah

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Music / Middle East Studies / Media Studies

Umm Kulthum

How an extraordinary woman shaped her career and legacy through war
Lohman, Laura

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Music / African-American Studies

Upside Your Head!

An intriguing memoir by the legendary bandleader.
Otis, Johnny. George Lipsitz, introd.

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Music

Voices in Bali
Audio CD.


A polyphonic study of Balinese aesthetics that broadens an intercultural understanding of performance.
Herbst, Edward; Judith Becker, fwd.; René T. A. Lysloff, afterward.

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Rock Music / Music History & Criticism / Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts

Why the Grateful Dead Matter

What a long, strange trip it’s been
Benson, Michael

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Music / Nature / Arctic Studies

Winter Music
Audio CD.


Eminent composer discusses music, culture, and the environment.
Adams, John Luther. Gann, Kyle, fwd.

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Music / Cultural Studies

Wired for Sound

Ethnographically-grounded studies of technology in global music.
Greene, Paul D., and Porcello, Thomas, eds. Greene, Paul D. and Porcello, Thomas, contribs.

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Music / Women's Studies

Women In Music

This classic anthology combines source readings with interpretive essays and personal portraits to illuminate the rich yet neglected history of women in music
Neuls-Bates, Carol, ed.

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Music / Women's Studies / 18th Century Studies

Women's Voices Across Musical Worlds

This eclectic collection of original essays explores women’s musical activities and expressions from the twelfth century to the present
Bernstein, Jane A.

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Reggae Music / Folk & Traditional Music / Biography - Musicians & Composers

Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heart

Celebrating the legendary studio musicians of Jamaican popular music through personal photographs and interviews

Bilby, Kenneth

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Music / Literary Criticism / Art

X

One of a series of experimental texts in which Cage tries “to find a way of writing which comes from ideas, is not about them, but which produces them,” he attempts in X to create looser structures in both life and art, to free “my writing from my intentions.”
Cage, John

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Biography - Musicians & Composers / Jazz

Yardbird Suite

Newly revised, this musical, discographical, and biographical analysis examines the evolution of Parker's innovative music
Koch, Lawrence O.

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Music / Essays / Art

A Year from Monday

Includes lectures, essays, diaries and other writings, including "How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)" and "Juilliard Lecture."
Cage, John

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Biography / Music

Yip Harburg

A new interview-based biography of The Wizard of Oz lyricist

Alonso, Harriet Hyman

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Music / African-American Studies / Gay Studies

“You Better Work!”

The first in-depth study of underground dance music.
Fikentscher, Kai



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