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Mad Loves: Women and Music in Offenbach's "Les Contes d'Hoffmann"

by Heather Hadlock Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
06/2016
ISBN:
9780691170855
Format:
Pb+ 176 pages

In a lively exploration of Jacques Offenbach's final masterpiece, Heather Hadlock shows how Les Contes d'Hoffmann summed up not...

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Kwaito's Promise: Music and the Aesthetics of Freedom in South Africa

by Gavin Steingo University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9780226362540
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

In mid-1990s South Africa, apartheid ended, Nelson Mandela was elected president, and the country's urban black youth developed...

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Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa

by Jonathan Glasser University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
02/2016
ISBN:
9780226327235
Format:
Pb+ 352 pages

For more than a century, urban North Africans have sought to protect and revive Andalusi music, a prestigious Arabic-language...

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Haydn's Sunrise, Beethoven's Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism

by Deirdre Loughridge University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9780226337098
Format:
Hbk 328 pages

The years between roughly 1760 and 1810, a period stretching from the rise of Joseph Haydn's career to the height of Ludwig van...

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Players work time: A social history of the British Musicians Union

by Martin Cloonan and John Williamson Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9781784991326
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

This is about musicians' working lives in Britain from the late Victorian era to the present day. Using the Musicians' Union as...

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Screening songs in Hispanic and Lusophone cinema

by Lisa Shaw and Rob Stone Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
05/2016
ISBN:
9781784993474
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

In this volume, eighteen experts from a variety of academic backgrounds explore the use of songs in films from the Spanish- and...

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Rhythmic Gesture in Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni

by Wye Allanbrook University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
04/2016
ISBN:
9780226014043
Format:
Pbk 408 pages

Wye Jamison Allanbrook's widely influential Rhythmic Gesture in Mozart challenges the view that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music...

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Expressive Moment: How Interaction (with Music) Shapes Human Empowerment

by Marc Leman The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9780262034937
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

The expressive moment is that point in time when we grasp a situation and respond quickly, even before we are aware of it. In...

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Women Musicians of Uzbekistan: From Courtyard to Conservatory

by Tanya Merchant University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
07/2015
ISBN:
9780252081064
Format:
Pb+ 224 pages

Fascinated by women's distinct influence on Uzbekistan's music, Tanya Merchant ventures into Tashkent's post-Soviet music scene...

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Cape Verde, Let's Go: Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal

by Derek Pardue University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
11/2015
ISBN:
9780252081170
Format:
Pb+ 208 pages

Musicians rapping in kriolu--a hybrid of Portuguese and West African languages spoken in Cape Verde--have recently emerged from...

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Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures

by L H Stallings University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
08/2015
ISBN:
9780252081101
Format:
Pb+ 296 pages

Funk. It is multisensory and multidimensional philosophy used in conjunction with the erotic, eroticism, and black erotica. It...

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Orlando di Lasso's Imitation Magnificats for Counter-Reformation Munich

by David Crook Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2016
ISBN:
9780691630939
Format:
Hbk 312 pages

After the Mass Ordinary, the Magnificat was the liturgical text most frequently set by Renaissance composers, and Orlando di Lasso's...

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Keys to Play: Music as a Ludic Medium from Apollo to Nintendo

by Roger Moseley University of California Press
Pub Date:
08/2016
ISBN:
9780520291249
Format:
Pbk 468 pages

How do keyboards make music playable? Drawing on theories of media, systems, and cultural techniques, Keys to Play spans Greek...

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Time and memory in reggae music: The politics of hope

by Sarah Daynes Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
02/2016
ISBN:
9781784992804
Format:
Pbk 310 pages

On the basis of a body of reggae songs from the 1970s and late 1990s, this book offers a sociological analysis of memory, hope...

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Feminist Ethnomusicology: Writings on Music and Gender

by Ellen Koskoff University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
05/2014
ISBN:
9780252080074
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

One of the pioneers of gender studies in music, Ellen Koskoff edited the foundational text Women and Music in Cross Cultural Perspective,...

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