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Banjo: America's African Instrument

by Laurent Dubois Belknap Press
Pub Date:
03/2016
ISBN:
9780674047846
Format:
Hbk 384 pages

The banjo has been called by many names over its history, but they all refer to the same sound—strings humming over skin—that...

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Liszt's Chopin (A New Edition)

by Meirion Hughes Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
10/2010
ISBN:
9780719083518
Format:
Hbk 168 pages

Passionate and pioneering, Liszt’s biography of Chopin flaunts its author’s celebrity while straddling the divide between the...

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Chopin and His World

by Jonathan Bellman and Halina Goldberg Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2017
ISBN:
9780691177762
Format:
Pb+ 384 pages

Fryderyk Chopin (1810–49), the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist of virtually universal...

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Political Orchestra: The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics during the Third Reich

by Fritz Trumpi University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
11/2016
ISBN:
9780226251394
Format:
Hbk 344 pages

This is a groundbreaking study of the prestigious Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics during the Third Reich. Making extensive use...

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Million Years of Music: The Emergence of Human Modernity

by Gary Tomlinson Zone Books
Pub Date:
10/2018
ISBN:
9781890951528
Format:
Pb+ 368 pages

A new narrative for the emergence of human music, drawing from archaeology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary theory. What...

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Southern Soul-Blues

by David Whiteis University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
05/2013
ISBN:
9780252079085
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Pb+ 344 pages

Attracting passionate fans primarily among African American listeners in the South, Southern Soul draws on such diverse influences...

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Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

by Andrew Talle University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
07/2018
ISBN:
9780252083891
Format:
Pb+ 376 pages

Reverence for J. S. Bach's music and its towering presence in our cultural memory have long affected how people hear his works....

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Long Lost Blues: Popular Blues in America, 1850-1920

by Peter C Muir University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
03/2010
ISBN:
9780252076763
Format:
Pb+ 344 pages

Mamie Smith's 1920 recording of ''Crazy Blues'' is commonly thought to signify the beginning of commercial attention to blues...

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Man That Got Away : The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen

by Walter Rimler University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
11/2018
ISBN:
9780252083921
Format:
Pb+ 248 pages

Over the Rainbow, "Stormy Weather," and "One for My Baby" are just a few of Harold Arlen's well-loved compositions....

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Hearing and Knowing Music: The Unpublished Essays of Edward T. Cone

by Edward T Cone Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2009
ISBN:
9780691140117
Format:
Hbk 240 pages

Edward T. Cone was one of the most important and influential music critics of the twentieth century. He was also a master lecturer...

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Rimsky-Korsakov and His World

by Marina Frolova-Walker Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
08/2018
ISBN:
9780691182711
Format:
Pb+ 384 pages

A rare look at the life and music of renowned Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. During his lifetime, Nikolai...

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Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time

by Siegfried Kracauer Zone Books
Pub Date:
03/2016
ISBN:
9781890951313
Format:
Pb+ 424 pages

Siegfried Kracauer's biography of the composer Jacques Offenbach is a remarkable work of social and cultural history. First published...

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Virtuosi Abroad: Soviet Music and Imperial Competition during the Early Cold War, 1945-1958

by Kiril Tomoff Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
09/2015
ISBN:
9780801453120
Format:
Hbk 280 pages

In the 1940s and 1950s, Soviet musicians and ensembles were acclaimed across the globe. They toured the world, wowing critics...

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Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950

by Jane Bowers and Judith Tick University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
01/1987
ISBN:
9780252014703
Format:
Pb+ 424 pages

Do look after my music! Irene Wienawska Polowski exclaimed before her death in 1932. And from the urgency of that sentiment the...

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Dialogue on Ancient and Modern Music

by Vincenzo Galilei and Claude V Palisca Yale University Press
Pub Date:
01/2004
ISBN:
9780300090451
Format:
Hbk 384 pages

Vincenzo Galilei, the father of the astronomer Galileo, was a guiding light of the Florentine Camerata. His Dialogue on Ancient...

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