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Product Description: (Book). The first half of the 1970s was an especially fertile period for British progressive rock, laying claim to classics such as Tarkus , Selling England by the Pound , Larks' Tongues in Aspic , The Dark Side of the Moon , and Thick as a Brick ...read more

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9781617136177 | Backbeat Books, February 7, 2017, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: (Book).

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Product Description: Bob Dylan is the prince of self-reinvention and deflection. Whether it's the folkies of Greenwich Village, the student movement of the 1960s and 1970s, Born Again Christians, the Chabad Lubavitch community, or English Department postmodernists, specific intellectual and sociopolitical groups have repeatedly claimed Bob Dylan as their spokesperson...read more

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9780199313471 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Bob Dylan is the prince of self-reinvention and deflection.

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Product Description: With this volume, Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff complete their groundbreaking trilogy on the development of African American popular music. Fortified by decades of research, the authors bring to life the performers, entrepreneurs, critics, venues, and institutions that were most crucial to the emergence of the blues in black southern vaudeville theaters; the shadowy prehistory and early development of the blues is illuminated, detailed, and given substance...read more

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9781496810021 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, February 1, 2017, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: With this volume, Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff complete their groundbreaking trilogy on the development of African American popular music.

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Product Description: Becoming Elektra tells the incredible true story of the pioneering Elektra Records label and its far-sighted founder, Jac Holzman, who built a small folk imprint into a home for some of the most groundbreaking, important, and enduring music of the rock era...read more
By Jac Holzman (other contributor)

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9781911036036 | Jawbone, January 15, 2017, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Becoming Elektra tells the incredible true story of the pioneering Elektra Records label and its far-sighted founder, Jac Holzman, who built a small folk imprint into a home for some of the most groundbreaking, important, and enduring music of the rock era.

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Product Description: Opera has been performed in Australia for more than two hundred years, yet none of the operas written before the Second World War have become part of the repertoire. It is only in the late 1970s and early 1980s that there is evidence of the successful systematic production of indigenous opera...read more

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9781472433275 | Routledge, January 4, 2017, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: Opera has been performed in Australia for more than two hundred years, yet none of the operas written before the Second World War have become part of the repertoire.

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Product Description: As the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love floods the media with debates over morals, music, and political movements; celebrations of “flower power,” “acid rock,” and “hippies;” The Explosion of Deferred Dreams offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings in San Francisco in the Sixties...read more

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9781629632315 | Pm Pr, January 1, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: As the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love floods the media with debates over morals, music, and political movements; celebrations of “flower power,” “acid rock,” and “hippies;” The Explosion of Deferred Dreams offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings in San Francisco in the Sixties.

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Product Description: Emerging in the 1850s, elocutionists recited poetry or drama with music to create a new type of performance. The genre--dominated by women--achieved remarkable popularity. Yet the elocutionists and their art fell into total obscurity during the twentieth century...read more

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9780252040719 | Univ of Illinois Pr, January 1, 2017, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Emerging in the 1850s, elocutionists recited poetry or drama with music to create a new type of performance.

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9780252082221 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, January 1, 2017), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Emerging in the 1850s, elocutionists recited poetry or drama with music to create a new type of performance.

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Product Description: What happened to musical modernism? When did it end? Did it end? In this unorthodox Lacanian account of European New Music, Seth Brodsky focuses on the unlikely year 1989, when New Music hardly takes center stage. Instead one finds Rostropovich playing Bach at Checkpoint Charlie; or Bernstein changing “Joy” to “Freedom” in Beethoven’s Ninth; or David Hasselhoff lip-synching “Looking for Freedom” to thousands on New Year’s Eve...read more

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9780520279360 | Univ of California Pr, December 29, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: What happened to musical modernism?

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Product Description: This year marks the golden anniversary of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the flagship band of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Formed in 1966 and flourishing until 2010, the Art Ensemble distinguished itself by its unique performance practices—members played hundreds of instruments on stage, recited poetry, performed theatrical sketches, and wore face paint, masks, lab coats, and traditional African and Asian dress...read more

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9780226375960 | Univ of Chicago Pr, December 21, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: This year marks the golden anniversary of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the flagship band of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.

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Product Description: May Irwin reigned as America's queen of comedy and song from the 1880s through the 1920s. A genuine pop culture phenomenon, Irwin conquered the legitimate stage, composed song lyrics, and parlayed her celebrity into success as a cookbook author, suffragette, and real estate mogul...read more

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9780252040658 | Univ of Illinois Pr, December 15, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: May Irwin reigned as America's queen of comedy and song from the 1880s through the 1920s.

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9780252082153 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, December 15, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: May Irwin reigned as America's queen of comedy and song from the 1880s through the 1920s.

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Product Description: Music theorist Eric Wen presents in-depth analyses of seven masterworks from the common-practice period of Western art music:Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068Mendelssohn: Andante con moto tranquillo from Piano Trio No...read more

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9780486806778 | Dover Pubns, December 14, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Music theorist Eric Wen presents in-depth analyses of seven masterworks from the common-practice period of Western art music:Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No.

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Product Description: The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work. Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew the commercial sphere and develop alternative venues in the abandoned factories and warehouses of Lower Manhattan...read more

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9780520285408 | Univ of California Pr, December 12, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work.

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9780520285415 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr, December 12, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work.

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Product Description: The world of international politics has recently been rocked by a seemingly endless series of scandals involving auditory surveillance: the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping is merely the most sensational example of what appears to be a universal practice today...read more
By Roland Vegso (trans)

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9780823273959 | Fordham Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The world of international politics has recently been rocked by a seemingly endless series of scandals involving auditory surveillance: the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping is merely the most sensational example of what appears to be a universal practice today.

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9780823273966 | Reprint edition (Fordham Univ Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: The world of international politics has recently been rocked by a seemingly endless series of scandals involving auditory surveillance: the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping is merely the most sensational example of what appears to be a universal practice today.

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Product Description: Popular music in the 1920s called out for a guitar sound that was more dominant. Early experiments with steel cones or resonators, Hawaiian electric guitars, and the first Electric Spanish style 6-string guitar in 1936 made musicians suddenly realize that it was possible to produce notes that could be amplified to any desired volume, and this gave birth to the new less restrained style of playing...read more

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9780750969888 | History Pr Ltd, December 1, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Popular music in the 1920s called out for a guitar sound that was more dominant.

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Product Description: A great reference work for jazz-lovers, this book offers a detailed exploration of its origins, great figures, and stylistic variations, all without sacrificing rigorous analysis of musical structures, technique, and variations. This is an indispensable book for both the newly curious and established professionals looking to broaden their knowledge...read more

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9788415256878 | Robinbook, December 1, 2016, cover price $45.95 | About this edition: A great reference work for jazz-lovers, this book offers a detailed exploration of its origins, great figures, and stylistic variations, all without sacrificing rigorous analysis of musical structures, technique, and variations.

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Product Description: Explorations in Schenkerian Analysis is a collection of fifteen essays dedicated to the memory of Edward Laufer, an influential advocate of Schenker's method. The chapters are presented in chronological order by composer, opening with Charles Burkhart's contribution, which is presented as a letter to Edward Laufer (written before his death), and ending with excerpts from Stephen Slottow's 2003 interview with Laufer (in an appendix)...read more
By Su Yin Mak (editor)

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9781580465595 | Univ of Rochester Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: Explorations in Schenkerian Analysis is a collection of fifteen essays dedicated to the memory of Edward Laufer, an influential advocate of Schenker's method.

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Product Description: Stravinsky's "Great Passacaglia" marks the first full-length analytic study devoted to the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments, an important neoclassic piece composed by one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century...read more

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9781580465137 | Univ of Rochester Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Stravinsky's "Great Passacaglia" marks the first full-length analytic study devoted to the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments, an important neoclassic piece composed by one of the most influential composers of the twentieth century.

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Product Description: (Book). Be a fly on the wall of sound: get the inside history and behind-the-scenes events in the making of a masterpiece. In this refreshing book which focuses solely on Amy Winehouse's musical artistry, stylistic influences, and creative collaborations with great producers and musicians, instead of her personal problems Donald Brackett explores pertinent questions about the importance of pop music in contemporary culture...read more

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9781617136290 | Backbeat Books, November 22, 2016, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: (Book).

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Product Description: Rock & roll was one of the most important cultural developments in post–World War II America, yet its origins are shrouded in myth and legend. Let’s Rock! reclaims the lost history of rock & roll. Based on years of research, as well as interviews with Bo Diddley, Pat Boone, and other rock & roll pioneers, the book offers new information and fresh perspectives about Elvis, the rise of rock & roll, and 1950s America...read more

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9781442269361 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 16, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Rock & roll was one of the most important cultural developments in post–World War II America, yet its origins are shrouded in myth and legend.

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Product Description: The only book created to inspire and guide music educators implementing "El Sistema" in their communitiesEl Sistema – “the system” – is a music education phenomenon. Since its inception 40 years ago, over a million Venezuelan children from many different socio-economic backgrounds have participated in its mission of “social change through music”...read more

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9781468313833 | Overlook Pr, November 15, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The only book created to inspire and guide music educators implementing "El Sistema" in their communitiesEl Sistema – “the system” – is a music education phenomenon.

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Product Description: The definitive volume capturing the essence, experience and energy that is hip hop and its massive and enduring impact over the last forty yearsHip Hop Raised Me is the definitive volume on the essence, experience, and energy that is hip hop, and its massive and enduring impact over the last forty years...read more

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9780500518946 | Thames & Hudson, November 15, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The definitive volume capturing the essence, experience and energy that is hip hop and its massive and enduring impact over the last forty yearsHip Hop Raised Me is the definitive volume on the essence, experience, and energy that is hip hop, and its massive and enduring impact over the last forty years.

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Product Description: In this book, Emily Wilbourne boldly traces the roots of early opera back to the sounds of the commedia dell’arte. Along the way, she forges a new history of Italian opera, from the court pieces of the early seventeenth century to the public stages of Venice more than fifty years later...read more

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9780226401577 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 7, 2016, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In this book, Emily Wilbourne boldly traces the roots of early opera back to the sounds of the commedia dell’arte.

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Product Description: What does it mean to hear scientifically? What does it mean to see musically? This volume uncovers a new side to the long nineteenth century in London, a hidden history in which virtuosic musical entertainment and scientific discovery intersected in remarkable ways...read more
By Ellen Lockhart (editor)

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9780226402079 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 7, 2016, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: What does it mean to hear scientifically?

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Product Description: Around the middle of the eighteenth century, the leading figures of the French Enlightenment engaged in a philosophical debate about the nature of music. The principal participants-Rousseau, Diderot, and d'Alembert-were responding to the views of the composer-theorist Jean-Philippe Rameau, who was both a participant and increasingly a subject of controversy...read more

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9780199381029 | 2 reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Around the middle of the eighteenth century, the leading figures of the French Enlightenment engaged in a philosophical debate about the nature of music.

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