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Debussys portrait of paris : piacb.

KAUTSKY, Catherine.
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(2017)  | 9781442269828 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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Claude Debussy's exquisite piano works have captivated generations with their dream-like atmospheres and mysterious soundscapes. Written in Paris at the height of the Belle poque, the music creates a soundtrack for turn-of-the-century Parisian life. Living in the epicenter of art, music, and style,...

Interpreting musical gestures, topics, and tropes : mozart, beethoven, schubert.

Hatten, Robert S.
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(2017)  | 9780253030078 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 5/7/2017
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"Robert Hatten’s new book is a worthy successor to his Musical Meaning inBeethoven, which established him as a front-rank scholar... in questions ofmusical meaning.... [B]oth how he approaches musical works and what he saysabout them are timely and to the point. Musical scholars in both musicology...

I Sang the Unsingable: My Life in Twentieth-Century Music

Beardslee, Bethany. Proctor, Minna Zallman.
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(2017)  | 9781580469005 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 416pp | Availability last checked: 13/7/2017
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American soprano Bethany Beardslee rose to prominence in the postwar years, whenthe modernist sensibilities of European artists and thinkers were floodingAmerican shores and challenging classical music audiences. With her light lyricvoice, her musical intuition, and her fearless dedication to new music,Beardslee...

Adventures of a Ballad Hunter

Lomax, John A.
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(2017)  | 9781477313718 | University Of Texas Press | pbk. | book | 315pp | Availability last checked: 6/8/2017
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Growing up beside the Chisholm Trail, captivated by the songs of passing cowboysand his bosom friend, an African American farmhand, John A. Lomax developed apassion for American folk songs that ultimately made him one of the foremostauthorities on this fundamental aspect of Americana. Across many decades...

What is this thing called soul : conversations on black culture and jazz education.

Phillips, Damani C.
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(2017)  | 9781433145650 | Peter Lang Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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What is this thing called soul : conversations on black culture and jazz education.

Phillips, Damani C.
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(2017)  | 9781433145704 | Peter Lang Publishing | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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Educational leadership and music : lessons for tomorrow's school leaders.

Beachum, Floyd D. Brooks, Jeffrey S. Watson, Terri N.
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(2017)  | 9781681238562 | Information Age Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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Songwriting : strategies for musical self-expression and creativity.

Hauser, Christian V. Rajan, Rekha S. Tomal, Daniel R.
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(2017)  | 9781475829419 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 230pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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A musical composer, guitar rocker, and lyric opera singer team up to write this sensational book on songwriting. This book includes everything you want to know about the core competencies of songwriting, elements of music, and lyrics. Features include writing song lyrics, crafting musical compositions,...

Educational leadership and music : lessons for tomorrow's school leaders.

Beachum, Floyd D. Brooks, Jeffrey S. Watson, Terri N.
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(2017)  | 9781681238555 | Information Age Publishing | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 17/5/2017
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Music and embodied cognition : listening, moving, feeling, and thinking.

Cox, Arnie.
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(2017)  | 9780253032317 | Indiana University Press | pbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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Taking a cognitive approach to musical meaning, Arnie Cox explores embodiedexperiences of hearing music as those that move us both consciously andunconsciously. In this pioneering study that draws on neuroscience and musictheory, phenomenology and cognitive science, Cox advances his theory of the"mimetic...

Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music's African Origins

Garcia, David F. García, David F.
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(2017)  | 9780822363545 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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In Listening for Africa David F. García explores how a diverse group ofmusicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of blackmusic and dance’s African origins between the 1930s and 1950s. Garcíaexamines the work of figures ranging from Melville J. Herskovits, KatherineDunham,...

Listening for Africa: Freedom, Modernity, and the Logic of Black Music's African Origins

Garcia, David F. García, David F.
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(2017)  | 9780822363705 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 376pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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In Listening for Africa David F. García explores how a diverse group ofmusicians, dancers, academics, and activists engaged with the idea of blackmusic and dance’s African origins between the 1930s and 1950s. Garcíaexamines the work of figures ranging from Melville J. Herskovits, KatherineDunham,...

Writing out the notes.

Hallett, Bob.
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(2017)  | 9781897415337 | Insomniac Press | pbk. | book | 224pp
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A rambling trip though a colourful and melodic St. John "s childhood, combined with a how-not-to-do-it-yourself guide to the music business and a thoughtful and sometimes poignant look at how a legendary Canadian band creates music all these threads and many others are pulled together by writer and...

Lifelong Engagement with Music : Benefits for Mental Health and Well-Being.

McFerran, Katrina. Rickard, Nikki S.
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(2017)  | 9781611222401 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | pbk. | book | 313pp | Availability last checked: 21/3/2017
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Music psychology is the study of how humans experience and perceive music, and the impact this has on individuals, groups and communities. Engaging with music – whether by performing, creating, learning or listening – can have significant benefits across the lifespan. This book explores how music can...

Real tales of hoffmann : origin.

Kaye, Giroud.
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(2017)  | 9781442260832 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 584pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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Of all operas in the standard repertory, none has had a more complicated genesis and textual history than Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann. Based on a highly successful 1851 play inspired by the short stories by the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann, the work occupied the last decade of Offenbach's...

The words and music of taylor swift.

Perone, James E.
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(2017)  | 9781440852947 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 119pp | Availability last checked: 2/7/2017
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By the age of 13, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift had already inked a development deal with a major record label. This early milestone was an appropriate predictor of what accomplishments were to come. Now a superstar artist with an international fanbase of millions and several critically acclaimed and...

Echoes from Georgia : Seventeen Arguments on Georgian Polyphony.

Tsurtsumia, Rusudan. Jordania, Joseph.
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(2017)  | 9781608764778 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 2/7/2017
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This important book was compiled under the auspices of the Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire,International Research Center for Traditional Polyphony in Tbilisi, Georgia. This collection is aimed to those who are interested in Georgian traditional polyphonic singing. It contains seventeen...

Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium

Corbett, John.
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(2017)  | 9780822363668 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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From scouring flea markets and eBay to maxing out their credit cards, recordcollectors will do just about anything to score a long-sought-after album. InVinyl Freak, music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deepinside the record fiend’s mind, documenting and reflecting on hisdecades-long...

Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium

Corbett, John.
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(2017)  | 9780822363507 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 29/6/2017
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From scouring flea markets and eBay to maxing out their credit cards, recordcollectors will do just about anything to score a long-sought-after album. InVinyl Freak, music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deepinside the record fiend’s mind, documenting and reflecting on hisdecades-long...

Building Bridges With Music: Stories from a Composer's Life

Adler, Samuel.
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(2017)  | 9781576473030 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 13/7/2017
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After over sixty years of teaching and finally retiring for the third time inMay of 2016, I felt the urge to write down the many stories I have experiencedduring my long life. This book covers occurrences from my early childhood inNazi Germany, emigrating to the United States at age ten, my education...

Essays on benjamin britten from a centenary symposium.

Ankrum, Patrick Quinn. Forrest, David. Jocoy, Stacey. Yates, Emily.
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(2017)  | 9781443886130 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 340pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
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"Coming to terms with Britten's music is no easy task. The complex, often contradictory language associated with Britten's style likely stems from his double interest in progressive composition and immediate connection with a broad, popular audience an apparent paradox in the splintered musical culture...

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Lifelong Engagement with Music : Benefits for Mental Health and Well-Being.

McFerran, Katrina. Rickard, Nikki S.
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(2017)  | 9781611222401 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | pbk. | book | 313pp | Availability last checked: 21/3/2017
AUD 175.95 (inc. GST), AUD 159.95 (ex. GST),
Subject to a New Edition.
Music psychology is the study of how humans experience and perceive music, and the impact this has on individuals, groups and communities. Engaging with music – whether by performing, creating, learning or listening – can have significant benefits across the lifespan. This book explores how music can...

Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium

Corbett, John.
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(2017)  | 9780822363507 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 264pp | Availability last checked: 29/6/2017
AUD 165.95 (inc. GST), AUD 150.86 (ex. GST),
Subject to a New Edition.
From scouring flea markets and eBay to maxing out their credit cards, recordcollectors will do just about anything to score a long-sought-after album. InVinyl Freak, music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deepinside the record fiend’s mind, documenting and reflecting on hisdecades-long...

 

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