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• Author :_Scott Miller
• Pages :_246 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0615381960
• ISBN-13 :_9780615381961

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• Description : Miller writes about each of the past 53 years in popular music--1957 to 2009--via countdown song lists, blending the perspectives of a serious musician, a thoughtful critic, and an all-devouring music fan. [...] by Publisher : '125 Records'



• Author :_Nils Lennart Wallin
• Pages :_498 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780262731430
• ISBN-13 :_0262731436

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• Description : The book can be viewed as representing the birth of evolutionarybiomusicology. [...] by Publisher : 'MIT Press'



• Author :_John Street
• Pages :_195 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0745635431
• ISBN-13 :_9780745635439

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• Description : Subject: "This book examines music's political power. It shows how music has been at the heart of accounts of political order, how musicians from Bono to Blue have claimed to speak for peoples and political causes. It looks at the emergence of music as an object of public policy, in the classroom or in the copyright courts, as the focus of national pride or employment opportunities. The book brings together ideas about music's political significance (from Aristotle to Rousseau, to Adorno and beyond) to tell of the extraordinary potency of music across time and space. At its heart lies the argument that music and politics are inseparably linked, and that each animates the other"--Back cover [...] by Publisher : 'Polity'



• Author :_Benjamin Britten
• Pages :_448 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780198167143
• ISBN-13 :_0198167148

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• Description : Benjamin Britten was a most reluctant public speaker. Yet his contributions were without doubt a major factor in the transformation during his lifetime of the structure of the art-music industry. This book, by bringing together all his published articles, unpublished speeches, drafts, and transcriptions of numerous radio interviews, explores the paradox of a reluctant yet influential cultural commentator, artist, and humanist. Whether talking about his own music, about the role of the artist in society, about music criticism, or wading into a debate on Soviet ideology at the height of the cold war, Britten always gave a performance which reinforced the notion of a private man who nonetheless saw the importance of public disclosure. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_Aaron Copland
• Pages :_266 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780451528674
• ISBN-13 :_0451528670

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• Description : No Marketing Blurb [...] by Publisher : 'Univ. Press of Mississippi'



• Author :_Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
• Pages :_160 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0190640154
• ISBN-13 :_9780190640156

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• Description : Music has been examined from multiple perspectives: as a product of human history, for example, or a product of human culture. But there is also a long tradition, intensified in recent decades, of thinking about music as a product of the human mind. Whether considering composition, performance, listening, or appreciation, the constraints and capabilities of the human mind play a formative role. The field that has emerged around this approach is known as the psychology of music. Written in a lively and accessible manner, this volume connects the science to larger questions about music that are of interest to practicing musicians, music therapists, musicologists, and the general public alike. For example: Why can one musical performance move an audience to tears, and another compel them to dance, clap, or snap along? How does a "hype" playlist motivate someone at the gym? And why is that top-40 song stuck in everyone's head? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_Pirkko Moisala
• Pages :_376 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780252068652
• ISBN-13 :_0252068653

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• Description : International scholars engage in a conversation about music and gender in various cross-culture case studies in an effort to determine how music can help individuals, groups, and nations bridge difficult times of changing values. [...] by Publisher : 'University of Illinois Press'



• Author :_James R. Briscoe
• Pages :_518 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780253216830
• ISBN-13 :_0253216834

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• Description : Contains vocal and instrumental music from the Middle Ages to the present, with introductory essays on each composer. [...] by Publisher : 'Indiana University Press'



• Author :_Bruce W. Holsinger
• Pages :_472 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780804740586
• ISBN-13 :_0804740585

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• Description : Ranging chronologically from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries and thematically from Latin to vernacular literary modes, this book challenges standard assumptions about the musical cultures and philosophies of the European Middle Ages. Engaging a wide range of premodern texts and contexts, the author argues that medieval music was quintessentially a practice of the flesh. It will be of compelling interest to historians of literature, music, religion, and sexuality, as well as scholars of cultural, gender, and queer studies. [...] by Publisher : 'Stanford University Press'



• Author :_Robert Erickson
• Pages :_205 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780520023765
• ISBN-13 :_0520023765

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• Author :_Jamie James
• Pages :_262 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780387944746
• ISBN-13 :_0387944745

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• Description : For centuries, scientists and philosophers believed that the universe was a stately, ordered mechanism, both mathematical and musical. The perceived distances between objects in the sky mirrored (and were mirrored by) the spaces between notes forming chords and scales. The smooth operation of the cosmos created a divine harmony that composers sought to capture and express. Jamie James allows readers to see how this scientific philosophy emerged, how it was shattered by changing views of the universe and the rise of Romanticism, and to what extent it survives today - if at all. From Pythagoras to Newton, Bach to Beethoven, and on to the twentieth century of Einstein, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Cage and Glass. A spellbinding examination of the interwoven fates of science and music throughout history. [...] by Publisher : 'Springer Science & Business Media'



• Author :_Ardis Butterfield
• Pages :_375 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780521622196
• ISBN-13 :_0521622190

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• Description : In Poetry and Music in Medieval France Ardis Butterfield examines the relationship between poetry and music in medieval France. It begins with the moment when French song was first set into writing in the early thirteenth century, and describes the wide range of contexts in which secular songs were quoted ad copied, including narrative romances, satires and love poems. In this way, Butterfield sheds new light on the development of song and narrative genres. The volume is well illustrated to demonstrate the rich visual culture of medieval French writing. [...] by Publisher : 'Cambridge University Press'