Musicology: The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides) by David Beard

By David Beard

This concise publication by means of David Beard is a necessary merchandise for any scholar and researcher in Musicology. Beard has the facility to summarize, even supposing with sound completeness, the main appropriate key-words concerning the world. one other vital element is the vast method of every one suggestion, stating diverse and proper perspectives at the similar subject. moreover, all resources are fairly up-dated.

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No Depression #76: Surveying the Past, Present, and Future by Grant Alden, Peter Blackstock

By Grant Alden, Peter Blackstock

From its debut in 1995 as a 32-page quarterly journal to its zenith ten years later as a 180-page bimonthly, No melancholy journal grew from humble beginnings. It turned the main popular e-book protecting American roots song, ranging from the purpose the place nation mixed with rock 'n' roll and tracing the typical bonds via genres that come with bluegrass, people, blues, gospel, soul, jazz, indie, Cajun, conjunto, and past. alongside the way in which, No melancholy became said as one of many best tune magazines ever released, usually in comparison to the Nineteen Sixties origins of Rolling Stone or the Seventies heyday of Creem, receiving awards from the Utne Reader, ASCAP, and the foreign state tune convention, and brought up through the Chicago Tribune in 2004 as one of many nation's best 20 magazines in any classification. In early 2008, No melancholy introduced that its May-June factor, ND #75, will be its finale as a bimonthly journal. To beat back the disappearance of No melancholy in print, the college of Texas Press stepped into the vacuum, arranging for a brand new semiannual ND ''bookazine'' to be released each one fall and spring. the 1st installment--to be known as No melancholy #76, reflecting continuity with the magazine's history--will be issued q4 and should keep it up the publication's culture of remarkable long-form writing approximately significant and influential American roots musicians, in addition to caliber photos and different components all awarded through the image layout imprint of ND artwork director provide Alden. This book/magazine hybrid is largely groundbreaking territory in either one of these publishing worlds. Sharing the editorial imaginative and prescient for the bookazine might be Alden and Peter Blackstock, co-founders of No melancholy and its co-editors from the start. a few of the senior editors and contributing editors who assisted in shaping the voice and tone of the journal will give a contribution to the bookazine, to be able to characteristic solely new content material in each factor: in contrast to ND's prior undertaking with UT Press (2005's the easiest Of No melancholy: Writing approximately American Music), those usually are not anthologies of formerly released works, yet really totally clean creations each six months. if you happen to enjoyed No melancholy journal, this is often the place it lives on, in print.

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Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz by Samuel Charters

By Samuel Charters

Samuel Charters has been learning and writing approximately New Orleans tune for greater than fifty years. A Trumpet round the nook: the tale of recent Orleans Jazz is the 1st publication to inform the whole tale of a century of jazz in New Orleans. even if there's nonetheless controversy over the racial origins and cultural resources of recent Orleans jazz, Charters presents a balanced overview of the function performed by means of all 3 of the city's musical lineages--African American, white, and Creole--in jazz's early life. Charters additionally maps the inroads blazed via the city's Italian immigrant musicians, who left their very own imprint at the rising types. The learn is predicated at the author's personal interviews, began within the Nineteen Fifties, at the vast fabric accumulated by way of the Oral heritage venture in New Orleans, at the contemporary scholarship of a brand new iteration of writers, and on an exhaustive exam of similar newspaper documents from the jazz period. The booklet extends the examine zone of his prior publication Jazz: New Orleans, 1885-1957, and breaks new floor with its in-depth dialogue of the earliest New Orleans recordings. A Trumpet round the nook for the 1st time brings the tale as much as the current, describing the global curiosity within the New Orleans jazz revival of the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, and the interesting resurgence of the brass bands of the final many years. The ebook discusses the renewed situation over New Orleans's musical historical past, that is at nice probability after the disaster of storm Katrina's floodwaters. Samuel Charters, eminent historian of jazz and blues tune, is writer of the award-winning The Roots of the Blues and diverse different titles. A resident of Storrs, Connecticut, and Stockholm, Sweden, he's additionally a Grammy-winning checklist manufacturer, musician, poet, and fiction author and used to be inducted into the Blues corridor of reputation in 1994.

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Living in the Woods in a Tree: Remembering Blaze Foley by Sybil Rosen

By Sybil Rosen

Residing within the Woods in a Tree is an intimate glimpse into the turbulent lifetime of Texas tune legend Blaze Foley (1949-1989), obvious throughout the eyes of Sybil Rosen, the girl for whom he wrote his most generally identified track, "If i'll purely Fly." It captures the exuberance in their fleeting idyll in a tree condo within the Georgia woods in the course of the countercultural Nineteen Seventies. Rosen deals a firsthand witnessing of Foley's transformation from a reticent hippie musician to the enigmatic singer/songwriter who could stay and die outdoor society's principles. whereas Foley's personal performances are just lately being published, his songs were lined by means of Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, and John Prine. while he first encountered "If i may simply Fly," Merle Haggard known as it "the most sensible nation music i have heard in fifteen years." In a piece that's part-memoir, part-biography, Rosen struggles to ultimately come to phrases with Foley's fantasy and her position in its construction. Her tracing of his effect on her existence navigates a enthusiasts' roadmap alongside the permeable boundary among existence and loss of life. A must-read for all Blaze Foley and Texas track enthusiasts, in addition to romantics of every age, residing within the Woods in a Tree is a good and compassionate portrait of the bothered artist and his reluctant muse. "Living within the Woods in a Tree comes at a time whilst song enthusiasts are hungry to understand extra approximately Blaze Foley. There aren't any books that compete with Rosen's, and it really is particularly not likely that any ever will. Rosen's time with him (and her deft telling of that point) finds quite a bit concerning the guy and the music."--Peter Cooper, The Tennessean "Poetic and gripping, this fantastically written ebook finally ends up being approximately Blaze, the writer, the days, and the inventive trip. This booklet will entice a person who enjoys powerful writing and nice tale telling, who's drawn to Blaze Foley or Texas tune. a powerful paintings in each way!"--Louis Black, editor, Austin Chronicle and govt manufacturer of Be the following to like Me: a movie approximately Townes Van Zandt

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Proust as Musician by Jean-Jacques Nattiez

By Jean-Jacques Nattiez

All through A l. a. recherche du temps perdu, and especially Swann in Love, Proust monitors a stunning sensitivity to the best way song is heard, a sensitivity to which we owe the most attractive writing on track. song as a version for literature: this can be the topic of Nattiez's booklet, which unravels a number of the musical issues operating via Proust's paintings, and which constitutes a very lucid and perceptive creation to his writing. via a learn of the texts dedicated to the Sonata and Septet of Vinteuil, the writer demonstrates the basic position performed by way of track within the evolution of the radical, and indicates how Debussy, Wagner, and Beethoven give you the foundation for a paranormal quest whose target is natural tune and the literary absolute.

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Musical Form in the Age of Beethoven: Selected Writings on by A. B. Marx, Scott Burnham

By A. B. Marx, Scott Burnham

A. B. Marx used to be probably the most vital German song theorists of his time. This quantity bargains a beneficiant collection of the main salient of his writings, the bulk awarded in English for the 1st time. It positive aspects the oft-cited yet little understood fabric on sonata shape, his revolutionary application for compositional pedagogy and his exact serious research of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony. those writings hence take care of concerns that fall at once one of the issues of mainstream idea and research long ago centuries.

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Overtones and Undertones: Reading Film Music by Royal S. Brown

By Royal S. Brown

Because the days of silent movies, tune has been critical to the cinematic adventure, serving, variously, to allay audiences' fears of the darkish and to intensify a film's emotional effect. but audience are usually ignorant of its presence. during this daring, insightful publication, movie and track student and critic Royal S. Brown invitations readers not just to "hear" the movie ranking, yet to appreciate it in terms of what they "see."Unlike past books, which provided old, technical, and sociopolitical analyses, Overtones and Undertones attracts on movie, tune, and narrative concept to supply the 1st entire aesthetics of movie tune. concentrating on how the film/score interplay affects our reaction to cinematic events, Brown strains the heritage of movie track from its beginnings, protecting either American and eu cinema. on the center of his publication are shut readings of a number of of the simplest film/score interactions, together with Psycho, Laura, the ocean Hawk, Double Indemnity, and Pierrot le Fou. In revealing interviews with Bernard Herrmann, Mikl?s R?sza, Henry Mancini, and others, Brown additionally permits the composers to talk for themselves. an entire discography and bibliography finish the quantity.

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