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Band with Built-In Hate The Who from Pop Art to Punk
ISBN: HB: 9781789142778, Reaktion Books, March 2021
280 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 40 illus.
"Ours is music with built-in hatred" – Pete Townshend This book is a biography of the Who unlike any other. From their inception as the Detours in the mid-sixties, to the late seventies, post-Quadrophenia, the Who are pictured through the prism of...
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£15,99
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Amplified A Design History of the Electric Guitar
ISBN: HB: 9781789142747, Reaktion Books, October 2020
288 pp., 25x19 cm, 128 illus., 100 in colour
The electric guitar is an exceptional object. Its sound is heard every day by hundreds of millions of people. Yet this beloved instrument started as an experimental project, hand-built by lone inventors and warily regarded by audience and players ali...
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Conversations in Jazz The Ralph J. Gleason Interviews
ISBN: PB: 9780300255232, Yale University Press, October 2020
296 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
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Guitar in Georgian England A Social and Musical History
ISBN: HB: 9780300212471, Yale University Press, October 2020
304 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 20 colour illus., 30 black&white illus.
This book is the first to explore the popularity and novelty of the guitar in Georgian England, noting its impact on the social, cultural, and musical history of the period. The instrument possessed an imagery as rich as its uses were varied; it emer...
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£30,00
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Mirror Sound The People and Processes behind Self-Recorded Music
ISBN: HB: 9783791386539, Prestel Publishing, October 2020
192 pp., 29.2x23.5 cm, 100 colour illus.
Everywhere you look, musicians are creating, recording, and selling their music without the help of big-name studios, producers, or labels. This book offers tangible – and visually stunning – proof that self-recording is a path to artistic freedom. E...
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£29,99
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Classical Music Lover's Companion to Orchestral Music
ISBN: PB: 9780300254822, ISBN: HB: 9780300120691, Yale University Press, September 2020
968 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm
Robert Philip, scholar, broadcaster, and musician, has compiled an essential handbook for lovers of classical music, designed to enhance their listening experience to the full. Covering four hundred works by sixty-eight composers from Corelli to Shos...
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Making of Handel's Messiah
ISBN: PB: 9781851245062, Bodleian Library Publishing, August 2020
144 pp., 21x17 cm, 54 colour illus.
The first performance of Handel's Messiah in Dublin in 1742 is now legendary. Gentlemen were asked to leave their swords at home and ladies to come without hoops in their skirts in order to fit more people into the audience. Why then, did this now fa...
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Pynchon's Sound of Music
ISBN: PB: 9783035802320, University of Chicago Press, Diaphanes, May 2020
448 pp., 21.5x13.3 cm, 18 halftones
"Pynchon's Sound of Music" is dedicated to cataloging, exploring, and interpreting the manifold manifestations of music in Thomas Pynchon's work. An original mix of close and distant readings, this monograph employs a variety of disciplines – from li...
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£32,50
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Both from the Ears and Mind Thinking about Music in Early Modern England
ISBN: HB: 9780226701592, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
384 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 colour plates, 25 halftones
"Both from the Ears and Mind" offers a bold new understanding of the intellectual and cultural position of music in Tudor and Stuart England. Linda Phyllis Austern brings to life the kinds of educated writings and debates that surrounded musical perf...
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£44,00
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Poulenc A Biography
ISBN: HB: 9780300226508, Yale University Press, April 2020
352 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 30 colour illus.
Francis Poulenc is a key figure in twentieth-century classical music, as well as an unorthodox and striking individual. Roger Nichols draws upon Poulenc's music and other primary sources to write an authoritative life of this great artist. Although...
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