Illuminates the beginnings, downfall, and legacy of the acid-inspired, spontaneous, and playful approach to life and music in Haight-Ashbury from 1964–1967.
Explores the music of the Tibetan Chöd tradition.
An unflinching look at the triumphs and tragedies of '50s rock and roll, from the biggest stars,
like Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins, to those who barely grabbed the spotlight.
Spearheads a new field for the combined study of religion and music, drawing upon theories and methods of the social sciences, ethnomusicology, philosophy, theology, liturgical studies, and cognitive studies.
The autobiography of one of the 20th century’s most innovative and wittiest composers/performers/authors who witnessed the birth of modern music
Tells the story of classic blues singers from Ma Rainey to Bessie Smith.
A walking tour and history of Bob Dylan's life and time in New York, from Greenwich Village to Woodstock.
A Philosophy of Music Education is considered the classic text on the relation of aesthetics to the practical teaching and performing of music.
A new and accessible introduction to this exciting, controversial, and often misunderstood music, drawing on extensive research, close listening, and the author’s experience as a performer.
Analyzes how White American mainline Protestants used the internal musical controversies of the turn-of-the-millennium Worship Wars to negotiate their shifting position within the nation's diversifying religious and sociopolitical ecosystems.
Shows how punk rock shaped modern culture around the world.
Highlights the original cast members—both the well-known and the (until now) wholly unknown—who staged the duo's comic operas in Britain and in America.
A complete introduction to musical theater from its roots in the eighteenth century through today, written by a master historian.
Rock on Record shows students how to listen to and enjoy the rich repertory of rock records made between the 1950s and 1980s.
Explores how modernist films use classical music in ways that restore the music’s original subversive energy.
An accessible introduction to the centrality of word, chant, and song in the Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Sikh traditions.
Examines how African American jazz music was received in Germany both as a racial and cultural threat and as a partner in promoting the rise of Nazi totalitarian cultural politics.
Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.
Argues that Indigenous hip hop is the latest and newest assertion of Indigenous sovereignty throughout Indigenous North America.
An innovative approach to teaching Chinese language and culture, using folk and popular songs.
A transformative look at a popular instrument and a hidden chapter of American history.
Defines a new research area linking youth cultures and music with peacebuilding practice and policy.
Using insights from Integral Theory, describes how the improvisational methods of jazz can inform education and other fields.
A cookbook for—and by—fans of the rock band Phish.
A multilayered portrait of this brash, gifted artist, whose restless voice and spirit seem as alive today as ever.
The definitive oral history of the Woodstock rock festival.
New York's fascinating history as presented in song.
A son’s coming to terms with his mother’s decision to abandon her career as a concert pianist in order to raise her children.
Surveys the influence of the Psalms in the Middle Ages, giving a unique window into the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional culture of the period.
Explores how Rutini’s experimental work in sonata-allegra formal procedures played a significant role in the history of music.
In this introduction to natural-base music theory, Ernst Levy presents the essentials of a comprehensive, consistent theory of harmony developed from tone structure. A Theory of Harmony is a highly original ...
Music is performed, reproduced, and heard differently today as a result of twentieth-century technology. A new consideration of these changes is a practical and cultural necessity. In Conditions of Music, ...
Part of the ancient Appalachians and just a few miles up the road from a massive metropolitan area, the Catskills have been home to the variety of people who have made the history of the New World.
This four-volume work is the most substantial and thorough analysis of Yugoslav folk music ever to be published in the English language. In addition to the editorially corrected reprint of the seventy-five ...