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BBC Proms 2018
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The BBC Proms is the world's biggest and longest ?running classical music festival and one of the jewels in the crown for the BBC. It is one of the st...
Feel free
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FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDAS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEKThe one and only Zadie Smith, prize-winning, bestselling au...

What does this button do?
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'I was spotty, wore an anorak, had biro-engraved flared blue jeans with purple and Sabbath written on the thighs, and rode an ear-splittingly unco...
As time goes by
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'The sharpest memoir written by one of the Beatles' inner circle.' ObserverDerek Taylor's iconic memoir is a rare opportunity to be immersed in one o...

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music
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The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music, first published in 2004, is an appraisal of the development of music in the twentieth century from t...
Music criticism in France, 1918-1939
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Music Criticism in France examines the aesthetic battles that animated and informed French musical criticism during the interwar period (1918-1939). D...

A critical companion to medieval motets
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Motets constitute the most important polyphonic genre of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Moreover, these compositions are intrinsically invol...
The rap year book
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The Rap Year Book takes readers on a journey that begins in 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap as a genre became recognised as part of music's la...

Feminine endings
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A groundbreaking collection of essays in feminist music criticism, this book addresses problems of gender and sexuality in repertoires ranging from th...
Why Dylan matters
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A GUARDIAN AND INDEPENDENT BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2017.'At last an expert classicist gets to grips with Bob Dylan' Mary Beard'A poignant blend of memoir, ...

O sing unto the Lord
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Andrew Gant's compelling account traces English church music from Anglo-Saxon origins to the present. It is a history of the music and of the people w...
Hendrix
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Hendrix is the definitive, illustrated biography of the man widely considered the greatest rock guitarist of all time. Coinciding with what would have...

Blues for dummies
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Get your mojo working as you take a musical trip from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago's gritty South Side and points beyond with Blues For Dummies, a...
Nothing ever happens
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Glasgow band Del Amitri have sold more than six million albums. Their 1995 single Roll To Me cracked the Top 10 in the US, and five of their albums we...

God save Sex Pistols
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A definitive celebration packed with previously unseen material of the original punk band-the group that defined a movement, energized a generation, a...
BBC Proms 2019
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The BBC Proms is the world's biggest and longest-running classical music festival and one of the jewels in the crown for the BBC. It is one of the str...

Eroica
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In 1805, the world of music was set on its ears by a new work from a German composer. Intellectually and emotionally, Beethoven's Third Symphony, the ...
The ring of truth
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'The ideal interpreter of the Ring ... a fascinating and valuable study ... absorbing and convincing' Sunday TimesThe Ring of the Nibelung is one of ...

Spiderland
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This is a thorough history of Slint, and the Louisville scene that surrounded the band, leading up to and focusing on the creation of their masterpiece, 'Spiderland'.
Man in the music
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For half a century, Michael Jackson's music has been an indelible part of our cultural consciousness. Landmark albums such as Off the Wall and Thrille...

Inner city pressure
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A GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, PITCHFORK, NPR, METRO AND HERALD SCOTLAND BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2018'The definitive grime biography' NME'A landmark genre history'...
The Four Quarters
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Thomas Ad?s's second work for string quartet, The Four Quarters was written for the Emerson Quartet and was premiered by them at Carnegie Hall in 2011...

David Bowie made me gay
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From Sia to Elton John, Dusty Springfield to Little Richard, LGBT voices have changed the course of modern music. But in a world before they gained un...
A cathedral of music
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This comprehensive and captivating book follows the evolution of Milan's Ricordi archive, from its founding in 1808 by publisher Giovanni Ricordi to i...

Untypical girls
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In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women in music have often had to shout to be heard. This book traces the sounds, attitudes and thrift- ...
Beyond the Dream Syndicate
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Examining Tony Conrad's collaborative interactions as a guiding thread by which to investigate the contiguous networks and discursive interconnections...

The Kinks
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Emerging from the same British music boom that birthed the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Dave and Ray Davies's band, the Kinks, became one of Englan...
Bloomsbury encyclopedia of popular music of the world. Volume XI Genres - Europe
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The ten EPMOW Genre volumes contain entries on the genres of music that have been or currently are popular in countries and communities all over the w...

Some Fun Tonight!: The Backstage Story of How the Beatles Rocked America Volume 2
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The Beatles' North American tours turned the entertainment business on its ear and forever changed the landscape of the concert touring industry. In F...
Arvo Pärt's resonant texts
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Statistically the most performed and listened to contemporary composer in the world, Arvo Pärt is a musical and cultural phenomenon. This book is an ...

Rockin' the free world!
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In Rockin' the Free World, international relations expert Sean Kay takes readers inside Bob Dylan's America and shows how this vision linked the roc...
The history of jazz
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Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic-acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnifi...

Performance practice in the music of Steve Reich
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Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich provides a performer's perspective on Steve Reich's compositions from his iconic minimalist work, Dru...
Ocean of sound
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Sun Ra, Brian Eno, Lee Perry, Kate Bush, Kraftwerk, Aphex Twin, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Brian Wilson are interviewed in this extraordinary work of sonic ...

Experiencing Bessie Smith
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Bessie Smith occupies a unique place in the history of American music. She was one of the first undisputed artists to come from the American vernacula...
Hit factories
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After discovering a derelict record plant on the edge of a northern English city, and hearing that it was once visited by David Bowie, Karl Whitney em...

In on the kill taker
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By June 1993, when Washington, D.C.'s Fugazi released their third full-length album In on the Kill Taker, the quartet was reaching a thunderous peak i...
Arvo Pärt's white light
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One of the most frequently performed contemporary composers, Arvo Pärt has become a phenomenon whose unusual reach is felt well beyond the concert ha...

Where's my welly?
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From muddy fields to rock legends, Woodstock to Glastonbury, folk to dance, this book celebrates the greatest music festivals of all time. Explore the...
What you see is what you get
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Stiff Little Fingers fan Roland Link has compiled many images of the legendary Belfast band. These include previously unseen photographs of the members on the road, on stage, in candid moments and in promotional out-takes. Also includes tour posters, tickets, passes and badges, accompanied by comments from band members and a Rare Vinyl Guide.

Perfect wave
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When Dave Hickey was twelve, he rode the surfer's dream: the perfect wave. And, like so many things in life we long for, it didn't quite turn out----h...
Acoustic territories
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A groundbreaking book in the growing field of sound studies, this text explores how sound permeates all aspects of life, in everything from the streets to our homes and from shopping malls to the underground.

The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles
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Miles Davis's Bitches Brew is one of the most iconic albums in American music, the preeminent landmark and fertile seedbed of jazz-fusion. Fans have b...
Music from Big Pink
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A factional novella: a place where fictional characters rub shoulders with real people, and where actual events thread their way through the text alongside imagined scenarios. Through the eyes of 23-year-old Greg Keltner, drug dealer and wannabe musician, here we witness the birth of an entertaining album.

Beatles '66
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A riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and ...
The spectral piano
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The most influential compositional movement of the past fifty years, spectralism was informed by digital technology but also extended the aesthetics o...

The complete David Bowie
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The biggest edition yet - expanded and updated with 35,000 words of new material Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, The Complete David Bow...
The orchestral music of Michael Tippett
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With extracts from the composer's letters, writings, interviews and broadcasts, and supported by evidence from his sketchbooks and manuscripts, The Or...

Music in Germany since 1968
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Music in Germany since 1968 modifies the dominant historiography of music in post-war Germany by shifting its axis from the years of reconstruction af...
Richard Wagner
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The companion volume to the Ring libretto translations by Rudolph Sabor provides a guide through the labyrinth of the Ring, clarifying its literary an...