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Items in Music and Books on Music that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • The philosopher king : T Bone Burnett and the ethic of a southern cultural renaissance / Heath Carpenter
    ML 429 B927C37 2019

    Texas-born T Bone Burnett is an award-winning musician, songwriter, and producer with over forty years of experience in the entertainment industry. In The Philosopher King , Heath Carpenter evaluates and positions Burnett as a major cultural catalyst by grounding his work, and that of others abiding by a similar "roots" ethic, in the American South. Carpenter examines select artistic productions created by Burnett to understand what they communicate about the South and southern identity. He also extends his analysis to artists, producers, and cultural tastemakers who operate by an ethic and aesthetic similar to Burnett's, examining the interests behind the preservationist/heritage movement in contemporary roots music and how this community contributes to ongoing conversations regarding modern southern identity.

    The Philosopher King explores these artistic connections, the culture in which they reside, and most specifically the role T Bone Burnett plays in a contemporary cultural movement that seeks to represent a traditional American music ethos in distinctly Southern terms. Carpenter looks at films, songs, soundtracks, studio albums, fashion, and performances, each loaded with symbols, archetypes, and themes that illuminate the intersection between past and present issues of identity. By weaving together ethnographic interviews with cultural analysis, Carpenter investigates how relevant social issues are being negotiated, how complicated discussions of history, tradition, and heritage feed the ethic, and how the American South as a perceived distinct region factors into the equation.


  • Ritual soundings : women performers and world religions / Sarah Weiss
    ML 82 W53 2019eb

  • Rethinking American music / edited by Tara Browner and Thomas L. Riis
    ML 200 R46 2019eb

  • Small town, big music : the outsized influence of Kent, Ohio, on the history of rock and roll / Jason Prufer ; foreword by Joe Walsh
    ML 3534.3 P78 2019

  • American lonesome : the work of Bruce Springsteen / Gavin Cologne-Brookes
    ML420.S77

  • Americana music : voices, visionaries, & pioneers of an honest sound / Lee David Zimmerman
    ML 3512 Z56 2019

  • Living ethnomusicology : paths and practices / Margaret Sarkissian, Ted Solís ; foreword by Bruno Nettl ; afterword by Mark Slobin
    ML 3798 S27 2019

  • Korngold and his world / edited by Daniel Goldmark and Kevin C. Karnes
    ML 410 K7356K67 2019

    A brand-new look at the life and music of renowned composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) was the last compositional prodigy to emerge from the Austro-German tradition of Mozart and Mendelssohn. He was lauded in his youth by everyone from Mahler to Puccini and his auspicious career in the early 1900s spanned chamber music, opera, and musical theater. Today, he is best known for his Hollywood film scores, composed between 1935 and 1947. From his prewar operas in Vienna to his pathbreaking contributions to American film, Korngold and His World provides a substantial reassessment of Korngold's life and accomplishments.

    Korngold struggled to reconcile the musical language of his Viennese upbringing with American popular song and cinema, and was forced to adapt to a new life after wartime emigration to Hollywood. This collection examines Korngold's operas and film scores, the critical reception of his music, and his place in the milieus of both the Old and New Worlds. The volume also features numerous historical documents--many previously unpublished and in first-ever English translations--including essays by the composer as well as memoirs by his wife, Luzi Korngold, and his father, the renowned music critic Julius Korngold.

    The contributors are Leon Botstein, David Brodbeck, Bryan Gilliam, Daniel Goldmark, Lily Hirsch, Kevin Karnes, Sherry Lee, Neil Lerner, Sadie Menicanin, Ben Winters, Amy Wlodarski, and Charles Youmans.

    Bard Music Festival 2019
    Korngold and His World
    Bard College
    August 9-11 and 16-18, 2019


  • City songs and American life, 1900-1950 / Michael Lasser
    ML 3477 L38 2019
    Nothing defines the songs of the Great American Songbook more centrally than their urban sensibility. During the first half of the twentieth century, songwriters such as Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Dorothy Fields, George and Ira Gershwin, and Thomas "Fats" Waller flourished in New York City, the home of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Harlem. Through their songs, these artists described America -- not its geography or politics, but its heart -- to Americans and to the world at large. In City Songs and American Life, 1900-1950, renowned author and broadcaster Michael Lasser offers an evocative and probing account of the popular songs -- including some written originally for the stage or screen -- that America heard, sang, and danced to during the turbulent first half of the twentieth century. Many songs portrayed the glamor of Broadway or the energy and Jazz Age culture of Harlem. But a city-bred spirit -- or even a specifically New York City way of feeling and talking -- also infused other widely known and loved songs, stretching from the early decades of the century to the Twenties (the age of the flapper, bathtub gin, and women's right to vote), the Great Depression, and, finally, World War II. Lasser's deftly written book demonstrates how the soul of city life -- as echoed in the nation's songs -- developed and changed in tandem with economic, social, and political currents in America as a whole. Michael Lasser, a former teacher and theater critic, is host of the syndicated public-radio show Fascinatin' Rhythm (winner of the Peabody Award) and the author of two previous books.

  • Dedicating music, 1785-1850 / Emily H. Green
    ML 112 G74 2019eb
    Why dedicate music? What did dedications mean to their readers and writers, especially after 1785, when more works were offered to fellow composers as well as to patrons? Borrowing from book history and sociological theory, Dedicating Music, 1785-1850 is a large-scale study of patterns of dedications. Emily H. Green argues that the kinds of offerings printed in the late eighteenth through mid-nineteenth centuries reflect a changing financial and aesthetic landscape in which patronage was waning and independent artistry surging. Dedications labeled written music as a gift while presenting composers with an opportunity for self-promotion. They also contributed to a new kind of branding of music by communicating composers' friendships and artistic allegiances.. Dedicating Music considers dedications issued in print between 1785 and 1850 in sets of overlapping corpuses: offerings to peers (as in Mozart's string quartets dedicated to Haydn); to patrons (as in Ignaz Pleyel's string quartets for Count Erdödy); to friends (as in Ferdinand Ries's offerings for Beethoven); and dedications issued by publishers (as in Beethoven's song "In questa tomba oscura," included in publisher Tranquillo Mollo's collection offered to Prince Lobkowitz). The result is a synchronic study that highlights the importance of printed packaging, rather than notes on the page, to the complex relationship between composers, publishers, and consumers of music. EMILY H. GREEN is Assistant Professor of Music at George Mason University. The University of Rochester Press gratefully acknowledges generous support from the Claire and Barry Brook Endowment of the American Musicological Society and the AMS 75 PAYS Endowment of the American Musicological Society, both funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Cultural sustainabilities : music, media, language, advocacy / edited by Timothy J. Cooley ; foreword by Jeff Todd Titon
    ML 3799 C85 2019

  • Widor on organ performance practice and technique / John R. Near
    ML 600 N43 2019
    Renowned organist, composer, and Paris Conservatory professor Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) was a leading figure of the French Romantic organ school. In the extensive Preface he wrote for his edition of the complete organ works of J. S. Bach, Widor conveyed what he considered to be the essential maxims of organ performance practice and technique. Given that he felt that "the art of organ playing has not changed at all since Johann Sebastian Bach," the principles detailed in his highly articulate writings can be seen today as relevant to his own organ compositions as well as those of his circle of followers. In Widor on Organ Performance Practice and Technique, John Near translates for the first time all the statements from Widor's Bach Preface that reflect his distinctive and influential approach to performance style and artistic awareness. Correlative source material that clarifies and augments these passages is included after the translations. To complement the pedagogical material and bring a broader view of Widor's involvement in all things pertaining to the organ, his four most significant writings about the organ and organ playing are included in the appendixes. JOHN R. NEAR is Professor Emeritus of Music, Principia College. His publications include Widor: A Life beyond the Toccata, available from the University of Rochester Press.

  • Leonard Bernstein and the language of jazz / Katherine Baber
    ML 410 B566B23 2019eb

  • Mormons, musical theater, and belonging in America / Jake Johnson
    ML 2054 J65 2019

  • Peggy Glanville-Hicks : composer and critic / Suzanne Robinson
    ML 410 G397R62 2019

  • Analysis of jazz : a comprehensive approach / Laurent Cugny, translated by Bérengère Mauduit
    MT 146 C8413 2019

  • Eastern European popular music in a transnational context : beyond the borders / Ewa Mazierska, Zsolt Gyori, editors
    ML 3488 E27 2019

  • The fandom of David Bowie : everyone says "hi" / Toija Cinque, Sean Redmond
    ML 420 B754C56 2019

  • Music in early childhood : multi-disciplinary perspectives and inter-disciplinary exchanges / editors: Susan Young and Beatriz Ilari
    MT1

  • Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Sound and Music Technology (CSMT) : revised selected papers / Wei Li, Shengchen Li, Xi Shao, Zijin Li, editors
    ML 1380 C76 2018

  • Dancing with voice : a collaborative journey across disciplines / Joan Melton
    MT 956 M453 2015
    Do dancers and singers breathe differently? Performance specialists have thought so for centuries. But what happens when we're dancing and singing at the same time?Dancing with Voice takes you from theatre to classroom to laboratory to rehearsal with professional performers, actors in training, directors, choreographers and world-class physiotherapists. In her third book, Joan Melton explores the training and work of actors, dancers and singers via clinical and practice-based research and comes up, not with a method, but with a perspective on performance training. She challenges the compartmentalization still found in most conservatory and university programs, and proposes a more collaborative approach to communication across disciplines.

  • They shot, he scored : the life and music of Eldon Rathburn / James K. Wright with Allyson Rogers
    ML 410 R225W95 2019

  • Listen up! : recording music with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, the Tragically Hip, REM, Iggy Pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Waits... / Mark Howard and Chris Howard
    ML429.H852
    Mark Howard, a record producer/engineer/mixer and a trailblazer in the industry, will take you through the star-studded world of recording and producing Grammy Award winning artists. Listen Up! is an essential read for anyone interested in music and its making. Along with the inside stories, each chapter gives recording and producing information and tips with expert understanding of the equipment used in making the world's most unforgettable records and explanations of the methods used to get the very best sound. Listen Up! is both production guide and exclusive backstage pass into the lives of some of the planet's most iconic musicians. Writing with his brother Chris Howard, Mark Howard provides a rare glimpse into the normally invisible, almost secretive side of the music story: that of the producer and recording engineer.

  • Classical music : expect the unexpected / Kent Nagano with Inge Kloepfer ; translated from German by Hans-Christian Oeser
    ML 422 N33A3 2019

  • Elvis is king : Costello's My aim is true / Richard Crouse
    ML420.C685
    Before Elvis Costello was one of Rolling Stone's greatest artists of all time he was Declan P. McManus, an office drone with a dull suburban life and a side gig in a pub rock band. In 1976, under the guidance of legendary label Stiff Records, he transformed himself into the snarling, spectacled artist who defied the musical status quo to blaze the trail for a new kind of rock star with his debut album, My Aim Is True. Here Richard Crouse examines how the music of this arrestingly original album smashed the trends of the era to bridge the gap between punk and rock 'n' roll.

  • Mathematics and computation in music : 7th International Conference, MCM 2019, Madrid, Spain, June 18-21, 2019, proceedings / Mariana Montiel, Francisco Gomez-Martin, Octavio A. Agustín-Aquino (eds.)
    ML 3800 M35 2019eb

  • Of essence and context : between music and philosophy / editors, Rūta Stanevičiūtė, Nick Zangwill and Rima Povilionienė
    ML3845

  • Composing processes and artistic agency : tacit knowledge in composing / Tasos Zembylas and Martin Niederauer
    ML 3838 Z4 2018eb

  • Stories of tonality in the age of François-Joseph Fétis / Thomas Christensen
    ML 3811 C47 2019
    Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis explores the concept of musical tonality through the writings of the Belgian musicologist François-Joseph Fétis (1784-1867), who was singularly responsible for theorizing and popularizing the term in the nineteenth century. Thomas Christensen weaves a rich story in which tonality emerges as a theoretical construct born of anxiety and alterity for Europeans during this time as they learned more about "other" musics and alternative tonal systems. Tonality became a central vortex in which French musicians thought--and argued--about a variety of musical repertoires, be they contemporary European musics of the stage, concert hall, or church, folk songs from the provinces, microtonal scale systems of Arabic and Indian music, or the medieval and Renaissance music whose notational traces were just beginning to be deciphered by scholars. Fétis's influential writings offer insight into how tonality ingrained itself within nineteenth-century music discourse, and why it has continued to resonate with uncanny prescience throughout the musical upheavals of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

  • So real it hurts / Lydia Lunch ; introduction by Anthony Bourdain
    ML 420 L9328A3 2019
    Through personal essays, interviews, and poetic verse, punk musician and cultural icon Lydia Lunch claws and rakes at the reader's conscience in this powerful, uninhibited feminist collection. Oscillating between provocative celebrations of her own defiant nature and nearly-tender ruminations on the debilitating effects of poverty, abuse, and environmental pollution, along with a visceral revenge fantasy against misogynistic men, Lydia Lunch presents her exploits without apology, daring the reader to judge her while she details the traumas and trials that have shaped her into the legendary figure she's become.
    Inserted between these biting personal essays, Lunch thoughtful cultural insights convey a widely-shared desire to forestall inevitable cultural amnesia and solidify a legacy for her predecessors and peers. Her interview with Hubert Selby Jr. and profile of Herbert Hunke, her short unromanticized histories of No Wave and of the late Sixties, and her scathing examination of the monetization of counterculture (thanks, Vivienne Westwood!) all serve to reinforce the notion that, while it may appear that there are no more heroes, we are actually just looking for heroes in the wrong places. The worthy idols of the past have been obscured by more profitable historical narratives, but Lunch challenges us to dig deeper.
    So Real It Hurts pulls the reader into a world that is entirely hers -- one in which she exacts vengeance against predators with an enviable ease and exerts an almost-sexual dominance over authority, never permitting those with power to hold on to it too tightly.

  • Seismographic sounds : visions of a new world / edited by Theresa Beyer, Thomas Burkhalter and Hannes Liechti ; Norient, Network for Local and Global Sounds and Media Culture
    ML 3916 S45 2015
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