The Complete Book of 1990s Broadway Musicals
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The Complete Book of 1990s Broadway Musicals

With this book, Dietz continues his decade-by-decade encyclopedic treatment of Broadway musicals, which started with The Complete Book of 1940s Broadway Musicals. In the present volume, he underscores the decline of the medium. The 1990s brought in the era of what he calls ‘the new Broadway,’ with family friendly and other feel-good musicals dominating traditional ‘adult-oriented’ fare. The 203 featured revues and musicals that opene...

Americana Music : Voices, Visionaries, and Pioneers of an Honest Sound
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Americana Music : Voices, Visionaries, and Pioneers of an Honest Sound

"50 years of American music appreciation brought music journalist Lee Zimmerman to where he is today: a fan of Americana. In his book Americana Music: Voices, Visionaries and Pioneers of an Honest Sound, Zimmerman paints a portrait of Americana as the last honest form of pop music. Its proponents may come from blues, honky tonk, rock ’n’ roll, or pop. From diverse origins, their quest for authenticity led them to Americana. As well a...

The Complete Book of 1980s Broadway Musicals
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The Complete Book of 1980s Broadway Musicals

Dietz continues his examination of Broadway musicals after publishing separate volumes covering the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The 1980s installment examines 250 traditional musicals that opened during the decade, along with personality reviews, revivals, operas, and more. Entries include the hosting theater, opening and closing dates, and Tony awards or nominations. Authors and composers, production personnel, and cast are also...

Beethoven Forum, Volume 1
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Beethoven Forum, Volume 1

Serials devoted to Beethoven are either published intermittently or are now defunct; should Beethoven Forum prosper, it would be the only ongoing source of serious Beethoven scholarship in the world. Although written for musicians, it will appeal to wider audiences, especially in historically oriented material (e.g., the effects of economic inflation on Beethoven's lifestyle; the composer's debt to Shakespeare's The Tempest ; and the...

The Words and Music of Billy Joel
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The Words and Music of Billy Joel

This detailed exploration looks at the musical works of recording artist Billy Joel and his impact on popular culture. • Photographs • A discography of Joel's recordings including albums and singles • A selected discography of cover versions of Joel's songs by other recording artists • A filmography • A bibliography of significant books and articles about Billy Joel and his work • A bibliographic essay

Everyday Music Listening: Absorption, Dissociation and Trancing
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Everyday Music Listening: Absorption, Dissociation and Trancing

'This book deals with the evanescent and often-elusive topic of musical experience. It sets that topic in context of solid empirical research and reconsiders taken-for-granted distinctions between so-called "normal" and "pathological" forms of consciousness, showing us some of the ways that consciousness is musically framed. Everyday Music Listening proves that Music Studies can reach areas and problems inaccessible to other discipli...

The Musical Culture of Silesia before 1742: New Contexts – New Perspectives
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The Musical Culture of Silesia before 1742: New Contexts – New Perspectives

The volume includes detailed studies concerning various aspects of the musical culture of Silesia from the fifteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries. The authors, who represent academic centres in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Holland, France and Great Britain, present new sources, as well as reinterpreting previously known facts and phenomena. What makes the approach here so original is that it takes into account the wider ...