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Rocking the Boat: Migration and Race in Contemporary Spanish Music
Rocking the Boat: Migration and Race in Contemporary Spanish Music
By Silvia Bermúdez

Silvia Bermúdez’s fascinating study reveals how Spanish popular music, produced between 1980 and 2013, was the first cultural site to engage in critical debate about ethnicity and race in relation to the immigration patterns that have been changing the social landscape of Spanish society since the late 1970s.

Available Jan 2018
The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme
The Necessity of Music: Variations on a German Theme
By Celia Applegate

In The Necessity of Music, Celia Applegate explores the many ways that Germans thought about and made music from the eighteenth- to twentieth-centuries.

Published Apr 2017
Wagner: Terrible Man & His Truthful Art
Wagner: Terrible Man & His Truthful Art
By M. Owen Lee

In the course of this penetrating study, Father Lee argues that Wagner's ambivalent art is indispensable to us, life-enhancing and ultimately healing.

Published Feb 2015
My Havana: The Musical City of Carlos Varela
My Havana: The Musical City of Carlos Varela
Edited by Maria Caridad Cumaná, Karen Dubinsky, and Xenia Reloba de la Cruz
Translated by Ana Elena Arazoza
Foreword by Jackson Browne

For more than thirty years, musician Carlos Varela has been a guide to the heart, soul, and sound of Havana. My Havana is a lyrical exploration of Varela’s life and work, and of the vibrant musical, literary, and cinematic culture of his generation.

Published Sep 2014
Survival Songs: Conchita Piquer's 'Coplas' and Franco's Regime of Terror
Survival Songs: Conchita Piquer's 'Coplas' and Franco's Regime of Terror
By Stephanie Sieburth

Stephanie Sieburth’s Survival Songs explores how a genre of Spanish popular music, the copla, as sung by legendary performer Conchita Piquer, helped Republican sympathizers to survive the Franco regime’s dehumanizing treatment following the Spanish Civil War (1936–39).

Published Jul 2014
Structures of Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Cultural Expression
Structures of Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Cultural Expression
Edited by Susan McClary

Structures of Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Cultural Expression explores how artists made use of various cultural forms - notably the visual arts, poetry, theatre, music, and dance - to grapple with human values in the increasingly heterodox world of the 1600s.

Published Mar 2013
Canuck Rock: A History of Canadian Popular Music
Canuck Rock: A History of Canadian Popular Music
Ryan Edwardson

An invaluable resource and an absorbing read, Canuck Rock spans from the emergence of rock and roll in the 1950s through to today's international recording industry.

Published Sep 2009
Wagner and the Wonder of Art: An Introduction to Die Meistersinger
Wagner and the Wonder of Art: An Introduction to Die Meistersinger
By M. Owen Lee

In Wagner and the Wonder of Art, renowned opera expert M. Owen Lee provides an introduction to the opera and an analysis that will surprise even those veteran operagoers who may not have explored the work’s intricate structure and the emotional drama at its centre.

Published Dec 2007
Sounding Objects: Musical Instruments, Poetry, and Art in Renaissance France
Sounding Objects: Musical Instruments, Poetry, and Art in Renaissance France
By Carla Zecher

Drawing on music treatises and archival sources as well as poems, paintings, and engravings, this unique study aims to enrich our understanding of the interplay of poetry, music, and art in this period, and highlights the importance of musical materiality to Renaissance culture.

Published Mar 2007
A Vision of the Orient: Texts, Intertexts, and Contexts of Madame Butterfly
A Vision of the Orient: Texts, Intertexts, and Contexts of Madame Butterfly
Edited by Jonathan Wisenthal, Sherrill Grace, Melinda Boyd, Brian McIlroy, and Vera Micznik

The combined perspectives that result from this collaboration provide new and challenging insights into the powerful, resonant myth of a painful encounter between East and West.

Published Sep 2006