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Educational Leadership and Music: Lessons For Tomorrow'S School Leaders

In this book we considered new territory for educational leadership by looking to music for lessons and inspiration that may inform the next generation of schools leaders. Each chapter focuses on an artist or group whose work serves to refine, extend, and challenge our thinking in regards to educational leadership. You will find a vast array of musical forms of expression analyzed and described by an equally diverse collection of edu...

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The Ballets of Daniel-François-Esprit Auber

Robert Ignatius Letellier has specialized in the music and literature of the Romantic Period. He has studied the work of Giacomo Meyerbeer (a four-volume English edition of his diaries, a collection of critical and biographical studies, a guide to research, two readings of the operas, as well as compiling and introducing editions of the complete libretti and non-operatic texts, and a selection of manuscripts facsimiles). He has also ...

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The Women of Country Music: A Reader

Women have been pivotal in the country music scene since its inception, as Charles K. Wolfe and James E. Akenson make clear in The Women of Country Music. Their groundbreaking volume presents the best current scholarship and writing on female country musicians. Beginning with the 1920s career of teenage guitar picker Roba Stanley, the contributors go on to discuss Polly Jenkins and Her Musical Plowboys, 50s honky-tonker Rose Lee Maph...

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Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth-Century France

"Few scholars other than Katharine Ellis could have written Interpreting the Musical Past. For this monograph draws extensively on the author's substantial experience with French music criticism, as well as her sophisticated understanding of that nation's political and cultural history. There is also very clearly an active musician behind the pen here, one sensitive to issues of musical style and performance practices. It is an exemp...

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Vesper and Compline Music for One Principal Voice

This volume is part of a series of 25 full-score volumes of 17th-century Italian sacred music, a repertoire that has largely been unavailable for study or performance. It includes a comprehensive historical and biographical introduction, focuses on composers significant in their own time, and offers modern notation for contemporary performers.

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Polyphonic Minds: Music of the Hemispheres

The pianist and physicist Peter Pesic, whose fascinating book Polyphonic Minds: Music of the Hemispheres traces the role musical polyphony has played in man's understanding of the mind. In a series of distinctive books published by MIT, he has looked at, thought about, and listened to the world. Wandering between the sciences and the arts, he has addressed fascinating questions such as why the sky is (seen as) blue.... Not only philo...

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Michael Tippett's Fifth String Quartet: A Study in Vision and Revision

Thomas Schuttenhelm provides a detailed account of the events leading up to and throughout the compositional process associated with Michael Tippett’s Fifth String Quartet and a comprehensive analysis of the entire quartet. The commentary discusses this work in the context of Tippett’s creative development and places it within the historical context of the genre of the string quartet. The commentary includes interviews with the membe...

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Perspectives on the Grateful Dead: Critical Writings

"This book adds another significant piece toward solving the enigmatic puzzle of the Grateful Dead and Deadheads by bringing together a wide variety of writings about the music and the fans. No matter if you're a true believer yourself, these writings help explain the near-religious devotion of the fans, dissect the meaning of lyrics, and examine the culture of the Deadheads in intelligent, well-written articles."-F. Barry Barnes, As...