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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: music. 10100 pages.751215 words.

‘The best reference book of its kind’, Literary Review

Derived from the classic Oxford Dictionary of Music, this is the most authoritative dictionary of...

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The Oxford Encyclopaedia of the Music of India

Saṅgīt Mahābhāratī.

January 2011; published online January 2011.

Book. Subjects: Indian music. 5325 pages.719457 words.

Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India depicts the story of Indian music through 2,000 years of history. Entries cover forms of music...

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Josquin's Rome

Jesse Rodin.

December 2012; published online May 2013.

Book. Subjects: musicology and music history. 400 pages.

In the late 15th century the newly built Sistine Chapel was home to a vigorous culture of musical composition and performance. Josquin des Prez stood at its center, singing and composing...

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Whose Spain?

Samuel Llano.

November 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: musicology and music history. 360 pages.

This book studies the process through which the concept of “Spanish music” was negotiated in Paris between 1908 and 1929, and analyses the contributions of French and Spanish musicologists,...

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The Psychology of Music Performance Anxiety

Dianna Kenny.

June 2011; published online January 2012.

Book. Subjects: music theory. 400 pages.

Why are some performers exhilarated and energized about performing in public, while others feel a crushing sense of fear and dread, and experience public performance as an overwhelming...

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Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Edited by Raymond MacDonald, Gunter Kreutz and Laura Mitchell.

February 2012; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: music theory. 568 pages.

The great saxophonist Charlie Parker once proclaimed ‘if you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn’. This quote has often been used to explain the hedonistic lifestyle of many jazz...

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Music Printing in Renaissance Venice

Jane A. Bernstein.

November 1998; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: musicology and music history. 1,184 pages.

Venetian music print culture of the mid-sixteenth century is presented here through a study of the Scotto press, one of the foremost dynastic music publishers of the Renaissance. For over a...

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Lorenz Hart

Frederick Nolan.

March 1996; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: popular music. 400 pages.

This book presents the public triumphs and personal tragedies of Lorenz Hart, a true genius of the American musical theatre. It is based on many years of research, and interviews with...

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Decentering Music

Kevin Korsyn.

March 2003; published online May 2008.

Book. Subjects: music theory. 232 pages.

This book examines the struggle for the authority to speak about music at a time when the humanities are in crisis. By linking the institutions that support musical research, including...

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Bebop

Thomas Owens.

October 1996; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: American music. 338 pages.

Created in the jazz clubs of New York City, and initially treated by most musicians and audiences as radical, chaotic, and bewildering, bebop has become, this book states, “the lingua...

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