By Jane Bowers, Judith Tick
There are musical examples & illustrations through the publication.
By Hugo Córdova Quero, Michael Sepidoza Campos, J. Goh
The e-book explores migration and queerness as they relate to ethnic/racial identification structures, immigration procedures and criminal prestige, the formation of trans/national and trans/cultural partnerships, and friendships. It explores the jobs that non secular identities/values/worldviews play within the fortification/critique of queer migrant identities.
By Jack Isenhour
Whilst George Jones recorded "He Stopped Loving Her this present day" greater than thirty years in the past, he was once a jogging catastrophe. dual addictions to medicinal drugs and alcohol had him ingesting Jim Beam via the case and snorting cocaine so long as he used to be wakeful. earlier than it was once over, Jones will be bankrupt, homeless, and an unwilling sufferer at an Alabama psychological establishment. in the middle of all this chaos, mythical manufacturer Billy Sherrill-the guy who chanced on Tammy Wynette and cowrote "Stand by way of Your Man"-would someway coax the functionality of an entire life out of the mercurial Jones. the outcome used to be a rustic masterpiece.He Stopped Loving Her this present day, the tale at the back of the making of the tune frequently voted the easiest nation tune ever via either critics and fanatics, deals an outline of state music's origins and a look for the music's elusive Holy Grail: authenticity. The schizoid backside line-even even though kingdom tune is undeniably a department of the make think international of convey biz, to lovers and students alike, authenticity is still the final word degree of the music's energy.
By bruce d. mcclung
Whilst girl at nighttime opened on January 23, 1941, its many firsts instantly wonderful it as a brand new and weird paintings. The curious directive to playwright Moss Hart to accomplish a play approximately psychoanalysis got here from his personal Freudian psychiatrist. For the 1st time seeing that his brother George's demise, Ira Gershwin again to writing lyrics for the theater. And for ?migr? composer Kurt Weill, it used to be a crack at a luxurious first class construction. jointly Hart, Gershwin, and Weill (with a bit aid from the psychiatrist) produced the most cutting edge works in Broadway background. although woman at the hours of darkness was once a smash-hit, it hasn't ever loved a Broadway revival, and a definite mystique has grown up round its mythical unique creation. during this ground-breaking biography, bruce mcclung items jointly the musical's existence tale from sketches and drafts, construction scripts, correspondence, photos, gown and set designs, and millions of clippings from the star's own scrapbooks. He has interviewed 11 participants of the unique corporation to supply a exclusive glimpse into the behind the scenes tale.
By Ronald D Cohen
After atmosphere the level with the paintings of track creditors within the 19th century, the authors discover the so-called restoration of folks song practices and performers by means of Alan Lomax and others, together with trips to and in the British Isles that allowed artists and folks track advocates to soak up local kinds and facilitate the music's transatlantic alternate. Cohen and Donaldson position the musical and cultural connections of the dual revivals in the decade's social and musical milieu and grapple with the performers' leftist political agendas and inventive demanding situations, together with the fierce debates over "authenticity" in perform and repertoire that erupted whilst artists like Harry Belafonte and the Kingston Trio carried folks into the preferred track mainstream.
From paintings songs to skiffle, from the Weavers in Greenwich Village to Burl Ives at the BBC, Roots of the Revival bargains a frank and wide-ranging attention of a time, a stream, and a transformative interval in American and British pop culture.
By Carol A. Hess
In Representing the great Neighbor: tune, distinction, and the Pan American Dream, Carol A. Hess investigates the reception of Latin American artwork tune within the US throughout the 20th century. Hers is the 1st examine to probe Latin American artwork song in terms of Pan Americanism, or the concept the yank countries are sure by way of universal aspirations. below the great Neighbor coverage, crafted by means of the management of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to cement hemispheric cohesion amid fears of eu fascism, Latin American paintings track flourished and US critics applauded it as "universal." in the course of the chilly struggle, in spite of the fact that, this repertory assumed a truly diversified prestige. whereas the U.S. supported Latin American army dictators to appease fears that communism might weigh down the hemisphere, musical works have been more and more objectified via essentializing adjectives equivalent to "exotic," distinctive," or "national"--through the filter out of distinction.
Hess explores this phenomenon through monitoring the reception within the usa of the so-called mammoth 3: Carlos Chávez (Mexico), Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil), and Alberto Ginastera (Argentina). She additionally evaluates a number of vital US composers and critics-Copland, Thomson, Rosenfeld, and others-in relation to Pan Americanism, and provides a brand new interpretation of a piece approximately Latin the US by way of US composer Fredric Rzewski, 36 diversifications on "The humans United is simply not Defeated!" no matter if discussing works played in sleek track concert events of the Twenties, on the 1939 World's reasonable, the inauguration of the hot York country Theater in 1966, or for the united states Bicentennial, Hess illuminates ways that North-South relatives proceed to notify our figuring out of Latin American paintings tune this day. because the first e-book to ascertain intimately the severe reception of Latin American song within the usa, Representing the great Neighbor offers to be a landmark within the box of yank song reviews, and may be crucial studying for college kids and students of tune within the US and Latin the USA through the twentieth-century. it's going to additionally attract historians learning US-Latin the US kin, in addition to basic readers attracted to the heritage of yankee tune.
By Burton D. Fisher
An entire consultant to Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman such as the tale SYNOPSIS, primary CHARACTERS within the opera, tale NARRATIVE with ONE-BAR song spotlight EXAMPLES, and an ESSAY supplying historical past concerning the opera and its composer, research, and insightful observation.
By Franz Nicolay
While attractive with the works of literary predecessors from Rebecca West to Chekhov and the nineteenth-century French aristocrat the Marquis de Custine, Nicolay explores the earlier and way forward for punk rock tradition within the postcommunist international within the type of publication a punk rock Paul Theroux may need written, with a humor similar to Gary Shteyngart. An audacious debut from a vibrant new voice, The Humorless girls of Border Control is an unforgettable, humorous, and sharply drawn depiction of unusually powerful hidden areas tucked inside of far off lands.
By Matthew Head