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Richard McNemar, Music, and the Western Shaker Communities

and | Filed under: American History, Music

Description A pioneering study of the Shaker west’s opening generation and an analytical reconstruction of the first Ohio Shaker hymnal

The arrival of the Shakers in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana in the decades after 1805 saw a substantial … Read the rest


1950s Radio in Color

| Filed under: Music, Regional Interest
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A remarkable collection of photographs by one of rock’s early champions

Between 1955 and 1960, popular Cleveland deejay Tommy Edwards photographed the parade of performers who passed through … Read the rest


“Silk and Bamboo” Music in Shanghai

| Filed under: Music, World Musics
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“Of all the world’s major musical cultures, that of China may well be the least thoroughly understood and most often misunderstood by Western scholars and music lovers, “writes J. Lawrence Witzleben. Witzleben adds to the understanding of this musical culture … Read the rest


The Way of the Pipa

| Filed under: Music, World Musics
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“Over the centuries a repertoire of solo pipa pieces has developed and this study focuses on those found in the Hua collection, which encompasses the pieces in the repertoire of the Hua family, and was printed, using the wooden block … Read the rest


The Melodic Tradition of Ireland

| Filed under: Music, World Musics
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This is a major work, at once synthetic and analytical.  The author has drawn on previous studies of Irish music and general melodic theory to describe the inner workings of a rich melodic tradition.  Irish folk music, resting upon monophonic … Read the rest


Recording the Classics

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“There is no doubt that this book will appeal to specialists, including conductors, recording enthusiasts, musicologists, and performers. It provides unique information about conductors’ views regarding the artistic, procedural and commercial aspects of recording. Of greatest importance … Read the rest


Rock ’n’ Roll and the Cleveland Connection

| Filed under: Books, Music, Regional Interest
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DescriptionA useful resource for people of all ages who want to know more about rock history, Rock ’n’ Roll and the Cleveland Connection links national and international events in music and the world, though the primary focus
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