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Eastman/Rochester Studies in Ethnomusicology series

Eastman/Rochester Studies in Ethnomusicology series

Eastman/Rochester Studies in Ethnomusicology seriesGuest post by Ellen Koskoff, Series EditorProfessor Emerita, EthnomusicologyUniversity of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music About ten years ago, the University of Rochester Press made an… READ MORE

Courage and Creativity

Courage and Creativity

If you want to know what composers really think about their art, about the act of creating music, you might ask Bálint Varga. Bálint spent more than forty years working… READ MORE

Composers and their Accidental Deaths

Composers and their Accidental Deaths

(Jean-Baptiste Lully who famously died after accidently driving his conductor’s staff into his foot. Image: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) Syphilis, alcohol, a broken heart – the notable lives of history’s musical geniuses… READ MORE

Top Five Nigel Bryant books

Top Five Nigel Bryant books

Given Nigel Bryant’s prolific output over the years, it should really be little surprise that two of his works should appear in the same month. April saw the publication of… READ MORE

Books to look out for in May 2018

Books to look out for in May 2018

A composer of musical masterpieces, a controversial king and a conflict-ridden region are just some of the topics in this month’s books to look out for. Take a look at… READ MORE

The hunt for Shakespeare’s lost source

The hunt for Shakespeare’s lost source

Insight into “A Brief Discourse of Rebellion and Rebels” by George North from author Dennis McCarthy June Schlueter and I are thrilled with the attention the George North manuscript, “A… READ MORE

Lord Liverpool

Lord Liverpool

20 April sees the publication of Lord Liverpool: A Political Life, by William Anthony Hay (Associate Professor of history at Mississippi State University). If you are wondering who he was,… READ MORE