Books Available for Review

The following books are currently available for review in Current Musicology. If you are interested in reviewing books that are not on this list, please contact the Reviews Editor or email current-musicology@columbia.edu to obtain a review copy. Books up to three years old can be considered for review. Please see Article Submissions for submission details.

 

2020

Anderson, Julian, and Christopher Dingle. Julian Anderson: Dialogues on Listening, Composing and Culture. Boydell and Brewer.

Ashby, Arved. Experiencing Mahler: A Listener's Companion. Rowman and Littlefield.

Bourbon, Andrew, and Simon Zagorski-Thomas, eds. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Music Production. Bloomsbury.

Doyle, Mark. The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached. University of Chicago Press.

Golia, Maria. Ornette Coleman: The Territory and the Adventure. Reaktion Books.

Grant, Roger Mathew. Peculiar Atunements: How Affect Theory Turned Musical. Fordham University Press.

Harren, Natilee. Fluxus Forms: Scores, Multiples, and the Eternal Network. University of Chicago Press.

Niranjana, Tejaswini. Musicophilia in Mumbai: Performing Subjects and the Metropolitan Unconscious. Duke University Press.

Redman, Shana L. Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson. Duke University Press.

Robinson, Dylan. Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies. University of Minnesota Press.

Sauter, Franz. Tonal Music: Anatomy of the Musical Aesthetics. Trans. by Saša Šarenac.

Sciannameo, Franco. Reflections on the Music of Ennio Morricone: Fame and Legacy. Lexington Books.

 

2019

Bick, Sally. Unsettled Scores: Politics, Hollywood, and the Film Music of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler. University of Illinois Press.

Boss, Jack. Schoenberg's Atonal Music. Cambridge University Press.

Buhler, James. Theories of the Soundtrack. Oxford University Press.

Carter, Paul. Amplifications: Poetic Migration, Auditory Memory. Bloomsbury.

Fairchild, Charles. Sounds, Screens, Speakers: An Introduction to Music and Media. Bloomsbury.

Fellezs, Kevin. Listen But Don't Ask Question: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar across the TransPacific. Duke University Press.

Gagne, Nicole V. Historical Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Classical Music. 2nd Edition. Rowman and Littlefield.

Gann, Kyle. The Arithmatic of Listening: Tuning Theory and History for the Impractical Musician. University of Illinois Press.

Goldmark, Daniel, and Kevin C. Karnes, eds. Korngold and His World. Princeton University Press.

Gopiath, Sumanth, and Pwyll ap Sion, eds. Rethinking Reich. Oxford University Press.

Guilbault, Jocelyne, and Timothy Rommen, eds. Sounds of Vacation. Duke University Press.

Horowitz, Mark Eden. Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions. Rowman and Littlefield.

Joncus, Berta. Kitty Olive, or the Fair Songster. Boydell and Brewer.

Levine, Victoria Lindsay, and Dylan Robinson, eds. Music and Modernity Among First Peoples of North America. Wesleyan University Press.

Licht, Alan. Sound Art Revisited. Bloomsbury.

Liebersohn, Harry. Music and the New Global Culture: From the Great Exhibitions to the Jazz Age. University of Chicago Press.

MacMillan, Ian. Playing it Dangerously: Tambura Bands, Race, and Affective Block in Croatia and Its Intimates. Wesleyan University Press.

Magnusson, Thor. Sonic Writing: Technologies of Material, Symbolic, and Signal Inscriptions. Bloomsbury. 

Morrison, Simon. Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement. 2nd Edition. University of California Press.

Naroditskaya, Inna. Music in the American Diasporic Wedding. University of Indiana Press.

Parker, Roger, and Susan Rutheford, ed. London Voices, 1820-1840. University of Chicago Press.

Piekut, Benjamin. Henry Cow: The World is a Problem. Duke University Press.

Plourde, Lorraine. Tokyo Listening: Sound and Sense in a Contemporary City. Wesleyan University Press.

Rauhut, Michael. One Sound, Two Worlds: The Blues in a Divided Germany, 1945-1990. Berghahn Books.

Salkind, Micah E. Do You Remember House? Chicago Queer of Color Undergrounds. Oxford University Press.

Schulze, Holger, Carla J. Maier, and Julia Krause. Sound Works: A Cultural Theory of Sound Design. Bloomsbury.

Senici, Emanuele. Music in the Present Tense: Rossini's Italian Operas in their Time. University of Chicago Press.

Tilley, Leslie A. Making it Up Together: The Art of Collective Improvisation in Balinese Music and Beyond. University of Chicago Press.

Toop, David. Inflamed Invisible: Collected Writings on Art and Sound, 1976–2018. Goldsmiths Press.

Whidden, Lynn, and Paul Shore. Environment Matters: Why Song Sounds the Way it Does. Peter Lang.

Womack, Kenneth, and Alan Parsons. Solid State: The Story of "Abbey Road" and the End of the Beatles. Cornell University Press.

Woodfield, Ian. Cabals & Satires: Mozart's Comic Operas in Vienna. Oxford University Press.

 

2018

Appert, Catherine M. In Hip Hop Time: Music, Memory, and Social Change in Urban Senegal. Oxford University Press.

Cook, Nicholas. Music as Creative Practice. Oxford University Press.

Jas, Eric. Piety and Polyphony in Sixtennth-Century Holland. Boydell and Brewer.

Kafumbe, Damascus. Tuning the Kingdom: Kawuugulu Musical Performance, Politics, and Storytelling in Buganda. University of Rochester Press.

Knapp, Raymond, Mitchell Morris, and Stacy Wolf, eds. Identities and Audiences in the Musical: An Oxford Handbook of the American Musical, Volume 3. Oxford University Press.

Scott, Desmond, Lewis Foreman, and Leslie De'Ath, eds. The Cyril Scott Companion: Unity in Diversity. Boydell and Brewer.

Summers, Patrick. The Spirit of this Place: How Music Illuminates the Human Spirit. University of Chicago Press.

Watkins, Holly. Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music. University of Chicago Press.