Books in Lucent's Music Library focus on the music, the musicians, the instruments, and on music's place in cultural history. The history of each musical style, from its roots to its expression at the beginning of the twenty-first century is portrayed, along with fascinating glimpses of the lives of leading composers and musicians. Informative sidebars, numerous quotations from authoritative sources, annotated bibliographies, and complete indexes make these books valuable research tools for students.
"This chronological overview of the development and growing popularity of this uniquely American music is clearly presented. Sidebars, black-and-white photos, notes, further reading, and works consulted help delineate the subject."
-- School Library Journal (March 2003)
Price: US $34.45