Cultural Expressions in Music: Published Volumes

Publications in this series provide for the college music profession and music community at large perspective on and insight into the breadth of cultural inclusion in a wide variety of musical works.



The Tango in American Piano Musicby Oscar Macchioni

ISBN: 978-1-881913-38-2
Paperbound 6 X 9; xiii + 87 pp.


In this inaugural volume, Dr. Oscar Macchioni elucidates with native fluency and expert pianistic insight the influence of Argentine Tango in the piano works of six American composers: Virgil Thomson, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, David Jaggard, Chester Biscardi, and William Bolcom. The Tango in American Piano Music is at once vivid and erudite, and makes an important contribution to the literature for scholars and performers.

Korean Women Composers and Their Musicby John Robison

ISBN: 978-1-881913-39-9
Paperbound 6 X 9; xiii + 380 pp.


The College Music Society is pleased to present the second volume of the Cultural Expressions in Music monograph series. In this second volume, Dr. John O. Robison provides the most comprehensive information available on the lives and music of forty-two of the world's most significant Korean women composers born between 1931 and 1971. Through biographies and musical analyses, Korean Women Composers and Their Music makes an important contribution to our understanding of these important composers, one that will be equally beneficial to scholars, composers, and performers.

Musicians' Migratory Patterns: The Adriatic Coasts edited by Franco Sciannameo

ISBN: 9781138572508
Hardback, 126 pages | 16 B/W Illus.


Musicians’ Migratory Patterns: The Adriatic Coasts contains essays dedicated to the movement of musicians along and across the coasts of the Adriatic Sea. In the course of this book, the musicians become narrators of their own stories seen through the lenses of wanderlust, opportunity, exile, and refuge. Essayists in this collection are scholars hailing from Croatia, Italy, and Greece. They are internationally known for their passionate advocacy of musicians’ migratory rights and faithfulness to the lesson imparted by the history of immigration in the broadest of terms.

Spanning the Venetian Republic’s domination, the demise of the Ottoman Empire, the European nationalistic movements of mid-nineteenth century, the shocking outcomes of World War One, and the dramatic shifts of frontiers that continue to occur in our time, the chapters of this book guide the reader on a voyage through the Adriatic Sea—from the Gulf of Venice and the peninsula of Istria, to Albania, the Island of Corfu, and other Ionian outposts.