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Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century: Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century


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Series Editor: Gianmario Borio. Series Advisory Board: Robert Adlington, Esteban Buch, Mark Delaere, Giovanni Giuriati, Iwona Lindstedt and Wolfgang Rathert

The series Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century adopts a collaborative model for the study of key issues in twentieth-century music. The basis for each volume is a conference drawing together leading scholars from across Europe and beyond; conference themes are determined by the series’ distinguished international advisory board, with a view to developing new knowledge and understanding that reflects dialogue between scholars of different nationalities and theoretical backgrounds. Particular emphasis is placed upon recognition of the multiplicity of conceptions, artefacts, events and communities which characterised musical life in the last century. Accordingly, individual volumes seek to interrogate themes that encompass diverse musical genres and disciplinary perspectives.

The series was conceived as a project of the Institute of Music of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, where many of the conferences are convened.

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Finding Democracy in Music

Finding Democracy in Music

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robert Adlington, Esteban Buch
November 03, 2020

For a century and more, the idea of democracy has fuelled musicians’ imaginations. Seeking to go beyond music’s proven capacity to contribute to specific political causes, musicians have explored how aspects of their practice embody democratic principles. This may involve adopting particular...

Investigating Musical Performance: Theoretical Models and Intersections

Investigating Musical Performance: Theoretical Models and Intersections

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Gianmario Borio, Giovanni Giuriati, Alessandro Cecchi, Marco Lutzu
June 10, 2020

Investigating Musical Performance considers the wide range of perspectives on musical performance made tangible by the cross-disciplinary studies of the last decades and encourages a comparison and revision of theoretical and analytical paradigms. The chapters present different approaches to this...

New Music Theatre in Europe: Transformations between 1955-1975

New Music Theatre in Europe: Transformations between 1955-1975

1st Edition

Robert Adlington
April 04, 2019

Between 1955 and 1975 music theatre became a central preoccupation for European composers digesting the consequences of the revolutionary experiments in musical language that followed the end of the Second World War. The ‘new music theatre’ wrought multiple, significant transformations, serving as...

Composing for the State: Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships

Composing for the State: Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships

1st Edition

Esteban Buch, Igor Contreras Zubillaga, Manuel Deniz Silva
February 07, 2019

Under the dictatorships of the twentieth century, music never ceased to sound. Even when they did not impose aesthetic standards, these regimes tended to favour certain kinds of art music such as occasional works for commemorations or celebrations, symphonic poems, cantatas and choral settings. In...

Music-Dance: Sound and Motion in Contemporary Discourse

Music-Dance: Sound and Motion in Contemporary Discourse

1st Edition

Patrizia Veroli, Gianfranco Vinay
November 13, 2017

Music-Dance explores the identity of choreomusical work, its complex authorship and its modes of reception as well as the cognitive processes involved in the reception of dance performance. Scholars of dance and music analyse the ways in which a musical score changes its prescriptive status when it...

Musical Listening in the Age of Technological Reproduction

Musical Listening in the Age of Technological Reproduction

1st Edition

Gianmario Borio
December 16, 2015

It is undeniable that technology has made a tangible impact on the nature of musical listening. The new media have changed our relationship with music in a myriad of ways, not least because the experience of listening can now be prolonged at will and repeated at any time and in any space. Moreover,...

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