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Routledge Research in Music


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This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering music performance, theory, and culture alongside topics such as gender, race, ecology, film, religion, politics, and science, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Opera, Emotion, and the Antipodes Volume I Historical Perspectives: Creating the Metropolis; Delineating the Other

Opera, Emotion, and the Antipodes Volume I: Historical Perspectives: Creating the Metropolis; Delineating the Other

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Jane W. Davidson, Michael Halliwell, Stephanie Rocke
December 31, 2020

There can be little doubt that opera and emotion are inextricably linked. From dramatic plots driven by energetic producers and directors to the conflicts and triumphs experienced by all associated with opera’s staging to the reactions and critiques of audience members, emotion is omnipresent in ...

Opera, Emotion, and the Antipodes Volume II Applied Perspectives: Compositions and Performances

Opera, Emotion, and the Antipodes Volume II: Applied Perspectives: Compositions and Performances

1st Edition

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Jane W. Davidson, Michael Halliwell, Stephanie Rocke
December 31, 2020

There can be little doubt that opera and emotion are inextricably linked. From dramatic plots driven by energetic producers and directors to the conflicts and triumphs experienced by all associated with opera’s staging to the reactions and critiques of audience members, emotion is omnipresent in ...

Australia’s Jindyworobak Composers

Australia’s Jindyworobak Composers

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David Symons
November 30, 2020

Australia’s Jindyworobak Composers examines the music of a historically and artistically significant group of Australian composers active during the later post-colonial period (1930s–c. 1960). These composers sought to establish a uniquely Australian identity through the evocation of the country’s ...

Medievalism and Nationalism in German Opera Euryanthe to Lohengrin

Medievalism and Nationalism in German Opera: Euryanthe to Lohengrin

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Michael S. Richardson
November 30, 2020

Medievalism, or the reception or interpretation of the Middle Ages, was a prominent aesthetic for German opera composers in the first half of the nineteenth century. A healthy competition to establish a Germanic operatic repertory arose at this time, and fascination with medieval times served a ...

Music in Religious Cults of the Ancient Near East

Music in Religious Cults of the Ancient Near East

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John Arthur Smith
November 10, 2020

Music in Religious Cults of the Ancient Near East presents the first extended discussion of the relationship between music and cultic worship in ancient western Asia. The book covers ancient Israel and Judah, the Levant, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Elam, and ancient Egypt, focusing on the period from ...

Performing Arts in Changing Societies Opera, Dance, and Theatre in European and Nordic Countries around 1800

Performing Arts in Changing Societies: Opera, Dance, and Theatre in European and Nordic Countries around 1800

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Randi Margrete Selvik, Svein Gladsø, Anne Margrete Fiskvik
May 20, 2020

Performing Arts in Changing Societies is a detailed exploration of genre development within the fields of dance, theatre, and opera in selected European countries during the decades before and after 1800. An introductory chapter outlines the theoretical and ideological background of genre thinking ...

From Music to Sound The Emergence of Sound in 20th- and 21st-Century Music

From Music to Sound: The Emergence of Sound in 20th- and 21st-Century Music

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Makis Solomos
October 30, 2019

From Music to Sound is an examination of the six musical histories whose convergence produces the emergence of sound, offering a plural, original history of new music and showing how music had begun a change of paradigm, moving from a culture centred on the note to a culture of sound. Each chapter ...

The Consolations of History: Themes of Progress and Potential in Richard Wagner’s Gotterdammerung

The Consolations of History: Themes of Progress and Potential in Richard Wagner’s Gotterdammerung

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Alexander H. Shapiro
October 17, 2019

In this book on Richard Wagner’s compelling but enigmatic masterpiece Götterdämmerung, the final opera of his monumental Ring tetralogy, Alexander H. Shapiro advances an ambitious new interpretation which uncovers intriguing new facets to the work’s profound insights into the human condition. By ...

John Williams: Changing the Culture of the Classical Guitar Performance, perception, education and construction

John Williams: Changing the Culture of the Classical Guitar: Performance, perception, education and construction

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Michael O'Toole
April 29, 2019

This book assesses the influence and reception of many different forms of guitar playing upon the classical guitar and more specifically through the prism of John Williams. Beginning with an examination of Andrés Segovia and his influence upon Williams’ life’s work, a further three incisive ...

Paul Dukas: Legacies of a French Musician

Paul Dukas: Legacies of a French Musician

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Helen Julia Minors, Laura Watson
April 02, 2019

This book appraises the contribution of Paul Dukas (1865–1935) to a wide variety of French musical practices. As a composer, critic, artistic collaborator and teacher, Dukas was central to the fin de siècle and early twentieth-century Paris musical scene (and more broadly to the French scene). ...

Double Lives: Film Composers in the Concert Hall

Double Lives: Film Composers in the Concert Hall

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James Wierzbicki
February 21, 2019

Double Lives: Film Composers in the Concert Hall is a collection of fifteen essays dealing with ‘iconic’ film composers who, perhaps to the surprise of many fans of film music, nevertheless maintained lifelong careers as composers for the concert hall. Featured composers include Erich Wolfgang ...

Burma, Kipling and Western Music The Riff from Mandalay

Burma, Kipling and Western Music: The Riff from Mandalay

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Andrew Selth
February 07, 2019

For decades, scholars have been trying to answer the question: how was colonial Burma perceived in and by the Western world, and how did people in countries like the United Kingdom and United States form their views? This book explores how Western perceptions of Burma were influenced by the popular...

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