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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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Modes of Communication in Stravinsky’s Works Sign and Expression

Modes of Communication in Stravinsky’s Works: Sign and Expression

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By Per Dahl
December 17, 2021

Igor Stravinsky left behind a complex heritage of music and ideas. There are many examples of discrepancies between his literate statements about music and musicians and his musical compositions and activity. Per Dahl presents a model of communication that unveils a clear and logical understanding ...

Sound Heritage Making Music Matter in Historic Houses

Sound Heritage: Making Music Matter in Historic Houses

1st Edition

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Edited By Jeanice Brooks, Matthew Stephens, Wiebke Thormahlen
November 26, 2021

Sound Heritage is the first study of music in the historic house museum, featuring contributions from both music and heritage scholars and professionals in a richly interdisciplinary approach to central issues. It examines how music materials can be used to create narratives about past inhabitants ...

West Side Story, Gypsy, and the Art of Broadway Orchestration

West Side Story, Gypsy, and the Art of Broadway Orchestration

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By Paul Laird
November 19, 2021

In this ground-breaking study, Paul Laird examines the process and effect of orchestration in West Side Story and Gypsy, two musicals that were among the most significant Broadway shows of the 1950s, and remain important in the modern repertory. Drawing on extensive archival research with original ...

Sound in the Ecstatic-Materialist Perspective on Experimental Music

Sound in the Ecstatic-Materialist Perspective on Experimental Music

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By Riccardo D. Wanke
September 09, 2021

What does a one hour contemporary orchestral piece by Georg Friedrich Haas have in common with a series of glitch-noise electronic tracks by Pan Sonic? This book proposes that, despite their differences, they share a particular understanding of sound that is found across several quite distinct ...

Orpheus in the Academy Monteverdi's First Opera and the Accademia degli Invaghiti

Orpheus in the Academy: Monteverdi's First Opera and the Accademia degli Invaghiti

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By Joel Schwindt
September 03, 2021

This book introduces a new perspective on Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo (1607), a work widely regarded as the 'first great opera', by exploring the influence of the Mantuan Accademia deglia Invaghiti, the group which hosted the opera’s performance, and to which the libretto author, Alessandro Striggio...

Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States Extending the Legacy of Kate Van Winkle Keller

Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States: Extending the Legacy of Kate Van Winkle Keller

1st Edition

Edited By Laura Lohman
May 18, 2021

This book provides a practical introduction to researching and performing early Anglo-American secular music and dance with attention to their place in society. Supporting growing interest among scholars and performers spanning numerous disciplines, this book contributes quality new scholarship to ...

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

1st Edition

Edited By 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

Edited By 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

1st Edition

By 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

1st Edition

By 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

1st Edition

By 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

1st Edition

Edited By Randi Margrete Selvik, Svein Gladsø, Anne Margrete Fiskvik
May 26, 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 ...

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