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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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Musical Topics and Musical Performance

Musical Topics and Musical Performance

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Edited By Julian Hellaby
December 30, 2022

The principal purpose of topics in musicology has been to identify meaning-bearing units within a composition that would have been understood by contemporary audiences and therefore also to later receivers, albeit in a different context and with a need for historically-aware listening. Since ...

Singers, Scores and Sounds Making New Connections and Transforming Voices

Singers, Scores and Sounds: Making New Connections and Transforming Voices

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By Ellen Hooper
December 30, 2022

This book develops ways of discussing musical practices to articulate a new approach to understanding connections between recordings, singers, and singing.  Centred around materials from the mid-twentieth century, this book focuses on a time when composers and performers were questioning the idea ...

Schubert's Workshop: Volume 1 Towards an Early Maturity

Schubert's Workshop: Volume 1: Towards an Early Maturity

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By Brian Newbould
September 30, 2022

Schubert’s Workshop offers a fresh study of the composer’s compositional technique and its development, rooted in the author’s experience of realising performing versions of Franz Schubert’s unfinished works. Through close examination of Schubert’s use of technical and structural devices, Brian ...

Schubert's Workshop: Volume 2 Mastery and Beyond

Schubert's Workshop: Volume 2: Mastery and Beyond

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Brian Newbould
September 30, 2022

Schubert’s Workshop offers a fresh study of the composer’s compositional technique and its development, rooted in the author’s experience of realising performing versions of Franz Schubert’s unfinished works. Through close examination of Schubert’s use of technical and structural devices, Brian ...

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
August 01, 2022

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
August 01, 2022

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 ...

Music and Performance in the Book of Hours

Music and Performance in the Book of Hours

1st Edition

By Michael Alan Anderson
June 15, 2022

This study uncovers the musical foundations and performance suggestions of books of hours, guides to prayer that were the most popular and widespread books of the late Middle Ages. Exploring a variety of musical genres and sections of books of hours with musical implications, this book presents a ...

Australia’s Jindyworobak Composers

Australia’s Jindyworobak Composers

1st Edition

By David Symons
May 30, 2022

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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By Michael S. Richardson
May 30, 2022

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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By John Arthur Smith
May 30, 2022

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 ...

Early English Composers and the Credo Emphasis as Interpretation in Sixteenth-Century Music

Early English Composers and the Credo: Emphasis as Interpretation in Sixteenth-Century Music

1st Edition

By Wendy J Porter
March 24, 2022

This book develops an innovative approach for understanding the relationship between music and words in the works of five major composers of the English Renaissance: John Taverner, Christopher Tye, John Sheppard, Thomas Tallis, and William Byrd. Focusing on these composers’ settings of the Latin ...

Music by Subscription Composers and their Networks in the British Music-Publishing Trade, 1676–1820

Music by Subscription: Composers and their Networks in the British Music-Publishing Trade, 1676–1820

1st Edition

Edited By Simon D.I. Fleming, Martin Perkins
December 31, 2021

This book breaks new ground in the social and cultural history of eighteenth-century music in Britain through the study of a hitherto neglected resource, the lists of subscribers that were attached to a wide variety of publications, including musical works. These lists shed considerable light on ...

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