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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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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 ...

Sound Heritage Making Music Matter in Historic Houses

Sound Heritage: Making Music Matter in Historic Houses

1st Edition

Edited By Jeanice Brooks, Matthew Stephens, Wiebke Thormählen
December 31, 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 ...

Modes of Communication in Stravinsky’s Works Sign and Expression

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

1st Edition

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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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 ...

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 ...

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

1st Edition

By Makis Solomos
October 29, 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

1st Edition

By Alexander H. Shapiro
October 14, 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

1st Edition

By Michael O'Toole
April 23, 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

1st Edition

Edited By Helen Julia Minors, Laura Watson
April 03, 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). ...

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