Music: Music & The Arts

  • Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera book cover

    Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera

    1st Edition

    Edited by Wendy Heller, Eleonora Stoppino

    The epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, attributed to Homer, are among the oldest surviving works of literature derived from oral performance. Deeply embedded in these works is the notion that they were intended to be heard: there is something musical about Homer's use of language and a vivid…

    Hardback – 2019-07-05 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Puccini’s La fanciulla del West and American Musical Identity book cover

    Puccini’s La fanciulla del West and American Musical Identity

    1st Edition

    By Kathryn M. Fenton

    On 10 December 1910, Giacomo Puccini’s seventh opera, La fanciulla del West, had its premiere before a sold-out audience at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House. The performance was the Metropolitan Opera Company’s first world premiere by any composer. By all accounts, the premiere was an…

    Hardback – 2019-06-17 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Sound Design Theory and Practice: Working with Sound book cover

    Sound Design Theory and Practice

    Working with Sound, 1st Edition

    By Leo Murray

    Sound Design Theory and Practice is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the concepts which underpin the creative decisions that inform the creation of sound design. A fundamental problem facing anyone wishing to practice, study, teach or research about sound is the lack of a theoretical…

    Paperback – 2019-06-14 
    Routledge

  • The Persistence of Melancholia in Arts and Culture book cover

    The Persistence of Melancholia in Arts and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrea Bubenik

    This book explores the history and continuing relevance of melancholia as an amorphous but richly suggestive theme in literature, music, and visual culture, as well as philosophy and the history of ideas. Inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s 1514 engraving Melencolia I—the first visual representation of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Sound State of Uzbekistan: Popular Music and Politics in the Karimov Era book cover

    The Sound State of Uzbekistan

    Popular Music and Politics in the Karimov Era, 1st Edition

    By Kerstin Klenke

    The Sound State of Uzbekistan: Popular Music and Politics in the Karimov Era is a pioneering study of the intersection between popular music and state politics in Central Asia. Based on 20 months of field- and archival work in Tashkent, this book explores a remarkable era in Uzbekistan’s politics (…

    Hardback – 2019-05-17 
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas M. Kitts, Nick Baxter-Moore

    An essential part of human expression, humor plays a role in all forms of art, and humorous and comedic aspects have always been part of popular music. For the first time, The Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor draws together scholarship exploring how the element of humor interacts with…

    Hardback – 2019-05-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Music Companions

  • Mood: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, New Theories book cover

    Mood

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, New Theories, 1st Edition

    Edited by Birgit Breidenbach, Thomas Docherty

    Mood is a phenomenon whose study is inherently interdisciplinary. While it has remained resistant to theorisation, it nonetheless has a substantial influence on art, politics and society. Since its practical omnipresence in every-day life renders it one of the most significant aspects of affect…

    Hardback – 2019-04-23 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • New Music Theatre in Europe: Transformations between 1955-1975 book cover

    New Music Theatre in Europe

    Transformations between 1955-1975, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Adlington

    The new music theatre of the third quarter of the twentieth century presents a research field of great richness. In these years, music theatre became one of the main preoccupations for (especially) young composers digesting the consequences of the revolutionary experiments in musical language that…

    Hardback – 2019-04-22 
    Routledge
    Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century

  • Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions book cover

    Popular Music and the Politics of Hope

    Queer and Feminist Interventions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susan Fast, Craig Jennex

    In today’s culture, popular music is a vital site where ideas about gender and sexuality are imagined and disseminated. Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions explores what that means with a wide-ranging collection of chapters that consider the many ways in which…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18 
    Routledge

  • Terrence Malick: Sonic Style book cover

    Terrence Malick: Sonic Style

    1st Edition

    By James Wierzbicki

    In the course of a decades-spanning career as a filmmaker, Terrence Malick has carved out a distinctive cinematic aesthetic. Central to this style is the use of sound. James Wierzbicki offers the first comprehensive study of Malick's soundtracks, arguing that they create a distinctive sonic style…

    Hardback – 2019-04-12 
    Routledge
    Filmmakers and Their Soundtracks

  • Musicians' Migratory Patterns: The African Drum as Symbol in Early America book cover

    Musicians' Migratory Patterns: The African Drum as Symbol in Early America

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Johnson

    Musicians’ Migratory Patterns: The African Drum as Symbol in Early America questions the ban that was placed on the African drum in early America. It shows the functional use of the drum for celebrations, weddings, funerals, religious ceremonies, and nonviolent communication. The assumption that "…

    Hardback – 2019-03-31 
    Routledge
    CMS Cultural Expressions in Music

  • English Dramatick Opera, 1661–1706 book cover

    English Dramatick Opera, 1661–1706

    1st Edition

    By Andrew R. Walkling

    English Dramatick Opera, 1661–1706 is the first comprehensive examination of the distinctively English form known as "dramatick opera", which appeared on the London stage in the mid-1670s and lasted until its displacement by Italian through-composed opera in the first decade of the eighteenth…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

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