Music: Music & The Arts

  • Elvis Costello and Thatcherism: A Psycho-Social Exploration book cover

    Elvis Costello and Thatcherism

    A Psycho-Social Exploration, 1st Edition

    By David Pilgrim, Richard Ormrod

    The emergence of Thatcherism around 1980, which ushered in a period of neo-liberalism in British politics that still resonates today, led musicians, like other artists, to respond to their context of production. This book uses the early work of one of these musicians, Elvis Costello, to explore the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format book cover

    Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format

    1st Edition

    By Joost de Bruin

    Edited by Koos Zwaan

    Since the first series of Pop Idol aired in the UK just over a decade ago, Idols television shows have been broadcast in more than forty countries all over the world. In all those countries the global Idols format has been adapted to local cultures and production contexts, resulting in a plethora…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Life and Music of Eric Coates book cover

    The Life and Music of Eric Coates

    1st Edition

    By Michael Payne

    Eric Coates (1886-1957) is perhaps the most familiar name associated with British light music. Sir Charles Groves said that 'his music crackled with enthusiasm and vitality. He could write tunes and clothe them in the most attractive musical colours'. Coates won a scholarship to the Royal Academy…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Opera, Theatrical Culture and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples book cover

    Opera, Theatrical Culture and Society in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples

    1st Edition

    By Anthony R. DelDonna

    The operatic culture of late eighteenth-century Naples represents the fullest expression of a matrix of creators, practitioners, theorists, patrons, and entrepreneurs linking aristocratic, public and religious spheres of contemporary society. The considerable resonance of 'Neapolitan' opera in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • The Politics of Post-9/11 Music: Sound, Trauma, and the Music Industry in the Time of Terror book cover

    The Politics of Post-9/11 Music: Sound, Trauma, and the Music Industry in the Time of Terror

    1st Edition

    By Brian Flota

    Edited by Joseph P. Fisher

    Seeking to extend discussions of 9/11 music beyond the acts typically associated with the September 11th attacks”U2, Toby Keith, The Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen”this collection interrogates the politics of a variety of post-9/11 music scenes. Contributors add an aural dimension to what has been…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Modernism and the Cult of Mountains: Music, Opera, Cinema book cover

    Modernism and the Cult of Mountains: Music, Opera, Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Morris

    Adopting and transforming the Romantic fascination with mountains, modernism in the German-speaking lands claimed the Alps as a space both of resistance and of escape. This new 'cult of mountains' reacted to the symptoms and alienating forces associated with modern culture, defining and reinforcing…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment book cover

    Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment

    1st Edition

    By Millie Taylor

    What is it about musical theatre that audiences find entertaining? What are the features that lead to its ability to stimulate emotional attachment, to move and to give pleasure? Beginning from the passion musical theatre performances arouse and their ubiquity in London's West End and on Broadway…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Popular Music And Television In Britain book cover

    Popular Music And Television In Britain

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Inglis

    Listening to popular music and watching television have become the two most common activities for postwar generations in Britain. From the experiences of programmes like Oh Boy! and Juke Box Jury, to the introduction of 24 hour music video channels, the number and variety of television outputs that…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge

  • Protest Music in France: Production, Identity and Audiences book cover

    Protest Music in France

    Production, Identity and Audiences, 1st Edition

    By Barbara Lebrun

    Barbara Lebrun traces the evolution of 'protest' music in France since 1981, exploring the contradictions that emerge when artists who take their musical production and political commitment 'seriously', cross over to the mainstream, becoming profitable and consensual. Contestation is understood as…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Pop Idols and Pirates: Mechanisms of Consumption and the Global Circulation of Popular Music book cover

    Pop Idols and Pirates

    Mechanisms of Consumption and the Global Circulation of Popular Music, 1st Edition

    By Charles Fairchild

    The music industry has been waging some very significant battles in recent years, reacting to numerous inter-related crises provoked by globalization, digitalization and the ever more extensive commercialization of public culture. These struggles are viewed by many as central to the survival of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Making New Zealand's Pop Renaissance: State, Markets, Musicians book cover

    Making New Zealand's Pop Renaissance

    State, Markets, Musicians, 1st Edition

    By Michael Scott

    Since the early 2000s New Zealand has undergone a pop renaissance. Domestic artists' sales, airplay and concert attendance have all grown dramatically while new avenues for 'kiwi' pop exports emerged. Concurrent with these trends was a new collective sentiment that embraced and celebrated domestic…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s–1940s: Portrayal of the East book cover

    Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s–1940s

    Portrayal of the East, 1st Edition

    By Bennett Zon

    Edited by Martin Clayton

    Filling a significant gap in current scholarship, the fourteen original essays that make up this volume individually and collectively reflect on the relationship between music and Orientalism in the British Empire over the course of the long nineteenth century. The book is in four themed sections.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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