Music: Music & The Arts

  • The Gendered Score: Music in 1940s Melodrama and the Woman's Film book cover

    The Gendered Score: Music in 1940s Melodrama and the Woman's Film

    1st Edition

    By Heather Laing

    Heather Laing examines, for the first time, the issues of gender and emotion that underpin the classical style of film scoring, but that have until now remained unquestioned and untheorized, thus providing a benchmark for thinking on more recent and alternative styles of scoring. Many theorists…

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

  • The Music of Mauricio Kagel book cover

    The Music of Mauricio Kagel

    1st Edition

    By Björn Heile

    Mauricio Kagel was undoubtedly one of the major figures in the new music of the last fifty years. Growing up in the rich cultural atmosphere of Buenos Aires in the 1940s and '50s, where the writer Jorge Luis Borges was one of his teachers, he became a member of avant-garde circles as well as…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Shake, Rattle and Roll: Yugoslav Rock Music and the Poetics of Social Critique book cover

    Shake, Rattle and Roll: Yugoslav Rock Music and the Poetics of Social Critique

    1st Edition

    By Dalibor Mišina

    From the late-1970s to the late-1980s rock music in Yugoslavia had an important social and political purpose of providing a popular cultural outlet for the unique forms of socio-cultural critique that engaged with the realities and problems of life in Yugoslav society. The three music movements…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Michael William Balfe: His Life and His English Operas book cover

    Michael William Balfe

    His Life and His English Operas, 1st Edition

    By William Tyldesley

    Without doubt, Michael William Balfe (1808-1870) was the most successful composer of English opera in the mid nineteenth century. During his lifetime he enjoyed an international reputation and worked with some of the leading singers of the time, including Jenny Lind, Malibran and Grisi. Drawing on…

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

  • Bruce Montgomery/Edmund Crispin: A Life in Music and Books book cover

    Bruce Montgomery/Edmund Crispin: A Life in Music and Books

    1st Edition

    By David Whittle

    Under his real name, Bruce Montgomery (1921-1978) wrote concert music and the scores for almost 50 feature films, including some of the most enduring British comedies of the twentieth century, amongst them a number in the series started by Doctor in the House and the first six Carry On films. Under…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Opera as Soundtrack book cover

    Opera as Soundtrack

    1st Edition

    By Jeongwon Joe

    Filmmakers' fascination with opera dates back to the silent era but it was not until the late 1980s that critical enquiries into the intersection of opera and cinema began to emerge. Jeongwon Joe focusses primarily on the role of opera as soundtrack by exploring the distinct effects opera produces…

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

  • Operatic Migrations: Transforming Works and Crossing Boundaries book cover

    Operatic Migrations

    Transforming Works and Crossing Boundaries, 1st Edition

    By Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Edited by Downing A. Thomas

    This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying a wide range of subjects associated with the creation, performance and reception of 'opera' in varying social and historical contexts from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Each essay addresses migrations between genres, cultures,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Scoring the Score: The Role of the Orchestrator in the Contemporary Film Industry book cover

    Scoring the Score

    The Role of the Orchestrator in the Contemporary Film Industry, 1st Edition

    By Ian Sapiro

    Scoring the Score is the first scholarly examination of the orchestrator’s role in the contemporary film industry. Orchestrators are crucial to the production of a film’s score, yet they have not received significant consideration in film-music research. This book sheds light on this…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • Fiesta de diez pesos: Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cuba book cover

    Fiesta de diez pesos: Music and Gay Identity in Special Period Cuba

    1st Edition

    By Moshe Morad

    The ‘Special Period’ in Cuba was an extended era of economic depression starting in the early 1990s, characterized by the collapse of revolutionary values and social norms, and a way of life conducted by improvised solutions for survival, including hustling and sex-work. During this time there…

    Paperback – 2016-11-07
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • The Legacy of Cornelius Cardew book cover

    The Legacy of Cornelius Cardew

    1st Edition

    By Tony Harris

    Cornelius Cardew is an enigma. Depending on which sources one consults he is either an influential and iconic figure of British musical culture or a marginal curiosity, a footnote to a misguided musical phenomenon. He is both praised for his uncompromising commitment to world-changing politics, and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28
    Routledge

  • Living Politics, Making Music: The Writings of Jan Fairley book cover

    Living Politics, Making Music

    The Writings of Jan Fairley, 1st Edition

    By Jan Fairley, edited by Simon Frith, Ian Christie

    The late Jan Fairley (1949-2012) was a key figure in making world music a significant topic for popular music studies and an influential contributor to such world music magazines as fRoots and Songlines. This book celebrates her contribution to popular music scholarship by gathering her most…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • There's a Place For Us: The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein book cover

    There's a Place For Us: The Musical Theatre Works of Leonard Bernstein

    1st Edition

    By Helen Smith

    Leonard Bernstein was the quintessential American musician. Through his careers as conductor, pianist, teacher and television personality he became known across the US and the world, his flamboyance and theatricality making him a favourite with audiences, if not with critics. However, he is perhaps…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge

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