Music: Music & The Arts

  • Opera in the British Isles, 1875-1918 book cover

    Opera in the British Isles, 1875-1918

    1st Edition

    By Paul Rodmell

    While the musical culture of the British Isles in the 'long nineteenth century' has been reclaimed from obscurity by musicologists in the last thirty years, appraisal of operatic culture in the latter part of this period has remained largely elusive. Paul Rodmell argues that there were far more…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity book cover

    Music in Contemporary Indian Film

    Memory, Voice, Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jayson Beaster-Jones, Natalie Sarrazin

    Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India’s film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • Contemplating Shostakovich: Life, Music and Film book cover

    Contemplating Shostakovich: Life, Music and Film

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Kirkman

    Edited by Alexander Ivashkin

    Contemplating Shostakovich marks an important new stage in the understanding of Shostakovich and his working environment. Each chapter covers aspects of the composer's output in the context of his life and cultural milieu. The contributions uncover 'outside' stimuli behind Shostakovich's works,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • John Adams's Nixon in China: Musical Analysis, Historical and Political Perspectives book cover

    John Adams's Nixon in China

    Musical Analysis, Historical and Political Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Timothy A. Johnson

    John Adams's opera, Nixon in China, is one of the most frequently performed operas in the contemporary literature. Timothy A. Johnson illuminates the opera and enhances listeners' and scholars' appreciation for this landmark work. This music-analytical guide presents a detailed, in-depth analysis…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Opera From the Greek: Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation book cover

    Opera From the Greek

    Studies in the Poetics of Appropriation, 1st Edition

    By Michael Ewans

    Michael Ewans explores how classical Greek tragedy and epic poetry have been appropriated in opera, through eight selected case studies. These range from Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, drawn from Homer's Odyssey, to Mark-Antony Turnage's Greek, based on Sophocles's Oedipus the King.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy book cover

    A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Donald A. Hodges

    A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy helps music students choose a philosophy that will guide them throughout their careers. The book is divided into three sections: central issues that any music philosophy ought to consider (e.g., beauty, emotion, and aesthetics); secondly, significant…

    Paperback – 2016-10-04
    Routledge

  • Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Drama book cover

    Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Drama

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Hibberd

    The genre of mélodrame à grand spectacle that emerged in the boulevard theatres of Paris in the 1790s - and which was quickly exported abroad - expressed the moral struggle between good and evil through a drama of heightened emotions. Physical gesture, mise en scène and music were as important in…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Twentieth-Century Music and Politics: Essays in Memory of Neil Edmunds book cover

    Twentieth-Century Music and Politics

    Essays in Memory of Neil Edmunds, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pauline Fairclough

    When considering the role music played in the major totalitarian regimes of the century it is music's usefulness as propaganda that leaps first to mind. But as a number of the chapters in this volume demonstrate, there is a complex relationship both between art music and politicised mass culture,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures book cover

    Opera Indigene: Re/presenting First Nations and Indigenous Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pamela Karantonis, Dylan Robinson

    The representation of non-Western cultures in opera has long been a focus of critical inquiry. Within this field, the diverse relationships between opera and First Nations and Indigenous cultures, however, have received far less attention. Opera Indigene takes this subject as its focus, addressing…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Music in Epic Film: Listening to Spectacle book cover

    Music in Epic Film

    Listening to Spectacle, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen C. Meyer

    As both a distinct genre and a particular mode of filmmaking, the idea of the epic has been central to the history of cinema. Including contributions from both established and emerging film music scholars, the ten essays in Music in Epic Film: Listening to Spectacle provide a cross-section of…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • Readying Cavalli's Operas for the Stage: Manuscript, Edition, Production book cover

    Readying Cavalli's Operas for the Stage

    Manuscript, Edition, Production, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ellen Rosand

    After more than three centuries of silence, the voice of Francesco Cavalli is being heard loud and clear on the operatic stages of the world. The coincidence of productions at La Scala (Milan) and Covent Garden (London) in the same month (September 2008) of two different operas signals a new stage…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner's Ring book cover

    Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner's Ring

    1st Edition

    By Mark Berry

    Mark Berry explores the political and religious ideas expounded in Wagner's Ring through close attention to the text and drama, the multifarious intellectual influences upon the composer during the work's lengthy gestation and composition, and the wealth of Wagner source material. Many of his…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

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