Music: Music & The Arts

  • The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming: How Art Forms Empower book cover

    The Aesthetics of Self-Becoming

    How Art Forms Empower, 1st Edition

    By Paul Crowther

    This book shows that art involves an aesthetics of self-becoming, wherein we do not simply consume artistic meaning, but become empowered—by adapting ourselves to what creation in the different art forms makes possible. Paul Crowther argues that the great political task in aesthetics is no longer…

    Hardback – 2019-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Aesthetics

  • A Dictionary of the American Avant-Gardes book cover

    A Dictionary of the American Avant-Gardes

    1st Edition

    By Richard Kostelanetz

    For this American edition of his legendary arts dictionary of information and opinion, the distinguished critic and arts historian Richard Kostelanetz has selected from the fuller third edition his entries on North Americans, including Canadians, Mexicans, and resident immigrants. Typically, he…

    Paperback – 2019-03-25 
    Routledge

  • Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way book cover

    Disney Theatrical Productions

    Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way, 1st Edition

    By Amy S. Osatinski

    Disney Theatrical Productions: Producing Broadway Musicals the Disney Way is the first work of scholarship to comprehensively examine the history and production practices of Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP), the theatrical producing arm of the studio branch of the Walt Disney Corporation. This…

    Paperback – 2019-02-27 
    Routledge

  • Double Lives: Film Composers in the Concert Hall book cover

    Double Lives: Film Composers in the Concert Hall

    1st Edition

    Edited by James Wierzbicki

    Double Lives: Film Composers in the Concert Hall is a collection of fifteen essays dealing with ‘iconic’ film composers who, perhaps to the surprise of many fans of film music, nevertheless maintained lifelong careers as composers for the concert hall. Featured composers include Erich Wolfgang…

    Hardback – 2019-02-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • The Singer-Songwriter in Europe: Paradigms, Politics and Place book cover

    The Singer-Songwriter in Europe

    Paradigms, Politics and Place, 1st Edition

    Edited by Isabelle Marc, Stuart Green

    The Singer-Songwriter in Europe is the first book to explore and compare the multifaceted discourses and practices of this figure within and across linguistic spaces in Europe and in dialogue with spaces beyond continental borders. The concept of the singer-songwriter is significant and…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Composing for the State: Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships book cover

    Composing for the State

    Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships, 1st Edition

    Edited by Esteban Buch, Igor Contreras Zubillaga, Manuel Deniz Silva

    Under the dictatorships of the twentieth century, music never ceased to sound. Even when they did not impose aesthetic standards, these regimes tended to favour certain kinds of art music such as occasional works for commemorations or celebrations, symphonic poems, cantatas and choral settings. In…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century

  • György Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque book cover

    György Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque

    1st Edition

    By Peter Edwards

    György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (1974–77, revised 1996) has consolidated its position as one of the major operatic works of the twentieth century. Few operas composed since the 1970s have received such numerous productions, bringing the eclectic score to a global audience. Famously dubbed by…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900

  • French Baroque Opera: A Reader: Revised Edition book cover

    French Baroque Opera: A Reader

    Revised Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Caroline Wood, Graham Sadler

    From the outset, French opera generated an enormous diversity of literature, familiarity with which greatly enhances our understanding of this unique art form. Yet relatively little of that literature is available in English, despite an upsurge of interest in the Lully-Rameau period during the past…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in China book cover

    Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in China

    1st Edition

    By Wai-Chung Ho

    While attention has been paid to various aspects of music education in China, to date no single publication has systematically addressed the complex interplay of sociopolitical transformations underlying the development of popular music and music education in the multilevel culture of China. Before…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven book cover

    Morality and Viennese Opera in the Age of Mozart and Beethoven

    1st Edition

    By Martin Nedbal

    This book explores how the Enlightenment aesthetics of theater as a moral institution influenced cultural politics and operatic developments in Vienna between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Moralistic viewpoints were particularly important in eighteenth-century debates about…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • National Identity in Contemporary Australian Opera: Myths Reconsidered book cover

    National Identity in Contemporary Australian Opera

    Myths Reconsidered, 1st Edition

    By Michael Halliwell

    Opera has been performed in Australia for more than two hundred years, yet none of the operas written before the Second World War have become part of the repertoire. It is only in the late 1970s and early 1980s that there is evidence of the successful systematic production of indigenous opera.…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Preserving Popular Music Heritage: Do-it-Yourself, Do-it-Together book cover

    Preserving Popular Music Heritage

    Do-it-Yourself, Do-it-Together, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Baker

    There is a growing awareness around the world of the pressing need to archive the material remnants of popular music so as to safeguard the national and local histories of this cultural form. Current research suggests that in the past 20 or so years there has been an expansion of DIY heritage…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

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