Music: Music & The Arts

  • Music, Theatre and Politics in Germany: 1848 to the Third Reich book cover

    Music, Theatre and Politics in Germany

    1848 to the Third Reich, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nikolaus Bacht

    Music, theatre and politics have maintained a long-standing, if varying and problematic, relationship. In the Ancient World, the relationship used to be a harmonious one, scholars have us believe, glorifying the moment at the beginning of Western history when a political community, or polis,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge

  • Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film: Shared Concert Experiences in Screen Fiction book cover

    Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film

    Shared Concert Experiences in Screen Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Ben Winters

    This book examines the relationship between narrative film and reality, as seen through the lens of on-screen classical concert performance. By investigating these scenes, wherein the performance of music is foregrounded in the narrative, Winters uncovers how concert performance reflexively…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • The Life, Music and Thought of Woody Guthrie: A Critical Appraisal book cover

    The Life, Music and Thought of Woody Guthrie

    A Critical Appraisal, 1st Edition

    Edited by John S. Partington

    Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912-67) has had an immense impact on popular culture throughout the world. His folk music brought traditional song from the rural communities of the American southwest to the urban American listener and, through the global influence of American culture, to listeners and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Anyone Can Do It: Empowerment, Tradition and the Punk Underground book cover

    Anyone Can Do It: Empowerment, Tradition and the Punk Underground

    1st Edition

    By Pete Dale

    For more than three decades, a punk underground has repeatedly insisted that 'anyone can do it'. This underground punk movement has evolved via several micro-traditions, each offering distinct and novel presentations of what punk is, isn't, or should be. Underlying all these punk micro-traditions…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Music on the Frontline: Nicolas Nabokov’s Struggle Against Communism and Middlebrow Culture book cover

    Music on the Frontline

    Nicolas Nabokov’s Struggle Against Communism and Middlebrow Culture, 1st Edition

    By Ian Wellens

    The story of Nicolas Nabokov's involvement with the CIA-funded Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) is a story of the politics and sociology of culture; how music was used for political ends and how intellectual groups formed and functioned during the Cold War. The seemingly independent CCF,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to the Dramatic Works of Giacomo Meyerbeer: Operas, Ballets, Cantatas, Plays book cover

    An Introduction to the Dramatic Works of Giacomo Meyerbeer: Operas, Ballets, Cantatas, Plays

    1st Edition

    By Robert Ignatius Letellier

    Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864) was a great musical dramatist in his own right. The fame of his operas rests on his radical treatment of form, his development of scenic complexes and greater plasticity of structure and melody, his dynamic use of the orchestra, and close attention to all aspects of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Music and Musicians on the London Stage, 1695–1705 book cover

    Music and Musicians on the London Stage, 1695–1705

    1st Edition

    By Kathryn Lowerre

    From 1695 to 1705, rival London theater companies based at Drury Lane and Lincoln's Inn Fields each mounted more than a hundred new productions while reviving stock plays by authors such as Shakespeare and Dryden. All included music. Kathryn Lowerre charts the interactions of the two companies from…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Performance in the Long Eighteenth Century: Studies in Theatre, Music, Dance

  • Patriotism and Nationalism in Music Education book cover

    Patriotism and Nationalism in Music Education

    1st Edition

    Edited by David G. Hebert, Alexandra Kertz-Welzel

    Music has long served as an emblem of national identity in educational systems throughout the world. Patriotic songs are commonly considered healthy and essential ingredients of the school curriculum, nurturing the respect, loyalty and 'good citizenship' of students. But to what extent have music…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    Routledge

  • The Music of Michael Nyman: Texts, Contexts and Intertexts book cover

    The Music of Michael Nyman

    Texts, Contexts and Intertexts, 1st Edition

    By Pwyll ap Siôn

    Nyman's rise to international prominence during the last three decades has made him one of the world's most successful living composers. His music has nevertheless been criticized for its parasitic borrowing of other composers' ideas and for its relentless self-borrowing. In this first book-length…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    Routledge

  • Sounds of the Borderland: Popular Music, War and Nationalism in Croatia since 1991 book cover

    Sounds of the Borderland

    Popular Music, War and Nationalism in Croatia since 1991, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Baker

    Sounds of the Borderland is the first book-length study of how popular music became a medium for political communication and contested identification during and after Croatia's war of independence from Yugoslavia. It extends existing cultural studies literature on music, politics and the state,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23
    Routledge

  • 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

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