Music: Musical Instruments & Ensembles

  • Theory and Practice in Late Nineteenth-Century Violin Performance: An Examination of Style in Performance, 1850–1900 book cover

    Theory and Practice in Late Nineteenth-Century Violin Performance

    An Examination of Style in Performance, 1850–1900

    By David Milsom

    This title was first published in 2003. With most of western art music, it can be argued that music-making requires performers to interpret a composer's original, notated ideas. Often, an informed and perceptive reading of the score needs to be combined with the inspiration to convey the feelings…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Global Percussion Innovations: The Australian Perspective book cover

    Global Percussion Innovations

    The Australian Perspective

    By Louise Devenish

    First emerging in North America and Europe in the late 1920s, contemporary percussion practices have transitioned from the fringes of contemporary music to the forefront over the past ninety years. In the 1960s contemporary percussion practices reached Australian shores and a new generation of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Studies in English Organ Music book cover

    Studies in English Organ Music

    Edited by Iain Quinn

    Studies in English Organ Music is a collection of essays by expert authors that examines key areas of the repertoire in the history of organ music in England. The essays on repertoire are placed alongside supporting studies in organ building and liturgical practice in order to provide a…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18
    Routledge
    Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series

  • Muzio Clementi and British Musical Culture: Sources, Performance Practice and Style book cover

    Muzio Clementi and British Musical Culture

    Sources, Performance Practice and Style

    Edited by Luca Lévi Sala, Rohan H. Stewart-MacDonald

    Recent scholarship has vanquished the traditional perception of nineteenth-century Britain as a musical wasteland. In addition to attempting more balanced assessments of the achievements of British composers of this period, scholars have begun to explore the web of reciprocal relationships between…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15
    Routledge
    Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series

  • World Music Pedagogy, Volume IV: Instrumental Music Education book cover

    World Music Pedagogy, Volume IV: Instrumental Music Education

    By Mark Montemayor, William J. Coppola, Christopher Mena

    World Music Pedagogy, Volume IV: Instrumental Music Education provides the perspectives and resources to help music educators craft world-inclusive instrumental music programs in their teaching practices. Given that school instrumental music programs—concert bands, symphony orchestras, and related…

    Paperback – 2018-06-15
    Routledge
    Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series

  • The Mid-Twentieth-Century Concert Pianist: An English Experience book cover

    The Mid-Twentieth-Century Concert Pianist

    An English Experience

    By Julian Hellaby

    In this book, Julian Hellaby presents a detailed study of English piano playing and career management as it was in the middle years of the twentieth century. Making regular comparisons with early twenty-first-century practice, the author examines career-launching mechanisms, such as auditions and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01
    Routledge

  • Pierre Boulez and the Piano: A Study in Style and Technique book cover

    Pierre Boulez and the Piano

    A Study in Style and Technique

    By Peter O'Hagan

    Pierre Boulez's first piano pieces date from his youth, prior to his studies in Paris with Messiaen, and his subsequent meteoric rise to international acclaim as the leader of the musical avant-garde during the 1950s. His most recent published work is a solo piano piece, Une page d’éphéméride,…

    Paperback – 2018-05-28
    Routledge

  • Becoming a Garamut Player in Baluan, Papua New Guinea: Musical Analysis as a Pathway to Learning book cover

    Becoming a Garamut Player in Baluan, Papua New Guinea

    Musical Analysis as a Pathway to Learning

    By Tony Lewis

    The garamut is a log idiophone that is found in many of the coastal and island areas of Papua New Guinea. The instrument’s primary use is as a speech surrogate and in some regions the garamut is also used in large ensembles to play complex music for dancing. In Baluan Island, within the Manus…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • The Viola da Gamba book cover

    The Viola da Gamba

    By Bettina Hoffmann

    The viola da gamba was a central instrument in European music from the late 15th century well into the late 18th. In this comprehensive study, Bettina Hoffmann offers both an introduction to the instrument -- its construction, technique and history -- for the non-specialist, interweaving this…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge

  • Leading Musically book cover

    Leading Musically

    By Dag Jansson

    Musical leadership is associated with a specific profession—the conductor—as well as being a colloquial metaphor for human communication and cooperation at its best. This book examines what musical leadership is, by delving into the choral conductor role, what goes on in the music-making moment and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-09
    Routledge
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Music and Empathy book cover

    Music and Empathy

    Edited by Elaine King, Caroline Waddington

    In recent years, empathy has received considerable research attention as a means of understanding a range of psychological phenomena, and it is fast drawing attention within the fields of music psychology and music education. This volume seeks to promote and stimulate further research in music and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04
    Routledge
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Musical Creativity Revisited: Educational Foundations, Practices and Research book cover

    Musical Creativity Revisited

    Educational Foundations, Practices and Research

    By Oscar Odena

    How is creativity understood and facilitated across music education settings? What is the power of creativity in enhancing individual and group learning? How is musical creativity used as a tool for cross-community integration? How can we research the interactions of those engaged in musical…

    Hardback – 2018-03-28
    Routledge
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

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