Music: Western Music Styles (Early & Classical)

  • Rhythms of Revolt: European Traditions and Memories of Social Conflict in Oral Culture book cover

    Rhythms of Revolt: European Traditions and Memories of Social Conflict in Oral Culture

    Edited by Éva Guillorel, David Hopkin, Will Pooley

    The culture of insurgents in early modern Europe was primarily an oral one; memories of social conflicts in the communities affected were passed on through oral forms such as songs and legends. This popular history continued to influence political choices and actions through and after the early…

    Hardback – 2017-10-04 
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  • György Ligeti's Cultural Identities book cover

    György Ligeti's Cultural Identities

    Edited by Amy Bauer, Márton Kerékfy

    Since György Ligeti’s death in 2006, there has been a growing acknowledgement of how central he was to the late twentieth-century cultural landscape. This collection is the first book devoted to exploring the composer’s life and music within the context of his East European roots, revealing his…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03 
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  • The Old Songs of Skye: Frances Tolmie and Her Circle book cover

    The Old Songs of Skye

    Frances Tolmie and Her Circle

    By Ethel Bassin

    Edited by Derek Bowman

    Originally published in 1977. Frances Tolmie (1840-1926) was one of the foremost Gaelic folklore and folksong experts. This account of her life and work places her unique contribution to human song against a full personal, historical and cultural background. The book includes a selection of the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Come Day, Go Day, God Send Sunday: The songs and life story, told in his own words, of John Maguire, traditional singer and farmer from Co. Fermanagh. book cover

    Come Day, Go Day, God Send Sunday

    The songs and life story, told in his own words, of John Maguire, traditional singer and farmer from Co. Fermanagh.

    By Robin Morton

    Originally published in 1973. Folk-life and folk-culture, usually the preserve of the scholar, have been brought vividly and entertainingly to life in these recollections and stories of one man’s life in the Irish countryside. This book tells the life story of John Maguire, who died in 1975,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Tree of strings: Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland book cover

    Tree of strings

    Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland

    By Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird

    This is the first history of the harp in Scotland to be published. It sets out to trace the development of the instrument from its earliest appearance on the Pictish stones of the 8th century, to the present day. Describing the different harps played in the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • A Chronicle of First Broadcast Performances of Musical Works in the United Kingdom, 1923-1996: Performances of Musical Works in the United Kingdom, 1923-1996 book cover

    A Chronicle of First Broadcast Performances of Musical Works in the United Kingdom, 1923-1996

    Performances of Musical Works in the United Kingdom, 1923-1996

    By Alastair Mitchell

    This title was first published in 2001. This work provides detailed information taken from the ’Programmes-as-Broadcast’ daily log of output held at the BBC Written Archives Centre in Caversham. Arranged in chronological order, entries are given for broadcasts of first performances of musical works…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Seeking the Soul: The Music of Alfred Schnittke book cover

    Seeking the Soul

    The Music of Alfred Schnittke

    Edited by George Odam

    This book was published in 2003.Alfred Schnittke's music presents a mixture of the old and the new, modernist, post-modernist and an eclectic collection of influences. Born in 1934, he was confined to his native Russia by political necessity but from 1977 became a frequent and welcome visitor to…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Consuming the Past: The Medieval Revival in fin-de-siècle France book cover

    Consuming the Past

    The Medieval Revival in fin-de-siècle France

    By Elizabeth Emery, Laura Morowitz

    This title was first published in 2003. From pilgrimages to popular festivals, from modern spectacles to advertising, from the work of avant-garde painters to the novels of Emile Zola, Consuming the Past explores the complexity of the fin-de-siècle French fascination with the Middle Ages. The…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2017-09-30 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The Life and Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold: The Brilliant and the Dark book cover

    The Life and Music of Sir Malcolm Arnold

    The Brilliant and the Dark

    By Paul R.W. Jackson

    This title was first published in 2003. 'All of my music is biographical' declared Sir Malcolm Arnold in an interview in 1991. Arnold's turbulent life has permeated his music to a greater degree than probably any other British composer as Paul Jackson reveals in this illuminating account.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The Music of John Ireland book cover

    The Music of John Ireland

    By Fiona Richards

    This title was first published in 2000. John Ireland (1879-1962) was as elusive as the music that he composed. His music resists easy categorization, in part because it is linked so closely to specific events, places and people in Ireland's personal life. The Music of John Ireland explores the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • Mabel Daniels: American Composer in Transition book cover

    Mabel Daniels: American Composer in Transition

    By Maryann McCabe

    Mabel Daniels (1877-1971): American Composer in Transition assesses Daniels within the context of American music of the first half of the twentieth century. Daniels wrote fresh sounding works that were performed by renowned orchestras and ensembles during her lifetime but her works have only…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
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