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  • Thomas Adès: Asyla

    By Edward Venn

    Thomas Adès (b. 1971) is an established international composer and performer, with both popular and critical acclaim. From being hailed as the ’next Benjamin Britten’ to his success as the youngest composer to feature at the Royal Opera House (with his second opera, The Tempest), Adès has continued…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Perspectives on Peter Maxwell Davies

    Edited by Richard McGregor

    "As a composer one forgets, in time, the fine detail of composition processes which produced past work... it must be left to scholars to recreate, slowly and painstakingly, earlier creative processes." Peter Maxwell Davies. In the eight essays presented here, leading scholars of the music of Peter…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Stereo: Comparative Perspectives on the Sociological Study of Popular Music in France and Britain

    By Philippe Le Guern

    Edited by Hugh Dauncey

    The term 'Popular Music' has traditionally denoted different things in France and Britain. In France, the very concept of 'popular' music has been fiercely debated and contested, whereas in Britain and more largely throughout what the French describe as the 'Anglo-saxon' world 'popular music' has…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Vaughan Williams Essays

    By Byron Adams

    Edited by Robin Wells

    Serious scholarship on the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams is currently enjoying a lively revival after a period of relative quiescence, and is only beginning to address the enduring affection of concert audiences for his music. The essays that comprise this volume extend the study of Vaughan…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Concert Life in Eighteenth-Century Britain

    Edited by Susan Wollenberg, Simon McVeigh

    In recent years there has been a considerable revival of interest in music in eighteenth-century Britain. This interest has now expanded beyond the consideration of composers and their music to include the performing institutions of the period and their relationship to the wider social scene.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • An Imperishable Heritage: British Choral Music from Parry to Dyson

    A Study of Selected Works

    By Stephen Town

    The rehabilitation of British music began with Hubert Parry and Charles Villiers Stanford. Ralph Vaughan Williams assisted in its emancipation from continental models, while Gerald Finzi, Edmund Rubbra and George Dyson flourished in its independence. Stephen Town's survey of Choral Music of the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • The Bach Choir: The First Hundred Years

    By Basil Keen

    This study of the Bach Choir provides a much-needed overview of one of the major choral societies in London. Dr Basil Keen examines the background that led to the formation of an ad hoc body to give the first performance in England of J.S. Bach's B minor Mass. The musical and organizational effects…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • The Music Trade in Georgian England

    Edited by Michael Kassler

    In contrast to today's music industry, whose principal products are recorded songs sold to customers round the world, the music trade in Georgian England was based upon London firms that published and sold printed music and manufactured and sold instruments on which this music could be played. The…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Thomas Tomkins: The Last Elizabethan

    Edited by Anthony Boden

    Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656), a major figure of the Golden Age of British music, was arguably the greatest of all Welsh-born composers. Living through one of the most revolutionary periods in British history, his professional life was spent in the service of the Crown and the Church at both the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • The History of Live Music in Britain, Volume I: 1950-1967

    From Dance Hall to the 100 Club

    By Simon Frith, Matt Brennan, Emma Webster

    The social history of music in Britain since 1950 has long been the subject of nostalgic articles in newspapers and magazines, nostalgic programmes on radio and television and collective memories on music websites, but to date there has been no proper scholarly study. The three volumes of The…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Music in the British Provinces, 1690–1914

    By Peter Holman

    Edited by Rachel Cowgill

    The period covered by this volume, roughly from Purcell to Elgar, has traditionally been seen as a dark age in British musical history. Much has been done recently to revise this view, though research still tends to focus on London as the commercial and cultural hub of the British Isles. It is…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Popular Music and the State in the UK

    Culture, Trade or Industry?

    By Martin Cloonan

    In an era of the rise of the free market and economic globalization, Martin Cloonan examines why politicians and policymakers in the UK have sought to intervene in popular music - a field that has often been held up as the epitome of the free market form. Cloonan traces the development of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

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