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  • Music, Modern Culture, and the Critical Ear

    By Nicholas Attfield, Ben Winters

    In his 1985 book The Idea of Music: Schoenberg and Others, Peter Franklin set out a challenge for musicology: namely, how best to talk and write about the music of modern European culture that fell outside of the modernist mainstream typified by Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern? Thirty years on, this…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 

  • Changing Tunes: The Use of Pre-existing Music in Film

    By Robynn Stilwell

    Edited by Phil Powrie

    The study of pre-existing film music is now a well-established part of Film Studies, covering 'classical' music and popular music. Generally, these broad musical types are studied in isolation. This anthology brings them together in twelve focused case studies by a range of scholars, including…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound

    Edited by Miguel Mera, Ronald Sadoff, Ben Winters

    The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of screen music and sound studies, addressing the ways in which music and sound interact with forms of narrative media such as television, videogames, and film. The inclusive framework of "screen music…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01

  • Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice

    Cinema Soundtracks in the 1980s and 1990s

    By Annette Davison

    Relatively little has been written about film scores and soundtracks outside of Hollywood cinema. Hollywood Theory, Non-Hollywood Practice addresses this gap by looking at the practices of film soundtrack composition for non-Hollywood films made after 1980. Annette Davison argues that since the mid…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • US Youth Films and Popular Music

    Identity, Genre, and Musical Agency

    By Tim McNelis

    This book brings theory from popular music studies to an examination of identity and agency in youth films while building on, and complementing, film studies literature concerned with genre, identity, and representation. McNelis includes case studies of Hollywood and independent US youth films that…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Music in Comedy Television

    Notes on Laughs

    Edited by Liz Giuffre, Philip Hayward

    The study of television and music has expanded greatly in recent years, yet to date no book has focused on the genre of comedy television as it relates to music. Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs fills that gap, breaking new critical ground. With contributions from an array of established…

    Paperback – 2017-03-15
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film

    Shared Concert Experiences in Screen Fiction

    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 Research in Music

  • The Music of Michael Nyman

    Texts, Contexts and Intertexts

    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

  • Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format

    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
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Life and Music of Eric Coates

    By Michael Payne

    Eric Coates (1886-1957) is perhaps the most familiar name associated with British light music. Sir Charles Groves said that 'his music crackled with enthusiasm and vitality. He could write tunes and clothe them in the most attractive musical colours'. Coates won a scholarship to the Royal Academy…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17

  • Modernism and the Cult of Mountains: Music, Opera, Cinema

    By Christopher Morris

    Adopting and transforming the Romantic fascination with mountains, modernism in the German-speaking lands claimed the Alps as a space both of resistance and of escape. This new 'cult of mountains' reacted to the symptoms and alienating forces associated with modern culture, defining and reinforcing…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Popular Music And Television In Britain

    Edited by Ian Inglis

    Listening to popular music and watching television have become the two most common activities for postwar generations in Britain. From the experiences of programmes like Oh Boy! and Juke Box Jury, to the introduction of 24 hour music video channels, the number and variety of television outputs that…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16

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