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  • War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan

    The Ethnographer’s Tale

    By John Baily

    In the 1970s John Baily conducted extensive ethnomusicological research in Afghanistan, principally in the city of Herat but also in Kabul. Then, with Taraki’s coup in 1978, came conflict, war, and the dispersal of many musicians to locations far and wide. This new publication is the culmination of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15 
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • The Singer-Songwriter in Europe

    Paradigms, Politics and Place

    Edited by Isabelle Marc, Stuart Green

    The Singer-Songwriter in Europe is the first book to explore and compare the multifaceted discourses and practices of this figure within and across linguistic spaces in Europe and in dialogue with spaces beyond continental borders. The concept of the singer-songwriter is significant and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Composing for the State

    Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships

    By Esteban Buch, Igor Contreras Zubillaga, Manuel Deniz Silva

    Under the dictatorships of the twentieth century, music never ceased to sound. Even when they did not impose aesthetic standards, these regimes tended to favour certain kinds of art music such as occasional works for commemorations or celebrations, symphonic poems, cantatas and choral settings. In…

    Hardback – 2016-01-27
    Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century

  • Music and Exile in Francoist Spain

    By Eva Moreda Rodriguez

    The Spanish Republican exile of 1939 impacted music as much as it did literature and academia, with well-known figures such as Adolfo Salazar and Roberto Gerhard forced to leave Spain. Exile is typically regarded as a discontinuity - an irreparable dissociation between the home country and the host…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28

  • Music, Art and Diplomacy: East-West Cultural Interactions and the Cold War

    Edited by Simo Mikkonen, Pekka Suutari

    Music, Art and Diplomacy shows how a vibrant field of cultural exchange between East and West was taking place during the Cold War, which contrasts with the orthodox understanding of two divided and antithetical blocs. The series of case studies on cultural exchanges, focusing on the decades…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18

  • Giving Voice to Democracy in Music Education

    Diversity and Social Justice in the Classroom

    Edited by Lisa C. DeLorenzo

    This book examines how music education presents opportunities to shape democratic awareness through political, pedagogical, and humanistic perspectives. Focusing on democracy as a vital dimension in teaching music, the essays in this volume have particular relevance to teaching music as…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18
    Routledge Studies in Music Education

  • Mongolian Film Music

    Tradition, Revolution and Propaganda

    By Lucy M. Rees

    In 1936 the Mongolian socialist government decreed the establishment of a film industry with the principal aim of disseminating propaganda to the largely nomadic population. The government sent promising young rural Mongolian musicians to Soviet conservatoires to be trained formally as composers.…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28

  • Music in Cyprus

    By Jim Samson, Nicoletta Demetriou

    Music in Cyprus draws its authors from both sides of the divided island to give a rounded picture of musical culture from the beginning of the British colonial period (1878-1960) until today. The book crosses conventional scholarly divides between musicology and ethnomusicology in order to achieve…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28

  • This is the Sound of Irony: Music, Politics and Popular Culture

    By Katherine L. Turner

    The use of irony in music is just beginning to be defined and critiqued, although it has been used, implied and decried by composers, performers, listeners and critics for centuries. Irony in popular music is especially worthy of study because it is pervasive, even fundamental to the music, the…

    Hardback – 2015-04-28
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • The Life and Works of Andrzej Panufnik (1914–1991)

    By Beata Bolesawska, translated by Richard J. Reisner

    Sir Andrzej Panufnik was born in Warsaw and studied in the newly independent Poland in the 1930s, as well as in Vienna and Paris just before the outbreak of the Second World War. During the German occupation he formed a piano duo with his friend and fellow composer Witold LutosÅ‚awski, and they…

    Hardback – 2015-04-28

  • The Politics of Musical Identity

    Selected Essays

    By Annegret Fauser

    This volume explores the way in which composers, performers, and critics shaped individual and collective identities in music from Europe and the United States from the 1860s to the 1950s. Selected essays and articles engage with works and their reception by Richard Wagner, Georges Bizet (in an…

    Hardback – 2015-04-03
    Ashgate Contemporary Thinkers on Critical Musicology Series

  • Punk Rock Warlord: the Life and Work of Joe Strummer

    By Barry J. Faulk, Brady Harrison

    Punk Rock Warlord explores the relevance of Joe Strummer within the continuing legacies of both punk rock and progressive politics. It is aimed at scholars and general readers interested in The Clash, punk culture, and the intersections between pop music and politics, on both sides of the Atlantic…

    Paperback – 2015-03-28
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

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