Western Music Styles (Early & Classical) Products

  • John Cage

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Sara Haefeli

    This annotated bibliography uncovers the wealth of resources available on the life and music of John Cage, one of the most influential and fascinating composers of the twentieth-century. The guide will focus on documentary studies, archival resources, scholarly research, and autobiographical…

    Hardback – 2017-12-27 
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

  • The Viola da Gamba

    By Bettina Hoffmann

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

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 

  • Verdi’s Exceptional Women: Giuseppina Strepponi and Teresa Stolz

    By Caroline Anne Ellsmore

    This investigation offers new perspectives on Giuseppe Verdi’s attitudes to women and the functions which they fulfilled for him. The book explores Verdi’s professional and personal relationship with women who were exceptional within the traditional socio-sexual structure of patria potestà, in the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 

  • Grand Opera Outside Paris

    Opera on the Move in Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Edited by Jens Hesselager

    Nineteenth-century French grand opera was a musical and cultural phenomenon with an important and widespread transnational presence in Europe. Primary attention in the major studies of the genre has so far been on the Parisian context for which the majority of the works were originally written. In…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Alma Mahler and Her Contemporaries

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Susan M. Filler

    This selective annotated bibliography places Alma Mahler with three other female composers of her time, covering the first generation of active female composers in the twentieth century. It uncovers the wealth of resources available on the lives and music of Mahler, Florence Price, Yuliya Lazarevna…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

  • Chopin in Britain

    By Peter Willis

    In 1848, the penultimate year of his life, Chopin visited England and Scotland at the instigation of his aristocratic Scots pupil, Jane Stirling. In the autumn of that year, he returned to Paris. The following autumn he was dead. Despite the fascination the composer continues to hold for scholars,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 

  • Becoming a Choral Music Teacher

    A Field Experience Workbook, 2nd Edition

    By Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman

    Becoming a Choral Music Teacher, Second Edition is a choral methods textbook that prepares students in Music Education to become middle school and high school choral music teachers. It emphasizes important musical skills, vocal pedagogy and repertoire suitable for secondary school choirs in order…

    Paperback – 2017-12-13 

  • The Praise of Musicke, 1586

    An Edition with Commentary

    By Hyun-Ah Kim

    This volume provides the first printed critical edition of The Praise of Musicke (1586), keeping the original text intact and accompanied by an analytical commentary. Against the Puritan attacks on liturgical music, The Praise of Musicke, the first apologetic treatise on music in English,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    Music Theory in Britain, 1500–1700: Critical Editions

  • Musical Prodigies and Childhood Performance

    Child’s Play

    By Jacqueline Warwick

    This book examines the phenomenon of child musicians in Western culture, examining the stereotypes associated with child musicians, in terms both of musical repertoire and performance strategies, and also their function in our understandings of what childhood is. Histories of performance abound…

    Hardback – 2017-12-08 
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Manuel de Falla and Visions of Spanish Music

    By Michael Christoforidis

    Michael Christoforidis is widely recognized as a leading expert on one of Spain's most important composers, Manuel de Falla. This volume brings together both new chapters and revised versions of previously published work, some of which is made available here in English for the first time. The…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 

  • 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 

  • Samuel Beckett, Repetition and Modern Music

    By John McGrath

    Music abounds in twentieth- century Irish literature. Whether it be the "thought-tormented" music of Joyce’s "The Dead", the folk tunes and opera that resound throughout Ulysses, or the four- part threnody in Beckett’s Watt, it is clear that the influence of music on the written word in Ireland is…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 

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