Western Music Styles (Early & Classical) Products

  • Schumann

    Edited by Roe-Min Kok

    This collection is a compilation of many of the paths taken by scholars in their pursuit of knowledge about Schumann over the last half-century. Selected for their topical breadth and quality, the writings showcase different points of departure as well as their authors’ allegiance to diverse…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    The Early Romantic Composers

  • Fanny Hensel

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Laura K.T. Stokes

    Fanny Hensel: A Research and Information Guide provides scholars in Hensel studies a resource for navigating the research surrounding the composer’s over 450 musical works. New research in the 1980s and '90s was part of the larger blossoming of women’s music history and promoted an awareness of…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

  • 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 – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Music Theory in the Safavid Era

    The taqsīm al-naġamāt

    By Owen Wright

    The Safavid era (1501-1722) is one of the most important in the history of Persian culture, celebrated especially for its architecture and art, including miniature paintings that frequently represent singers and instrumentalists. Their presence reflects a sophisticated tradition of music making…

    Hardback – 2018-09-28 
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Reeled In: Pre-existing Music in Narrative Film

    By Jonathan Godsall

    How and why is pre-existing music used in films? What effects can its use have on films and their audiences? And what lasting impact can appropriation have on the music? Reeled In is a comprehensive exploration of these questions, considering the cinematic quotation of Beethoven symphonies, Beatles…

    Hardback – 2018-09-10 
    Ashgate Screen Music Series

  • Re-Locating the Sounds of the Western

    Edited by Kendra Preston Leonard, Mariana Whitmer

    Relocating the Sounds of the Western examines the use and function of musical tropes and gestures traditionally associated with the American Western in new and different contexts ranging from Elizabethan theater, contemporary drama, space opera and science fiction, Cold War-era European filmmaking,…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Ashgate Screen Music Series

  • Hildegard von Bingen's Ordo Virtutum

    A Musical and Metaphysical Analysis

    By Michael Gardiner

    The Ordo Virtutum, Hildegard von Bingen’s twelfth-century music-drama, is one of the first known examples of a large-scale composition by a named composer in the Western canon. Not only does the Ordo’s expansive duration set it apart from its precursors, but also its complex imagery and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-22 

  • Mapping the Motet in the Post-Tridentine Era

    Edited by Esperanza Rodríguez-García, DANIELE FILIPPI

    Mapping the Motet in the Post-Tridentine Era provides new dimensions to the discussion of the immense corpus of polyphonic motets produced and performed in the decades following the end of the Council of Trent in 1563. Beyond the genre’s rich connections with contemporary spiritual life and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-16 

  • Music at the Maison royale de Saint-Louis at Saint-Cyr

    By Deborah Kauffman

    The history of music at the Maison royale de Saint-Louis at Saint-Cyr — the famous convent school founded by Madame de Maintenon and established by Louis XIV in 1686 as a royal foundation — is both rich and intriguing; its large repertory of music was composed expressly for young female voices by…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13 

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music

    Edited by Björn Heile, Charles Wilson

    Modernism in music still arouses passions and is riven by controversies. Taking root in the early decades of the twentieth century, it achieved ideological dominance for almost three decades following the Second World War, before becoming the object of widespread critique in the last two decades of…

    Hardback – 2018-08-03 

  • Muzio Clementi and British Musical Culture

    Sources, Performance Practice and Style

    Edited by Luca Lévi Sala, Rohan H. Stewart-MacDonald

    Recent scholarship has vanquished the traditional perception of nineteenth-century Britain as a musical wasteland. In addition to attempting more balanced assessments of the achievements of British composers of this period, scholars have begun to explore the web of reciprocal relationships between…

    Hardback – 2018-07-17 
    Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series

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