20th Century Music Products

  • Pierre Boulez and the Piano

    A Study in Style and Technique

    By Peter O'Hagan

    Pierre Boulez's first piano pieces date from his youth, prior to his studies in Paris with Messiaen, and his subsequent meteoric rise to international acclaim as the leader of the musical avant garde during the 1950s. His most recent published work is a solo piano piece, Incises, written some sixty…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07 
    Routledge

  • Gaspar Cassadó: Cellist, Composer and Transcriber

    By Gabrielle Kaufman

    Barcelonian Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966) was one of the greatest cello virtuosi of the twentieth century and a notable composer and arranger, leaving a vast and heterogeneous legacy. Gabrielle Kaufman provides the first full-length scholarly work dedicated to Cassadó, containing the results of five…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Songwriters of the American Musical Theatre

    A Style Guide for Singers

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    The stylistic range required of a musical theatre performer is expansive. From the favourites of Tin Pan Alley to today's international blockbusters, musical roles require the ability to adapt to a panoply of characters and vocal styles. By breaking down these styles and exploring the output of the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-18 
    Routledge

  • György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque

    By Peter Edwards

    György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (1974-77, revised 1996) has firmly consolidated its position as one of the major operatic works of the twentieth century. Few operas composed since the 1970s have received such numerous productions, which has familiarised a growing audience with the eclectic score.…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900

  • Contemporary Music and Spirituality

    Edited by Robert Sholl, Sander Van Maas

    The flourishing of religious or spiritually-inspired music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries remains largely unexplored. The engagement and tensions between modernism and tradition, and institutionalized religion and spirituality are inherent issues for many composers who have…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25 
    Routledge

  • Perspectives on the Music of Christopher Fox

    Straight Lines in Broken Times

    Edited by Rose Dodd

    Christopher Fox (1955) has emerged as one of the most fascinating composers of the post-war generation. His spirit of experimentalism pervades an oeuvre in which he has blithely created his own version of a range of contemporary musical practices. In his work many of the major expressions of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21 
    Routledge

  • A History of Twentieth-Century Music in a Theoretic-Analytical Context

    By Elliott Antokoletz

    A History of Twentieth-Century Music in a Theoretic-Analytical Context is an integrated account of the genres and concepts of twentieth-century art music, organized topically according to aesthetic, stylistic, technical, and geographic categories, and set within the larger political, social,…

    Paperback – 2016-07-19 
    Routledge

  • Music, Movies, Meanings, and Markets

    Cinemajazzamatazz

    By Morris Holbrook

    Music, Movies, Meanings, and Markets focuses on macromarketing-related aspects of film music in general and on the cinemusical role of ambi-diegetic jazz in particular. The book examines other work on music in motion pictures which has dealt primarily with the traditional distinction between…

    Paperback – 2016-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interpretive Marketing Research

  • Tonic to the Nation: Making English Music in the Festival of Britain

    By Nathaniel G. Lew

    Long remembered chiefly for its modernist exhibitions on the South Bank in London, the 1951 Festival of Britain also showcased British artistic creativity in all its forms. In Tonic to the Nation, Nathaniel G. Lew tells the story of the English classical music and opera composed and revived for the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-08 
    Routledge

  • Coherence in New Music: Experience, Aesthetics, Analysis

    By Mark Hutchinson

    What does it mean to talk about musical coherence at the end of a century characterised by fragmentation and discontinuity? How can the diverse influences which stand behind the works of many late twentieth-century composers be reconciled with the singular immediacy of the experiences that they can…

    Hardback – 2016-06-29 
    Routledge

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen: Zeitmaße

    By Jerome Kohl

    Zeitmaße is one of a group of four acknowledged masterpieces composed between 1955-57 that together established Karlheinz Stockhausen as the leading figure in the European avant-garde. Of the four works, it is the only one that has not been thoroughly analysed from the composer's sketches, and for…

    Pack - Book & CD – 2016-06-28 
    Routledge
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300–1918

    Edited by Kirsten Gibson, Ian Biddle

    Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300-1918 presents a range of historical case studies on the sounding worlds of the European past. The chapters in this volume explore ways of thinking about sound historically, and seek to understand how people have understood and…

    Hardback – 2016-06-16 
    Routledge

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