20th Century Music 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
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

  • 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
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture, 1860–1960

    Edited by Deborah Mawer

    This edited volume of case studies presents a selective history of French music and culture, but one with a dynamic difference. Eschewing a traditional chronological account, the book explores the nature of relationships between one main period, broadly 1860–1960, and its own historical ‘others’,…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16 
    Routledge

  • Microtonality and the Tuning Systems of Erv Wilson

    By Terumi Narushima

    This book explores the emerging area of microtonality through an examination of the tuning theories of Erv Wilson. It is the first publication to offer a broad discussion of this influential theorist whose innovations have far-reaching ramifications for microtonal tuning systems. This study…

    Hardback – 2017-11-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Music Theory

  • Cross-Overs

    Art Into Pop/Pop Into Art

    By John A. Walker

    This book, first published in 1987, was the first major survey of the links between the visual arts and pop music over the last thirty years. It brings to light the ideas, styles and people who have influenced both the look of pop and the shape of art. It examines how pop uses art movements like…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Art Into Pop

    By Simon Frith, Howard Horne

    This book, first published in 1987, tells the intriguing and culturally complex story of the art school influence on postwar British popular music. Following Romantic attitudes from life class to recording studio, it focuses on two key moments – the early 1960s, when art students like John Lennon…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Lost in Music

    Culture, Style and the Musical Event

    Edited by Avron Levine White

    This collection of essays, first published in 1987, provides a sociological treatment of many musical forms – rock, jazz, classical – with special emphasis on the perspective of the practising musician. Among the topics covered are the legal structures governing musical production and the question…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Jazz & Blues

    By Graham Vulliamy

    This book, first published in 1982, shows that jazz and blues are music forms that are about individualism, experiment, expression and feeling. From their origin in the work songs and spirituals of America’s southern slaves, through to their adaptation to the urban adaptation to the urban…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Rock 'n' Roll

    By Dave Rogers

    When rock ‘n’ roll began its ascendancy in the 1950s the older generation saw it as dangerous, renegade, threatening the moral stability of a nation. Young people saw it as freedom, and most importantly, as their music. The teenage revolution was here, This book, first published in 1982, traces the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

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