20th Century Music Products

  • 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. In this book, Gabrielle Kaufman provides the first full-length scholarly work dedicated to Cassadó, containing the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 

  • Music of the Soviet Era: 1917-1991

    2nd Edition

    By Levon Hakobian

    This volume is a comprehensive and detailed survey of music and musical life of the entire Soviet era, from 1917 to 1991 which takes into account the extensive body of scholarly literature in Russian and other major European languages. In this considerably updated and revised edition of his 1998…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 
    Routledge Russian and East European Music and Culture

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen


    By Jerome Kohl

    Zeitmaße is one of a group of four acknowledged masterpieces composed between 1955 and 1957 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…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07 
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Thomas Adès: Asyla

    By Edward Venn

    Thomas Adès (b. 1971) is an established international figure, both as composer and performer, with popular and critical acclaim and admiration from around the world. Edward Venn examines in depth one of Adès’s most significant works so far, his orchestral Asyla (1997). Its blend of virtuosic…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24 
    Landmarks in Music Since 1950

  • Schnittke Studies

    Edited by Gavin Dixon

    Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) was arguably the most important Russian composer since Shostakovich, and his music has generated a great deal of academic interest in the years since his death. Schnittke Studies provides a variety of perspectives on the composer and his music. The field is currently…

    Hardback – 2016-11-23 

  • 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 – 2016-11-18 

  • Modernism and the Cult of Mountains: Music, Opera, Cinema

    By Christopher Morris

    Adopting and transforming the Romantic fascination with mountains, modernism in the German-speaking lands claimed the Alps as a space both of resistance and of escape. This new 'cult of mountains' reacted to the symptoms and alienating forces associated with modern culture, defining and reinforcing…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Henri Dutilleux

    His Life and Works

    By Caroline Potter

    Henri Dutilleux (born 1916) is one of France’s leading composers, though until recently his music received more attention in the United States than in Europe. A fiercely independent composer who pursues his own musical path regardless of fashion, he has never courted the public eye, yet in this…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Blixa Bargeld and Einstürzende Neubauten: German Experimental Music

    'Evading do-re-mi'

    By Jennifer Shryane

    At the end of his life, Pierre Schaeffer commented that his musical and sound experiments had attempted to go beyond 'do-re-mi'. This had a direct bearing on Einstürzende Neubauten's musical philosophy and work, with the musicians always striving to extend the boundaries of music in sound,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Music on the Frontline

    Nicolas Nabokov’s Struggle Against Communism and Middlebrow Culture

    By Ian Wellens

    The story of Nicolas Nabokov's involvement with the CIA-funded Congress for Cultural Freedom (CCF) is a story of the politics and sociology of culture; how music was used for political ends and how intellectual groups formed and functioned during the Cold War. The seemingly independent CCF,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Music after Hitler, 1945–1955

    By Toby Thacker

    The political control of music in the Third Reich has been analysed from several perspectives, and with ever increasing sophistication. However, music in Germany after 1945 has not received anything like the same treatment. Rather, there is an assumption that two separate musical cultures emerged…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Furtwängler on Music

    Essays and Addresses by Wilhelm Furtwängler

    By Ronald Taylor

    Wilhelm Furtwängler left not only some of the greatest interpretations of operatic and symphonic music on record, but also expressed his views on musical issues of the moment in a number of outspoken essays and talks. His writings range from practical matters of performance and interpretation to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

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