20th Century Music Products

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 

  • Popular Viennese Electronic Music, 1990-2015

    A Cultural History

    By Ewa Mazierska

    Mazierska presents a cultural history of popular Viennese electronic music from 1990 to 2015, from the perspectives of production, scene and national and international reception. To illustrate this history in depth, a number of case studies of the most successful and distinguished musicians are…

    Hardback – 2018-07-09 

  • 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, Une page d’éphéméride,…

    Paperback – 2018-05-28 

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Electronic Music: Reaching out with Technology

    Edited by Simon Emmerson

    The theme of this Research Companion is 'connectivity and the global reach of electroacoustic music and sonic arts made with technology'. The possible scope of such a companion in the field of electronic music has changed radically over the last 30 years. The definitions of the field itself are now…

    Hardback – 2018-05-25 

  • Free Jazz

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Jeff Schwartz

    Free Jazz: A Research and Information Guide offers carefully selected and annotated sources on free jazz, with comprehensive coverage of English-language academic books, journal articles, and dissertations, and selective coverage of trade books, popular periodicals, documentary films, scores,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-25 
    Routledge Music Bibliographies

  • Female Composers, Conductors, Performers: Musiciennes of Interwar France, 1919-1939

    By Laura Hamer

    Drawing upon extensive archival research, interview material, and musical analysis, Female Composers, Conductors, Performers: Musiciennes of Interwar France, 1919–1939 presents an innovative study of women working as professional musicians in France between the two World Wars. Hamer positions the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-18 

  • Confronting the National in the Musical Past

    Edited by Elaine Kelly, Markus Mantere, Derek Scott

    This significant volume moves music-historical research in the direction of deconstructing the national grand narratives in music history, of challenging the national paradigm in methodology, and thinking anew about cultural traffic, cultural transfer and cosmopolitanism in the musical past. The…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 

  • Rival Sisters, Art and Music at the Birth of Modernism, 1815–1915

    Edited by James H. Rubin, Olivia Mattis

    Introducing the concept of music and painting as 'rival sisters' during the nineteenth century, this interdisciplinary collection explores the productive exchange-from rivalry to inspiration to collaboration-between the two media in the age of Romanticism and Modernism. The volume traces the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 

  • Polycultural Synthesis in the Music of Chou Wen-chung

    Edited by Mary I. Arlin, Mark A. Radice

    The displacement of Chou Wen-chung from his native China in 1948 forced him into Western-European culture. Ultimately finding his vocation as a composer, he familiarized himself with classical and contemporary techniques but interpreted these through his traditionally oriented Chinese cultural…

    Hardback – 2018-04-16

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