20th Century Music Products

  • Schnittke Studies

    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 – 2016-05-28 
    Routledge

  • Magic Realism in Music and Literature

    The French-Latin American Axis since 1920

    By Caroline Rae

    This is the first book to explore the manifestation of myth, magic and mysticism in music since 1920 against a background of the emergent literary movement that has become known as magic realism. The problematic and much debated term, magic realism, has been used in the context of literary and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Routledge

  • Virgil Thomson

    A Reader: Selected Writings, 1924-1984

    Edited by Richard Kostelanetz

    This essential reader includes Thomson's essays on making a living as a musician; his articles on classic composers; his relation to his contemporaries; his articles on newcomers in the music world, including John Cage and Pierre Boulez; his autobiographical writings and commentary on his own works.…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Adolescents and their Music

    If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old

    Edited by Jonathon S. Epstein

    In this lively examination of youth and their relationship to music, first published in 1994, contributors cover issues ranging from the place of music in urban subculture and what music tells us about adolescent views on love and sex, to the political status of youth and youth culture.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Popular Music

    A Reference Guide

    By Roman Iwaschkin

    This is a comprehensive guide to popular music literature, first published in 1986. Its main focus is on American and British works, but it includes significant works from other countries, making it truly international in scope.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Popular Music

    A Teacher's Guide

    By Graham Vulliamy, Edward Lee

    The approach of this book, first published in 1982, is multi-disciplinary. Popular music, it is argued, is not only a musical but also a social phenomenon; the criteria needed to assess it are different from those used in the appreciation of ‘classical’ music. The first section of this guide is…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Rocking Around the Clock

    Music Television, Postmodernism, and Consumer Culture

    By E. Ann Kaplan

    The first non-stop rock video channel was launched in the US in 1981. As a unique popular culture form, MTV warrants attention, and in this, the first study of the medium, originally published in 1987, Ann Kaplan examines the cultural context of MTV and its relationship to the history of rock music…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Tin Pan Alley

    By John Shepherd

    In Tin Pan Alley we see the beginnings of the pop world as we now know it: commercial, constantly capturing, exploiting or even occasionally creating a public mood. The Alleymen were workers as much as artists. This book, first published in 1982, explores how the change occurred, the ways in…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

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