20th Century Music Products

  • Electronic and Experimental Music

    Technology, Music, and Culture, 6th Edition

    By Thom Holmes

    Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture, Sixth Edition, presents an extensive history of electronic music—from its historical beginnings in the late nineteenth century to its everchanging present—recounting the musical ideas that arose in parallel with technological…

    Paperback – 2020-03-26 

  • Compositional Process in Elliott Carter’s String Quartets

    A Study in Sketches, 1st Edition

    By Laura Emmery

    Compositional Process in Elliott Carter’s String Quartets is an interdisciplinary study examining the evolution and compositional process in Elliott Carter’s five string quartets. Offering a systematic and logical way of unpacking concepts and processes in these quartets that would otherwise remain…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900

  • Einstein on the Beach: Opera beyond Drama

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jelena Novak, John Richardson

    Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s most celebrated collaboration, the landmark opera Einstein on the Beach, had its première at the Avignon Festival in 1976. During its initial European tour, Metropolitan Opera premiere, and revivals in 1984 and 1992, Einstein provoked opposed reactions from both…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • The Routledge Handbook to Music under German Occupation, 1938-1945

    Propaganda, Myth and Reality, 1st Edition

    Edited by Erik Dr Levi, David Professor Fanning

    Following their entry into Austria and the Sudetenland in the late 1930s, the Germans attempted to impose a policy of cultural imperialism on the countries they went on to occupy during the Second World War. Almost all music institutions in the occupied lands came under direct German control, or…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 

  • Beggars Banquet and the Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Revolution

    ‘They Call My Name Disturbance', 1st Edition

    Edited by Russell Reising

    The Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet is one of the seminal albums in rock history. Arguably it not only marks the advent of the ‘mature’ sound of the Rolling Stones but lays out a new blueprint for an approach to blues-based rock music that would endure for several decades. From its title to the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema

    Music and Meaning from Solaris to The Sacrifice, 1st Edition

    By Tobias Pontara

    Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema adds a new dimension to our understanding and appreciation of the work of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) through an exploration of the presence of music and sound in his films. The first comprehensive study in English concentrating on the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
    Music and Sound on the International Screen

  • From Music to Sound

    The Emergence of Sound in 20th- and 21st-Century Music, 1st Edition

    By Makis Solomos

    From Music to Sound is an examination of the six musical histories whose convergence produces the emergence of sound, offering a plural, original history of new music and showing how music had begun a change of paradigm, moving from a culture centred on the note to a culture of sound. Each chapter…

    Hardback – 2019-11-14 
    Routledge Research in Music

  • A History of the Symphony

    The Grand Genre, 1st Edition

    By Jeffrey Langford

    A History of the Symphony: The Grand Genre identifies the underlying cultural factors that have shaped the symphony over the past three hundred years, presenting a unified view of the entire history of the genre. The text goes beyond discussions of individual composers and the stylistic evolution…

    Paperback – 2019-11-11 

  • Radiohead and the Journey Beyond Genre

    Analysing Stylistic Debates and Transgressions, 1st Edition

    By Julia Ehmann

    Radiohead and the Journey Beyond Genre traces the uses and transgressions of genre in the music of Radiohead and studies the band’s varied reception in online and offline media. Radiohead’s work combines traditional rock sounds with a unique and experimental approach towards genre that sets the…

    Hardback – 2019-11-07 
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Music, Life, and Changing Times: Selected Correspondence Between British Composers Elizabeth Maconchy and Grace Williams, 1927–77

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sophie Fuller, Jenny Doctor

    At this book's core is a critical edition of letters exchanged over 50 years between Anglo-Irish composer Elizabeth Maconchy (1907-1994) and the Welsh composer Grace Williams (1906-1977). These two innovative and talented women are highly regarded for their music, their professional activities and…

    Hardback – 2019-10-15
    Music, Life and Changing Times

  • The Nature of Nordic Music

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tim Howell

    The Nature of Nordic Music explores two distinctive yet complementary understandings of the term ‘nature’: the inherent features, characters and qualities of contemporary Nordic music, and how the elemental forces of nature, the phenomena of the physical world (landscape, climate, environment),…

    Hardback – 2019-09-20

  • Puccini’s La fanciulla del West and American Musical Identity

    1st Edition

    By Kathryn M. Fenton

    On 10 December 1910, Giacomo Puccini’s seventh opera, La fanciulla del West, had its premiere before a sold-out audience at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House. The performance was the Metropolitan Opera Company’s first world premiere by any composer. By all accounts, the premiere was an…

    Hardback – 2019-09-04
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

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