20th Century Music Products

  • Routledge Handbook to Luigi Nono and Musical Thought

    By Jonathan Impett

    Of the post-war, post-serialist generation of European composers, it was Luigi Nono who succeeded not only in identifying and addressing aesthetic and technical questions of his time but in showing a way ahead to a new condition of music in the twenty-first century. His music has found a…

    Hardback – 2018-10-05 
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Russian and East European Music and Culture

  • 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 – 2018-09-12 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Screen Music Series

  • Global Percussion Innovations

    The Australian Perspective

    By Louise Devenish

    First emerging in North America and Europe in the late 1920s, contemporary percussion practices have transitioned from the fringes of contemporary music to the forefront over the past ninety years. In the 1960s contemporary percussion practices reached Australian shores and a new generation of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Re-Locating the Sounds of the Western

    Edited by Kendra Preston Leonard, Mariana Whitmer

    Re-Locating 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 – 2018-08-29 
    Routledge
    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 – 2018-08-10 
    Routledge

  • The Music of Dada

    A lesson in intermediality for our times

    By Peter Dayan

    100 years after the Dada soirées rocked the art world, the author investigates the role that music played in the movement. Dada is generally thought of as noisy and unmusical, but The Music of Dada shows that music was at the core of Dada theory and practice. Music (by Schoenberg, Satie and many…

    Hardback – 2018-08-10 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-07-02 
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-05-24
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-05-23
    Routledge

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