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Musicology: The Key Concepts

2nd Edition

By David Beard, Kenneth Gloag

© 2016 – Routledge

360 pages

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About the Book

Now in an updated 2nd edition, Musicology: The Key Concepts is a handy A-Z reference guide to the terms and concepts associated with contemporary musicology. Drawing on critical theory with a focus on new musicology, this updated edition contains over 35 new entries including:

  • Autobiography
  • Music and Conflict
  • Deconstruction
  • Postcolonialism
  • Disability
  • Music after 9/11
  • Masculinity
  • Gay Musicology
  • Aesthetics
  • Ethnicity
  • Interpretation
  • Subjectivity

With all entries updated, and suggestions for further reading throughout, this text is an essential resource for all students of music, musicology, and wider performance related humanities disciplines.

Table of Contents

Introduction A-Z Key Concepts Bibliography Index

About the Authors

David Beard is Senior Lecturer in Music at Cardiff University, UK. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, including Cambridge Opera Journal, Music Analysis, and Twentieth-Century Music, and is the author of Harrison Birtwistle’s Operas and Music Theatre (2012). He co-edited Harrison Birtwistle Studies (2015) and has contributed chapters to Ancient Drama in Music for the Modern Stage (2010) and Peter Maxwell Davies Studies (2009). He sits on the editorial board of the journal Music & Letters.

Kenneth Gloag is Professor of Music at Cardiff University, UK. His publications include books on Tippett’s A Child of Our Time (1999) and Nicolas Maw’s Odyssey (2008). He is author of Postmodernism in Music (2012), and has co-edited and contributed chapters to Peter Maxwell Davies Studies (2009), The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett (2013), and Harrison Birtwistle Studies (2015). He was inaugural reviews editor of the journal Twentieth-Century Music (2004–12).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUS000000
MUSIC / General
MUS015000
MUSIC / Ethnomusicology