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  1. A History of the American Musical Theatre

    No Business Like It

    By Nathan Hurwitz

    From the diverse proto-theatres of the mid-1800s, though the revues of the ‘20s, the ‘true musicals’ of the ‘40s, the politicisation of the ‘60s and the ‘mega-musicals’ of the ‘80s, every era in American musical theatre reflected a unique set of socio-cultural factors. Nathan Hurwitz uses these...

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Quincy Jones

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Clarence Bernard Henry

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    Quincy Jones: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography and discography on one of the most prolific composers, arrangers, and conductors in American music. This reference work will appeal to wide range of musicologists, ethnomusicologists and cultural studies scholars....

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The SOS Guide to Live Sound

    Optimising Your Band's Live-Performance Audio

    By Paul White

    Series: Sound On Sound Presents...

    If you’ve ever handled live sound, you know the recipe for creating quality live sound requires many steps. Your list of ingredients, shall we say, requires an understanding of sound and how it behaves, the know-how to effectively use a sound system), and the knowledge to choose and use your gear...

    Published June 16th 2014 by Focal Press

  4. The Modern Percussion Revolution

    Journeys of the Progressive Artist

    Edited by Kevin Lewis, Gustavo Aguilar

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    More than eighty years have passed since Edgard Varèse’s catalytic work for percussion ensemble, Ionisation, was heard in its New York premiere. A flurry of pieces for this new medium dawned soon after, challenging the established truths and preferences of the European musical tradition while...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Aesthetics of Music

    Musicological Perspectives

    Edited by Stephen Downes

    Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Approaches is an anthology of fourteen essays, each addressing a single key concept or pair of terms in the aesthetics of music, collectively serving as an authoritative work on musical aesthetics that remains as close to 'the music' as possible. Each essay...

    Published June 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Generation X Goes Global

    Mapping a Youth Culture in Motion

    Edited by Christine Henseler

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This edited volume is the first book of its kind to engage critics’ understanding of Generation X as a global phenomenon. Citing case studies from around the world, the research collected here broadens the picture of Generation X as a demographic and a worldview. The book traces the global and...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Justice as Improvisation

    The Law of the Extempore

    By Sara Ramshaw

    Justice as Improvisation: The Law of the Extempore theorises the relationship between justice and improvisation through the case of the New York City cabaret laws. Discourses around improvisation often imprison it in a quasi-ethical relationship with the authentic, singular ‘other’. The same can be...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre

    Thumri Lyrics

    By Lalita du Perron

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Indian classical music has long been fascinating to Western audiences, most prominently since the Beatles' sessions with Ravi Shankar in the 1960s. This fascination with the musical genre still prevails in the twenty-first century. Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre examines Thumri Lyrics, a...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Emergence of Rock and Roll

    Music and the Rise of American Youth Culture

    By Mitchell K. Hall

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured the ears of the nation, rock and roll was the subject of controversy and contention....

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Bohuslav Martinu

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Robert Simon

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    This annotated bibliography uncovers the wealth of resources available to prospective researchers and supports emerging scholarship and inquiry into the life and music of this Czech composer. It includes all secondary sources on Martinu and his music, as well as chronology of his life and a...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge