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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 110 new and published books in the subject of Music & The Arts — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Tin Pan Alley

    An Encyclopedia of the Golden Age of American Song

    By David A. Jasen

    For nearly a century, New York's famous "Tin Pan Alley" was the center of popular music publishing in this country--it was where songwriting became a profession, and where songs were made-to-order for the biggest stars. Covering the full history of Tin Pan Alley, from its humble beginnings in the...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. T.S. Eliot's Orchestra

    Critical Essays on Poetry and Music

    Edited by John Xiros Cooper

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Leonard Bernstein

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Paul Laird

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    Leonard Bernstein: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography and research guide on this popular American composer and conductor. It includes annotations on Bernstein's writings, performances, educational work, and major secondary sources. Also included are a biographical sketch,...

    Published June 18th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Music and Aesthetic Reality

    Formalism and the Limits of Description

    By Nick Zangwill

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    In this volume, Zangwill develops a view of the nature of music and our experience of music that foregrounds the aesthetic properties of music. He focuses on metaphysical issues about aesthetic properties of music, psychological issues about the nature of musical experience, and philosophy of...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Preserving Popular Music Heritage

    Do-it-Yourself, Do-it-Together

    Edited by Sarah Baker

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    There is a growing awareness around the world of the pressing need to archive the material remnants of popular music so as to safeguard the national and local histories of this cultural form. Current research suggests that in the past 20 or so years there has been an expansion of DIY heritage...

    Published May 18th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Black Orpheus

    Music in African American Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison

    By Saadi A. Simawe

    Series: Border Crossings

    The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Gioachino Rossini

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Denise Gallo

    Giochino Rossini: A Research and Information Guide is designed as a tool for those beginning to study the life and works of Gioachino Rossini as well as for those who wish to explore beyond the established biographies and commentaries. The first edition was published in 2001, and represented...

    Published April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives

    This Is Our Music

    Edited by Nicholas Gebhardt, Tony Whyton

    Series: Transnational Studies in Jazz

    The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music documents the emergence of collective movements in jazz and improvised music. Jazz history is most often portrayed as a site for individual expression and revolves around the celebration of iconic figures, while the networks and...

    Published March 5th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Music, Power, and Politics

    Edited by Annie J. Randall

    Music, Power, and Politics presents sixteen different cultural perspectives on the concept of music as a site of socio-political struggle. Essays by scholars from around the world explore the means by which music's long-acknowledged potential to persuade, seduce, indoctrinate, rouse, incite, or...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Gaetano Donizetti

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By James P. Cassaro

    Gaetano Donizetti: A Research and Information Guide offers an annotated reference guide to the life and works of this important Italian opera composer. The book opens with a complete chronology of Donizetti's life (1797-1848) and career, relating it to contemporary events. The balance of the book...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge