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New and Published Books

  1. 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 December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Music and Sound in Documentary Film

    Edited by Holly Rogers

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    This collection of fourteen essays provides a rich and detailed history of the relationship between and music and image in documentary films, exploring the often overlooked role of music in the genre and its subsequent impact on an audience’s perception of reality and fiction. Exploring examples of...

    Published November 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Music, Travel, and Imperial Encounter in 19th-Century France

    Musical Apprehensions

    By Ruth Rosenberg

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

    This book considers the activities and writings of early song collectors and proto-ethnomusicologists, memoirists, and other "musical travelers" in 19th-century France. Each of the book’s discrete but interrelated chapters is devoted to a different geographic and discursive site of empire,...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Social Networks and Music Worlds

    Edited by Nick Crossley, Siobhan McAndrew, Paul Widdop

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds, introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases the use of these tools by...

    Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Music in Contemporary Philosophy

    Edited by Martin Scherzinger

    This book examines the functional place of music in contemporary European philosophy of the 20th and 21st centuries. The chapters explore the musical dimensions of lesser known figures as well as well-known philosophical figures in relation to their lesser-known musical dimensions. Edmund Husserl,...

    Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. Nabokov at the Limits

    Redrawing Critical Boundaries

    By Lisa Zunshine

    Edited by Lisa Zunshine

    Series: Border Crossings

    The eleven contributors to this volume investigate the connections between Nabokov's output and the fields of painting, music, and ballet....

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Music In Video Games

    Studying Play

    Edited by K.J. Donnelly, William Gibbons, Neil Lerner

    Series: Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

    From its earliest days as little more than a series of monophonic outbursts to its current-day scores that can rival major symphonic film scores, video game music has gone through its own particular set of stylistic and functional metamorphoses while both borrowing and recontextualizing the earlier...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Music, Performance, and the Realities of Film

    Shared Concert Experiences in Screen Fiction

    By Benjamin Winters

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    This book examines the relationship between narrative film and reality, as seen through the lens of on-screen classical concert performance. By investigating these scenes, wherein the performance of music is foregrounded in the narrative, Winters uncovers how concert performance reflexively...

    Published February 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Directing in Musical Theatre

    An Essential Guide

    By Joe Deer

    This comprehensive guide, from the author of Acting in Musical Theatre, will equip aspiring directors with all of the skills that they will need in order to guide a production from beginning to end. From the very first conception and collaborations with crew and cast, through rehearsals and...

    Published December 22nd 2013 by Routledge