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New and Published Books

  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. Music and Twentieth-Century Tonality

    Harmonic Progression Based on Modality and the Interval Cycles

    By Paolo Susanni, Elliott Antokoletz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Music Theory

    This book explores the web of pitch relations that generates the musical language of non-serialized twelve-tone music and supplies both the analytical materials and methods necessary for analyses of a vast proportion of the 20th century musical repertoire. It does so in a simple, clear, and...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Heinrich Schenker

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Benjamin Ayotte

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    Heinrich Schenker: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer and theorist....

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. A History of Twentieth-Century Music in a Theoretic-Analytical Context

    By Elliott Antokoletz

    A History of Twentieth-Century Music in a Theoretic-Analytical Context is an integrated account of the genres and concepts of twentieth-century art music, organized topically according to aesthetic, stylistic, technical, and geographic categories, and set within the larger political, social,...

    Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Alban Berg

    2nd Edition

    By Bryan Simms

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    Alban Berg: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer. The second edition will...

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  7. Twentieth Century Music and the Question of Modernity

    By Eduardo de la Fuente

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In the first decade of the twentieth-century, many composers rejected the principles of tonality and regular beat. This signaled a dramatic challenge to the rationalist and linear conceptions of music that had existed in the West since the Renaissance. The ‘break with tonality’, Neo-Classicism,...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Charles Ives

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Gayle Sherwood Magee

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    This research guide provides detailed information on over one thousand publications and websites concerning the American composer Charles Ives. With informative annotations and nearly two hundred new entries, this greatly expanded, updated, and revised guide offers a key survey of the field for...

    Published April 29th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Advanced Schenkerian Analysis

    Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive, and Form

    By David Beach

    Advanced Schenkerian Analysis: Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive, and Form is a textbook for students with some background in Schenkerian theory. It begins with an overview of Schenker's theories, then progresses systematically from the phrase and their various combinations to longer and more...

    Published April 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  10. Twentieth-Century Music Theory and Practice

    By Edward Pearsall

    Twentieth-Century Music Theory and Practice introduces a number of tools for analyzing a wide range of twentieth-century musical styles and genres. It includes discussions of harmony, scales, rhythm, contour, post-tonal music, set theory, the twelve-tone method, and modernism. Recent developments...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge