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  1. 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 July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Shaped by Japanese Music

    Kikuoka Hiroaki and Nagauta Shamisen in Tokyo

    By Jay Davis Keister

    Series: Current Research in Ethnomusicology: Outstanding Dissertations

    Shaped by Japanese Music is an in-depth analysis of the musical world of an individual performer, composer, and teacher. Using an ethnographic approach, this study situates musical analysis in the context of its creation, demonstrating that traditional Japanese music is hardly an archaic song form...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Balinese Discourses on Music and Modernization

    Village Voices and Urban Views

    By Brita Renee Heimarck

    Series: Current Research in Ethnomusicology: Outstanding Dissertations

    While many Western scholars have discussed the technical aspects of Balinese music or the traditional contexts for performance, little has been written in Western languages about Balinese discourses on their music. This dissertation seeks to understand the experience of music in Bali according to...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Baakisimba

    Gender in the Music and Dance of the Baganda People of Uganda

    By Sylvia Antonia Nannyonga-Tamusuza

    Series: Current Research in Ethnomusicology: Outstanding Dissertations

    Originally a royal court dance, baakisimba asserted the authority of the king as the head of Baganda society. After the abolition of kingship in 1967, baakisimba dance began to be performed in other contexts, with women sometimes playing the accompanying drums-traditionally a man's role-and with...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Encyclopedia of Percussion

    2nd Edition

    By John H. Beck

    The Encyclopedia of Percussion is an extensive guide to percussion instruments, organized for research as well as general knowledge. Focusing on idiophones and membranophones, it covers in detail both Western and non-Western percussive instruments. These include not only instruments whose usual...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge