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  • Sounding the Virtual: Gilles Deleuze and the Theory and Philosophy of Musicby Nick Nesbitt; Brian Hulse

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    It is the contention of the editors and contributors of this volume that the work carried out by Gilles Deleuze, where rigorously applied, has the potential to cut through much of the intellectual sedimentation that has settled in the fields of music studies. Deleuze is a vigorous critic of the Western intellectual tradition, calling for a 'philosophy... more...

  • Roger Smalley: A Case Study of Late Twentieth-Century Compositionby Christopher Mark

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    How does one go about writing the history of musical composition in the late twentieth century when, on the one hand, so much of it seems impossibly fractured and disassociated, and, on the other, there has been so little certainty about what the notion of 'music history' might entail under the critiques of post-modernism? One of the most productive... more...

  • The Discourse of Musicologyby Giles Hooper

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In The Discourse of Musicology, Giles Hooper considers a number of issues central to recent debates about the nature and direction of contemporary musicology. The first part of the book seeks to situate and critically rethink the alleged 'postmodern' turn in musical scholarship. Then, in attempting to overcome some of the problems typically associated... more...

  • Critical Musicological Reflectionsby Stan Hawkins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This collection of original essays is in tribute to the work of Derek Scott on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. As one of the leading lights in Critical Musicology, Scott has helped shape the epistemological direction for music research since the late 1980s. There is no doubt that the path taken by the critical musicologist has been a tricky... more...

  • Brahms and the Scherzoby Ryan McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Despite the incredible diversity in Brahms's scherzo-type movements, there has been no comprehensive consideration of this aspect of his oeuvre. Professor Ryan McClelland provides an in-depth study of these movements that also contributes significantly to an understanding of Brahms's compositional language and his creative dialogue with musical traditions.... more...

  • Michael Nyman: Collected Writingsby Pwyll ap Sin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For over three decades Michael Nyman's music has succeeded in reaching beyond the small community of contemporary music aficionados to a much wider range of listeners. An important element in unlocking the key to Nyman's success lies in his writings about music, which preoccupied him for over a decade from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. During... more...

  • Keys to the Dramaby Gordon Sly

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Sonata form is fundamentally a dramatic structure that creates, manipulates, and ultimately satisfies expectation. It engages its audience by inviting prediction, association, and interpretation. That sonata form was the chief vehicle of dramatic instrumental music for nearly 200 years is due to the power, the universality, and the tonal and stylistic... more...

  • Dimensions of Energy in Shostakovich's Symphoniesby Michael Rofe

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Shostakovich's music is often described as being dynamic, energetic. But what is meant by 'energy' in music? After setting out a broad conceptual framework for approaching this question, Michael Rofe proposes various potential sources of the perceived energy in Shostakovich's symphonies, describing also the historical significance of energeticist thought... more...

  • Music and Ethicsby Marcel Cobussen; Nanette Nielsen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    It seems self-evident that music plays more than just an aesthetic role in contemporary society. In addition, music's social, political, emancipatory, and economical functions have been the subject of much recent research. Given this, it is surprising that the subject of ethics has often been neglected in discussions about music. The various forms... more...

  • New Perspectives on Music and Gestureby Elaine King; Anthony Gritten

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95

    Building on the insights of the first volume on Music and Gesture (Gritten and King, Ashgate 2006), the rationale for this sequel volume is twofold: first, to clarify the way in which the subject is continuing to take shape by highlighting both central and developing trends, as well as popular and less frequent areas of investigation; second, to provide... more...