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Musical Improvisation in the Baroque Era

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edited by Fulvia Morabito, Turnhout, Brepols, 2019 (Speculum Musicae, 33), ISBN: 978-2-503-58369-3.

In the Baroque period there is a large discrepancy between sound entity and musical notation. In a context where the musical tradition, handwritten and printed, at times suggests …

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Cinema Changes: Incorporations of Jazz in the Film Soundtrack

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edited by Emile Wennekes and Emilio Audissino, Turnhout, Brepols, 2019 (Speculum Musicae, 34).

Cinema is the form of entertainment that can be, above all, identified with the twentieth century. It gradually replaced theatre as a popular form of performed storytelling, …

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Nineteenth-Century Programme Music: Creation, Negotations, Reception

By   /  10 November 2018  /  New Releases, Specvlvm Mvsicae  /  Comments Off on Nineteenth-Century Programme Music: Creation, Negotations, Reception

edited by Jonathan Kregor, Turnhout, Brepols, 2018 (Speculum Musicae, 32), pp. XIV+ 490, ISBN 978-2-503-58346-4. 

The history of program music stretches back centuries, but only in the nineteenth century did it enter into widespread use. Indeed, seminal compositions by Ludwig …

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The Many Faces of Camille Saint-Saëns

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edited by Michael Stegemann, Turnhout, Brepols, 2018 (Speculum Musicae, 31), pp. XIV+ 406, ISBN 978-2-503-58070-8. 

 

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) is certainly one of the most fascinating and important figures in the music history of the 19th and early …

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Musical Theatre in Europe 1830-1945

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edited by Michela Niccolai and Clair RowdenTurnhout, Brepols, 2017 (Speculum Musicae 30), pp. xviii+480, ISBN 978-2-503-57766-1.

From the mid-1800s in Europe there was a vigorous and enthusiastic expansion of diverse forms of musical theatre. An explosion of different …

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Music and Figurative Arts in the Twentieth Century

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edited by Roberto Illiano, Turnhout, Brepols, 2016 (Speculum Musicae, 29), pp. xvi+451, 32 color ill., ISBN 978-2-503-57024-2.

The relationship between music and figurative arts during the twentieth century is encoded in the links that exist between various composers and artists …

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Meyerbeer and Grand Opera from the July Monarchy to the Present

By   /  20 September 2016  /  Specvlvm Mvsicae  /  Comments Off on Meyerbeer and Grand Opera from the July Monarchy to the Present

edited by Mark Everist, Turnhout, Brepols, 2016 (Speculum Musicae, 28), pp. xxiv+498, ISBN 978-2-503-56842-3.

Giacomo Meyerbeer stands as one of the great paradoxes in music history. Widely regarded as the single most important opera composer in the middle third of …

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The String Quartet: From the Private to the Public Sphere

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edited by Christian Speck, Turnhout, Brepols, 2016 (Speculum Musicae, 27), pp. XXX+388, ISBN 978-2-503-56800-3.

The String Quartet: From the Private to the Public Sphere approaches the history and growing prestige of the string quartet from the time of its emergence, …

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Piano Culture in 19th-Century Paris

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edited by Massimiliano Sala, Turnhout, Brepols, 2014 (Speculum Musicae, 26), pp. XII+414, ISBN 978-2-503-55326-9.

The volume aims to investigate the world of the piano in France, and the evolution of the instrument between the ancien régime and the Restoration. Particular …

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Igor Stravinsky: Sounds and Gestures of Modernism

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edited by Massimiliano Locanto, Turnhout, Brepols, 2014 (Speculum Musicae, 25), pp. XVIII + 494, ISBN 978-2-503-55325-2.

Bringing together twenty-four essays by scholars of different nationalities, this volume aims to  shed new light on one of the most influential composers …

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