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Music, Criticism & Politics

Editorial Board: Philip Bohlman, Federico Celestini, Michel Duchesneau, Christoph Flamm, Erik Levi, Karen Painter, Gemma Pérez-Zalduondo.

This series publishes major musicological monographs on the relationship between music and politics from the XVII century to the present, as well as multi-authored, multilingual volumes on this topic. The series also focuses on the co-operation of music criticism, pamphlets and the press as a mechanism for the expression of cultural power.

Music Criticism 1900-1950

edited by Jordi Ballester and German Gan Quesada, Turnhout, Brepols, 2018 (Music, Criticism & Politics, 7), pp. xiv+526, ISBN 978-2-503-58072-2. Contents This monograph focuses on the...

Music and Power in the Baroque Era

edited by Rudolf Rasch, Turnhout, Brepols, 2018 (Music, Criticism & Politics, 6), pp. xii+463, ISBN: 978-2-503-58071-5. Contents Music always functions in a specific environment. And, viewed...

Dance, Ideology and Power in Francoist Spain (1938-1968)

edited by Beatriz Martínez del Fresno and Belén Vega Pichaco, Turnhout, Brepols Publishers, 2017 (Music, Criticism & Politics, 5), pp. XXXVI+568, ISBN 978-2-503-57740-1. Contents The present volume has...

Jehoash Hirshberg, Opera in Search of a Just Ruler for a Unified Italy

Turnhout, Brepols, 2017 (Music, Criticism & Politics, 4), pp. xvi+122, ISBN 978-2-503-57739-5. Contents With the establishment of Il Regno d’Italia in 1861 the heydays of Risorgimento...

Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism

edited by Teresa Cascudo, Turnhout, Brepols, 2017 (Music, Criticism & Politics, 3), pp. xxiv + 526, ISBN 978-2-503-57497-4. Contents   The “long nineteenth century” encompasses what has...

Music and War in Europe from French Revolution to World War I

edited by Étienne Jardin, Turnhout, Brepols, 2016 (Music, Criticism & Politics, 2), pp. xii+468, ISBN 978-2-503-57032-7. Contents 2014, with the commemoration of the centennial of the...

Protest Music in the Twentieth Century

edited by Roberto Illiano, Turnhout, Brepols, 2015 (Music, Criticism & Politics, 1), pp. xiv+418, isbn 978-2-503-56628-3. Contents The subject of this monograph is protest music and...

Forthcoming Publications

Jerold, Beverly. Equal Temperament in the Eighteenth Century: The Ear versus Numbers

Turnhout, Brepols, 2023 (Music, Science & Technology, 6). Today, many have urged early music specialists to adopt a historical unequal temperament for keyboards and harps,...

Geographies of Sound: Sounding and Listening to the Urban Space of Early Modern Italy...

edited by Luigi Collarile and Maria Rosa De Luca, Turhout, Brepols, 2023 (Studies on Italian Music History, 17). Sound is an essential element of human...

The Works of Kurt Weill: Transformations and Reconfigurations in 20th-Century Music

edited by Naomi Graber and Marida Rizzuti, Turnhout, Brepols, 2023 (Contemporary Composers, 5). The Works of Kurt Weill: Transformations and Reconfigurations in 20th-Century Music brings...

Italian Film Music, 1950s-1970s: Between Tradition, Innovation, and Internationalisation

edited by Franco Sciannameo, Turnhout, Brepols, 2023 (Studies on Italian Music History, 18). The music heard in Italian cinema along the arch of the three...

Between Centres and Peripheries: Music in Europe from the French Revolution to WWI

edited by María Encina Cortizo and Yvan Nommick, Turnhout, Brepols, 2023 (Speculum Musicae, 50). This volume revisits the artificial and enormously limiting historiographical concepts of...

New Releases

Beethoven the European: Transcultural Contexts of Performance, Interpretation and Reception

edited by Malcolm Miller and William Kinderman  Turnhout, Brepols, 2022 (Speculum Musicae, 48), pp. xx+410, ISBN 978-2-503-60290-5.   Contents   Beethoven’s music, stemming from its 18th- and 19th-century European context,...

Music and Resistance: From 1900 to the Present

edited by Igor Contreras Zubillaga and Helena Martín-Nieva, Turnhout, Brepols, 2022 (Music, Critics & Politics, 9), pp. XXII+408, ISBN 978-2-503-60291-2. Contents The present volume has been...

Financing Music in Europe

edited by Étienne Jardin, Turnhout, Brepols, 2022 (Speculum Musicae, 47, pp. XII+452, ISBN 978-2-503-60289-9. Contents The present volume has been made possible by the assistance of...

La tradizione violinistica italiana del Settecento

a cura di Simone Laghi, Bologna, Ut Orpheus Edizioni, 2022 (Ad Parnassum Studies, 13), pp. x+254, ISBN: 978-88-8109-527-8. Contents   Prendendo come spunto le celebrazioni per il...

Raffaella Bianchi. A Cultural History of La Scala in the Risorgimento (1814-1848)

Turnhout, Brepols, 2022 (Studies on Italian Music History, 16), pp. XXX+320, ISBN 978-2-503-60244-8. Contents     This study of the La Scala opera house uses the approaches of...