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Musical Treatises

Directed by Lorenzo Frassà.

This series publishes musicological studies in English or French on musical treatises from XIV century to the end of XIX century, as well as modern editions of treatises with a historical introduction and a critical commentary.

The «Compendium Musicæ» of René Descartes: Early English Responses

edited by Benjamin Wardhaugh, Turnhout, Brepols, 2013 (Musical Treatises, 2), pp. xlii+252, ISBN: 978-2-503-54898-2. Contents René Descartes’s Compendium musicæ was one of the most widely-read texts...

Vincenzo Manfredini, Regole armoniche

edited by Massimiliano Sala, facsimile of the 1775 Venice edition, with an annotated English translation by Robert Zappulla, Turnhout, Brepols, 2013 (Musical Treatises, 1),...

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...