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Musical Improvisation in the Baroque Era

By   /  10 March 2019  /  New Releases, Specvlvm Mvsicae  /  Comments Off on Musical Improvisation in the Baroque Era

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

By   /  10 March 2019  /  Forthcoming Publications, Specvlvm Mvsicae  /  Comments Off on Cinema Changes: Incorporations of Jazz in the Film Soundtrack

edited by Emile Wennekes and Emilio Audissino, Turnhout, Brepols, 2019 (Speculum Musicae, 34), pp. XXVI+334, ISBN 978-2-503-58447-8

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

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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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