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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 …

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Meyerbeer and Grand Opera from the July Monarchy to the Present

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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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«En Pèlerinage avec Liszt»: Virtuosos, Repertoire and Performing Venues in 19th-Century Europe

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edited by Fulvia Morabito, Turnhout, Brepols, 2014 (Speculum Musicae, 24), XVI+376, ISBN 978-2-503-55324-5.

In 2011 the musical world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt. Composer, itinerant piano virtuoso, organist and conductor, Liszt was one of the …

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Orchestral Conducting in the Nineteenth Century

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edited by Roberto Illiano and Michela Niccolai, Turnhout, Brepols, 2014 (Speculum Musicae, 23), XIV+441 pp., ISBN 978-2-503-55247-7

The nineteenth century witnessed the birth of the public figure of the orchestral conductor. Like composers and performers, orchestral conductors registered the transformed …

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Music and Propaganda in the Short Twentieth Century

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edited by Massimiliano Sala, Turnhout, Brepols, 2014 (Speculum Musicae, 22), pp. xii+472, ISBN 978-2-503-55246-0.

This volume investigates the relationships between music and propaganda in the twentieth-century. Music can be utilised to attribute and ascribe multivalent meanings. Due to its great …

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Music and Francoism

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edited by Gemma Pérez Zalduondo andy Germán Gan Quesada, Turnhout, Brepols, 2013 (Speculum Musicae, 21), pp. XII+488, ISBN: 978-2-503-54889-9.

The present monograph, which brings together 19 essays by musicologists of different nationalities, offers studies conducted …

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