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Music, Theatre & Art

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  • 26
    Oct

    2021

    Liszt in Context

    Even 135 years after his death, Liszt’s glamour continues to fascinate. He was the rock star of the nineteenth century, women swooning at his feet as he performed the most demanding music of his age with...

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  • 11
    Jun

    2021

    Hearing E. M. Forster

    Most readers recognize E. M. Forster as the early twentieth-century writer who wrote about India; some remember his socially relevant and thematically wide-ranging Edwardian novels and short stories,...

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  • 12
    May

    2021

    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Fascist Theatre

    In a passage of A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf reported that Italian men of letters had expressed their hope – in a telegram to il Duce Benito Mussolini – that ‘the Fascist era would soon...

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  • 30
    Apr

    2021

    Why Write a Cambridge Companion to Video Game...

    Though computers have been used to make music since the 1950s, the modern tradition of video game music dates from the 1970s. Game music proper begins with arcade games like Gun Fight (1975), which features...

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  • 22
    Mar

    2021

    Musical Notation in the West

    Since its invention in the ninth century, musical notation in the West has become an increasingly complex and sophisticated form of symbolic, non-verbal communication. The study of notation in its historical...

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  • 2
    Mar

    2021

    Venus and the Arts of Love in Renaissance Florence

    Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is a darling of the art world. The windblown goddess appears on calendars, magnets, aprons, and handbags. At Epcot (Disney Land Resorts), visitors can step inside...

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  • 12
    Jan

    2021

    Stravinsky’s Russia

    It was in April 2014, I think, when I first exchanged the comforts of the Bodleian Library (Oxford) for the Baltic, and that razor-sharp wind on St Petersburg’s river Neva (accent on VA, if you please)....

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  • 11
    Nov

    2020

    Celebrating music author and series editor Arnold...

    photo courtesy of the Society for Music Analysis Arnold Whittall, Professor Emeritus at King’s College, London, is one of the most respected figures in CUP’s music list. His publishing record...

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