About the Series

The Oxford Keynotes series reimagines the canons of Western music for the twenty‐first century. With each of its volumes dedicated to a single composition or album, it provides an informed, critical, and provocative companion to music as artwork and experience. Books in the series explore how works of music have engaged listeners, performers, artists, and others through history and in the present, illuminating the roles of musicians and musics in shaping Western cultures and societies, and sparking discussion of ongoing transition in contemporary musical landscapes. Guided by Series Editor Kevin C. Karnes, each volume approaches its key work in a unique way, tailored to the distinct opportunities that the work presents. In this way, the series confronts the musicological canon with the living repertoire of performance and recording in classical, popular, jazz, and other idioms while seeking to expand that living repertoire through the latest musicological research.

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