From the very beginning, musicology has been a focal point of Rombach Wissenschaft’s programme with an emphasis on works on the history and reception of European music, especially the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We continue this music-historical orientation with our series of publications and introductory works, while at the same time supplementing them with current topics from sociology, ethnology and media studies.
Ethnomusicology in the 21st Century
Music and Literature
Music and Mediality
Simple though it may seem, the title of this series – »Music and Mediality« – is intended to communicate something slightly more complex: its concentration on musical phenomena in the process of passing from one state to another via media, technological or otherwise. Media artifacts and technologies play important parts in the stories we seek to tell here, but they are not our only focus: instead, we examine how the process of mediatization has influenced the production, performance, reception, and distribution of music throughout every era. Featuring single- and multiple-author volumes in German and English, the series aims to locate mediality at the center of musicological research, while at the same time opening up wider cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral discussions about music and mediality.
Publications of the International Leo Kestenberg Society
The International Leo Kestenberg Society (IKG) is dedicated to researching and promoting the life’s work of the pianist, music teacher and educational policymaker Leo Kestenberg (1882–1962), whose innovative ideas on education and endeavours to enact reforms to create an overall concept of music education have had a lasting influence on music teaching until today. This series of publications by the IKG addresses Kestenberg’s impact on educational and cultural policy against the backdrop of current specialist and political debates. Focusing on the field where artistic, pedagogical and educational thinking overlap, it sets itself the task of historically substantiating Kestenberg’s ideas and reforms, systematically discussing them and expanding on them in the context of current socio-political developments.
The Society of Music
Edited by the Institut für Musikalische Rezeptions- und Interpretationsgeschichte des Mozarteum Salzburg The series entitled Klang-Reden. Schriften zur Musikalischen Rezeptions- und Interpretationsgeschichte (Tonal Discussions. Studies on the History of the Reception and Interpretation of Music) was founded by the Institute for the History of Musical Reception and Interpretation in 2008. To date, the series has focused on Mozart, modern classical music, baroque music, popular music and methods used in musical interpretation research. One of its significant incentives in studying this field is, in particular, to place topics relating to musical practice in a clear context. To the institut To the series
Edited by Christian Berger, Konstantin Voigt and Christoph Wolff Since it was founded 100 years ago by the musicologist Willibald Gurlitt, the music department at the University of Freiburg has studied the history of music from the early Middle Ages to the present. The volumes in the series »Freiburger Beiträge zur Musikwissenschaft« (the Freiburg Contributions to Musicology), which have been published under the title Voces since 1995, are dedicated to upholding this tradition. This title refers to the tradition of medieval solmisation, which was taught and used until during the 16th century and represents a key element in understanding medieval sources of music. In this respect, the publications in the series are intended to bring to life the works they focus on through historical and music theory source criticism in tandem with intensive analytical examinations, and in this way make them more understandable for readers today. To the series
Leo Kestenberg – Gesammelte Schriften
Complete edition in 6 volumes
Edited by Wilfried Gruhn with the assistance of Ulrich Mahlert and Dietmar Schenk.
The »Gesammelte Schriften« show Leo Kestenberg’s (1882-1962) importance as a pianist as well as his music pedagogical and cultural-political work. In addition to his main writings, the collection includes essays, correspondence and documents on the reform of the Prussian music system. The main features of Kestenberg’s comprehensive educational policy conception, which formed the basis for the various reform measures to reshape the educational system in the area of public and private music care, are particularly striking.
The volumes in the series intro: Musikwissenschaft highlight fascinating areas in which musicology overlaps with its related disciplines and provide the reader with a clear introductory insight into interdisciplinary questions. The series focuses on the cultural and social aspects of music along with the interplay between music and other forms of media and artistic expression. This series will appeal to students of musicology, theatre studies, media studies and cultural studies. Its coherent structure, concise summaries, bibliographical references, plus questions and stimuli for further research and discussion will help the reader to begin studying this subject.