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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 give birth to a poet worthy of it&rsqu…
Why Write a Cambridge Companion to Video Game Music?
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 a fragment of a Chopin Piano Sonata, and the bac…
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 context reveals the strategies through which mu…