Middle-earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien

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Bradford Lee Eden
McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, 22 mar. 2010 - 215 páginas
The twentieth century witnessed a dramatic rise in fantasy writing and few works became as popular or have endured as long as the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. Surprisingly, little critical attention has been paid to the presence of music in his novels. This collection of essays explores the multitude of musical-literary allusions and themes intertwined throughout Tolkien’s body of work. Of particular interest is Tolkien’s scholarly work with medieval music and its presentation and performance practice, as well as the musical influences of his Victorian and Edwardian background. Discographies of Tolkien-influenced music of the 20th and 21st centuries are included.

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Bradford Lee Eden is Dean of Library Services at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana.

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