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The aim of Music in Context is to illuminate specific musical works, repertoires or practices in historical, critical, socio-economic or other contexts; or to illuminate particular cultural and critical contexts in which music operates through the study of specific musical works, repertoires or practices. A specific musical focus is essential, while avoiding the decontextualisation of traditional aesthetics and music analysis. The series title invites engagement with both its main terms; the aim is to challenge notions of what contexts are appropriate or necessary in studies of music, and to extend the conceptual framework of musicology into other disciplines or into new theoretical directions.

  • General Editors: Benedict Taylor, University of Edinburgh
  • Founding Editors: Julian Rushton, University of Leeds Emeritus
  • Editor Emerituss: J. P. E. Harper-Scott, Royal Holloway, University of London Emeritus