Four-handed Monsters by Adrian Daub

Four-handed Monsters
  • Title : Four-handed Monsters
  • Author : Adrian Daub
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (UK)
  • ISBN Code : 0199981779
  • Pages : 246
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  • Language : English
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In the course of the nineteenth century, four-hand piano playing emerged across Europe as a popular pastime of the well-heeled classes and of those looking to join them. Nary a canonic work of classical music that was not set for piano duo, nary a house that could afford not to invest in them. Duets echoed from the student bedsit to Buckingham Palace, resounded in schools and in hundreds of thousands of bourgeois parlors. Like no other musical phenomenon, it could cross national, social, and economic boundaries, bringing together poor students with the daughters of the bourgeoisie, crowned heads with penniless virtuosi, and the nineteenth century often regarded it with extreme suspicion for that very reason. Four-hand piano playing was often understood as a socially acceptable way of flirting, a flurry of hands that made touching, often of men and women, not just acceptable but necessary. But it also became something far more serious than that, a central institution of the home, mediating between inside and outside, family and society, labor and leisure, nature and nurture. And writers, composers, musicians, philosophers, journalists, pamphleteers and painters took note: in the art, literature, and philosophy of the age, four-hand playing emerged as a common motif, something that allowed them to interrogate the very nature of the self, the family, the community and the state. In the four hands rushing up and down the same keyboard the nineteenth century espied, or thought to espy, an astonishing array of things. Four-Handed Monsters tells not only the story of that practice, but also the story of the astonishing array of things the nineteenth century read into it.


The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries by Christian Thorau,Hansjakob Ziemer

The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Author : Christian Thorau,Hansjakob Ziemer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190466960
  • Pages : 536
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  • Language : English
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An idealized image of European concert-goers has long prevailed in historical overviews of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This act of listening was considered to be an invisible and amorphous phenomenon, a naturally given mode of perception. This narrative influenced the conditions of listening from the selection of repertoire to the construction of concert halls and programmes. However, as listening moved from the concert hall to the opera house, street music, and jazz venues, new and visceral listening traditions evolved. In turn, the art of listening was shaped by phenomena of the modern era including media innovation and commercialization. This Handbook asks whether, how, and why practices of music listening changed as the audience moved from pleasure gardens and concert venues in the eighteenth century to living rooms in the twentieth century, and mobile devices in the twenty-first. Through these questions, chapters enable a differently conceived history of listening and offer an agenda for future research.


Tristan's Shadow by Adrian Daub

Tristan's Shadow
  • Title : Tristan's Shadow
  • Author : Adrian Daub
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 022608227X
  • Pages : 240
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Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, and Siegfried. Parsifal. Tristan und Isolde. Both revered and reviled, Richard Wagner conceived some of the nineteenth century’s most influential operas—and created some of the most indelible characters ever to grace the stage. But over the course of his polarizing career, Wagner also composed volumes of essays and pamphlets, some on topics seemingly quite distant from the opera house. His influential concept of Gesamtkunstwerk—the “total work of art”—famously and controversially offered a way to unify the different media of an opera into a coherent whole. Less well known, however, are Wagner’s strange theories on sexuality—like his ideas about erotic acoustics and the metaphysics of sexual difference. Drawing on the discourses of psychoanalysis, evolutionary biology, and other emerging fields of study that informed Wagner’s thinking, Adrian Daub traces the dual influence of Gesamtkunstwerk and eroticism from their classic expressions in Tristan und Isolde into the work of the generation of composers that followed, including Zemlinsky, d’Albert, Schreker, and Strauss. For decades after Wagner’s death, Daub writes, these composers continued to grapple with his ideas and with his overwhelming legacy, trying in vain to write their way out from Tristan’s shadow.


Uncivil Unions by Adrian Daub

Uncivil Unions
  • Title : Uncivil Unions
  • Author : Adrian Daub
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 0226136957
  • Pages : 376
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“What a strange invention marriage is!” wrote Kierkegaard. “Is it the expression of that inexplicable erotic sentiment, that concordant elective affinity of souls, or is it a duty or a partnership . . . or is it a little of all that?” Like Kierkegaard a few decades later, many of Germany’s most influential thinkers at the turn of the eighteenth century wondered about the nature of marriage but rejected the easy answers provided by biology and theology. In Uncivil Unions, Adrian Daub presents a truly interdisciplinary look at the story of a generation of philosophers, poets, and intellectuals who turned away from theology, reason, common sense, and empirical observation to provide a purely metaphysical justification of marriage. Through close readings of philosophers like Fichte and Schlegel, and novelists like Sophie Mereau and Jean Paul, Daub charts the development of this new concept of marriage with an insightful blend of philosophy, cultural studies, and theory. The author delves deeply into the lives and work of the romantic and idealist poets and thinkers whose beliefs about marriage continue to shape ideas about gender, marriage, and sex to the present day.


The Romantic Overture and Musical Form from Rossini to Wagner by Steven Vande Moortele

The Romantic Overture and Musical Form from Rossini to Wagner
  • Title : The Romantic Overture and Musical Form from Rossini to Wagner
  • Author : Steven Vande Moortele
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107163196
  • Pages : 302
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The first comprehensive study of musical form in operatic and concert overtures in continental Europe between 1815 and 1850.


Keys to Play by Roger Moseley

Keys to Play
  • Title : Keys to Play
  • Author : Roger Moseley
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520291247
  • Pages : 468
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  • Language : English
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. How do keyboards make music playable? Drawing on theories of media, systems, and cultural techniques, Keys to Play spans Greek myth and contemporary Japanese digital games to chart a genealogy of musical play and its animation via improvisation, performance, and recreation. As a paradigmatic digital interface, the keyboard forms a field of play on which the book’s diverse objects of inquiry—from clavichords to PCs and eighteenth-century musical dice games to the latest rhythm-action titles—enter into analogical relations. Remapping the keyboard’s topography by way of Mozart and Super Mario, who head an expansive cast of historical and virtual actors, Keys to Play invites readers to unlock ludic dimensions of music that are at once old and new.


The Doctor Faustus Dossier by E. Randol Schoenberg

The Doctor Faustus Dossier
  • Title : The Doctor Faustus Dossier
  • Author : E. Randol Schoenberg
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520969154
  • Pages : 376
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Arnold Schoenberg and Thomas Mann, two towering figures of twentieth-century music and literature, both found refuge in the German-exile community in Los Angeles during the Nazi era. This complete edition of their correspondence provides a glimpse inside their private and public lives and culminates in the famous dispute over Mann’s novel Doctor Faustus. In the thick of the controversy was Theodor Adorno, then a budding philosopher, whose contribution to the Faustus affair would make him an enemy of both families. Gathered here for the first time in English, the letters in this essential volume are complemented by diary entries, related articles, and other primary source materials, as well as an introduction by German studies scholar Adrian Daub that contextualizes the impact these two great artists had on twentieth-century thought and culture.


The James Bond Songs by Adrian Daub,Charles Kronengold

The James Bond Songs
  • Title : The James Bond Songs
  • Author : Adrian Daub,Charles Kronengold
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190234520
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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You know the name. You know the number. And, strangely enough, you recognize the songs: "Live and Let Die," "Skyfall," "Nobody Does It Better" and of course "Goldfinger." For more than fifty years, the producers of the James Bond movies have felt the need to open their films with chintzy songs featuring puzzling lyrics about diamonds and guns. And for more than fifty years we've listened to, bought, and sung along with these songs. The Bond-songs make pop critics and pop historians of all of us - there is a canon of them, and whenever a new one hits the airwaves we compare it to that canon. This book is about the canon, but it's as much about the kind of audience that canon has turned us into. The Bond-songs are far more about us the consumers than they are about 007: they talk to us about what pop music has to do with work, they try to tell us what's great (and maybe not so great) about capitalism, they speak about aging and becoming obsolete. Following their trail of bizarre lyrics and retro instrumental gestures we trace a secret history of pop and of our changing ways of listening to pop over the last half century.


Mozart's Music of Friends by Edward Klorman

Mozart's Music of Friends
  • Title : Mozart's Music of Friends
  • Author : Edward Klorman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107093651
  • Pages : 325
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This study analyzes chamber music from Mozart's time within its highly social salon-performance context.


What Tech Calls Thinking by Adrian Daub

What Tech Calls Thinking
  • Title : What Tech Calls Thinking
  • Author : Adrian Daub
  • Publisher : FSG Originals
  • ISBN Code : 9780374538644
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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From FSGO x Logic: a Stanford professor's spirited dismantling of Silicon Valley's intellectual origins Adrian Daub’s What Tech Calls Thinking is a lively dismantling of the ideas that form the intellectual bedrock of Silicon Valley. Equally important to Silicon Valley’s world-altering innovation are the language and ideas it uses to explain and justify itself. And often, those fancy new ideas are simply old motifs playing dress-up in a hoodie. From the myth of dropping out to the war cry of “disruption,” Daub locates the Valley’s supposedly original, radical thinking in the ideas of Heidegger and Ayn Rand, the New Age Esalen Foundation in Big Sur, and American traditions from the tent revival to predestination. Written with verve and imagination, What Tech Calls Thinking is an intellectual refutation of Silicon Valley's ethos, pulling back the curtain on the self-aggrandizing myths the Valley tells about itself. FSG Originals × Logic dissects the way technology functions in everyday lives. The titans of Silicon Valley, for all their utopian imaginings, never really had our best interests at heart: recent threats to democracy, truth, privacy, and safety, as a result of tech’s reckless pursuit of progress, have shown as much. We present an alternate story, one that delights in capturing technology in all its contradictions and innovation, across borders and socioeconomic divisions, from history through the future, beyond platitudes and PR hype, and past doom and gloom. Our collaboration features four brief but provocative forays into the tech industry’s many worlds, and aspires to incite fresh conversations about technology focused on nuanced and accessible explorations of the emerging tools that reorganize and redefine life today.


Architecture and Modern Literature by David Spurr

Architecture and Modern Literature
  • Title : Architecture and Modern Literature
  • Author : David Spurr
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 0472051717
  • Pages : 285
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  • Language : English
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Exploring the related cultural forms of architecture and literature in the modern era


Rethinking Schubert by Lorraine Byrne Bodley,Julian Horton

Rethinking Schubert
  • Title : Rethinking Schubert
  • Author : Lorraine Byrne Bodley,Julian Horton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190200103
  • Pages : 528
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  • Language : English
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In Rethinking Schubert, today's leading Schubertians offer fresh perspectives on the composer's importance and our perennial fascination with him. Subjecting recurring issues in historical, biographical and analytical research to renewed scrutiny, the twenty-two chapters yield new insights into Schubert, his music, his influence and his legacy, and broaden the interpretative context for the music of his final years. With close attention to matters of style, harmonic and formal analysis, and text setting, the essays gathered here explore a significant portion of the composer's extensive output across a range of genres. The most readily explicable aspect of Schubert's appeal is undoubtedly our continuing engagement with the songs. Schubert will always be the first port of call for scholars interested in the relationship between music and the poetic text, and several essays in Rethinking Schubert offer welcome new inquiries into this subject. Yet perhaps the most striking feature of modern scholarship is the new depth of thought that attaches to the instrumental works. This music's highly protracted dissemination has combined with a habitual critical hostility to produce a reception history that is hardly congenial to musical analysis. Empowered by the new momentum behind theories of nineteenth-century harmony and form and recently-published source materials, the sophisticated approaches to the instrumental music in Rethinking Schubert show decisively that it is no longer acceptable to posit Schubert's instrumental forms as flawed lyric alternatives to Beethoven. What this volume provides, then, is not only a fresh portrait of one of the most loved composers of the nineteenth century but also a conspectus of current Schubertian research. Whether perusing unknown repertoire or refreshing canonical works, Rethinking Schubert reveals the extraordinary methodological variety that is now available to research, painting a portrait of Schubert that is vibrant, plural, trans-national, and complex.


Music on the Move by Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Music on the Move
  • Title : Music on the Move
  • Author : Danielle Fosler-Lussier
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 0472054503
  • Pages : 322
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  • Language : English
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Music is a mobile art. When people move to faraway places, whether by choice or by force, they bring their music along. Music creates a meaningful point of contact for individuals and for groups; it can encourage curiosity and foster understanding; and it can preserve a sense of identity and comfort in an unfamiliar or hostile environment. As music crosses cultural, linguistic, and political boundaries, it continually changes. While human mobility and mediation have always shaped music-making, our current era of digital connectedness introduces new creative opportunities and inspiration even as it extends concerns about issues such as copyright infringement and cultural appropriation. With its innovative multimodal approach, Music on the Move invites readers to listen and engage with many different types of music as they read. The text introduces a variety of concepts related to music’s travels—with or without its makers—including colonialism, migration, diaspora, mediation, propaganda, copyright, and hybridity. The case studies represent a variety of musical genres and styles, Western and non-Western, concert music, traditional music, and popular music. Highly accessible, jargon-free, and media-rich, Music on the Move is suitable for students as well as general-interest readers.


Road to Revolution by Avrahm Yarmolinsky

Road to Revolution
  • Title : Road to Revolution
  • Author : Avrahm Yarmolinsky
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400858402
  • Pages : 396
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  • Language : English
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This book traces the history of revolutionary movements in nineteenth- century Russia, ending with the great famine of 1891-92, by which time Marxism was already in the ascendant. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


A Journey in Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor

A Journey in Other Worlds
  • Title : A Journey in Other Worlds
  • Author : John Jacob Astor
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 3734063604
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Reproduction of the original: A Journey in Other Worlds by John Jacob Astor


The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice
  • Title : The Merchant of Venice
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139835254
  • Pages : N.A
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The Merchant of Venice has been performed more often than any other comedy by Shakespeare. Molly Mahood pays special attention to the expectations of the play's first audience, and to our modern experience of seeing and hearing the play. In a substantial new addition to the Introduction, Charles Edelman focuses on the play's sexual politics and recent scholarship devoted to the position of Jews in Shakespeare's time. He surveys the international scope and diversity of theatrical interpretations of The Merchant in the 1980s and 1990s and their different ways of tackling the troubling figure of Shylock.


In Partnership with Nature by Daniel Behrman,Unesco

In Partnership with Nature
  • Title : In Partnership with Nature
  • Author : Daniel Behrman,Unesco
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 111
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  • Language : English
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On Russian Music by Richard Taruskin

On Russian Music
  • Title : On Russian Music
  • Author : Richard Taruskin
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520268067
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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This volume gathers 36 essays by one of the leading scholars in the study of Russian music. An extensive introduction lays out the main issues and a justification of Taruskin's approach, seen both in the light of his intellectual development and in that of the changing intellectual environment.


Strangers, Migrants, Exiles by Frauke Reitemeier

Strangers, Migrants, Exiles
  • Title : Strangers, Migrants, Exiles
  • Author : Frauke Reitemeier
  • Publisher : Universitätsverlag Göttingen
  • ISBN Code : 386395033X
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Plugged in by Patti M. Valkenburg,Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

Plugged in
  • Title : Plugged in
  • Author : Patti M. Valkenburg,Jessica Taylor Piotrowski
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300218877
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Youth and Media -- 2 Then and Now -- 3 Themes and Theoretical Perspectives -- 4 Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers -- 5 Children -- 6 Adolescents -- 7 Media and Violence -- 8 Media and Emotions -- 9 Advertising and Commercialism -- 10 Media and Sex -- 11 Media and Education -- 12 Digital Games -- 13 Social Media -- 14 Media and Parenting -- 15 The End -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z


Teaching Stravinsky by Kimberly A. Francis

Teaching Stravinsky
  • Title : Teaching Stravinsky
  • Author : Kimberly A. Francis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199373698
  • Pages : 266
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It was her love of music - especially Stravinsky's music - that drew them together. This book tells the story of the ever-changing nature of Boulanger and Stravinsky's relationship from Boulanger's perspective, tracing their interactions from 1931 to 1971. Throughout, it asks how Boulanger's professional activity during the turbulent twentieth century intersected with her efforts on behalf of Stravinsky and how this facilitated her own influential conversations with the composer about his works while also drawing her into close contact with his family.


Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet by Carlo Collodi

Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet
  • Title : Pinocchio, the Tale of a Puppet
  • Author : Carlo Collodi
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781603033930
  • Pages : 140
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  • Language : English
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Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet follows the adventures of a talking wooden puppet whose nose grew longer whenever he told a lie and who wanted more than anything else to become a real boy.As carpenter Master Antonio begins to carve a block of pinewood into a leg for his table the log shouts out, "Don't strike me too hard!" Frightened by the talking log, Master Cherry does not know what to do until his neighbor Geppetto drops by looking for a piece of wood to build a marionette. Antonio gives the block to Geppetto. And thus begins the life of Pinocchio, the puppet that turns into a boy.Pinocchio, The Tale of a Puppet is a novel for children by Carlo Collodi is about the mischievous adventures of Pinocchio, an animated marionette, and his poor father and woodcarver Geppetto. It is considered a classic of children's literature and has spawned many derivative works of art. But this is not the story we've seen in film but the original version full of harrowing adventures faced by Pinnocchio. It includes 40 illustrations.


Essays on Music by Theodor Adorno,Richard Leppert

Essays on Music
  • Title : Essays on Music
  • Author : Theodor Adorno,Richard Leppert
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520226720
  • Pages : 743
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  • Language : English
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"A book of landmark importance. It is unprecedented in its design: a brilliantly selected group of essays on music coupled with lucid, deeply incisive, and in every way masterly analysis of Adorno's thinking about music. No one who studies Adorno and music will be able to dispense with it; and if they can afford only one book on Adorno and music, this will be the one. For in miniature, it contains everything one needs: a collection of exceptionally important writings on all the principal aspects of music and musical life with which Adorno dealt; totally reliable scholarship; and powerfully illuminating commentary that will help readers at all levels read and re-read the essays in question."—Rose Rosengard Subotnik, author of Deconstructive Variations: Music and Reason in Western Society "An invaluable contribution to Adorno scholarship, with well chosen essays on composers, works, the culture industry, popular music, kitsch, and technology. Leppert's introduction and commentaries are consistently useful; his attention to secondary literature remarkable; his interpretation responsible. The new translations by Susan Gillespie (and others) are outstanding not only for their care and readability, but also for their sensitivity to Adorno's forms and styles."—Lydia Goehr, author of The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics and the Limits of Philosophy "With its careful, full edition of Adorno's important musical texts and its exhaustive yet eminently readable commentaries, Richard Leppert's magisterial book represents a brilliant solution to the age-old dilemma of bringing together primary text and interpretation in one volume."—James Deaville, Director, School of the Arts, McMaster University "The developing variations of Adorno's life-long involvement with musical themes are fully audible in this remarkable collection. What might be called his 'literature on notes' brilliantly complements the 'notes to literature' he devoted to the written word. Richard Leppert's superb commentaries constitute a book-length contribution in their own right, which will enlighten and challenge even the most learned of Adorno scholars."—Martin Jay, author of The Dialectical Imagination: A History of The Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research "There is afoot in Anglo-American musicology today the first wholesale reconsideration of Adorno's thought since the pioneering work of Rose Rosengard Subotnik around 1980. Essays on Music will play a central role in this effort. It will do so because Richard Leppert has culled Adorno's writings so as to make clear to musicologists the place of music in the broad critique of modernity that was Adorno's overarching project; and it will do so because Leppert has explained these writings, in commentaries that amount to a book-length study, so as to reveal to non-musicologists the essentially musical foundation of this project. No one interested in Adorno from any perspective—or, for that matter, in modernity and music all told—can afford to ignore Essays on Music."—Gary Tomlinson, author of Metaphysical Song: An Essay on Opera "This book is both a major achievement by its author-editor and a remarkable act of scholarly generosity for the rest of us. Until now, English translations of Adorno's major essays on music have been scattered and often unreliable. Until now, there has been no comprehensive scholarly treatment of Adorno's musical thinking. This volume remedies both problems at a single stroke. It will be read equally—and eagerly—for Adorno's texts and for Richard Leppert's commentary on them, both of which will continue to be essential resources as musical scholarship seeks increasingly to come to grips with the social contexts and effects of music. No one knows Adorno better than Leppert, and no one is better equipped to clarify the complex interweaving of sociology, philosophy, and musical aesthetics that is central to Adorno's work. From now on, everyone who reads Adorno on music, whether a beginner or an expert, is in Richard Leppert's debt for devoting his exceptional gifts of learning and lucidity to this project."—Lawrence Kramer, author of Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History


Modern Music and After by Paul Griffiths

Modern Music and After
  • Title : Modern Music and After
  • Author : Paul Griffiths
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199792828
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time: in Pierre Boulez's radical reformation of compositional technique and in John Cage's development of zen music; in Milton Babbitt's settling of the serial system and in Dmitry Shostakovich's unsettling symphonies; in Karlheinz Stockhausen's development of electronic music and in Luigi Nono's pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis's view of music as sounding mathematics and in Luciano Berio's consideration of it as language. The initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that haven't yet stopped unfolding. This constant expansion of musical thinking since 1945 has left us with no singular history of music; Griffiths's study accordingly follows several different paths, showing how and why they converge and diverge. This new edition of Modern Music and After discusses not only the music of the fifteen years that have passed since the previous edition, but also the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the latter half of the twentieth century. In particular, the book has been expanded to incorporate the variety of responses to the modernist impasse experienced by composers of the 1980s and 1990s. Griffiths then moves the book into the twenty-first century as he examines such highly influential composers as Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino. For its breadth, wealth of detail, and characteristic wit and clarity, the third edition of Modern Music and After is required reading for the student and the enquiring listener.


Desire and Domestic Fiction by Nancy Armstrong

Desire and Domestic Fiction
  • Title : Desire and Domestic Fiction
  • Author : Nancy Armstrong
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199879036
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Desire and Domestic Fiction argues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class. Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows that the emergence of a particular form of female subjectivity capable of reigning over the household paved the way for the establishment of institutions which today are accepted centers of political power. Neither passive subjects nor embattled rebels, the middle-class women who were authors and subjects of the major tradition of British fiction were among the forgers of a new form of power that worked in, and through, their writing to replace prevailing notions of "identity" with a gender-determined subjectivity. Examining the works of such novelists as Samuel Richardson, Jane Austen, and the Bront?s, she reveals the ways in which these authors rewrite the domestic practices and sexual relations of the past to create the historical context through which modern institutional power would seem not only natural but also humane, and therefore to be desired.


Robotics in Germany and Japan by Michael Funk,Bernhard Irrgang

Robotics in Germany and Japan
  • Title : Robotics in Germany and Japan
  • Author : Michael Funk,Bernhard Irrgang
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
  • ISBN Code : 9783631620717
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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Germany and Japan are two of the worldwide leading countries in robotics research. Robotics as a key technology introduces technical as well as philosophical and cultural challenges. How can we use robots that have a human-like appearance in everyday life? Are there limits to technology? What are the cultural similarities and differences between Germany and Japan? These are some of the questions which are discussed in the book. Five chapters comprehend an intercultural and interdisciplinary framework including current research fields like Roboethics, Hermeneutics of Technologies, Technology Assessment, Robotics in Japanese Popular Culture and Music Robots. Contributions on cultural interrelations, technical visions and essays round out the content of this book.


The History of Mexican Journalism by Henry Lepidus

The History of Mexican Journalism
  • Title : The History of Mexican Journalism
  • Author : Henry Lepidus
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 87
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  • Language : English
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Euclid's Window by Leonard Mlodinow

Euclid's Window
  • Title : Euclid's Window
  • Author : Leonard Mlodinow
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 9781439135372
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space -- in the living room or in some other galaxy -- have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology. Based on Mlodinow's extensive historical research; his studies alongside colleagues such as Richard Feynman and Kip Thorne; and interviews with leading physicists and mathematicians such as Murray Gell-Mann, Edward Witten, and Brian Greene, Euclid's Window is an extraordinary blend of rigorous, authoritative investigation and accessible, good-humored storytelling that makes a stunningly original argument asserting the primacy of geometry. For those who have looked through Euclid's Window, no space, no thing, and no time will ever be quite the same.


Metamorphosis in Music by Benjamin R. Levy

Metamorphosis in Music
  • Title : Metamorphosis in Music
  • Author : Benjamin R. Levy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199381992
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the mid-1950s through the 1960s, Hungarian composer Gy�rgy Ligeti went through a remarkable period of stylistic transition, from the emulation of his fellow countryman B�la Bart�k to his own individual style at the forefront of the Western-European avant-garde. Through careful study of the sketches and drafts, as well as analysis of the finished scores, Metamorphosis in Music takes a detailed look at this compositional evolution. Author Benjamin R. Levy includes sketch studies created through transcriptions and reproductions of archival material-much of which has never before been published-providing new, detailed information about Ligeti's creative process and compositional methods. The book examines all of Ligeti's compositions from 1956 to 1970, analyzing little-known and unpublished works in addition to recognized masterpieces such as Atmosph�res, Aventures, the Requieim, and the Chamber Concerto. Discoveries from Ligeti's sketches, prose, and finished scores lead to an enriched appreciation of these already multifaceted works. Throughout the book, Levy interweaves sketch study with comments from interviews, counterbalancing the composer's own carefully crafted public narrative about his work, and revealing lingering attachments to older forms and insights into the creative process. Metamorphosis in Music is an essential treatment of a central figure of the musical midcentury, who found his place in a generation straddling the divide between the modern and post-modern eras.


John Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra by Martin Iddon,Philip Thomas

John Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra
  • Title : John Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra
  • Author : Martin Iddon,Philip Thomas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190938471
  • Pages : 480
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"The book is a comprehensive examination of John Cage's seminal Concert for Piano and Orchestra. It places the piece into its many contexts, examining its relationship with Cage's compositional practice of indeterminacy more generally, the importance of Cage's teacher, Arnold Schoenberg, on the development of his structural thought, and the impact of Cage's (mis)understanding of jazz. It discusses, on the basis of Cage's sketches and manuscripts, the compositional process at play in the piece. It details the circumstances of the piece's early performances-often described as catastrophes-its recording and promotion, and the part it played in Cage's (successful) hunt for a publisher. It examines in detail the various ways in which Cage's pianist of choice, David Tudor, approached the piece, differing according to whether it was to be performed with an orchestra, alongside Cage delivering the lecture, 'Indeterminacy', or as a piano solo to accompany Merce Cunningham's choreography Antic Meet. It demonstrates the ways in which, despite indeterminacy, the instrumental parts of the piece are amenable to analytical interpretation, especially through a method which exposes the way in which those parts form a sort of network of statistical commonality and difference, analysing, too, the pianist's part, the Solo for Piano, on a similar basis, discussing throughout the practical consequences of Cage's notations for a performer. It shows the way in which the piece played a central role, first, in the construction of who Cage was and what sort of composer he was within the new musical world but, second, how it came to be an important example for professional philosophers in discussing what the limits of the musical work are"--


Piano Duet Repertoire by Cameron McGraw

Piano Duet Repertoire
  • Title : Piano Duet Repertoire
  • Author : Cameron McGraw
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780253214614
  • Pages : 334
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A classic reference--to share with a friend.


Berlioz on Music by Hector Berlioz

Berlioz on Music
  • Title : Berlioz on Music
  • Author : Hector Berlioz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199391955
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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As a composer, Hector Berlioz embodied his century as the quintessential Romantic artist. Niccolo Paganini called him "Beethoven's only heir," and for a young Richard Wagner, he was dazzling as a composer, orchestra conductor, and critic. But Berlioz was known as much for his writings as for his music, and for decades Berlioz scholars have stressed the need for a good English-language anthology of his criticism. Featuring new translations and commentary by Katherine Kolb and Samuel N. Rosenberg,Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837 is that volume. Berlioz's centrality as a critic results from his literary brilliance, his location in Paris -- the music capital of the nineteenth century -- and his 28-year tenure at the powerfulJournal des debats. As one of its founding editors and principal writers, Berlioz contributed about 250 articles to the publication.Berlioz on Music comprises articles from the first 14 years of Berlioz's public writings, given in chronological order and, with few exceptions, in their entirety. Following chronology affords an overview of Berlioz's evolution as critic and of a key phase in the development of modern musical culture. The volume also presents explanatory data in engagingly composed introductions and footnotes, which elucidate Berlioz's references to persons, musical and literary works, historical events, and more. The reader is allowed to follow musical events during one of the richest periods in French cultural history, including the revolutionary decade surrounding 1830, a year marked by Victor Hugo's victory for the Romantics in the Classical bastion of the Théâtre-Français, by the premiere of Berlioz's Fantastic Symphony, and by the toppling of the Restoration monarchy. The result is an engaging collection of Berlioz's lively prose, presented with scholarly rigor and rendered in accessible English. Music historians, both professional and amateur, as well 19th century European history enthusiasts will findBerlioz on Music a compelling introduction to one of the richest periods of French culture.


The Dynastic Imagination by Adrian Daub

The Dynastic Imagination
  • Title : The Dynastic Imagination
  • Author : Adrian Daub
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 022673790X
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Adrian Daub’s The Dynastic Imagination offers an unexpected account of modern German intellectual history through frameworks of family and kinship. Modernity aimed to brush off dynastic, hierarchical authority and to make society anew through the mechanisms of marriage, siblinghood, and love. It was, in other words, centered on the nuclear family. But as Daub shows, the dynastic imagination persisted, in time emerging as a critical stance by which the nuclear family’s conservatism and temporal limits could be exposed. Focusing on the complex interaction between dynasties and national identity-formation in Germany, Daub shows how a lingering preoccupation with dynastic modes of explanation, legitimation, and organization suffused German literature and culture. ​ Daub builds this conception of dynasty in a syncretic study of literature, sciences, and the history of ideas, engaging with remnants of dynastic ideology in the work of Richard Wagner, Émile Zola, and Stefan George, and in the work of early feminists and pioneering psychoanalysts. At every stage of cultural progression, Daub reveals how the relation of dynastic to nuclear families inflected modern intellectual history.


Art in Progress by Maarten Doorman

Art in Progress
  • Title : Art in Progress
  • Author : Maarten Doorman
  • Publisher : Peterson\'s
  • ISBN Code : 9789053565858
  • Pages : 181
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A philosophical essay in support of the argument that progress in art is both possible and necessary.


On Kings by David Graeber,Marshall Sahlins

On Kings
  • Title : On Kings
  • Author : David Graeber,Marshall Sahlins
  • Publisher : Hau
  • ISBN Code : 9780986132506
  • Pages : 220
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In anthropology as much as in popular imagination, kings are figures of fascination and intrigue, heroes or tyrants in ways presidents and prime ministers can never be. This collection of essays by two of the world's most distinguished anthropologists--David Graeber and Marshall Sahlins--explores what kingship actually is, historically and anthropologically. As they show, kings are symbols for more than just sovereignty: indeed, the study of kingship offers a unique window into fundamental dilemmas concerning the very nature of power, meaning, and the human condition. Reflecting on issues such as temporality, alterity, piracy, and utopia--not to mention the divine, the strange, the numinous, and the bestial--Graeber and Sahlins explore the role of kings as they have existed around the world, from the BaKongo to the Aztec to the Shilluk to the eighteenth-century pirate kings of Madagascar and beyond. Richly delivered with the wit and sharp analysis characteristic of Graeber and Sahlins, this book opens up new avenues for the anthropological study of this fascinating and ubiquitous political figure.


The Medium Is the Monster by Mark A. McCutcheon

The Medium Is the Monster
  • Title : The Medium Is the Monster
  • Author : Mark A. McCutcheon
  • Publisher : Athabasca University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1771992247
  • Pages : 248
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Technology, a word that emerged historically first to denote the study of any art or technique, has come, in modernity, to describe advanced machines, industrial systems, and media. McCutcheon argues that it is Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein that effectively reinvented the meaning of the word for modern English. It was then Marshall McLuhan’s media theory and its adaptations in Canadian popular culture that popularized, even globalized, a Frankensteinian sense of technology. The Medium Is the Monster shows how we cannot talk about technology—that human-made monstrosity—today without conjuring Frankenstein, thanks in large part to its Canadian adaptations by pop culture icons such as David Cronenberg, William Gibson, Margaret Atwood, and Deadmau5. In the unexpected connections illustrated by The Medium Is the Monster, McCutcheon brings a fresh approach to studying adaptations, popular culture, and technology.


McGraw-Hill Education: 10 ACT Practice Tests, Fifth Edition by Steven W. Dulan

McGraw-Hill Education: 10 ACT Practice Tests, Fifth Edition
  • Title : McGraw-Hill Education: 10 ACT Practice Tests, Fifth Edition
  • Author : Steven W. Dulan
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN Code : 9781260010480
  • Pages : 864
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Practice Makes Perfect! Get the practice you need to succeed on the ACT! Preparing for the ACT can be particularly stressful. McGraw-Hill Education: 10 ACT Practice Tests, Fifth Edition explains how the test is structured, what it measures, and how to budget your time for each section. Written by a test prep expert, this book has been fully updated to match the redesigned test. The 10 intensive practice tests help you improve your scores from each test to the next. You'll learn how to sharpen your skills, boost your confidence, reduce your stress—and to do your very best on test day. Features Include: • 10 complete sample ACT exams, with full explanations for every answer • Fully updated content that matches the current ACT • A bonus interactive Test Planner app to help you customize your study schedule • Scoring worksheets to help you calculate your total score for every test • Free access to additional practice ACT tests online


A Century of Innovation by 3M Company

A Century of Innovation
  • Title : A Century of Innovation
  • Author : 3M Company
  • Publisher : 3m Company
  • ISBN Code : 9780972230216
  • Pages : 236
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A compilation of 3M voices, memories, facts and experiences from the company's first 100 years.


Marginal Europe by Sidney Pollard,Professor of Economic History Sidney Pollard

Marginal Europe
  • Title : Marginal Europe
  • Author : Sidney Pollard,Professor of Economic History Sidney Pollard
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 327
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  • Language : English
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The momentum of the British industrial revolution arose mostly in regions poorly endowed by nature, badly located and considered backward and poor by contemporaries. Sidney Pollard examines the initially surprising contribution made by the population of these and other 'marginal areas' (mountains, forests and marshes) to the economic development of Europe since the Middle Ages. He provides case studies of periods in which marginal areas took the lead in economic development, such as the Dutch economy in its Golden Age, and in the British industrial revolution. The traditional perception of the populations inhabiting these regions was that they were poor, backward, and intellectually inferior; but Sidney Pollard shows how they also had certain peculiar qualities which predisposed them to initiate progress. Healthy living, freedom, a martial spirit, and the hardiness to survive in harsh conditions enabled them to contribute a unique pioneering ability to pivotal economic periods; illustrating some of the effects of geography upon the development of societies.


The Piano Duet by Ernest Lubin

The Piano Duet
  • Title : The Piano Duet
  • Author : Ernest Lubin
  • Publisher : Grossman Publishers
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 221
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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