Music and Monumentality by Alexander Rehding

Music and Monumentality
  • Title : Music and Monumentality
  • Author : Alexander Rehding
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199736650
  • Pages : 320
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This critical study locates musical monumentality, a central property of the nineteenth-century German repertoire, at the intersections of aesthetics and memory. In examples including Beethoven, Liszt, Wagner and Bruckner, Rehding explores how monumentality contributes to an experiential music history and how it conveys the sublime to the listening public.


The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century by Paul Watt,Sarah Collins,Michael Allis

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century
  • Author : Paul Watt,Sarah Collins,Michael Allis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 019061692X
  • Pages : 576
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Rarely studied in their own right, writings about music are often viewed as merely supplemental to understanding music itself. Yet in the nineteenth century, scholarly interest in music flourished in fields as disparate as philosophy and natural science, dramatically shifting the relationship between music and the academy. An exciting and much-needed new volume, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century draws deserved attention to the people and institutions of this period who worked to produce these writings. Editors Paul Watt, Sarah Collins, and Michael Allis, along with an international slate of contributors, discuss music's fascinating and unexpected interactions with debates about evolution, the scientific method, psychology, exoticism, gender, and the divide between high and low culture. Part I of the handbook establishes the historical context for the intellectual world of the period, including the significant genres and disciplines of its music literature, while Part II focuses on the century's institutions and networks - from journalists to monasteries - that circulated ideas about music throughout the world. Finally, Part III assesses how the music research of the period reverberates in the present, connecting studies in aestheticism, cosmopolitanism, and intertextuality to their nineteenth-century origins. The Handbook challenges Western music history's traditionally sole focus on musical work by treating writings about music as valuable cultural artifacts in themselves. Engaging and comprehensive, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century brings together a wealth of new interdisciplinary research into this critical area of study.


Genealogies of Music and Memory by Mark Everist

Genealogies of Music and Memory
  • Title : Genealogies of Music and Memory
  • Author : Mark Everist
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0197546005
  • Pages : 228
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The history of music is most often written as a sequence of composers and works. But a richer understanding of the music of the past may be obtained by also considering the afterlives of a composer's works. Genealogies of Music and Memory asks how the stage works of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-87) were cultivated in nineteenth-century Paris, and concludes that although the composer was not represented formally on the stage until 1859, his music was known from a wide range of musical and literary environments. Received opinion has Hector Berlioz as the sole guardian of the Gluckian flame from the 1820s onwards, and responsible -- together with the soprano Pauline Viardot -- for the 'revival' of the composer's Orfeo in 1859. The picture is much clarified by looking at the concert performances of Gluck during the first two thirds of the nineteenth century, and the ways in which they were received and the literary discourses they engendered. Coupled to questions of music publication, pedagogy, and the institutional status of the composer, such a study reveals a wide range of individual agents active in the promotion of Gluck's music for the Parisian stage. The 'revival' of Orfeo is contextualised among other attempts at reviving Gluck's works in the 1860s, and the role of Berlioz, Viardot and a host of others re-examined.


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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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.


Good Music by John J. Sheinbaum

Good Music
  • Title : Good Music
  • Author : John J. Sheinbaum
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 022659338X
  • Pages : 304
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Over the past two centuries Western culture has largely valorized a particular kind of “good” music—highly serious, wondrously deep, stylistically authentic, heroically created, and strikingly original—and, at the same time, has marginalized music that does not live up to those ideals. In Good Music, John J. Sheinbaum explores these traditional models for valuing music. By engaging examples such as Handel oratorios, Beethoven and Mahler symphonies, jazz improvisations, Bruce Springsteen, and prog rock, he argues that metaphors of perfection do justice to neither the perceived strengths nor the assumed weaknesses of the music in question. Instead, he proposes an alternative model of appreciation where abstract notions of virtue need not dictate our understanding. Good music can, with pride, be playful rather than serious, diverse rather than unified, engaging to both body and mind, in dialogue with manifold styles and genres, and collaborative to the core. We can widen the scope of what music we value and reconsider the conventional rituals surrounding it, while retaining the joys of making music, listening closely, and caring passionately.


Brahms in the Priesthood of Art by Laurie McManus

Brahms in the Priesthood of Art
  • Title : Brahms in the Priesthood of Art
  • Author : Laurie McManus
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190083271
  • Pages : 276
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Brahms in the Priesthood of Art: Gender and Art Religion in the Nineteenth-Century German Musical Imagination explores the intersection of gender, art religion (Kunstreligion) and other aesthetic currents in Brahms reception of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, it focuses on the theme of the self-sacrificing musician devoted to his art, or "priest of music," with its quasi-mystical and German Romantic implications of purity seemingly at odds with the lived reality of Brahms's bourgeois existence. While such German Romantic notions of art religion informed the thinking on musical purity and performance, after the failed socio-political revolutions of 1848/49, and in the face of scientific developments, the very concept of musical priesthood was questioned as outmoded. Furthermore, its essential gender ambiguity, accommodating such performing mothers as Clara Schumann and Amalie Joachim, could suit the bachelor Brahms but leave the composer open to speculation. Supportive critics combined elements of masculine and feminine values with a muddled rhetoric of prophets, messiahs, martyrs, and other art-religious stereotypes to account for the special status of Brahms and his circle. Detractors tended to locate these stereotypes in a more modern, fin-de-si�cle psychological framework that questioned the composer's physical and mental well-being. In analyzing these receptions side by side, this book revises the accepted image of Brahms, recovering lost ambiguities in his reception. It resituates him not only in a romanticized priesthood of art, but also within the cultural and gendered discourses overlooked by the absolute music paradigm.


Journal of the American Liszt Society by American Liszt Society

Journal of the American Liszt Society
  • Title : Journal of the American Liszt Society
  • Author : American Liszt Society
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  • Pages : N.A
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The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
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Beethoven's Critics by Robin Wallace

Beethoven's Critics
  • Title : Beethoven's Critics
  • Author : Robin Wallace
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • ISBN Code : 9780521386340
  • Pages : 194
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This 1990 book is a survey of the critical reaction to Beethoven's music as it appeared in the major musical journals, French as well as German, of his day, and represents the first published history of Beethoven reception. The author discusses the philosophical and analytical implications of these reviews and reassesses what has come to be the accepted view of a nineteenth-century musical aesthetics rooted in Romantic Idealism. Wallace sees Beethoven's critics as in fact providing a link between two apparently antithetical approaches to music: the eighteenth-century emphasis on expression and extra-musical interpretation and the nineteenth-century emphasis on 'absolute' music and formal analysis. This book thus provides, in addition to a carefully documented study of Beethoven's critical reception, a re-evaluation of his oeuvre and its significance in music history. An index of all reviews cited is provided, and a further appendix contains the quoted material in its original language.


Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought by Alexander Rehding

Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought
  • Title : Hugo Riemann and the Birth of Modern Musical Thought
  • Author : Alexander Rehding
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781139436717
  • Pages : 218
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Generally acknowledged as the most important German musicologist of his age, Hugo Riemann (1849–1919) shaped the ideas of generations of music scholars, not least because his work coincided with the institutionalisation of academic musicology around the turn of the last century. This influence, however, belies the contentious idea at the heart of his musical thought, an idea he defended for most of his career - harmonic dualism. By situating Riemann's musical thought within turn-of-the-century discourses about the natural sciences, German nationhood and modern technology, this book reconstructs the cultural context in which Riemann's ideas not only 'made sense' but advanced an understanding of the tonal tradition as both natural and German. Riemann's musical thought - from his considerations of acoustical properties to his aesthetic and music-historical views - thus regains the coherence and cultural urgency that it once possessed.


History of a Shiver by Jed Rasula

History of a Shiver
  • Title : History of a Shiver
  • Author : Jed Rasula
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199396299
  • Pages : 368
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An abrupt break in the more conventional modes of artistic expression, for many, marks the advent of modernism in the early twentieth century. However, as Jed Rasula's alternative history shows, modernist aesthetics owe a significant debt to techniques and styles pioneered and establishedthroughout the nineteenth century. An ambitious inter-arts exploration of patterns between one generation and another form the through-line of History of a Shiver: the backdrop of Wagner's epic nineteenth-century operas illuminates the music of Arnold Schoenberg and the Viennese School, in additionto literary works by Marcel Proust, Robert Musil, and Ezra Pound; the collodion glass plates deployed by Victorian photographers reveal the debt of Dada and Man Ray's innovative photograms to an era associated with realism; the brass bands conducted by John Philip Sousa in the 1880s and 1890s form ablueprint for instrumentation that gave rise to jazz; and the French symbolist verse of Stephane Mallarme and Paul Verlaine inspire the surrealist artworks of Salvador Dali.In addition to these connections, Rasula's book similarly considers phenomena in theatre, sculpture, and the "visual music" of figures like Thomas Wilfrid and Wassily Kandinsky. Taken together, the chapters of History of a Shiver emphasize the importance of inter-collaboration and influence in anartistic period when artfroms are traditionally isolated from one another and primarily celebrated for severing ties with the past.


The Infinite Variety of Music by Leonard Bernstein

The Infinite Variety of Music
  • Title : The Infinite Variety of Music
  • Author : Leonard Bernstein
  • Publisher : Amadeus Press
  • ISBN Code : 1574674021
  • Pages : 288
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(Amadeus). With style, wit, and expertise, Leonard Bernstein shares his love and appreciation for music in all its varied forms in The Infinite Variety of Music , illuminating the deep pleasure and sometimes subtle beauty it offers. He begins with an "imaginary conversation" with George Washington entitled "The Muzak Muse," in which he argues the values of actively listening to music by learning how to read notes, as opposed to simply hearing music in a concert hall. The book also features the reproduction of five television scripts from Bernstein on the influence of jazz, the timeless appeal of Mozart, musical romanticism, and the complexities of rhythmic innovation. Also included are Bernstein's analyses of symphonies by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Brahms, a rare reproduction of a 1957 lecture on the nature of composing, and a report on the musical scene written for the New York Times after his sabbatical leave from directorship of the New York Philharmonic during the 1964-65 season.


Exhibiting Atrocity by Amy Sodaro

Exhibiting Atrocity
  • Title : Exhibiting Atrocity
  • Author : Amy Sodaro
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0813592178
  • Pages : 226
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  • Language : English
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Today, nearly any group or nation with violence in its past has constructed or is planning a memorial museum as a mechanism for confronting past trauma, often together with truth commissions, trials, and/or other symbolic or material reparations. Exhibiting Atrocity documents the emergence of the memorial museum as a new cultural form of commemoration, and analyzes its use in efforts to come to terms with past political violence and to promote democracy and human rights. Through a global comparative approach, Amy Sodaro uses in-depth case studies of five exemplary memorial museums that commemorate a range of violent pasts and allow for a chronological and global examination of the trend: the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC; the House of Terror in Budapest, Hungary; the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda; the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile; and the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York. Together, these case studies illustrate the historical emergence and global spread of the memorial museum and show how this new cultural form of commemoration is intended to be used in contemporary societies around the world.


From Subject to Citizen by Sudhir Hazareesingh

From Subject to Citizen
  • Title : From Subject to Citizen
  • Author : Sudhir Hazareesingh
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400864747
  • Pages : 410
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From Subject to Citizen offers an original account of the Second Empire (1852-1870) as a turning point in modern French political culture: a period in which thinkers of all political persuasions combined forces to create the participatory democracy alive in France today. Here Sudhir Hazareesingh probes beyond well-known features of the Second Empire, its centralized government and authoritarianism, and reveals the political, social, and cultural advances that enabled publicists to engage an increasingly educated public on issues of political order and good citizenship. He portrays the 1860s in particular as a remarkably intellectual decade during which Bonapartists, legitimists, liberals, and republicans applied their ideologies to the pressing problem of decentralization. Ideals such as communal freedom and civic cohesion rapidly assumed concrete and lasting meaning for many French people as their country entered the age of nationalism. With the restoration of universal suffrage for men in 1851, constitutionalist political ideas and values could no longer be expressed within the narrow confines of the Parisian elite. Tracing these ideas through the books, pamphlets, articles, speeches, and memoirs of the period, Hazareesingh examines a discourse that connects the central state and local political life. In a striking reappraisal of the historical roots of current French democracy, he ultimately shows how the French constructed an ideal of citizenship that was "local in form but national in substance." Originally published in 1998. 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.


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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Exploring the related cultural forms of architecture and literature in the modern era


Wonder and Science by Mary Baine Campbell

Wonder and Science
  • Title : Wonder and Science
  • Author : Mary Baine Campbell
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1501705059
  • Pages : 384
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During the early modern period, western Europe was transformed by the proliferation of new worlds—geographic worlds found in the voyages of discovery and conceptual and celestial worlds opened by natural philosophy, or science. The response to incredible overseas encounters and to the profound technological, religious, economic, and intellectual changes occurring in Europe was one of nearly overwhelming wonder, expressed in a rich variety of texts. In the need to manage this wonder, to harness this imaginative overabundance, Mary Baine Campbell finds both the sensational beauty of early scientific works and the beginnings of the divergence of the sciences—particularly geography, astronomy, and anthropology—from the writing of fiction. Campbell's learned and brilliantly perceptive new book analyzes a cross section of texts in which worlds were made and unmade; these texts include cosmographies, colonial reports, works of natural philosophy and natural history, fantastic voyages, exotic fictions, and confessions. Among the authors she discusses are André Thevet, Thomas Hariot, Francis Bacon, Galileo, Margaret Cavendish, and Aphra Behn. Campbell's emphasis is on developments in England and France, but she considers works in languages other than English or French which were well known in the polyglot book culture of the time. With over thirty well-chosen illustrations, Wonder and Science enhances our understanding of the culture of early modern Europe, the history of science, and the development of literary forms, including the novel and ethnography.


Art of Suppression by Pamela M. Potter

Art of Suppression
  • Title : Art of Suppression
  • Author : Pamela M. Potter
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520282345
  • Pages : 408
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This provocative study asks why we have held on to vivid images of the Nazis’ total control of the visual and performing arts, even though research has shown that many artists and their works thrived under Hitler. To answer this question, Pamela M. Potter investigates how historians since 1945 have written about music, art, architecture, theater, film, and dance in Nazi Germany and how their accounts have been colored by politics of the Cold War, the fall of communism, and the wish to preserve the idea that true art and politics cannot mix. Potter maintains that although the persecution of Jewish artists and other “enemies of the state” was a high priority for the Third Reich, removing them from German cultural life did not eradicate their artistic legacies. Art of Suppression examines the cultural histories of Nazi Germany to help us understand how the circumstances of exile, the Allied occupation, the Cold War, and the complex meanings of modernism have sustained a distorted and problematic characterization of cultural life during the Third Reich.


Transformations of Musical Modernism by Erling E. Guldbrandsen,Julian Johnson

Transformations of Musical Modernism
  • Title : Transformations of Musical Modernism
  • Author : Erling E. Guldbrandsen,Julian Johnson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107127211
  • Pages : 351
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This collection brings fresh perspectives to bear upon key questions surrounding the composition, performance and reception of musical modernism.


Masters of All They Surveyed by D. Graham Burnett

Masters of All They Surveyed
  • Title : Masters of All They Surveyed
  • Author : D. Graham Burnett
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780226081212
  • Pages : 314
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Chronicling the British pursuit of the legendary El Dorado, Masters of All They Surveyed tells the fascinating story of geography, cartography, and scientific exploration in Britain's unique South American colony, Guyana. How did nineteenth-century Europeans turn areas they called terra incognita into bounded colonial territories? How did a tender-footed gentleman, predisposed to seasickness (and unable to swim), make his way up churning rivers into thick jungle, arid savanna, and forbidding mountain ranges, survive for the better part of a decade, and emerge with a map? What did that map mean? In answering these questions, D. Graham Burnett brings to light the work of several such explorers, particularly Sir Robert H. Schomburgk, the man who claimed to be the first to reach the site of Ralegh's El Dorado. Commissioned by the Royal Geographical Society and later by the British Crown, Schomburgk explored and mapped regions in modern Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana, always in close contact with Amerindian communities. Drawing heavily on the maps, reports, and letters that Schomburgk sent back to England, and especially on the luxuriant images of survey landmarks in his Twelve Views in the Interior of Guiana (reproduced in color in this book), Burnett shows how a vast network of traverse surveys, illustrations, and travel narratives not only laid out the official boundaries of British Guiana but also marked out a symbolic landscape that fired the British imperial imagination. Engagingly written and beautifully illustrated, Masters of All They Surveyed will interest anyone who wants to understand the histories of colonialism and science.


Music Theory and Natural Order from the Renaissance to the Early Twentieth Century by Professor of Music Harvard University Suzannah Clark,Suzannah Clark,Alexander Rehding

Music Theory and Natural Order from the Renaissance to the Early Twentieth Century
  • Title : Music Theory and Natural Order from the Renaissance to the Early Twentieth Century
  • Author : Professor of Music Harvard University Suzannah Clark,Suzannah Clark,Alexander Rehding
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521771917
  • Pages : 243
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Explores the ways music theory has represented and employed natural order since the scientific revolution.


Witnesses to History by Lyndel V. Prott

Witnesses to History
  • Title : Witnesses to History
  • Author : Lyndel V. Prott
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231041282
  • Pages : 439
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  • Language : English
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This Compendium gives an outline of the historical, philosophical and ethical aspects of the return of cultural objects (e.g. cultural objects displaced during war or in colonial contexts), cites past and present cases (Maya Temple Facade, Nigerian Bronzes, United States of America v. Schultz, Parthenon Marbles and many more) and analyses legal issues (bona fide, relevant UNESCO and UNIDROIT Conventions, Supreme Court Decisions, procedure for requests etc.). It is a landmark publication that bears testament to the ways in which peoples have lost their entire cultural heritage and analyses the issue of its return and restitution by providing a wide range of perspectives on this subject. Essential reading for students, specialists, scholars and decision-makers as well as those interested in these topics.


Revolutionary Demands by Gilbert Shapiro,Timothy Tackett,John Markoff,Philip Dawson

Revolutionary Demands
  • Title : Revolutionary Demands
  • Author : Gilbert Shapiro,Timothy Tackett,John Markoff,Philip Dawson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780804726696
  • Pages : 684
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This pathbreaking work reports on the methods, and some of the results, of a content analysis of the cahiers de doléances, the well-known lists of grievances in which, in 1789, the French people expressed their dissatisfactions with the state of their society and their hopes for a better future. The analysis is an outgrowth of a larger research project, "Quantitative Studies of the French Revolution," conducted by the authors and others over a thirty-year period. The central data of the research for this book are a coding of a national sample of documents representing the views of rural parishes, the Nobility, and the Third Estate. These codes, together with data on the economic, social, and political conditions of the regions of France under the Old Regime and data on political behavior during the revolutionary period, form a computerized data archive to be made available to researchers. The book is in four parts. Part I describes content analysis as a method and its varieties, controversies, and problems. Part II discusses the cahiers and their authenticity and usefulness as a historical source. Part III considers the coding procedures, information about the sample, and studies bearing on the evaluation of the coding process. Part IV, the largest part of the book, presents some of the authors' findings to date, including a summary of the concerns expressed by the nation in 1789, a study of the attitudes toward the monarchy, an analysis of consensus and conflict among the Estates, and the influence of social mobility upon political radicalism. Appendixes provide details of the coding, the national frequencies of many grievance categories, lists of sources of coded cahiers, and maps indicating the data's coverage of France.


Designing Memory by Sabina Tanović

Designing Memory
  • Title : Designing Memory
  • Author : Sabina Tanović
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108486525
  • Pages : 368
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  • Language : English
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This innovative study of memorial architecture investigates how design can translate memories of human loss into tangible structures, creating spaces for remembering. Using approaches from history, psychology, anthropology and sociology, Sabina Tanović explores purposes behind creating contemporary memorials in a given location, their translation into architectural concepts, their materialisation in the face of social and political challenges, and their influence on the transmission of memory. Covering the period from the First World War to the present, she looks at memorials such as the Holocaust museums in Mechelen and Drancy, as well as memorials for the victims of terrorist attacks, to unravel the private and public role of memorial architecture and the possibilities of architecture as a form of agency in remembering and dealing with a difficult past. The result is a distinctive contribution to the literature on history and memory, and on architecture as a link to the past.


History Of Music Theory, Books I And Ii by Hugo Riemann

History Of Music Theory, Books I And Ii
  • Title : History Of Music Theory, Books I And Ii
  • Author : Hugo Riemann
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press, Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 435
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Claiming the Stones, Naming the Bones by Elazar Barkan,Ronald Bush

Claiming the Stones, Naming the Bones
  • Title : Claiming the Stones, Naming the Bones
  • Author : Elazar Barkan,Ronald Bush
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0892366737
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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These fourteen essays address controversies over a variety of cultural properties, exploring them from perspectives of law, archeology, physical anthropology, ethnobiology, ethnomusicology, history, and cultural and literary study. The book divides cultural property into three types: Tangible, unique property like the Parthenon marbles; intangible property such as folktales, music, and folk remedies; and communal "representations," which have lead groups to censor both outsiders and insiders as cultural traitors.


Beethoven's Symphony by Alexander Rehding

Beethoven's Symphony
  • Title : Beethoven's Symphony
  • Author : Alexander Rehding
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190299703
  • Pages : 176
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Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has held musical audiences captive for close to two centuries. Few other musical works hold such a prominent place in the collective imagination; each generation rediscovers the work for itself and makes it its own. Honing in on the significance of the symphony in contemporary culture, this book establishes a dialog between Beethoven's world and ours, marked by the earthshattering events of 1789 and of 1989. In particular, this book outlines what is special about the Ninth in millennial culture. In the present day, music is encoded not only as score but also as digital technology. We encounter Beethoven 9 flashmobs, digitally reconstructed concert halls, globally synchonized performances, and other time-bending procedures. The digital artwork 9 Beet Stretch even presents the Ninth at glacial speed over twenty-four hours, challenges our understanding of the symphony, and encourages us to confront the temporal dimension of Beethoven's music. In the digital age, the Ninth emerges as a musical work that is recomposed and reshaped-and that is robust enough to live up to such treatment-continually adapting to a changing world with changing media.


Experimental Affinities in Music by Paulo de Assis

Experimental Affinities in Music
  • Title : Experimental Affinities in Music
  • Author : Paulo de Assis
  • Publisher : Leuven University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9462700613
  • Pages : 252
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  • Language : English
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Exploring experimental attitudes in music Experimental Affinities in Music brings together diverse artistic, musicological, historical, and philosophical essays, enhancing a broad discourse on artistic experimentation, and exploring various experimental attitudes in music composed between the thirteenth and twentieth centuries. The golden thread running through the different chapters is the quest for inherently experimental musical practices, a quest pursued from interrogating, descriptive, or challenging perspectives, and always in relation to concrete music examples. Experimental is taken as an adventurous compositional, interpretive, or performative attitude that can cut across different ages and styles. Affinitiessuggest connectors and connections, convergences, contiguities, and adjacencies that are found in and through a diversity of approaches and topics. The texts share a common genesis: the lectures of the International Orpheus Academies for Music and Theory convened by Luk Vaes (2011) and Paulo de Assis (2012, 2013). The affinities found in this volume include essays by Lydia Goehr, Felix Diergarten, Mark Lindley, Martin Kirnbauer, Edward Wickham, Lawrence Kramer, Hermann Danuser, and Thomas Christensen, as well as interviews with pianist Leon Fleisher, with pianist-composer Frederic Rzewski, and with composer Helmut Lachenmann. Contributors Paulo de Assis (Orpheus Institute, Ghent), Thomas Christensen (University of Chicago), Hermann Danuser (Humboldt University), Felix Diergarten (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis), Leon Fleisher (pianist), Lydia Goehr (Columbia University), Martin Kirnbauer (University of Basel), Lawrence Kramer (Fordham University), Helmut Lachenmann (composer), Mark Lindley (University of Hyderabad), Frederic Rzewski (pianist-composer), Luk Vaes (Orpheus Institute, Ghent), Edward Wickham (St Catharine’s College, Cambridge)


The Blitz Companion by Mark Clapson

The Blitz Companion
  • Title : The Blitz Companion
  • Author : Mark Clapson
  • Publisher : University of Westminster Press
  • ISBN Code : 1911534491
  • Pages : 316
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Blitz Companion offers a unique overview of a century of aerial warfare, its impact on cities and the people who lived in them. It tells the story of aerial warfare from the earliest bombing raids and in World War 1 through to the London Blitz and Allied bombings of Europe and Japan. These are compared with more recent American air campaigns over Cambodia and Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s, the NATO bombings during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s, and subsequent bombings in the aftermath of 9/11. Beginning with the premonitions and predictions of air warfare and its terrible consequences, the book focuses on air raids precautions, evacuation and preparations for total war, and resilience, both of citizens and of cities. The legacies of air raids, from reconstruction to commemoration, are also discussed. While a key theme of the book is the futility of many air campaigns, care is taken to situate them in their historical context. The Blitz Companion also includes a guide to documentary and visual resources for students and general readers. Uniquely accessible, comparative and broad in scope this book draws key conclusions about civilian experience in the twentieth century and what these might mean for military engagement and civil reconstruction processes once conflicts have been resolved.


Grand Themes by Jochen Wierich

Grand Themes
  • Title : Grand Themes
  • Author : Jochen Wierich
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 0271050322
  • Pages : 219
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Explores history painting in the United States during the middle decades of the nineteenth century, as exemplified by Emanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851). Includes the work of artists such as Daniel Huntington, Lilly Martin Spencer, and Eastman Johnson"--Provided by publisher.


Orientalism and Musical Mission by Rachel Beckles Willson

Orientalism and Musical Mission
  • Title : Orientalism and Musical Mission
  • Author : Rachel Beckles Willson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107067979
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Orientalism and Musical Mission presents a new way of understanding music's connections with imperialism, drawing on new archive sources and interviews and using the lens of 'mission'. Rachel Beckles Willson demonstrates how institutions such as churches, schools, radio stations and governments, influenced by missions from Europe and North America since the mid-nineteenth century, have consistently claimed that music provides a way of understanding and reforming Arab civilians in Palestine. Beckles Willson discusses the phenomenon not only in religious and developmental aid circles where it has had strong currency, but also in broader political contexts. Plotting a historical trajectory from the late Ottoman and British Mandate eras to the present time, the book sheds new light on relations between Europe, the USA and the Palestinians, and creates space for a neglected Palestinian music history.


Music and the Nerves, 1700-1900 by J. Kennaway

Music and the Nerves, 1700-1900
  • Title : Music and the Nerves, 1700-1900
  • Author : J. Kennaway
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1137339519
  • Pages : 236
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The relationship between music and the nervous system is now the subject of intense interest for scientists and people in the humanities, but this is by no means a new phenomenon. This volume sets out the history of the relationship between neurology and music, putting the advances of our era into context.


Heritage Regimes and the State by Bendix, Regina,Eggert, Aditya,Peselmann, Arnika

Heritage Regimes and the State
  • Title : Heritage Regimes and the State
  • Author : Bendix, Regina,Eggert, Aditya,Peselmann, Arnika
  • Publisher : Universitätsverlag Göttingen
  • ISBN Code : 3863951220
  • Pages : 413
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What happens when UNESCO heritage conventions are ratified by a state? How do UNESCO’s global efforts interact with preexisting local, regional and state efforts to conserve or promote culture? What new institutions emerge to address the mandate? The contributors to this volume focus on the work of translation and interpretation that ensues once heritage conventions are ratified and implemented. With seventeen case studies from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and China, the volume provides comparative evidence for the divergent heritage regimes generated in states that differ in history and political organization. The cases illustrate how UNESCO’s aspiration to honor and celebrate cultural diversity diversifies itself. The very effort to adopt a global heritage regime forces myriad adaptations to particular state and interstate modalities of building and managing heritage.


Ernie O'Malley by Richard English

Ernie O'Malley
  • Title : Ernie O'Malley
  • Author : Richard English
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198205953
  • Pages : 267
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Ernie O'Malley was a leader in the 1916-1923 Revolution in Ìreland, and a contemporary of Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera. This biography draws heavily on previously unseen archival material, and should be of interest to those studying modern Ìrish politics and the history of the ÌRA.


The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony by Julian Horton

The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony
  • Author : Julian Horton
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107469708
  • Pages : 470
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Few genres of the last 250 years have proved so crucial to the course of music history, or so vital to public musical experience, as the symphony. This Companion offers an accessible guide to the historical, analytical and interpretative issues surrounding this major genre of Western music, discussing an extensive variety of works from the eighteenth century to the present day. The book complements a detailed review of the symphony's history with focused analytical essays from leading scholars on the symphonic music of both mainstream composers, including Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven and lesser-known figures, including Carter, Berio and Maxwell Davies. With chapters on a comprehensive range of topics, from the symphony's origins to the politics of its reception in the twentieth century, this is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the history, analysis and performance of the symphonic repertoire.


The Topkapi Scroll by Gülru Necipoğlu

The Topkapi Scroll
  • Title : The Topkapi Scroll
  • Author : Gülru Necipoğlu
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0892363355
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Since precious few architectural drawings and no theoretical treatises on architecture remain from the premodern Islamic world, the Timurid pattern scroll in the collection of the Topkapi Palace Museum Library is an exceedingly rich and valuable source of information. In the course of her in-depth analysis of this scroll dating from the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century, Gülru Necipoğlu throws new light on the conceptualization, recording, and transmission of architectural design in the Islamic world between the tenth and sixteenth centuries. Her text has particularly far-reaching implications for recent discussions on vision, subjectivity, and the semiotics of abstract representation. She also compares the Islamic understanding of geometry with that found in medieval Western art, making this book particularly valuable for all historians and critics of architecture. The scroll, with its 114 individual geometric patterns for wall surfaces and vaulting, is reproduced entirely in color in this elegant, large-format volume. An extensive catalogue includes illustrations showing the underlying geometries (in the form of incised “dead” drawings) from which the individual patterns are generated. An essay by Mohammad al-Asad discusses the geometry of the muqarnas and demonstrates by means of CAD drawings how one of the scroll’s patterns could be used co design a three-dimensional vault.


Rome and The Guidebook Tradition by Anna Blennow,Stefano Fogelberg Rota

Rome and The Guidebook Tradition
  • Title : Rome and The Guidebook Tradition
  • Author : Anna Blennow,Stefano Fogelberg Rota
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110615789
  • Pages : 365
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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To this day, no comprehensive academic study of the development of guidebooks to Rome over time has been performed. This book treats the history of guidebooks to Rome from the Middle Ages up to the early twentieth century. It is based on the results of the interdisciplinary research project Topos and Topography, led by Anna Blennow and Stefano Fogelberg Rota. From the case studies performed within the project, it becomes evident that the guidebook as a phenomenon was formed in Rome during the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance. The elements and rhetorical strategies of guidebooks over time have shown to be surprisingly uniform, with three important points of development: a turn towards a more user-friendly structure from the seventeenth century and onward; the so-called ’Baedeker effect’ in the mid-nineteenth century; and the introduction of a personalized guiding voice in the first half of the twentieth century. Thus, the ‘guidebook tradition’ is an unusually consistent literary oeuvre, which also forms a warranty for the authority of every new guidebook. In this respect, the guidebook tradition is intimately associated with the city of Rome, with which it shares a constantly renovating yet eternally fixed nature.


Europe's Deadly Century by Neil Forbes,Robin Page,Guillermo Pérez

Europe's Deadly Century
  • Title : Europe's Deadly Century
  • Author : Neil Forbes,Robin Page,Guillermo Pérez
  • Publisher : Historic England Publishing
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 153
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the course of Europe's twentieth century, freedoms were won at the cost of terrible sacrifice. The physical remains of war, conflict and ideological struggle lie everywhere around us. The question of what to do with this common past, in which we all share an interest, lies at the centre of this important book. From a variety of professional backgrounds, the contributors consider a wide range of conflict-heritage sites in the context of international and national histories and regional and local historical narratives. Questions of who 'owns' the past, the ambiguities over how people identify with the local community or nation state, and whether or how to make moral judgements, are central. The book illustrates the challenges of documenting and describing what are often extensive, contested and sometimes enigmatic and ambiguous buildings and monuments. The priorities of conservation, and how we ensure that documents, artefacts, sites and buildings can be given adequate and appropriate protection and care, are also addressed. This book will be of interest to a wide range of professional practitioners, academics and policy-makers, as well as the general reader, and will open the way to a deeper understanding of the significance of Europe's conflict heritage.


Urban Regeneration by Antoni Remesar

Urban Regeneration
  • Title : Urban Regeneration
  • Author : Antoni Remesar
  • Publisher : Edicions Universitat Barcelona
  • ISBN Code : 9788447517374
  • Pages : 140
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Making of Saint Louis by Marianne Cecilia Gaposchkin

The Making of Saint Louis
  • Title : The Making of Saint Louis
  • Author : Marianne Cecilia Gaposchkin
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780801445507
  • Pages : 331
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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M. Cecilia Gaposchkin reconstructs and analyzes the process that led to King Louis IX of France's canonization in 1297 and the consolidation and spread of his cult. --Sharon Farmer, University of California, Santa Barbara


Soundscapes of the Urban Past by Karin Bijsterveld

Soundscapes of the Urban Past
  • Title : Soundscapes of the Urban Past
  • Author : Karin Bijsterveld
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3839421799
  • Pages : 230
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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We cannot simply listen to our urban past. Yet we encounter a rich cultural heritage of city sounds presented in text, radio and film. How can such »staged sounds« express the changing identities of cities? This volume presents a collection of studies on the staging of Amsterdam, Berlin and London soundscapes in historical documents, radio plays and films, and offers insights into themes such as film sound theory and museum audio guides. In doing so, this book puts contemporary controversies on urban sound in historical perspective, and contextualises iconic presentations of cities. It addresses academics, students, and museum workers alike. With contributions by Jasper Aalbers, Karin Bijsterveld, Carolyn Birdsall, Ross Brown, Andrew Crisell, Andreas Fickers, Annelies Jacobs, Evi Karathanasopoulou, Patricia Pisters, Holger Schulze, Mark M. Smith and Jonathan Sterne.