The Schenker Project by Nicholas Cook

The Schenker Project
  • Title : The Schenker Project
  • Author : Nicholas Cook
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0195170563
  • Pages : 355
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

This book interprets the music theory of Henrich Schenker (1868-1935) as part of a comprehensive project encompassing not just musical reform but social and political critique. It sets his work into the contexts of Viennese modernism, German cultural conservatism, and Schenker's position as a Jewish immigrant to the city where modern anti-semitism first developed.


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
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

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.


DYM by N.A

DYM
  • Title : DYM
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Dutch journal of music theory by N.A

Dutch journal of music theory
  • Title : Dutch journal of music theory
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Schenker and Schoenberg on the Tone and the Genius by Matthew Arndt

Schenker and Schoenberg on the Tone and the Genius
  • Title : Schenker and Schoenberg on the Tone and the Genius
  • Author : Matthew Arndt
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 428
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


The Wagner Journal by N.A

The Wagner Journal
  • Title : The Wagner Journal
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Interpreting Music by Lawrence Kramer

Interpreting Music
  • Title : Interpreting Music
  • Author : Lawrence Kramer
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520267052
  • Pages : 322
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

This is a comprehensive essay on musical meaning and performing music meaningfully - 'interpreting music' in both senses of the term. The author argues that music, far from being closed to interpretation is the paradigm of interpretation in general.


The New (ethno)musicologies by Henry Stobart

The New (ethno)musicologies
  • Title : The New (ethno)musicologies
  • Author : Henry Stobart
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 226
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

A collection of essays which address and critically examine issues in contemporary ethnomusicology. It explores ethnomusicology's shifting disciplinary relationships and plots a range of potential developments for its future


Current Musicology by Austin Clarkson

Current Musicology
  • Title : Current Musicology
  • Author : Austin Clarkson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Chopin's Musical Worlds by Magdalena Chylińska,John Comber,Artur Szklener,Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina

Chopin's Musical Worlds
  • Title : Chopin's Musical Worlds
  • Author : Magdalena Chylińska,John Comber,Artur Szklener,Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 356
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Beyond the Score by Nicholas Cook

Beyond the Score
  • Title : Beyond the Score
  • Author : Nicholas Cook
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199357404
  • Pages : 458
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

In Beyond the Score: Music as Performance, author Nicholas Cook supplants the traditional musicological notion of music as writing, asserting instead that it is as performance that music is loved, understood, and consumed. This book reconceives music as an activity through which meaning is generated in real time, as Cook rethinks familiar assumptions and develops new approaches. Focusing primarily but not exclusively on the Western 'art' tradition, Cook explores perspectives that range from close listening to computational analysis, from ethnography to the study of recordings, and from the social relations constructed through performance to the performing (and listening) body. In doing so, he reveals not only that the notion of music as text has hampered academic understanding of music, but also that it has inhibited performance practices, placing them in a textualist straightjacket. Beyond the Score has a strong historical emphasis, touching on broad developments in twentieth-century performance style and setting them into their larger cultural context. Cook also investigates the relationship between recordings and performance, arguing that we do not experience recordings as mere reproductions of a performance but as performances in their own right. Beyond the Score is a comprehensive exploration of new approaches and methods for the study of music as performance, and will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of music scholars-including musicologists, music theorists, and music cognition scholars-everywhere.


Richard Wagner and His World by Thomas S. Grey

Richard Wagner and His World
  • Title : Richard Wagner and His World
  • Author : Thomas S. Grey
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400831784
  • Pages : 560
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Richard Wagner (1813-1883) aimed to be more than just a composer. He set out to redefine opera as a "total work of art" combining the highest aspirations of drama, poetry, the symphony, the visual arts, even religion and philosophy. Equally celebrated and vilified in his own time, Wagner continues to provoke debate today regarding his political legacy as well as his music and aesthetic theories. Wagner and His World examines his works in their intellectual and cultural contexts. Seven original essays investigate such topics as music drama in light of rituals of naming in the composer's works and the politics of genre; the role of leitmotif in Wagner's reception; the urge for extinction in Tristan und Isolde as psychology and symbol; Wagner as his own stage director; his conflicted relationship with pianist-composer Franz Liszt; the anti-French satire Eine Kapitulation in the context of the Franco-Prussian War; and responses of Jewish writers and musicians to Wagner's anti-Semitism. In addition to the editor, the contributors are Karol Berger, Leon Botstein, Lydia Goehr, Kenneth Hamilton, Katherine Syer, and Christian Thorau. This book also includes translations of essays, reviews, and memoirs by champions and detractors of Wagner; glimpses into his domestic sphere in Tribschen and Bayreuth; and all of Wagner's program notes to his own works. Introductions and annotations are provided by the editor and David Breckbill, Mary A. Cicora, James Deaville, Annegret Fauser, Steven Huebner, David Trippett, and Nicholas Vazsonyi.


2010 by De Gruyter

2010
  • Title : 2010
  • Author : De Gruyter
  • Publisher : de Gruyter
  • ISBN Code : 9783110230253
  • Pages : 2612
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.3 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.


Critical Musicological Reflections by Stan Hawkins,Derek B. Scott

Critical Musicological Reflections
  • Title : Critical Musicological Reflections
  • Author : Stan Hawkins,Derek B. Scott
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1409425614
  • Pages : 257
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Setting out to address a range of approaches to theorizing music and promulgating modes of analysis across a wide range of repertories, the essays in this collection can be read as a coming of age of critical musicology through its active dialogue with other disciplines such as sociology, feminism, ethnomusicology, history, anthropology, philosophy, cultural studies, aesthetics, media studies, film music studies, and gender studies. The volume provides music researchers and graduate students with an up to date authoritative reference to all matters dealing with the state of critical musicology today.


Becoming Austrians by Lisa Silverman

Becoming Austrians
  • Title : Becoming Austrians
  • Author : Lisa Silverman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199942722
  • Pages : 346
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

The collapse of Austria-Hungary in 1918 left all Austrians in a state of political, social, and economic turmoil, but Jews in particular found their lives shaken to the core. Although Jews' former comfort zone suddenly disappeared, the dissolution of the Dual Monarchy also created plenty of room for innovation and change in the realm of culture. Jews eagerly took up the challenge to fill this void, and they became heavily invested in culture as a way to shape their new, but also vexed, self-understandings. By isolating the years between the World Wars and examining formative events in both Vienna and the provinces, Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars demonstrates that an intensified marking of people, places, and events as "Jewish" accompanied the crises occurring in the wake of Austria-Hungary's collapse, with profound effects on Austria's cultural legacy. In some cases, the consequences of this marking resulted in grave injustices. Philipp Halsmann, for example, was wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his father years before he became a world-famous photographer. And the men who shot and killed writer Hugo Bettauer and philosopher Moritz Schlick received inadequate punishment for their murderous deeds. But engagements with the terms of Jewish difference also characterized the creation of culture, as shown in Hugo Bettauer's satirical novel The City without Jews and its film adaptation, other texts by Veza Canetti, David Vogel, A.M. Fuchs, Vicki Baum, and Mela Hartwig, and performances at the Salzburg Festival and the Yiddish theater in Vienna. By examining the lives, works, and deeds of a broad range of Austrians, Lisa Silverman reveals how the social codings of politics, gender, and nation received a powerful boost when articulated along the lines of Jewish difference.


Music: A Very Short Introduction by Nicholas Cook

Music: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Music: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Nicholas Cook
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191606413
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

This stimulating Very Short Introduction to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it. The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop-and each type of music tends to come with its own way of thinking. Drawing on a wealth of accessible examples ranging from Beethoven to Chinese zither music, Nicholas Cook attempts to provide a framework for thinking about all music. By examining the personal, social, and cultural values that music embodies, the book reveals the shortcomings of traditional conceptions of music, and sketches a more inclusive approach emphasizing the role of performers and listeners. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics by John Richardson,Claudia Gorbman,Carol Vernallis

The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of New Audiovisual Aesthetics
  • Author : John Richardson,Claudia Gorbman,Carol Vernallis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199733864
  • Pages : 735
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Media forms and genres are proliferating as never before, from movies, computer games and iPods to video games and wireless phones. This essay collection by recognized scholars, practitioners and non-academic writers opens discussion in exciting new directions.


Book Review Index by N.A

Book Review Index
  • Title : Book Review Index
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


The Music of Michael Nyman by Pwyll ap Siôn

The Music of Michael Nyman
  • Title : The Music of Michael Nyman
  • Author : Pwyll ap Siôn
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 9781859282106
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Nyman's rise to international prominence during the last three decades has made him one of the world's most successful living composers. His music has nevertheless been criticized for its parasitic borrowing of other composers' ideas and for its relentless self-borrowing. In this first book-length study in English, Pwyll ap Siôn places Nyman's writings within the general context of Anglo-American experimentalism, minimalism and post-minimalism, and provides a series of useful contexts from which controversial aspects of Nyman's musical language can be more clearly understood and appreciated.


Empirical Musicology by Eric Clarke,Nicholas Cook

Empirical Musicology
  • Title : Empirical Musicology
  • Author : Eric Clarke,Nicholas Cook
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019516749X
  • Pages : 229
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Rather than advocating a new kind of musicology, 'Empirical Musicology' aims to provide a practical guide to empirical approaches that are ready for incorporation into the contemporary musicologist's toolkit.


Becoming Heinrich Schenker by Robert P. Morgan

Becoming Heinrich Schenker
  • Title : Becoming Heinrich Schenker
  • Author : Robert P. Morgan
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781107640801
  • Pages : 296
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Much controversy surrounds Schenker's mature theory and its attempt to explain musical pitch motion. Becoming Heinrich Schenker brings a new perspective to Schenker's theoretical work, showing that ideas characteristic of his mature theory, although in many respects fundamentally different, developed logically out of his earlier ideas. Robert P. Morgan provides an introduction to Schenker's mature theory and traces its development through all of his major publications, considering each in detail and with numerous music examples. Morgan also explores the relationship between Schenker's theory and his troubled ideology, which crucially influenced the evolution of his ideas and was heavily dependent upon both the empirical and idealist strains of contemporary German philosophical thought. Relying where possible on quotations from Schenker's own words, this book offers a balanced approach to his theory and a unique overview of this central music figure, generally considered to be the most prominent music theorist of the twentieth century.


Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History by Kevin Karnes

Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History
  • Title : Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History
  • Author : Kevin Karnes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0195368665
  • Pages : 214
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

More than a century after Guido Adler's appointment to the first chair in musicology at the University of Vienna, this volume provides a view of the discipline in this earliest period, and at the ideological dilemmas and methodological anxieties that characterized it upon its institutionalization.


Music as Creative Practice by Nicholas Cook

Music as Creative Practice
  • Title : Music as Creative Practice
  • Author : Nicholas Cook
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199347808
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Until recently, ideas of creativity in music revolved around composers in garrets and the lone genius. But the last decade has witnessed a sea change: musical creativity is now overwhelmingly thought of in terms of collaboration and real-time performance. Music as Creative Practice is a first attempt to synthesize both perspectives. It begins by developing the idea that creativity arises out of social interaction-of which making music together is perhaps the clearest possible illustration-and then shows how the same thinking can be applied to the ostensively solitary practices of composition. The book also emphasizes the contextual dimensions of musical creativity, ranging from the prodigy phenomenon, long-term collaborative relationships within and beyond the family, and creative learning to the copyright system that is supposed to incentivize creativity but is widely seen as inhibiting it. Music as Creative Practice encompasses the classical tradition, jazz and popular music, and music emerges as an arena in which changing concepts of creativity-from the old myths about genius to present-day sociocultural theory-can be traced with particular clarity. The perspective of creativity tells us much about music, but the reverse is also true, and this fifth and last instalment of the Studies in Musical Performance as Creative Practice series offers an approach to musical creativity that is attuned to the practices of both music and everyday life.


Understanding the Leitmotif by Matthew Bribitzer-Stull

Understanding the Leitmotif
  • Title : Understanding the Leitmotif
  • Author : Matthew Bribitzer-Stull
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107098394
  • Pages : 356
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Through analysis, Matthew Bribitzer-Stull explores the legacy of the leitmotif, from Wagner's Ring cycle to present-day Hollywood film music.


A Guide to Musical Analysis by Nicholas Cook

A Guide to Musical Analysis
  • Title : A Guide to Musical Analysis
  • Author : Nicholas Cook
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780198165088
  • Pages : 376
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

This extremely practical introduction to musical analysis explores the factors that give unity and coherence to musical masterpieces. Having first identified and explained the most important analytical methods, Nicholas Cook examines given compositions from the last two hundred years to show how different analytical procedures suit different types of music.


The Art of Performance by Heinrich Schenker

The Art of Performance
  • Title : The Art of Performance
  • Author : Heinrich Schenker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780198028581
  • Pages : 136
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Heinrich Schenker's The Art of Performance shows this great music theorist in a new light. While his theoretical writings helped transform music theory in the twentieth century, this book draws on his experience as a musician and teacher to propose a sharp reevaluation of how musical compositions are realized in performance. Filled with concrete examples and numerous suggestions, the book will interest both music theorists and practicing performers. Schenker's approach is based on his argument that much of contemporary performance practice is rooted in the nineteenth-century cult of the virtuoso, which has resulted in an overemphasis on technical display. To counter this, he proposes specific ways to reconnect the composer's intentions and the musician's performance. Schenker begins by showing how performers can benefit from understanding the laws of composition. He demonstrates how a literal interpretation of the composer's indications can be self-defeating, and he provides a lively discussion of piano technique, including suggestions for pedal, sound color, orchestral effects, and balance. He devotes separate chapters to non-legato, legato, fingering, dynamics, tempo, and rests. In addition to the examples for pianists, Schenker covers a number of topics, such as bowing technique, that will prove invaluable for other instrumentalists and for conductors. The book concludes with an aphoristic and sometimes lyrical chapter on practicing. After Schenker's death, his student Oswald Jonas prepared the text for publication from Schenker's notes, eventually leaving the manuscript to his stepdaughter, Irene Schreier Scott, who entrusted the work of organizing and editing the disparate material to Jonas's friend and student Heribert Esser. She later translated it into English. This edition is the first publication in any language of this remarkable work.


Music, Imagination, and Culture by Nicholas Cook,Professional Research Fellow Nicholas Cook

Music, Imagination, and Culture
  • Title : Music, Imagination, and Culture
  • Author : Nicholas Cook,Professional Research Fellow Nicholas Cook
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780198163039
  • Pages : 265
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

It is a common experience that words are inadequate for music; there seems always to be a disparity between how music is experienced, and how it is described or rationalized. This book is a study of musical imagination. Musicians imagine music by means of functional models which determine certain aspects of the music while leaving others open. This means that there is inevitably a gap between the image and the experience that it models, and this gap can be a source of compositional creativity. Different musical cultures embody different ways of imagining sound as music, and thus every culture creates its own distinctive pattern of discrepancies between image andexperience - discrepancies which are reflected in theoretical thinking about music. Drawing on psychological and philosophical materials as well as the analysis of specific musical examples, Nicholas Cook makes a clear distinction between the province of music theory and that of aesthetic criticism. In doing so he affirms the importance of the `ordinary listener' in musical culture, and the validity of his or her experience of music.


Schenker Studies 2 by Carl Schachter,Hedi Siegel

Schenker Studies 2
  • Title : Schenker Studies 2
  • Author : Carl Schachter,Hedi Siegel
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521470117
  • Pages : 319
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

The essays contained in this volume provide a focus on the work of the music theorist Heinrich Schenker - a figure of legendary status who has had an incalculable influence on developments in music theory and analysis in this century. His theories, not always fully understood, have aroused some controversy. The broad spectrum of essays presented here will help clarify Schenker's ideas and their application and will also serve as a helpful introduction to his work for music theorists. The emphasis of the volume is on Schenkerian analysis of musical works, these being discussed within the framework of larger theoretical issues. Historical issues concerning Schenker are also addressed in studies that take their cue from his own interests or from influences on his thought, and in essays that extend his theories and apply them to the discipline of music history. Perspectives on past and present Schenker studies in Great Britain and America are offered, supplemented by a bibliography of recent British writings related to Schenker. The essays, written by fourteen leading theorists, originate in papers delivered at the Schenker Symposium held at Mannes College of Music, New York in 1985.


The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music by Nicholas Cook

The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music
  • Author : Nicholas Cook
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521865824
  • Pages : 359
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Featuring fascinating accounts from practitioners, this Companion examines how developments in recording have transformed musical culture.


On Repeat by Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

On Repeat
  • Title : On Repeat
  • Author : Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199990824
  • Pages : 204
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

On Repeat offers an in-depth inquiry into music's repetitive nature. Drawing on a diverse array of fields, it sheds light on a range of issues from repetition's use as a compositional tool to its role in characterizing our behavior as listeners, and considers related implications for repetition in language, learning, and communication.


Taking It to the Bridge by Nicholas Cook,Richard Pettengill

Taking It to the Bridge
  • Title : Taking It to the Bridge
  • Author : Nicholas Cook,Richard Pettengill
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 0472051776
  • Pages : 381
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Musicologists and performance studies scholars reach across their disciplines to examine the role of performance in musical culture


Improvisation and Social Aesthetics by Georgina Born,Eric Lewis,Will Straw

Improvisation and Social Aesthetics
  • Title : Improvisation and Social Aesthetics
  • Author : Georgina Born,Eric Lewis,Will Straw
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0822374013
  • Pages : 360
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Addressing a wide range of improvised art and music forms—from jazz and cinema to dance and literature—this volume's contributors locate improvisation as a key site of mediation between the social and the aesthetic. As a catalyst for social experiment and political practice, improvisation aids in the creation, contestation, and codification of social realities and identities. Among other topics, the contributors discuss the social aesthetics of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, the Feminist Improvising Group, and contemporary Malian music, as well as the virtual sociality of interactive computer music, the significance of "uncreative" improvisation, responses to French New Wave cinema, and the work of figures ranging from bell hooks and Billy Strayhorn to Kenneth Goldsmith. Across its diverse chapters, Improvisation and Social Aesthetics argues that ensemble improvisation is not inherently egalitarian or emancipatory, but offers a potential site for the cultivation of new forms of social relations. It sets out a new conceptualization of the aesthetic as immanently social and political, proposing a new paradigm of improvisation studies that will have reverberations throughout the humanities. Contributors. Lisa Barg, Georgina Born, David Brackett, Nicholas Cook, Marion Froger, Susan Kozel, Eric Lewis, George E. Lewis, Ingrid Monson, Tracey Nicholls, Winfried Siemerling, Will Straw, Zoë Svendsen, Darren Wershler


Music as Cultural Practice, 1800-1900 by Lawrence Kramer

Music as Cultural Practice, 1800-1900
  • Title : Music as Cultural Practice, 1800-1900
  • Author : Lawrence Kramer
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520084438
  • Pages : 226
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

In Music as Cultural Practice, Lawrence Kramer adapts the resources of contemporary literary theory to forge a genuinely new discourse about music. Rethinking fundamental questions of meaning and expression, he demonstrates how European music of the nineteenth century collaborates on equal terms with textual and sociocultural practices in the constitution of self and society. In Kramer's analysis, compositional processes usually understood in formal or emotive terms reappear as active forces in the work of cultural formation. Thus Beethoven's last piano sonata, Op. 111, forms both a realization and a critique of Romantic utopianism; Liszt's Faust Symphony takes bourgeois gender ideology into a troubled embrace; Wagner's Tristan und Isolde articulates a basic change in the cultural construction of sexuality. Through such readings, Kramer works toward the larger conclusion that nineteenth-century European music is concerned as much to challenge as to exemplify an ideology of organic unity and subjective wholeness. Anyone interested in music, literary criticism, or nineteenth-century culture will find this book pertinent and provocative.


Defining Deutschtum by David Brodbeck

Defining Deutschtum
  • Title : Defining Deutschtum
  • Author : David Brodbeck
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (UK)
  • ISBN Code : 019936270X
  • Pages : 365
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

This book offers a nuanced look at the intersection of music, cultural identity, and political ideology in late-nineteenth-century Vienna. Drawing on an extensive selection of writings in the city's political press, correspondence, archival documents, and a large body of recent scholarship in late Habsburg cultural and political history, author David Brodbeck argues that Vienna's music critics were important agents in the public sphere whose writings gave voice to distinct, sometimes competing ideological positions. Often at stake in the critical discourse was the question of who and what could be deemed 'German' in the multinational Austrian state. This body of music-critical writing reveals a continuum of exclusivity, from a conception of Germanness rooted in social class and cultural elitism to one based in blood. Brodbeck neatly counters decades of musicological scholarship and offers an insight into the diverse ways in which educated German Austrians conceived of Germanness in music and understood their relationship to their non-German fellow citizens.


Music and Knowledge by Per Dahl

Music and Knowledge
  • Title : Music and Knowledge
  • Author : Per Dahl
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789463008853
  • Pages : 172
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

This book illustrates the acquisition of knowledge in a musician's performative practice, and how this can contribute to the development of Artistic Research. Using a broad understanding of 'knowledge, ' the first part of the book presents aspects of the practitioner knowledge a musician develops through daily exercises and performances. Technical and practical skills, creativity and music reading are central topics. Part II describes four different methodologies of knowledge accumulation. First is the hypothetico-deductive method (music as object). Then the author asks, "Where is the musical work?" After an introduction to semiotics, the question that must follow is "Is music a language?" Following up methodologies focusing on intersubjective and contextual topics, the presentation of hermeneutics generates the question "What happens to the music when you are listening?" Being the most subjective, phenomenology is the last methodology to be presented. The question it poses is "Are analysis and interpretation two sides of the same coin?" Artistic research is a new perspective in knowledge acquisition, and the performing artist is the pivot point. The obvious insight positioning music beyond the score is elaborated into a critique of the representational theory as a relevant ontological discourse in music. As an alternative, the potential in embodied meaning theories is discussed through cognitive, linguistic and artistic approaches. Artistic expressions convey the subjective practitioner knowledge based on the difference between the objective sign and the intersubjective expression. This makes music as communication the ultimate topic. In conclusion, understanding the meaning construction and the conditions of artistic content are both of importance in artistic research.


Structural Hearing by Felix Salzer,Professor Felix Salzer

Structural Hearing
  • Title : Structural Hearing
  • Author : Felix Salzer,Professor Felix Salzer
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486222756
  • Pages : 632
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Written by a pupil of Heinrich Schenker, this outstanding work develops and extends Schenker's approach. More than 500 examples of music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century complement the detailed discussions and analyses.


In Search of Transnational Policing by J. W. E. Sheptycki

In Search of Transnational Policing
  • Title : In Search of Transnational Policing
  • Author : J. W. E. Sheptycki
  • Publisher : Ashgate Pub Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9780754622956
  • Pages : 185
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

"Transnational action against 'transnational organised crime' has become a key element in contemporary discussions about global governance. This book breaks new ground by exploring the transnational practices of police agencies, drawing on data from Europe and North America. It develops a theory of the sub-culture of transnational policing and asks criminological questions about 'global governance' by placing this theory about the occupations of policing within broader concerns about transformations in the transnational state system. As such, it contains material that will be of great value to lawyers, criminologists, politicians and sociologists alike."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Hegel Myths and Legends by Jon Stewart

Hegel Myths and Legends
  • Title : Hegel Myths and Legends
  • Author : Jon Stewart
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780810113015
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

For many years, scholars in German idealism have known that a number of the views of Hegel rife in the Anglo-Saxon world are highly inaccurate. The essays collected in The Hegel Myths and Legends disabuse students and nonspecialists of these misconceptions by exposing the myths for what they are.


The Political Orchestra by Fritz Trümpi

The Political Orchestra
  • Title : The Political Orchestra
  • Author : Fritz Trümpi
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 022625139X
  • Pages : 327
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

And Conclusion: "A Rivalry Like That between the Berliners and the Viennese Will Always Exist" -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: Repertoire-Graphs and Commentary -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index


Beethoven by Professional Research Fellow Nicholas Cook,Nicholas Cook

Beethoven
  • Title : Beethoven
  • Author : Professional Research Fellow Nicholas Cook,Nicholas Cook
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521399241
  • Pages : 133
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Nicholas Cook's guide charts the dramatic transformation in the reception of Symphony No. 9.