Contemplating music

Contemplating music
Author: Ruth Katz
Publsiher: Pendragon Press
Total Pages: 818
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780918728685
ISBN 13: 0918728681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contemplating Music

Contemplating Music
Author: Joseph Kerman
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780674039568
ISBN 13: 0674039564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemplating Music Book Review:

Contemplating Music is a book for all serious music lovers. Here is the first full-scale of ideas and ideologies in music over the past forty years; a period during which virtually every aspect of music was transformed. With this book, Joesph Kerman establishes the place of music study firmly in the mainstream of modern intellectual history. He treats not only the study of the history of Western art music--with which musicology is tradtionally equated--but also sometimes vexed relations between music history and other fields: music theory and analysis, ethnomusicology, and music criticism. Kerman sees and applauds a change in the study of music towarda critical orientation, As examples, he presents a fascinating vignettes of Bach research in the 1950's and Beethoven studies in the 1960's. He sketched the work of prominent scholars and theorists: Thurston Dart, Charles Rosen, Leonard B. Meyer, Heinrich Schenker, Miltion Babbit, and many others. And he comments on such various subjects as the amazing absorption of Stephen Foster's songs into the cannons of black music, the new intensity of Verdi research, controversies about performance on historical instruments, and the merits and demerits of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Comtemplating Music is fulled with wisdom and trenchant commmentary. It will spark controversy among musicologists of all stripes and will give many musicians and amateurs an entirely new perspective on the world of music.

Contemplating Music Community of discourse

Contemplating Music  Community of discourse
Author: Carl Dahlhaus,Ruth Katz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822015212434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contemplating Art

Contemplating Art
Author: Jerrold Levinson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2006-10-05
ISBN 10: 0199206171
ISBN 13: 9780199206179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemplating Art Book Review:

Contemplating Art is a compendium of writings from the last ten years by one of the leading figures in aesthetics, Jerrold Levinson. The book contains twenty-four essays and is divided into seven parts. The first is about issues relating to art in general, not specific to one art form. The second and longest part of the book is about philosophical problems specific to music. The third part focuses on pictorial art, and the fourth on interpretation, in particular the interpretation of literature and literary language. In the remaining parts of the book Levinson discusses aesthetic properties, issues in historical aesthetics, humour, and intrinsic value. These lively essays, rigorous but accessible, will appeal not only to philosophers but also to musicologists, literary theorists, art critics, and reflective lovers of the arts.

Music in German Philosophy

Music in German Philosophy
Author: Stefan Lorenz Sorgner,Oliver Fürbeth
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-01-15
ISBN 10: 0226768392
ISBN 13: 9780226768397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music in German Philosophy Book Review:

Though many well-known German philosophers have devoted considerable attention to music and its aesthetics, surprisingly few of their writings on the subject have been translated into English. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, a philosopher, and Oliver Fürbeth, a musicologist, here fill this important gap for musical scholars and students alike with this compelling guide to the musical discourse of ten of the most important German philosophers, from Kant to Adorno. Music in German Philosophy includes contributions from a renowned group of ten scholars, including some of today’s most prominent German thinkers, all of whom are specialists in the writers they treat. Each chapter consists of a short biographical sketch of the philosopher concerned, a summary of his writings on aesthetics, and finally a detailed exploration of his thoughts on music. The book is prefaced by the editors’ original introduction, presenting music philosophy in Germany before and after Kant, as well as a new introduction and foreword to this English-language addition, which places contemplations on music by these German philosophers within a broader intellectual climate.

Postmodernity s Musical Pasts

Postmodernity s Musical Pasts
Author: Tina Frühauf
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1783274964
ISBN 13: 9781783274963
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postmodernity s Musical Pasts Book Review:

Postmodernity's Musical Pasts considers music after 1945 as a representation of concepts such as "historicity" and "temporality". The volume understands postmodernity as a period in which both modernism and postmodernism co-exist. It is attracted to a wider interpretation of "historicity" that focuses on the complex nexus of past-present-future. "Historicity" is understood as leaning closely on "temporality", generally thought of as the linear progression of past, present and future. The volume broadens the absolutist understanding of temporality to include processes which can occur in circular, spiral, transcending and other formations. The book covers an extensive spectrum of topics from classical to popular and neo-traditional musics to concerns of the disciplines of musicology. Such a wide range of topics from both the centre and the periphery of the musicological canon mirrors the eclectic and diverse nature of the postwar era itself. The first section investigates how to understand manifestations of the past in musical composition with regard to time, on the one hand, and with regard to genre, style and idiom, on the other. A second section shows how time and history manifest themselves in art music. A third section takes the contrasts and transitional moments of post-1945 practices further by looking at the temporality of reception from different angles. A final part investigates questions of nostalgia and temporalities of belonging. TINA FR HAUF is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, New York and serves on the faculty of The Graduate Center, CUNY. CONTRIBUTORS: Michael Arnold, Susana Asensio Llamas, Georg Burgstaller, Caitlin Carlos, Daniela Fugellie, Tina Fr hauf, John Koslovsky, Lawrence Kramer, Beate Kutschke, Laurenz L tteken, Max Noubel, Joshua S. Walden

Matchsticks Contemplating Eternity

Matchsticks Contemplating Eternity
Author: Gregory W. Brown
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2022-01-20
ISBN 10: 1666729574
ISBN 13: 9781666729573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Matchsticks Contemplating Eternity Book Review:

These essays invite the reader to join the author's quest for meaning and wonder in the natural world. After the journey out of evangelical fundamentalism recorded in Unified Field Theology, the journey continues. Through years with more darkness than anticipated, the light shines through. And darkness turns out to be the best place for discerning faint and distant lights. The natural forces studied in the search for the unified theory reveal that the creative sustaining power of the universe is real and observable through science. Humility and wonder are found responding to the size of the cosmos. The strangeness of the quanta invites us to mystery and things beyond rational comprehension accompanied by the assurance that our most basic level is as eternal as the universe. Significance appears in caring for each other, a trait which is now found in both the animal and plant world as well. Returning to traditional sources of faith, the Bible remains an amazing library of voices revealing one people's evolution of understanding of the ultimate. Like practices of other cultures, it invites us to be still and know. Life is indeed good. We are here, together, choosing how we respond to a very real God.

Teaching Music in American Society

Teaching Music in American Society
Author: Steven N. Kelly
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN 10: 1317414985
ISBN 13: 9781317414988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Music in American Society Book Review:

Successful professional music teachers must not only be knowledgeable in conducting and performing, but also be socially and culturally aware of students, issues, and events that affect their classrooms. This book provides comprehensive overview of social and cultural themes directly related to music education, teacher training, and successful teacher characteristics. New topics in the second edition include the impact of Race to the Top, social justice, bullying, alternative schools, the influence of Common Core Standards, and the effects of teacher and school assessments. All topics and material are research-based to provide a foundation and current perspective on each issue.

Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship

Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship
Author: Olivia Bloechl,Melanie Lowe,Jeffrey Kallberg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2015-01-08
ISBN 10: 1107026679
ISBN 13: 9781107026674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship Book Review:

This major essay collection takes a fresh look at how differences among people matter for music and musical thought.

Popular Music in Contemporary Bulgaria

Popular Music in Contemporary Bulgaria
Author: Asya Draganova
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-03-07
ISBN 10: 1787436969
ISBN 13: 9781787436961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Music in Contemporary Bulgaria Book Review:

On the crossroads between the cultural influences of perceived global models and local specificity, entangled in webs of post-communist complexity, Bulgarian popular music has evolved as a space of change and creativity on the edge of Europe. An ethnographic exploration, this book accesses insight from music figures from a spectrum of styles.

Music in The Girl s Own Paper An Annotated Catalogue 1880 1910

Music in The Girl s Own Paper  An Annotated Catalogue  1880 1910
Author: Judith Barger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 1315534916
ISBN 13: 9781315534916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music in The Girl s Own Paper An Annotated Catalogue 1880 1910 Book Review:

Nineteenth-century British periodicals for girls and women offer a wealth of material to understand how girls and women fit into their social and cultural worlds, of which music making was an important part. The Girl's Own Paper, first published in 1880, stands out because of its rich musical content. Keeping practical usefulness as a research tool and as a guide to further reading in mind, Judith Barger has catalogued the musical content found in the weekly and later monthly issues during the magazine's first thirty years, in music scores, instalments of serialized fiction about musicians, music-related nonfiction, poetry with a musical title or theme, illustrations depicting music making and replies to musical correspondents. The book's introductory chapter reveals how content in The Girl's Own Paper changed over time to reflect a shift in women's music making from a female accomplishment to an increasingly professional role within the discipline, using 'the piano girl' as a case study. A comparison with musical content found in The Boy's Own Paper over the same time span offers additional insight into musical content chosen for the girls' magazine. A user's guide precedes the chronological annotated catalogue; the indexes that follow reveal the magazine's diversity of approach to the subject of music.

The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature

The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature
Author: Rachael Durkin
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2022-05-27
ISBN 10: 1000563359
ISBN 13: 9781000563351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature Book Review:

Modern literature has always been obsessed by music. It cannot seem to think about itself without obsessing about music. And music has returned the favour. The Routledge Companion to Music and Modern Literature addresses this relationship as a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of word and music studies. The 37 chapters within consider the partnership through four lenses—the universal, opera and literature, musical and literary forms, and popular music and literature—and touch upon diverse and pertinent themes for our modern times, ranging from misogyny to queerness, racial inequality to the claimed universality of whiteness. This Companion therefore offers an essential resource for all who try to decode the musico-literary exchange.

The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music

The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music
Author: Jane F. Fulcher
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 0199711984
ISBN 13: 9780199711987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music Book Review:

As the field of Cultural History grows in prominence in the academic world, an understanding of the history of culture has become vital to scholars across disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music cultivates a return to the fundamental premises of cultural history in the cutting-edge work of musicologists concerned with cultural history and historians who deal with music. In this volume, noted academics from both of these disciplines illustrate the continuing endeavor of cultural history to grasp the realms of human experience, understanding, and communication as they are manifest or expressed symbolically through various layers of culture and in many forms of art. The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music fosters and reflects a sustained dialogue about their shared goals and techniques, rejuvenating their work with new insights into the field itself.

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Author: Paul Watt,Sarah Collins,Michael Allis
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 019061692X
ISBN 13: 9780190616922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century Book Review:

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.

The Powers of Music

The Powers of Music
Author: Ruth Katz
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781412838498
ISBN 13: 1412838495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Powers of Music Book Review:

In this cultural history, Ruth Katz conceives of opera as a laboratory dedicated to exploration of the powers hidden in the interaction between words and music. Opera combines not only music and libretto, but the sensuality, acting out, and lyricism that characterize the popular culture of the Italians. The Powers of Music is thus a contribution to cultural studies, providing unique insight into the social meaning of opera in Italy. According to Katz, opera's origins in Renaissance Italy can be traced to numerous characteristics of life at that time. Among them are: the belief of the Humanists that the magical properties of music could be harnessed; the transition from polyphony to monody that gave musical expression to individualism; the melodramatic propensity of Italian culture reflected in its literary and theatrical arts; and the salons of Florentine aristocrats, scientists, and artists whose agenda included the challenge to rediscover how the ancient Greeks succeeded in heightening the rhetorical power of words by allying them with music. Katz discusses each of these factors in detail. In her new introduction, Katz reconsiders her original work by discussing three topics. The first has to do with the perception that there has been a major change in the academic climate for this kind of analysis. The second relates to her concern with the eighteenth-century expansion of the Florentine comparison of the attributes of the arts, from which music emerges as the purest of all, for being freest of external reference. Third, she reconsiders her initial impression that opera was on the wane. The Powers of Music is an intriguing study that will be of interest to sociologists, cultural historians, and scholars of communication and popular culture.

Proceedings of the Meeting s of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind

Proceedings of the Meeting s   of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind
Author: American Association of Instructors of the Blind
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1940
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B599639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sounds of Commerce

The Sounds of Commerce
Author: Jeffrey Paul Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780231108621
ISBN 13: 0231108621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sounds of Commerce Book Review:

A detailed historical analysis of popular music in American film, from the era of sheet music sales, to that of orchestrated pop records by Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone in the 1960s, to the MTV-ready pop songs that occupy soundtrack CDs of today..

Critical Musicological Reflections

Critical Musicological Reflections
Author: Stan Hawkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN 10: 1317157184
ISBN 13: 9781317157182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Musicological Reflections Book Review:

This collection of original essays is in tribute to the work of Derek Scott on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. As one of the leading lights in Critical Musicology, Scott has helped shape the epistemological direction for music research since the late 1980s. There is no doubt that the path taken by the critical musicologist has been a tricky one, leading to new conceptions, interactions, and heated debates during the past two decades. Changes in musicology during the closing decades of the twentieth century prompted the establishment of new sets of theoretical methods that probed at the social and cultural relevance of music, as much as its self-referentiality. All the scholars contributing to this book have played a role in the general paradigmatic shift that ensued in the wake of Kerman's call for change in the 1980s. 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.

Modeling Ethnomusicology

Modeling Ethnomusicology
Author: Timothy Rice
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 0190616903
ISBN 13: 9780190616908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling Ethnomusicology Book Review:

Ethnomusicology is an academic discipline with a very broad mandate: to understand why and how human beings are musical through the study of music in all its geographical and historical diversity. Ethnomusicological scholarship, however, has been remiss in articulating such goals, methods, and theories. A renowned figure in the field, Timothy Rice is one of the few scholars to regularly address this problem. In this volume, he offers a compilation of essays drawn from across his career that finds implicit and yet largely unrecognized patterns unifying ethnomusicology over its recent history. Modeling Ethnomusicology summarizes thirty years of thinking about the field of ethnomusicology as Rice frames and reframes the content of eight of his most important essays from their original context in relation to the environment of today's ethnomusicology. Rice proposes a variety of models meant to guide students and researchers in their study of ethnomusicology. Some of these models pull together disparate strands of the field, while others propose heuristic models that generate questions for researchers as they plan and conduct their research. A new introduction to these essays reviews the history of his writing about ethnomusicology and proposes an innovative model for theorizing in ethnomusicology by ethnomusicologists. This book will be an enduring, essential text in undergraduate and graduate ethnomusicology classrooms, as well as a must-buy for established scholars in the field.

Aural Education

Aural Education
Author: Monika Andrianopoulou
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2019-10-16
ISBN 10: 100069321X
ISBN 13: 9781000693218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aural Education Book Review:

Aural Education: Reconceptualising Ear Training in Higher Music Learning explores the practice of musical ‘aural training’ from historical, pedagogical, psychological, musicological, and cultural perspectives, and uses these to draw implications for its pedagogy, particularly within the context of higher music education. The multi-perspective approach adopted by the author affords a broader and deeper understanding of this branch of music education, and of how humans relate to music more generally. The book extracts and examines one by one different parameters that appear central to ‘aural training’, proceeding in a gradual and well-organised way, while at the same time constantly highlighting the multiple interconnections and organic unity of the many different operations that take place when we interact with music through any music-related activity. The resulting complex profile of the nature of our relationship with music, combined with an exploration of non-Western cultural perspectives, offer fresh insights on issues relating to musical ‘aural training’. Emerging implications are proposed in the form of broad pedagogical principles, applicable in a variety of different music educational settings. Andrianopoulou propounds a holistic alternative to ‘aural training’, which acknowledges the richness of our relationship to music and is rooted in absorbed aural experience. The book is a key contribution to the existing literature on aural education, designed with researchers and educators in mind.