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Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe

Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe

Joy H. Calico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281868
eISBN:
9780520957701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281868.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw seemed designed to irritate every exposed nerve in postwar Europe. A twelve-tone piece in three languages about the Holocaust, it was written for an ... More

The Art of FugueBach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

Joseph Kerman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520243583
eISBN:
9780520941397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243583.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Fugue for J. S. Bach was a natural language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in masses and motets, in orchestral and chamber music, and even in his sonatas for violin solo. The ... More

Bach's Cycle, Mozart's ArrowAn Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Karol Berger

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines works by Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of time from the ... More

Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of TraditionCase Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality

Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality

David Schneider

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245037
eISBN:
9780520932050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245037.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It is well known that Béla Bartók had an extraordinary ability to synthesize Western art music with the folk music of Eastern Europe. What this study makes clear is that, contrary to much prevailing ... More

Beethoven after NapoleonPolitical Romanticism in the Late Works

Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Stephen Rumph

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238558
eISBN:
9780520930124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238558.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book is an analysis of Beethoven's late style, demonstrating how deeply political events shaped the composer's music, from his early enthusiasm for the French Revolution to his later ... More

Boccherini's BodyAn Essay in Carnal Musicology

Boccherini's Body: An Essay in Carnal Musicology

Elisabeth Le Guin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240179
eISBN:
9780520930629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240179.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This study of the works of Luigi Boccherini uses knowledge gleaned from the author's own playing of the cello as the keystone of her approach to the relationship between music and embodiment. In ... More

Brecht at the Opera

Brecht at the Opera

Joy H. Calico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254824
eISBN:
9780520942813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254824.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book looks at the German playwright's lifelong ambivalent engagement with opera. An ardent opera lover in his youth, Brecht later denounced the genre as decadent and irrelevant to modern society ... More

The CastratoReflections on Natures and Kinds

The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Martha Feldman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Castrato is the first book to explore in depth why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth century and late nineteenth century. It shows that although the practice ... More

Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Susan McClary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In this book, Susan McClary examines the mechanisms through which seventeenth-century musicians simulated extreme affective states—desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. She demonstrates how ... More

Emblems of EloquenceOpera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Wendy Heller

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209336
eISBN:
9780520919341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209336.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Opera developed during a time when the position of women—their rights and freedoms, their virtues and vices, and even the most basic substance of their sexuality—was constantly debated. Many of these ... More

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