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Struggling to Define a NationAmerican Music and the Twentieth Century

Struggling to Define a Nation: American Music and the Twentieth Century

Charles Hiroshi Garrett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254862
eISBN:
9780520942820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254862.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Identifying music as a vital site of cultural debate, this book captures the dynamic, contested nature of musical life in the United States. Using a blend of music analysis and cultural critique, the ... More

Thought of Music

Thought of Music

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288799
eISBN:
9780520963627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288799.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

What, exactly, is knowledge of music? And what does it tell us about humanistic knowledge in general? This book grapples directly with these fundamental questions—questions especially compelling at a ... More

The Tonadilla in PerformanceLyric Comedy in Enlightenment Spain

The Tonadilla in Performance: Lyric Comedy in Enlightenment Spain

Elisabeth Le Guin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276307
eISBN:
9780520956902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276307.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The tonadilla was a comic lyric theater genre popular on the public stages of Madrid from approximately 1750 to 1815. Given between the acts of plays or operas, tonadillas used a handful of singers ... More

Tunes for 'ToonsMusic and the Hollywood Cartoon

Tunes for 'Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon

Daniel Goldmark

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236172
eISBN:
9780520941205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236172.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book presents an examination of music written for Hollywood animated cartoons of the 1930s through the 1950s. Enormous creative effort went into setting cartoons to music, and this effort shaped ... More

Ubiquitous Listening"Affect, Attention, and Distributed Subjectivity"

Ubiquitous Listening: "Affect, Attention, and Distributed Subjectivity"

Anahid Kassabian

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520275157
eISBN:
9780520954861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275157.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In this book, the author argues that the ubiquity of music in contemporary life has led to a different kind of listening, in which a range of listenings, across ranges of attention and affect, lead ... More

Understanding the Women of Mozart's Operas

Understanding the Women of Mozart's Operas

Kristi Brown-Montesano

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248021
eISBN:
9780520932968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248021.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book offers a detailed exploration of the female roles in Mozart's four most frequently performed operas: Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, and Die Zauberflöte. Each chapter ... More

Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

John Deathridge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254534
eISBN:
9780520934610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254534.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book presents a different and critical view of Richard Wagner based on recent research that does not shy away from some unpalatable truths about this most controversial of composers in the canon ... More

Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Wagner, Schumann, and the Lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Christopher Alan Reynolds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520285569
eISBN:
9780520960978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285569.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During 1845–1846 Schumann and Wagner developed more contrapuntal approaches to composition. The extent to which their compositional styles changed in a common direction—toward a style that was both ... More

Why Classical Music Still Matters

Why Classical Music Still Matters

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250826
eISBN:
9780520933644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250826.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

“What can be done about the state of classical music?” asks this book. Classical music, whose demise has been predicted for at least a decade, has always had its staunch advocates, but in today's ... More

William Byrd and His ContemporariesEssays and a Monograph

William Byrd and His Contemporaries: Essays and a Monograph

Philip Brett

Joseph Kerman and Davitt Moroney (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247581
eISBN:
9780520932838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book features chapters on the music of the Tudor period, the work of William Byrd (c.1540–1623), and other composers of the period, including John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, and ... More

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