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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

Categorizing SoundGenre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

Categorizing Sound: Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

David Brackett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520248717
eISBN:
9780520965317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248717.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Categorizing Sound addresses the relationship between categories of music and categories of people: in other words, how do particular ways of organizing sound become integral parts of whom we ... More

ClarkThe Autobiography of Clark Terry

Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Clark Terry

Gwen Terry (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This is the story of one of the most recorded jazz trumpeters of all time, Clark Terry, born in 1920. Thi sbook takes us from his impoverished childhood in St. Louis, Missouri, where jazz could be ... More

Classic JazzA Personal View of the Music and the Musicians

Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians

Floyd Levin

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520213609
eISBN:
9780520928985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520213609.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The author of this book, an award-winning jazz writer, has personally known many of the jazz greats who contributed to the music's colorful history. This book, which contains works published mostly ... More

Composing the CitizenMusic as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Jann Pasler

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257405
eISBN:
9780520943872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257405.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book challenges modernist ideas about the value and role of music in Western society, demonstrating how music can help forge a nation. Exploring the history of Third Republic France, the book ... More

Conventional WisdomThe Content of Musical Form

Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form

Susan McClary

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221062
eISBN:
9780520928084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221062.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book reexamines the concept of musical convention. Exploring the ways that shared musical practices transmit social knowledge, it offers an account of our own cultural moment in terms of two ... More

The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Richard Taruskin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book gathers the author's writing on the arts and politics, ranging in approach from occasional pieces for major newspapers such as the New York Times to full-scale critical essays for leading ... More

The Dark TreeJazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Steve Isoardi

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

While he was still in his twenties, Horace Tapscott gave up a successful career in Lionel Hampton's band and returned to his home in Los Angeles to found the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, a community ... More

Dead Man BluesJelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West

Phil Pastras

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215238
eISBN:
9780520929739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215238.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton sat at the piano in the Library of Congress in May of 1938 to begin his monumental series of interviews with Alan Lomax, he spoke of his years on the West Coast ... More

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