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Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy

Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy

Andrew Dell'Antonio

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269293
eISBN:
9780520950108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269293.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The early seventeenth century, when the first operas were written and technical advances with far-reaching consequences—such as tonal music—began to develop, is also notable for another shift: the ... More

Listening to the SirensMusical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig

Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig

Judith Peraino

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215870
eISBN:
9780520921740
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215870.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book investigates how music has been used throughout history to call into question norms of gender and sexuality. Beginning with a close examination of the mythology surrounding the sirens—whose ... More

Luigi Russolo, FuturistNoise, Visual Arts, and the Occult

Luigi Russolo, Futurist: Noise, Visual Arts, and the Occult

Luciano Chessa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270633
eISBN:
9780520951563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270633.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Recently there has been a growing interest in the work of the Italian futurist painter, composer, and maker of musical instruments Luigi Russolo (1885–1947). As the author of the first systematic ... More

Making Music in Los AngelesTransforming the Popular

Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Catherine Parsons Smith

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This social history of music in Los Angeles from the 1880s to 1940 ventures into an often neglected period to discover that during America's Progressive Era, Los Angeles was a center for making music ... More

Making the SceneContemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Making the Scene: Contemporary New York City Big Band Jazz

Alex Stewart

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249530
eISBN:
9780520940161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249530.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The received wisdom of popular jazz history is that the era of the big band was the 1930s and '40s, when swing was at its height. But, as practicing jazz musicians know, even though big bands lost ... More

Medieval Music and the Art of Memory

Medieval Music and the Art of Memory

Anna Maria Busse Berger

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240285
eISBN:
9780520930643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240285.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book challenges conventional notions about medieval music, disputes the assumption of pure literacy, and replaces it with a more complex picture of a world in which literacy and morality ... More

“Mek Some Noise”Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad

“Mek Some Noise”: Gospel Music and the Ethics of Style in Trinidad

Timothy Rommen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250673
eISBN:
9780520940543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250673.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This ethnographic study of Trinidadian gospel music engages the multiple musical styles circulating in the nation's Full Gospel community and illustrates the carefully negotiated and contested spaces ... More

The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.

Mark Clague (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Alton Augustus Adams, Sr., was a musician, writer, hotelier, and the first black bandmaster of the United States Navy. Born in the Virgin Islands in 1889, Adams joined the U.S. military in 1917. ... More

MimomaniaMusic and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Mimomania: Music and Gesture in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Mary Ann Smart

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520239951
eISBN:
9780520939875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239951.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

When Friedrich Nietzsche dubbed Richard Wagner “the most enthusiastic mimomaniac” ever to exist, he was objecting to a hollowness he felt in the music, a crowding out of any true dramatic impulse by ... More

Modal SubjectivitiesSelf-Fashioning in the Italian Madrigal

Modal Subjectivities: Self-Fashioning in the Italian Madrigal

Susan McClary

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234932
eISBN:
9780520929159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234932.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book presents a cultural interpretation of the Italian madrigal, one of the most influential repertories of the Renaissance. A genre that sought to produce simulations in sound of complex ... More

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