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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

Monk's MusicThelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making

Monk's Music: Thelonious Monk and Jazz History in the Making

Gabriel Solis

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252004
eISBN:
9780520940963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252004.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Thelonious Monk (1917–1982) was one of jazz's greatest and most enigmatic figures. As a composer, pianist, and bandleader, he both extended the piano tradition known as Harlem stride and was at the ... More

Monteverdi's Last OperasA Venetian Trilogy

Monteverdi's Last Operas: A Venetian Trilogy

Ellen Rosand

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249349
eISBN:
9780520933279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249349.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) was the first important composer of opera. This study examines his celebrated final works—Il ritorno d'Ulisse (1640) and L'incoronazione di Poppea (1642)—from a new ... More

Music and Politics in San FranciscoFrom the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Music and Politics in San Francisco: From the 1906 Quake to the Second World War

Leta Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268913
eISBN:
9780520950092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268913.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This history immerses the reader in San Francisco's musical life during the first half of the twentieth century, showing how a fractious community overcame virulent partisanship to establish cultural ... More

Music and RevolutionCultural Change in Socialist Cuba

Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba

Robin Moore

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247109
eISBN:
9780520939462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247109.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book provides an introduction to the most prominent artists and musical styles that have emerged in Cuba since 1959 and to the policies that have shaped artistic life. The author gives readers a ... More

Music and Sexuality in BrittenSelected Essays

Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

Philip Brett

George Haggerty (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246096
eISBN:
9780520939127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246096.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book gathers together essays on the great British composer. These essays opened the door to gay studies in music, reinvigorated the study of Britten's work, and inspired a generation of scholars ... More

Music and the Elusive RevolutionCultural Politics and Political Culture in France, 1968-1981

Music and the Elusive Revolution: Cultural Politics and Political Culture in France, 1968-1981

Eric Drott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268968
eISBN:
9780520950085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268968.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In May 1968, France teetered on the brink of revolution as a series of student protests spiraled into the largest general strike the country has ever known. In the years since, May '68 has come to ... More

Music DividedBartok's Legacy in Cold War Culture

Music Divided: Bartok's Legacy in Cold War Culture

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249653
eISBN:
9780520933392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores how political pressures affected musical life on both sides of the iron curtain during the early years of the cold war. It illuminates the pervasive political anxieties of the day ... More

Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Mark Everist

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Parisian theatrical, artistic, social, and political life is illustrated in the institutional history of the Paris Odéon, an opera house that flourished during the Bourbon Restoration. This book ... More

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