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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

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 after the FallModern Composition and Culture since 1989

Music after the Fall: Modern Composition and Culture since 1989

Tim Rutherford-Johnson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520283145
eISBN:
9780520959040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283145.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By the start of the 21st century many of the foundations of postwar culture had disappeared: Europe had been rebuilt and, as the EU, had become one of the world’s largest economies; the United ... 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

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