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Music Makes MeFred Astaire and Jazz

Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

Todd Decker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268883
eISBN:
9780520950061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268883.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Fred Astaire: one of the great jazz artists of the twentieth century? Astaire is best known for his brilliant dancing in the movie musicals of the 1930s, but this book argues that his work as a ... More

Music, Authorship, and the Book in the First Century of Print

Music, Authorship, and the Book in the First Century of Print

Kate van Orden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276505
eISBN:
9780520957114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276505.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music, Authorship, and the Book studies the formation of authorship for composers during the sixteenth century. Its chronological outlines are bounded by the appearance of the first printed book of ... More

The Musical Legacy of Wartime France

The Musical Legacy of Wartime France

Leslie A. Sprout

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275300
eISBN:
9780520955271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275300.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music mattered to the three forces competing for political authority in France during the Second World War. German occupying authorities promoted German music at the expense of the French, while the ... More

Musical MeaningToward a Critical History

Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book argues that humanistic, not just technical, meaning is a basic force in music history and an indispensable factor in how, where, and when music is heard. The book draws on a broad range of ... More

New Music, New AlliesAmerican Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

Amy Beal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247550
eISBN:
9780520932814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247550.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book documents how American experimental music and its practitioners came to prominence in the West German cultural landscape between the end of the Second World War in 1945 and the ... More

New Orleans SuiteMusic and Culture in Transition

New Orleans Suite: Music and Culture in Transition

Lewis Watts and Eric Porter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273870
eISBN:
9780520955325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273870.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book joins the post-Katrina conversation about New Orleans and its changing cultural scene. Through photographs and the written word, Watts and Porter pay homage to the city (and region) and its ... More

On Russian Music

On Russian Music

Richard Taruskin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249790
eISBN:
9780520942806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249790.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book gathers thirty-six essays on composers ranging from Bortnyansky in the eighteenth century to Tarnopolsky in the twenty-first, as well as all of the famous names in between. Some of these ... More

Opera and Modern CultureWagner and Strauss

Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241732
eISBN:
9780520940840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241732.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Opera is legendary for going to extremes, a tendency that has earned it a reputation for unreality. This book shows the reverse to be true. The book argues that for the past two centuries the ... More

Performing EthnomusicologyTeaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles

Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles

Ted Solis (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238749
eISBN:
9780520937178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238749.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book deals with creating, teaching, and contextualizing academic world music performing ensembles. Considering the formidable theoretical, ethical, and practical issues that confront ... More

The Persistence of SentimentDisplay and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s

The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s

Mitchell Morris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520242852
eISBN:
9780520955059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242852.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Persistence of Sentiment is a critical account of a group of artists in American popular music who have met with commercial success but also critical disdain. This book examines the specific ... More

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