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Reclaiming Late-Romantic MusicSinging Devils and Distant Sounds

Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds

Peter Franklin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280397
eISBN:
9780520958036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280397.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The title of this book alludes to two German operas by Franz Schreker. The Distant Sound (1912) was about a romantic composer's quest for inspiration at the expense of personal responsibility and ... More

Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music

Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music

Nadine Hubbs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280656
eISBN:
9780520958340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280656.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

I’ll listen to anything but country. This popular phrase allows middle-class Americans to declare inclusive, “omnivore” musical tastes, with one crucial exclusion: country, a music linked to ... More

Reflections of an American Composer

Reflections of an American Composer

Arthur Berger

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book describes the music scene in New York and Boston since the 1930s, discussing the heady days when the author was a member of a tight-knit circle of avant-garde young composers, mentored by ... More

Remaking the SongOperatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio

Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio

Roger Parker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244184
eISBN:
9780520931787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244184.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Opera performances are often radically inventive. Composers' revisions, singers' improvisations, and stage directors' re-imaginings continually challenge our visions of canonical works. But do they ... More

Returning CyclesContexts for the Interpretation of Schubert's Impromptus and Last Sonatas

Returning Cycles: Contexts for the Interpretation of Schubert's Impromptus and Last Sonatas

Charles Fisk

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225640
eISBN:
9780520925786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225640.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This investigation of the later music of Franz Schubert explores the rich terrain of his impromptus and last piano sonatas. Drawing on the relationships between these pieces and Schubert's ... More

Revealing MasksExotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

W. Anthony Sheppard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book explores ritualized performance in twentieth-century music, uncovering the range of political, didactic, and aesthetic intents that inspired the creators of modernist music theater. The ... More

Russian Music at Home and AbroadNew Essays

Russian Music at Home and Abroad: New Essays

Richard Taruskin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520288089
eISBN:
9780520963153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288089.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Some of the perpetual follies of Russian music study-anxiety about Chaikovsky’s sexuality and unwarranted speculation about Stravinsky’s, the continued currency of Shostakovich’s faked memoirs, the ... More

Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement

Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement

Simon Morrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229433
eISBN:
9780520927261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229433.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

An aesthetic, historical, and theoretical study of four scores, this text is a treatment of the topic of Russian opera in the Silver Age. Spanning the gap between the supernatural Russian music of ... More

Song Loves the MassesHerder on Music and Nationalism

Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Johann Gottfried Herder and Philip V. Bohlman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Had Johann Gottfried Herder (1744–1803) written a book on music, it would have been Song Loves the Masses. One of the great polymaths of modern intellectual history, Herder wrote influential ... More

Sovereign FeminineMusic and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Matthew Head

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273849
eISBN:
9780520954762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273849.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Between about 1770 and 1800 in central and northern German states, female musicians flourished as performers and composers, their achievements celebrated by some contemporary male critics as ... More

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