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Animation, Plasticity, and Music in Italy, 1770-1830

Animation, Plasticity, and Music in Italy, 1770-1830

Ellen Lockhart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520284432
eISBN:
9780520960060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284432.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This path-breaking study of Italian stage works reconsiders a crucial period of music history. Through an interdisciplinary examination of the statue animated by music, Ellen Lockhart deftly shows ... More

Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe

Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe

Joy H. Calico

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281868
eISBN:
9780520957701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281868.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw seemed designed to irritate every exposed nerve in postwar Europe. A twelve-tone piece in three languages about the Holocaust, it was written for an ... More

The Art of FugueBach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

Joseph Kerman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520243583
eISBN:
9780520941397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243583.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Fugue for J. S. Bach was a natural language; he wrote fugues in organ toccatas and voluntaries, in masses and motets, in orchestral and chamber music, and even in his sonatas for violin solo. The ... More

Bach's Cycle, Mozart's ArrowAn Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Karol Berger

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines works by Monteverdi, Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to support two claims: first, that it was only in the later eighteenth century that music began to take the flow of time from the ... More

Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of TraditionCase Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality

Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality

David Schneider

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245037
eISBN:
9780520932050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245037.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It is well known that Béla Bartók had an extraordinary ability to synthesize Western art music with the folk music of Eastern Europe. What this study makes clear is that, contrary to much prevailing ... More

Beethoven after NapoleonPolitical Romanticism in the Late Works

Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Stephen Rumph

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238558
eISBN:
9780520930124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238558.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book is an analysis of Beethoven's late style, demonstrating how deeply political events shaped the composer's music, from his early enthusiasm for the French Revolution to his later ... More

Boccherini's BodyAn Essay in Carnal Musicology

Boccherini's Body: An Essay in Carnal Musicology

Elisabeth Le Guin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240179
eISBN:
9780520930629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240179.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This study of the works of Luigi Boccherini uses knowledge gleaned from the author's own playing of the cello as the keystone of her approach to the relationship between music and embodiment. In ... More

Brecht at the Opera

Brecht at the Opera

Joy H. Calico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254824
eISBN:
9780520942813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254824.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book looks at the German playwright's lifelong ambivalent engagement with opera. An ardent opera lover in his youth, Brecht later denounced the genre as decadent and irrelevant to modern society ... More

The CastratoReflections on Natures and Kinds

The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Martha Feldman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Castrato is the first book to explore in depth why innumerable boys were castrated for singing between the mid-sixteenth century and late nineteenth century. It shows that although the practice ... More

Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Susan McClary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In this book, Susan McClary examines the mechanisms through which seventeenth-century musicians simulated extreme affective states—desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. She demonstrates how ... More

Emblems of EloquenceOpera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice

Wendy Heller

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209336
eISBN:
9780520919341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209336.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Opera developed during a time when the position of women—their rights and freedoms, their virtues and vices, and even the most basic substance of their sexuality—was constantly debated. Many of these ... More

From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

Seth Brodsky

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520279360
eISBN:
9780520966505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279360.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

What happened to musical modernism? When did it end? Did it end? This unorthodox Lacanian account of European New Music focuses on the unlikely year 1989, when New Music hardly takes center stage. ... More

From Madrigal to OperaMonteverdi's Staging of the Self

From Madrigal to Opera: Monteverdi's Staging of the Self

Mauro Calcagno (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267688
eISBN:
9780520951525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267688.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This pathbreaking study links two traditionally separate genres as their stars crossed to explore the emergence of multiple selves in early modern Italian culture and society. Calcagno focuses on the ... More

Jewish IdentitiesNationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Klara Moricz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250888
eISBN:
9780520933682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250888.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book mounts a challenge to prevailing essentialist assumptions about “Jewish music,” which maintain that ethnic groups, nations, or religious communities possess an essence which must manifest ... More

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

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

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

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

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