Music in the World

Author: Timothy D. Taylor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226442426
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Genre: Music

In music studies, Timothy D. Taylor is known for his insightful essays on music, globalization, and capitalism. Music in the World is a collection of some of Taylor’s most recent writings—essays concerned with questions about music in capitalist cultures, covering a historical span that begins in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and continues to the present. These essays look at shifts in the production, dissemination, advertising, and consumption of music from the industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century to the globalized neoliberal capitalism of the past few decades. In addition to chapters on music, capitalism, and globalization, Music in the World includes previously unpublished essays on the continuing utility of the concept of culture in the study of music, a historicization of treatments of affect, and an essay on value and music. Taken together, Taylor’s essays chart the changes in different kinds of music in twentieth- and twenty-first-century music and culture from a variety of theoretical perspectives.


Author: Edward T. Cone
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226114708
Release Date: 1989-04-24
Genre: Literary Collections

Included in these eighteen essays by Cone are his never-before-published essay, "The World of Opera and Its Inhabitants," the unabridged version of "Music: A View from Delft," an introduction to this collection by the author himself, and a complete bibliography of his published writings. "This selection of [Cone's] writings includes all the most incandescent and influential articles. We should have had such a book long ago."—Joseph Kerman, University of California at Berkeley Winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for 1990

Taking Popular Music Seriously

Author: Simon Frith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351547185
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Music

As a sociologist Simon Frith takes the starting point that music is the result of the play of social forces, whether as an idea, an experience or an activity. The essays in this important collection address these forces, recognising that music is an effect of a continuous process of negotiation, dispute and agreement between the individual actors who make up a music world. The emphasis is always on discourse, on the way in which people talk and write about music, and the part this plays in the social construction of musical meaning and value. The collection includes nineteen essays, some of which have had a major impact on the field, along with an autobiographical introduction.

Reading Music

Author: Susan McClary
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351552219
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Music

This outstanding collection of Susan McClary's work exemplifies her contribution to a bridging of the gap between historical context, culture and musical practice. The selection includes essays which have had a major impact on the field and others which are less known and reproduced here from hard-to-find sources. The volume is divided into four parts: Interpretation and Polemics, Gender and Sexuality, Popular Music, and Early Music. Each of the essays treats music as cultural text and has a strong interdisciplinary appeal. Together with the autobiographical introduction they will prove essential reading for anyone interested in the life and times of a renegade musicologist.

Music Education as Critical Theory and Practice

Author: Lucy Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351557436
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Music

This collection of previously published articles, chapters and keynotes traces both the theoretical contribution of Lucy Green to the emergent field of the sociology of music education, and her radical ?hands-on? practical work in classrooms and instrumental studios. The selection contains a mixture of material, from essays that have appeared in major journals and books, to some harder-to-find publications. It spans issues from musical meaning, ideology, identity and gender in relation to music education, to changes and challenges in music curricula and pedagogy, and includes Green?s highly influential work on bringing informal learning into formal music education settings. A newly-written introduction considers the relationship between theory and practice, and situates each essay in relation to some of the major influences, within and beyond the field of music education, which affected Green?s own intellectual journey from the 1970s to the present day.

The Work of Music Theory

Author: Thomas Christensen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351539401
Release Date: 2017-10-23
Genre: Music

This collection brings together an anthology of articles by Thomas Christensen, one of the leading historians of music theory active today. Published over the span of the past 25 years, the selected articles provide a historical conspectus about a range of vital topics in the history of music theory, focusing in particular upon writings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Christensen examines a variety of theorists and their arguments within the intellectual and musical contexts of their time, in the process highlighting the diverse and idiosyncratic nature of the discipline of music theory itself. In the first section of the book Christensen offers general reflections on the meaning and interpretation of historical music theories, with especial attention paid to their value for music theorists today. The second section of the book contains a number of articles that consider the catalytic role of the thorough bass in the development of harmonic theory during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In the final two sections of the anthology, focus turns to the writings of several individual music theorists, including Marin Mersenne, Seth Calvisius, Johann Mattheson, Johann Nicolaus Bach, Denis Diderot and Johann Nichelmann. The volume includes essays from hard-to-find publications as well as newly-translated material and the articles are prefaced by a new, wide-ranging autobiographical essay by the author that offers a broad re-assessment of his historical project. This book is essential reading for music theorists and seventeenth- and eighteenth-century musicologists.

The Politics of Musical Identity

Author: Annegret Fauser
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
ISBN: 1472425782
Release Date: 2015-04-03
Genre: Music

The essays selected for this volume - three of which are presented for the first time in English translation - reflect the work in both musical and cultural studies of a distinguished scholar whose international career spans the Atlantic and beyond. The articles explore how composers, performers and critics shaped individual and collective identities in music from Europe and the United States from the 1860s to the 1950s and focus on how music permits new ways of considering issues of nationality, class, race, and gender.

Music Structure Thought Selected Essays

Author: James Hepokoski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351556996
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Music

Among the most original and provocative musicological writers of his generation, James Hepokoski has elaborated new paradigms of inquiry for both music history and music theory. Advocating fundamental shifts of methodological reorientation within the quest for potential musical meanings, his work spans both disciplines and offers substantial challenges for each. At its core is the conviction that a close study of musical genres, procedures, and structures?those qualities of a composition that are specifically musical?is essential to any responsible hermeneutic enterprise. Selected from writings from 1984 to 2008, this collection of essays provides a generous introduction to the author?s most innovative and influential work on a wide variety of topics: musicological methodology, issues of staging and performance, Italian opera, program music, and exemplary studies of individual pieces.

The Selected Essays of Henry David Thoreau

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781627931823
Release Date: 2013-05-20
Genre: Literary Collections

Collected here are nineteen essays by Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau was on of America's best known and most influential writers. His work has helped shape the American Discourse and had a lasting effect on the environmental movement in America. Included here are The Service, A Walk to Wachusett, Paradise (to be) Regained, The Landlord, Herald of Freedom, Wendell Phillips Before the Concord Lyceum, Reform and the Reformers, Thomas Carlyle and His Works, Civil Disobedience, Slavery in Massachusetts, A Plea for Captain John Brown, Remarks After the Hanging of John Brown, The Last Days of John Brown, Walking, Autumnal Tints, Wild Apples: The History of the Apple Tree, Life Without Principle, Night and Moonlight, and The Highland Light.

The Culture Industry

Author: Theodor W Adorno
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134522651
Release Date: 2005-08-29
Genre: Philosophy

The creation of the Frankfurt School of critical theory in the 1920s saw the birth of some of the most exciting and challenging writings of the twentieth century. It is out of this background that the great critic Theodor Adorno emerged. His finest essays are collected here, offering the reader unparalleled insights into Adorno's thoughts on culture. He argued that the culture industry commodified and standardized all art. In turn this suffocated individuality and destroyed critical thinking. At the time, Adorno was accused of everything from overreaction to deranged hysteria by his many detractors. In today's world, where even the least cynical of consumers is aware of the influence of the media, Adorno's work takes on a more immediate significance. The Culture Industry is an unrivalled indictment of the banality of mass culture.

Selected Essays

Author: Vi͡acheslav Ivanovich Ivanov
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810115220
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Collections

A poet, critic, and theoretician during the Silver Age of Russian poetry, at the turn of the twentieth century, Viacheslav Ivanov was dubbed "Viacheslav the Magnificent" by his contemporaries for his erudition, sumptuous and allusive poetry, and brilliant essays. He provided Russian Symbolism with theoretical underpinnings based on classical and biblical mythology, the aesthetics of music, philosophy ranging from Plato and Kant to Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, and a profound knowledge of classical and modern European poetry.In choosing material for this volume of essays, Robert Bird and Michael Wachtel have covered a broad range of Ivanov's interests: the aesthetics of Symbolism, theater, culturological concerns, and on such influential figures of the period as Nietzsche, Solovyov, Tolstoy, and Scriabin. Also included are extensive notes on the essays in which classical, biblical, and poetic citations and allusions are identified, the aesthetic and theoretical contexts are clarified, and certaintranslation problems are briefly discussed. This volume provides valuable insight into the theory of Symbolism as it developed in Russia.

Selected Essays of William Carlos Williams

Author: William Carlos Williams
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
ISBN: UCSC:32106008365154
Release Date: 1969-01
Genre: Literary Collections

Throughout his life, Dr. Williams tirelessly defended and promoted the best in modern literature and art. He contributed widely to leading literary magazines, wrote prefaces and introductions, and lectured at many universities. This selection represents his finest work in criticism. Much of it concerns poetry and poets T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Karl Shapiro, E. E. Cummings, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, Robert Lowell and many others. Williams also spoke out on painters and paintings as well as music and literature. There are essays on James Joyce, Shakespeare, Federico Garcia Lorca, the basis of faith in art, the American Revolution, H. L. Mencken's The American Language, Ford Madox Ford, American primitive painters, Antheil's music, and the work of Gertrude Stein."

Edward J Dent Selected Essays

Author: Edward J. Dent
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521221749
Release Date: 1979-11-22
Genre: Music

In editing this collection, Hugh Taylor has brought together Dent's learned but always readable criticism.

Selected Essays on Intermediality by Werner Wolf 1992 2014

Author: Werner Wolf
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004346642
Release Date: 2017-11-13
Genre: Literary Criticism

This volume collects twenty-two major essays by Werner Wolf published between 1992 and 2014, which have contributed to establishing ‘intermediality’ as an internationally recognized research field, providing a widely accepted typology of the field and opening intermedial perspectives on areas as varied as narratology, metareferentiality and iconicity.