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‘God was in France all Friday’: incoherence from the inside

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses a comparison of the scholarly criteria used to describe ‘nonsense’ with the attitudes of singers, in the mutually related areas of lexical corruption and narrative collapse. ... More


Learning across Generations: Musical Childhoods in 20th-Century Britain

Stephanie E. Pitts

in Chances and Choices: Exploring the Impact of Music Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199838752
eISBN:
9780199950065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838752.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter focuses on the UK sample of 72 responses from individuals aged between 19 and 86 who are mainly involved in classical music. An overview of their changing experiences is given, in which ... More


Evaluation after Performance

Stewart Gordon

in Mastering the Art of Performance: A Primer for Musicians

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177435
eISBN:
9780199864690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177435.003.12
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter approaches evaluation from the standpoint of self-evaluation. It suggests ways to score oneself on such aspects as continuity, effect, and attitude. It applies evaluation to cases where ... More


Locations for Musical Learning

Stephanie E. Pitts

in Chances and Choices: Exploring the Impact of Music Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199838752
eISBN:
9780199950065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838752.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Here the life history data is used to examine where musical learning takes place, considering the relationships between home, school and other social contexts where musical skills and attitudes might ... More


Rhetoric and Reality: The Real Impact of Music Education

Stephanie E. Pitts

in Chances and Choices: Exploring the Impact of Music Education

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199838752
eISBN:
9780199950065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838752.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter draws together the preceding discussion in an evaluation of the historical and contemporary claims made for the effects of music education, and speculates about how the impact of current ... More


“Attitudes with a Shawl”: Performance, Femininity, and Spectatorship at the Italian Opera in Early Nineteenth-Century London

Rachel Cowgill

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The focus of this chapter is the internationally celebrated bravura soprano Angelica Catalani, who, the chapter argues, reveals the ambiguities of the prima donna as a cultural figure in early ... More


Wotan’s Judgments

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

in Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Opera

As Wotan continues to judge the world and its inhabitants, we observe that Wotan at some point experiences changing attitudes in terms of the judgments he gives to specific individuals. In some of ... More


Wotan’s Challenge

Philip Kitcher and Richard Schacht

in Finding an Ending: Reflections on Wagner’s Ring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195183603
eISBN:
9780199850457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183603.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

Wotan experiences and grieves for his lack of freedom as he is caught up in his own drudgery and he is forced to explain himself to Brünnhilde. Wotan’s character was subjected to a great deal of ... More


Johann Georg II and the Problem of Catholicism

Mary E. Frandsen

in Crossing Confessional Boundaries: The Patronage of Italian Sacred Music in Seventeenth-Century Dresden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178319
eISBN:
9780199850808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178319.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the complex religious history of Germany, Saxony stands as the “urevangelisches Land” and the birthplace of the Reformation. From the time of his protection of the Reformer himself following the ... More


Ay, Dios Ampárame: Sacred Music and Revolution

Robin D. Moore

in Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247109
eISBN:
9780520939462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247109.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter studies the history of religious music, which received little public recognition within the atheist state, and takes note of some of the specific ways that religious music, especially ... More


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