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Music in Other Words: Victorian Conversations

Ruth Solie

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238459
eISBN:
9780520930063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238459.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Just as the preoccupations of any given cultural moment make their way into the language of music, the experience of music makes its way into other arenas of life. To unearth these overlapping ... More


Beethoven In the Image of Schubert: The Sonata in C Minor, D. 958

Joseph Kerman

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225640
eISBN:
9780520925786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225640.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

More than any of Schubert's other sonatas, the C-Minor Sonata is compared to Beethoven. Virtually every discussion of the sonata draws parallels between it and one or another—or, more often, ... More


Postlude: Toward Consolidation

Susan Mcclary

in Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The prologue brings us to the composers who might be regarded as the first champions of tonality: the artists who cemented the standard forms and procedures that underwrote eighteenth-century ... More


Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form

Susan McClary

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221062
eISBN:
9780520928084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221062.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book reexamines the concept of musical convention. Exploring the ways that shared musical practices transmit social knowledge, it offers an account of our own cultural moment in terms of two ... More


Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Andrew Dell'Antonio (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In a highly influential essay, Rose Rosengard Subotnik critiques “structural listening” as an attempt to situate musical meaning solely within the unfolding of the musical structure itself. The ... More


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


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


Beethoven Antihero: Sex, Violence, and the Aesthetics of Failure, or Listening to the Ninth Symphony as Postmodern Sublime

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter looks at Susan McClary's comparison of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony to a failed rape. The chapter recontextualizes McClary by linking her to a hermeneutic tradition of sublimating ... More


Resemblance

Lawrence Kramer

in Interpreting Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267053
eISBN:
9780520947368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267053.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The Allegro agitato section of Frédéric Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor comes to a memorable climax, the end of a story of thwarted purposes and hopes unrealized. The agitation in this ... More


Things

Lawrence Kramer

in Interpreting Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267053
eISBN:
9780520947368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267053.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Music is intangible but we cannot know it without treating it as a virtual something. We treat music as an entity, and to understand it we treat it as if it contained entities: chords, motives, ... More


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