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Long Ride in a Slow Machine: The Alienation Effect from Weill to Shostakovich

Lawrence Kramer

in Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores the potential of music to produce an alienation effect. Because the alienation effect is primarily a modernist phenomenon, the question should primarily be addressed to ... More


Musical Platonism: Four-Hand Playing Among the Philosophers

Adrian Daub

in Four-Handed Monsters: Four-Hand Piano Playing and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199981779
eISBN:
9780199370085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981779.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

This chapter picks up the relationship between eroticism and work in four-hand piano playing, but reverses the approach of the previous chapter: it shows how the nineteenth century drew on four-hand ... More


Kakanian Variations: Four Hands and the Passing of the Nineteenth Century

Adrian Daub

in Four-Handed Monsters: Four-Hand Piano Playing and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199981779
eISBN:
9780199370085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981779.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

The moribund Hapsburg Empire always invited characterization through musical scenes, and prime among them were scenes of four-hand piano playing. This chapter focuses on a number of texts that ... More


White Rooms, Red Scare: Sokolow Defines America

Hannah Kosstrin

in Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199396924
eISBN:
9780199396979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396924.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

Anna Sokolow’s early Cold War choreography cloaked social(ist) challenges to the status quo under the façade of American modernism. Lyric Suite (1953) laid bare sexual discontent in the guise of ... More


The Romantic Revival and the Search for Utopia

Elaine Kelly

in Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic: Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199998098
eISBN:
9780199394371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998098.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses the correlations between the romantic revival and the search for a third way in the 1970s and 1980s. Inspired by Bloch, intellectuals rejected classical ideals and turned to ... More


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