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Folk-Song

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0047
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Any art, if it is to have life, must be able to trace its origin to a fundamental human need. Such needs must prompt expression among people, even in their most primitive and uncultivated state. To ... More


Gustav Holst: A Great Composer

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0072
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gustav Holst was a great composer, a great teacher, and a great friend. These are really different aspects of the same fact. It was his intense human sympathy that fostered his musical invention. In ... More


Why Classical Music Still Matters

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250826
eISBN:
9780520933644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250826.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

“What can be done about the state of classical music?” asks this book. Classical music, whose demise has been predicted for at least a decade, has always had its staunch advocates, but in today's ... More


Seven Ages of Early Music

Nick Wilson

in The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

Chapter 2 provides a historical overview of the early music revival in Britain. Early Music’s pre-history (taking us to Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and France, in particular) is briefly ... More


A Sermon to Vocalists

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Singers may be, and often are, much cleverer than most people in the ordinary affairs of life; it is only when they come to singing, their especial talent, that they think it necessary to put off ... More


Demonic Influences (1836–1839)

R. Larry Todd

in Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180800
eISBN:
9780199852635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180800.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The concept of the demonic influence had figured prominently in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's works, especially in the closing sections of his autobiographical Dichtung und Wahrheit (Poetry and ... More


Interlude: Jean-Jacques contra Augustinum: A Little Treatise on Moral-Political Theology

Karol Berger

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter tells the story of the transition from the premodern Christian moral-political outlook to the modern post-Christian worldview, providing a larger context for the musical developments, a ... More


Good Daughter, Good Wife

Kristi Brown-Montesano

in Understanding the Women of Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248021
eISBN:
9780520932968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248021.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Human love in its many forms is one of the primary themes of Die Zauberflöte. All of the characters invoke love, but it is Pamina who is most motivated by and vulnerable to its claims. Committing ... More


“Tadpole Pleasures”: Daniel Deronda as Music Historiography

Ruth A. Solie

in Music in Other Words: Victorian Conversations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238459
eISBN:
9780520930063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238459.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A study of the use of music by George Eliot focuses on the diagnostic role as an index of the sensibility and authenticity of a character, or on her deft application of its social functions to sketch ... More


Fin-de-siècleFantasies: Elektra and the Culture of Supremacism

Lawrence Kramer

in Opera and Modern Culture: Wagner and Strauss

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241732
eISBN:
9780520940840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241732.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter appraises the second landmark of the Fin-de-Siècle genre, Elektra. A dancer sustaining on fantasies of blood sacrifice, eroticizing her kinship with her sister and brother, raising the ... More


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