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An Artistic Microcosm: THE PLANO SONATAS

William Kinderman

in Mozart's Piano Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter assesses the set of “difficult sonatas”, K. 279-284, as a major landmark in Mozart's creative development, displaying compositional strategies found in later works. The “Andante/Adagio ... More


Flights of Fancy: power

Judith A. Peraino

in Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215870
eISBN:
9780520921740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215870.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter traces the deployment of music in technologies of power, technologies that Foucault argues became specifically centered on categorizing and controlling sexuality after the seventeenth ... More


Composing with Technology: The Artist-Composer

Holly Rogers

in Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861408
eISBN:
9780199332731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861408.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter uses the specificities of analogue video to argue that the genre has a double lineage that runs through music and art histories. The theoretical work of Gene Youngblood, André Gaudreault ... More


The Genesis of the Music

William Kinderman

in Wagner's Parsifal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195366921
eISBN:
9780199344864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366921.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Pre-existing musical motives absorbed into Parsifal include the “Dresden Amen” formula associated with J.G. Naumann, and the “Excelsior!” motive Wagner assimilated from Longfellow and Liszt. Wagner’s ... More


Of Strange Births and Comic Kin

Martha Feldman

in The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Explanations for castration have long puzzled scholars of castrato singers. chapter 1 takes narratives of castration to be cultural gestures that move their protagonists from budding hubris to ... More


Between Sound and Structure: Folk Rhythm at the Center of Bartok's Fifth String Quartet1

Daphne Leong

in The String Quartets of Béla Bartók: Tradition and Legacy in Analytical Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199936182
eISBN:
9780199361304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936182.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

The notated meters (3+2+2+3)/8, (2+3+2+3)/8, and (2+3+3+2)/8 of the trio in the middle of Bartók's Fifth String Quartet scherzo raise significant performance practice questions. As the first part of ... More


The Sensuous as a Constructive Force in Schubert’s Late Works

Brian Black

in Rethinking Schubert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190200107
eISBN:
9780190200138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200107.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Schubert’s sensitivity to the sensual quality of sound and its expressive potential is a feature of his music that sets it apart from that of his contemporaries. In Schubert’s vocal and instrumental ... More


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