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Absolute Music: The History of an Idea

Mark Evan Bonds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343638
eISBN:
9780199373437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343638.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

What we think music is shapes how we hear it. This book traces the history of the idea of pure—“absolute”—music from Pythagoras to the present, with special emphasis on efforts to reconcile the ... More


André’s Masked Pleasures

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines how Gide revolutionized the expression of male same-sex desire in the writing strategies he developed for the narcissus plucking moment in Perséphone. In his treatise on ... More


 Anti‐Orpheus

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes debates about the meaning and power of music and the constitution of English culture in the latter part of the century. These debates pitted ideas about the power of music ... More


Aristaeus, Orpheus, and the Georgics: once again

Gian Biagio Conte and S. J. Harrison

in The Poetry of Pathos: Studies in Virgilian Epic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199287017
eISBN:
9780191713262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287017.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses Aristaeus, Orpheus, and the Georgics. Reacting favourably to Jasper Griffin's justly influential article on Georgics 4, it agrees that readers need an interpretation that can ... More


Being Late

Julian Johnson

in Out of Time: Music and the Making of Modernity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233273
eISBN:
9780190233303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233273.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Contrary to the dominant view of modernity as future-oriented, defined by the new and the progressive, this chapter explores musical modernity as shaped around a prevailing sense of lateness. This ... More


‘cast like Euridyce one brief look behind’: The Post-War World

J. Alison Rosenblitt

in E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198767152
eISBN:
9780191821332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767152.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 8 considers Cummings’ carpe diem corpus and offers a chance to examine Cummings’ Classical stabilities and instabilities. As Elizabeth Prettejohn had suggested in her reconsideration of ... More


Classical Varieties

Terryl L. Givens

in When Souls Had Wings: Pre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195313901
eISBN:
9780199871933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Preexistence is associated with both Pythagoras and Orpheus, however. Plato is the most important classical source for ideas about pre-existence, writing about it in Phaedo, Meno, Phaedrus, Republic, ... More


Commonalities and Contrasts: A Meeting of Minds

Charles M. Joseph

in Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087123
eISBN:
9780300129342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087123.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter describes the collaboration between Stravinsky and Balanchine as seeming “almost to flow from a single mind; an entity called Stravinsky-Balanchine.” Beginning with their initial meeting ... More


Discourses of Mourning in Dante, Petrarch, and Proust

Jennifer Rushworth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790877
eISBN:
9780191833335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book brings together, in a novel and exciting combination, three authors who have written movingly about mourning: two medieval Italian poets, Dante Alighieri and Francesco Petrarca, and one ... More


East-West Descent Narratives

Rachel Falconer

in Hell in Contemporary Literature: Western Descent Narratives since 1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748617630
eISBN:
9780748651733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617630.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses several East–West descent narratives. The first is Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, which represents the descent of a Western, imperial hero into a demonic ... More


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