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Introduction

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter points out how grievously scholars have neglected popular influences on classical music. It challenges the tradition of ‘homage musicology’, whereby musical analysis is seen ... More


The Promise of Broadcast Classical Music

David Goodman

in Radio's Civic Ambition: American Broadcasting and Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195394085
eISBN:
9780199894383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394085.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The chapter explores why there was so much classical music on mainstream 1930s American radio, and the meanings and values that broadcast classical music represented. Radio's engagement with ... More


Who Needs Classical Music?: Cultural Choice and Musical Values

Julian Johnson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146813
eISBN:
9780199849246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146813.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

In the last decades most cultural critics have come to agree that the division between “high” and “low” art is an artificial one, that Beethoven's Ninth and Blue Suede Shoes are equally valuable as ... More


Classical Music and the Subject of Modernity1: ASPECTS OF ART LECTURE

JOHN BUTT

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 154, 2007 Lectures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264355
eISBN:
9780191734052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264355.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about classical music and modernity delivered by the author at the 2007 Aspects of Art Lecture held at the British Academy. It discusses the development ... More


Listening to the Violin in South Indian Classical Music

Amanda Weidman

in Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331370
eISBN:
9780199868087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The violin is now an essential part of most Karnatak (south Indian classical) music concerts. This chapter combines a discussion of archival materials and historical recordings documenting the ... More


Musical Style and Performance in Mission Life

Craig H. Russell

in From Serra to Sancho: Music and Pageantry in the California Missions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195343274
eISBN:
9780199867745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343274.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

This chapter delves into aspects of music style and performance practice in the California missions, including canto llano (plainchant), canto figurado (accompanied homophony in a steady meter), ... More


Chapter One Fantastic Rhythm: The Pittsburgh Years

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter plots the three lines along which Strayhorn’s music developed: classical music, theater music, and jazz. After a brief biographical narrative, it investigates Strayhorn’s surviving ... More


Imagining creativity: An ethnomusicological perspective on how belief systems encourage or inhibit creative activities in music

Juniper Hill

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on one of the most fundamental sociocultural determinants of creative activities: ideology. Drawing from ethnomusicological ethnographic research, it examines differing cultural ... More


Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond

Richard Wolf (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331370
eISBN:
9780199868087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book argues that the largely top-down orientation of many globalization studies has the potential to marginalize and undermine the study of many traditions that do not circulate in the manner of ... More


God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

David Brown

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book explores the ways in which the symbolic associations of the body and what we do with it have helped shape religious experience and continue to do so. A Church narrowly focused on Christ's ... More


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