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The Performance of Older Music

Heinrich Schenker

in The Art of Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151510
eISBN:
9780199871582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter contrasts the attitudes toward performance of late-romantic works of Schenker's own time with performance demands of older music and music by the great classical masters. Contrary to ... More


Terry Riley's in C

Robert Carl

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325287
eISBN:
9780199869428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325287.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book examines Terry Riley's In C as a new paradigm of “classical” composition. In C is only one page long, consists of fifty-three compact modules, is of open instrumentation and length, and ... More


Kairos (and Affectio)

Claudio Ciborra

in The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Turbulent economic times put improvisation at the centre stage of business management and organization studies. In principle, when reconstructing improvised decision making, symbolic representations ... More


Key Questions of Antagonist Music-Making: A View from Italy

Gianmario Borio

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From the early 1960s through to the mid-1970s, a widespread desire on the Italian left to resist the ‘schematization of everyday life’, triggered by the pressures of politics and mass media, led to a ... More


The Multiple Politics of Henry Cow

Chris Cutler and Benjamin Piekut

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chris Cutler is a percussionist, composer, lyricist, and writer. He was a member of avant-rock group Henry Cow between 1971 and 1978, after which he co-founded international groups including Art ... More


Caccini’s Stages: Identity and Performance Space in the Late Cinquecento Court

MICHAEL MARKHAM

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Celebrated performer Giulio Caccini's life as a court musician throws light on the ways in which the soloist formulated and reformulated his/her own identity in order to fit within each of the spaces ... More


After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Kenneth Hamilton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book dissects the oft-invoked myth of a romantic Golden Age of Pianism. It discusses the performance-style of great pianists from Liszt to Paderewski and Busoni, and delves into the ... More


The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Aaron Berkowitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

The ability to improvise represents one of the highest levels of musical achievement. An improviser must master a musical language to such a degree as to be able spontaneously to invent stylistically ... More


Mendelssohn As Organ Improviser

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses on Mendelssohn's skills in improvising organ music. While improvisation of “serious” music was largely relegated to the “artistic limbo [of ] the organ loft” in the 20th century, ... More


Introduction: Experimental Music in Buffalo

Renée Levine Packer

in This Life of Sounds: Evenings for New Music in Buffalo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199730773
eISBN:
9780199863532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730773.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The introduction traces the genesis of the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts as a forum to remedy the growing disparity that existed between what musicians learned in the conservatories and ... More


The pedagogy of improvisation I: Improvisation treatises of the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries

Aaron L. Berkowitz

in The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter explores what the authors of 18th and 19th century treatises on keyboard improvisation put forth as core elements of the knowledge base in this style. Treatises selected for the present ... More


Having Rasa, Part 2: Musicianship

Marc Benamou

in RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The question of what makes music “rasaful” is continued in chapter 5, but with more of a focus on the moment of performance. In particular, the role of improvisation in creating rasa, and rasa as a ... More


The “Paul Whiteman of the Race”

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The early Henderson band's work has held a problematic place in jazz history. The group performed a wide variety of material, and this led some jazz critics, notably Hugues Panassié, to conclude ... More


Generative Processes in Music: The Psychology of Performance, Improvisation, and Composition

John Sloboda (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508465
eISBN:
9780191687341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508465.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

Whereas most of the literature in the psychology of music has focused on the processes involved when listening to music, little has been written about the processes involved in making music. This ... More


Variations and Miscellaneous Works

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/9780195100679.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers all of Mozart's variations sets, beginning with his Eight Variations on a Dutch song, K. 24, and ending with late sets such as the “Duport” Variations, K. 573, and the Eight ... More


“Music Is a Universal Human Right”: Musica Elettronica Viva

Amy C. Beal

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The Ivy‐League pedigrees of many of the Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV) composers seems to contradict their anarchic‐Marxist musical activities in Rome during the late 1960s. Influenced by the ... More


Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany

Michael H. Kater

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195165531
eISBN:
9780199872237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165531.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book explores the underground history of jazz in Adolf Hitler's Germany. It offers a frightening and fascinating look at life and popular culture during the Third Reich, showing that for the ... More


The Organ: (“L’orgue”, Ecole buissonnière, Pierre Lafitte, 1913, 169–176)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The first part of this article deals with the history of the organ and technicalities of playing it. The final paragraphs translated from the article, presents a more personal touch. They describe ... More


<i>Terry Riley's Life and Art before</i> In C

Robert Carl

in Terry Riley's in C

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325287
eISBN:
9780199869428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325287.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter traces Riley's life up to the premiere of In C: his early musical experiences in Northern California, and his life as a student in the Bay Area. In addition to studying contemporary ... More


Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

Gary Peters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226452623
eISBN:
9780226452760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452760.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book attempts to stage at the level of thinking and writing an improvised performance that begins and ends with nothing but nevertheless reveals a multitude of unexpected things while it runs ... More


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