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Music as Narrative and Music as Drama

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay poses the question of whether music, especially as regards its succession of expressive properties or states, is fruitfully thought of as a narrative of some sort. The answer returned is ... More


 Argonaut 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/9780195336665.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Focusing on Charles Burney's 1772 central European journey to collect material for a general history of music, this chapter shows how travel and musical mapping were co-opted for the making of a ... More


Sibe Music

Rachel Harris

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the styles of song, instrumental music, and opera of the Sibe people in demonstrate aspects of change and continuity in Sibe music during their 240-year residence in Xinjiang, ... More


Emotional Logic

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Conventional wisdom holds that during the Renaissance period, instrumental music was a sideshow. Vocal music, such as that discussed by Peter Phillips and Paul Hillier, had such prestige that only ... More


Telemann für Kenner und Liebhaber The Music of the Hamburg Publications

Steven Zohn

in Music for a Mixed Taste: Style, Genre, and Meaning in Telemann’s Instrumental Works

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169775
eISBN:
9780199865536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169775.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Telemann’s Hamburg publications of the 1720s and 1730s chart his deepening involvement with the galant style. With increasing consistency, the instrumental works from 1725 onward exhibit such ... More


Persona Non Grata

Peter Kivy

in Antithetical Arts: On the Ancient Quarrel Between Literature and Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562800
eISBN:
9780191721298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562800.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Literary interpreters of the absolute music canon tend to fall into two distinct groups. Those who throw caution to the winds and impute to pure instrumental music narratives in startling detail, ... More


‘For how long can you expect a child to blow into a French horn?’

Gary E. McPherson, Jane W. Davidson, and Robert Faulkner

in Music In Our Lives: Rethinking Musical Ability, Development, and Identity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199579297
eISBN:
9780191738463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579297.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 2 and 3 raised doubts about how long the majority of young students could be expected to commit to ongoing instrumental learning in the face of a range of demotive factors: serious ... More


At Home with the Idiom

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

According to The New York Times, William Christie is chiefly responsible for reviving interest in French Baroque music. After studying the harpsichord with Ralph Kirkpatrick at Yale University, ... More


Music for a Mixed Taste: Style, Genre, and Meaning in Telemann’s Instrumental Works

Steven Zohn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169775
eISBN:
9780199865536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169775.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Georg Philipp Telemann provided a rich legacy of instrumental music from the 18th century. Though considered a definitive contribution to the genre during his lifetime, his concertos, sonatas, and ... More


Sehnsucht, Music, and the Sublime

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

in Musically Sublime: Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230631
eISBN:
9780823235452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230631.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that Sehnsucht, instrumental music, and the sublime can be seen as intersecting concepts that partake of a poetics and an aesthetics of indeterminacy in ... More


The Paradox of Instrumentality: The Material and the Ephemeral in Early Modern Instrumental Music

Rebecca Cypess

in Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226319445
eISBN:
9780226319582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319582.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Earlier understandings of instrumental music as an imitation of vocal music were complicated in the seventeenth century by a new aesthetic, which embraced artifice as much as the “natural.” Seicento ... More


Uses and Abuses

Julian Johnson

in Who Needs Classical Music?: Cultural Choice and Musical Values

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195146813
eISBN:
9780199849246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146813.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter is divided into a number of parts. The first part deals what is called “a unity of affect”. Classical music is likened to a film which should be viewed until the end, wherein its ... More


Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

Rebecca Cypess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226319445
eISBN:
9780226319582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319582.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Italy in the early seventeenth century witnessed a revolution in the composition of instrumental music. Large, varied, and strikingly experimental in nature, this new repertoire constituted arguably ... More


Music and Metaphor

Stephen Davies

in Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608775
eISBN:
9780191729669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608775.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A simple argument suggests that attributions of expressiveness to purely instrumental music are metaphoric. Only sentient creatures can have or experience emotions such as sadness; music is ... More


Cross-cultural Musical Expressiveness: Theory and the Empirical Program

Stephen Davies

in Musical Understandings and Other Essays on the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608775
eISBN:
9780191729669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608775.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Instrumental music expresses emotions such as sadness and happiness and the music of different cultures share important organizational and other features. If music's expressiveness is grounded in ... More


Introduction

Rebecca Cypess

in Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226319445
eISBN:
9780226319582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319582.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

A need exists for a thorough reassessment of the revolutionary instrumental repertoire of early 17th-century Italy. Rather than considering instrumental music on its own or in relation only to vocal ... More


Mr Gerald Finzi: A Many-Sided Man

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/9780195182392.003.0075
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gerald Finzi's last new work was the cantata In Terra Pax. This work is significant not only for its intrinsic beauty, but because it seemed to gives hope of even better things to come. These hopes ... More


Facilitating Composition in Instrumental Settings

Alexander P. Koops

in Composing our Future: Preparing Music Educators to Teach Composition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199832286
eISBN:
9780199979806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832286.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Psychology of Music

This chapter presents guidelines and suggestions for including composition activities in instrumental music methods classes and for encouraging pre-service teachers to include composing in their ... More


Mozart at Play

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/9780520250918.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter starts with Mozart's instrumental music. At some point between the early and late eighteenth century, between Bach and Mozart, musical form became primarily temporal, and the center of ... More


Instruments of the Affetti: Biagio Marini’s Affetti Musicali (1617)

Rebecca Cypess

in Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226319445
eISBN:
9780226319582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319582.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Biagio Marini’s Affetti musicali was one of the earliest and most important collections of instrumental music in the stile moderno. Marini’s preface offers evidence of the first social usage of this ... More


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