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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


Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Peter Van der Merwe

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From the Middle Ages to the early 20th century, Western ‘art’ music has grown out of, and drawn on, popular models. This book traces this recurring process. Again and again simple patterns have been ... More


A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Richard Barrios

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book chronicles the birth and early years of an art form — the musical film. When sound came to film in the 1920s, musicals led the way as the testing ground upon which sound film proved itself ... More


INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION CONCEPTUALIZING MUSIC

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

in Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195140231
eISBN:
9780199871278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140231.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of two theories from Greek antiquity, the music theories of Pythagoras and Aristoxenus. These theories, and the music to which they refer, are ... More


The Dances of Central Europe

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/9780198166474.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter deals briefly with the polka and its musical relatives, and with the waltz in detail. It traces the history of these dances from primitive beginnings, showing how increasing length and ... More


The Nineteenth‐Century Vernacular

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/9780198166474.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nineteenth-century music spoke essentially the same language, regardless of national differences or height of brow. Its most fundamental feature was the increasing independence of melody, which made ... More


The Early History of Music Writing in the West

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the invention and early uses of technologies for the representation of the melodic aspect of song in writing. It has four objectives: (i) to distinguish between the analysis ... More


The Marriage of Poetry and Music in Medieval Song

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter explores the relationship between poetry and music. It argues that a poem, like a melody, is a sounding phenomenon, and it is as both sounding phenomena and syntactical orders that poetry ... More


‘Centonate’ Chant: übles Flickwerk or e pluribus unus?

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that the theory of centonization misrepresents both the practice that it is meant to explain and the criteria of value on which its products would have been judged in its time. It ... More


The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Rui Zhang

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Beginning first as a case study of Feng Xiaogang, this book explores Chinese film history since the early 1990s in terms of changes in the Communist Party's film policy, industry reforms, the ... More


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