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‘Peripheral’ and ‘Central’

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/9780199214761.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The problem of establishing a musical text is encountered each time we wish to prepare a medieval piece for performance or study. This problem is raised by variation in the transmission of musical ... More


Collective Listening: Postmodern Critical Processes and MTV

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter looks at the idea of the intention of a musical text in the context of music videos and MTV. The ideal appraiser for such musical texts is the collective and not individual as the music ... More


The Return of the Aesthetic: Musical Formalism and Its Place in Political Critique

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The turn to cultural critique brought a new agenda to the academic study of music that sets out to contest the status quo, effect positive social change, and resist negative social change. This ... More


Introduction

Peter J. Martin

in Music and the Sociological Gaze: Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072161
eISBN:
9781781701492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072161.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Since the mid-1990s, the distinctiveness of a sociological approach to music has become increasingly apparent. This chapter notes that the primary focus of this specifically sociological ‘gaze’ is a ... More


Introduction

Fabrizio Della Seta

in Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226749143
eISBN:
9780226749167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This book presents chapters that explore the concept and history of opera. It discusses the identification of what generates the dramatic conflict, attempts at a taxonomic segmentation of ... More


Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Boris Gasparov

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book gazes through the lens of music to find an unusual perspective on Russian cultural and literary history. It discusses six major works of Russian music from the nineteenth and twentieth ... More


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