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Tonality

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Gives an account of tonality, and why tonality is central to our musical tradition Shows that the attempt to replace tonality with atonal or serial forms of musical order threatens the foundations of ... More


Musical Chaunkis at the Darbar Sahib: History, Aesthetics, and Time

Pashaura Singh

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter explores the eight ‘sittings’ (chaunkis) to sing kirtan as part of daily liturgical routine at the Darbar Sahib (n Amritsar) in its historical context, concentrating on contemporary ... More


Tombeau de Claude Debussy: The Early Reception of the Late Works

Marianne Wheeldon

in Rethinking Debussy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755639
eISBN:
9780199894932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755639.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1920 Henry Prunières dedicated an issue of La Revue Musicale to the achievements of Debussy. This publication is significant because it documents the beginnings of the composer's posthumous ... More


Mélisande's Charm and the Truth of Her Music

Jann Pasler

in Rethinking Debussy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755639
eISBN:
9780199894932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755639.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande is often considered radically new. But whereas scholars have shown how this work should be understood in relation to Wagner or Symbolist theater, this chapter situates ... More


George Gershwin: “Our New National Anthem” (1925)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0024
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an essay by George Gershwin about jazz music and its possible future role in American music, which was published in the August 1924 issue Theatre Magazine. In this essay, ... More


Between Assimilation and Dissimilation: The Jewish Community in the Course of Modernity

Tina Frühauf

in The Organ and its Music in German-Jewish Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337068
eISBN:
9780199852260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337068.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The organ and organ music played an important role in the efforts of German Jews during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to preserve certain aspects of their Jewish identity and tradition ... More


Bilateral Negotiations in Bimusicality: Insiders, Outsiders, and the “Real Version” in Middle Eastern Music Performance

Anne K. Rasmussen

in Performing Ethnomusicology: Teaching and Representation in World Music Ensembles

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238749
eISBN:
9780520937178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238749.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter provides an overview of insiders, outsiders, and the real version in Middle Eastern music performance. It claims that learning about music through lessons and informal apprenticeships as ... More


Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Charles B. Hersch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book probes New Orleans's history, uncovering a web of racial interconnections and animosities that was instrumental to the creation of a vital American art form—jazz. Drawing on oral histories, ... More


A Special Prayer on The Man That’s A-Catching The Record

John Minton

in 78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110195
eISBN:
9781604733273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110195.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter argues that old-time records have achieved a new level of conceptual autonomy, an equal partner in Southern music and song. The record has transfigured the basic components of the ... More


Magic Mixture

Raul A. Fernandez

in From Afro-Cuban Rhythms to Latin Jazz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247079
eISBN:
9780520939448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247079.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Afro-Cuban jazz emerged in the United States as part of the bop revolution. With the advent of bop, jazz moved away from the commercialism that plagued the genre in the 1930s. Bop musicians sought to ... More


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