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Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Julian Johnson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This book explores the idea of expression and meaning in Mahler's music by examining its plural voices—their tone, manner, and historical resonance. Ranging across all the symphonies and songs, it ... More


Performing Authenticity

Julian Johnson

in Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Contemporary criticism often likened Mahler's music to the performance of an actor. The final chapter draws out the tension between expression and irony, arguing that Mahler's music is characterized ... More


Musical Values

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/9780195146813.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter gives comparisons and conclusions that come about when musical preferences are shaped by judgments that impart greater value to some music when compared to other music. Judgments about ... More


Defining Disciplinary Identity: The Historiography of U.S. Sociology

Alan Sica

in Sociology in America: A History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226090948
eISBN:
9780226090962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226090962.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter surveys the key works of sociology's early historiography with an eye toward delineating the principal scholarly and ideological shifts that inhabit this special realm of sociological ... More


‘The wild and inward journey of writing’: Atonement

Dominic Head

in Ian McEwan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066566
eISBN:
9781781701027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066566.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes Ian McEwan's Atonement as the creative equivalent or counterpart of narrative ethics. The theme of guilt and atonement is inextricably linked to an investigation of the writer's ... More


Like a Language

Julian Johnson

in Out of Time: Music and the Making of Modernity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190233273
eISBN:
9780190233303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190233273.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Classical instrumental music works as if it made non-linguistic disclosures, but the notion of ‘songs without words’ goes back to the early Baroque. Musical modernity is bound up with the idea of ... More


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