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Music, Motor Control and the Brain

Eckart Altenmüller, Mario Wiesendanger, and Jurg Kesselring (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199298723
eISBN:
9780191700903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The motor actions that can be witnessed as a virtuoso musician performs can be so fast, so accomplished, so precise, as to seem somehow superhuman. The musician has to produce the movements, monitor ... More


Contexts and Beginnings

Roger Warren

in Staging Shakespeare's Late Plays

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128779
eISBN:
9780191671692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128779.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Because the last three plays that Shakespeare wrote – Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest – seem to have a stronger closeness than other groups of Shakespeare's plays (with the exception of ... More


After 1800: The Beethoven Paradigm

Lydia Goehr

in The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235415
eISBN:
9780191597503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235410.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Investigates the transition to a musical practice in which the focus was on the production of complete, discrete, original, and fixed products. It explores the development and consequences of the ... More


Just Add Performance: Staging Schizophonia

Kiri Miller

in Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753451
eISBN:
9780199932979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753451.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter addresses public gameplay performance contexts for Guitar Hero and Rock Band. What does it mean to be a live performer of a pre-recorded song? These games inspire physically virtuosic, ... More


The Virtues of Leadership: Contemporary Challenges for Global Managers

Arménio Rego, Miguel Pina e Cunha, and Stewart Clegg

in The Virtues of Leadership: Contemporary Challenges for Global Managers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653867
eISBN:
9780191742057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653867.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter argues that, in the complex world of contemporary globalization, we need to develop and cultivate leaders who can show a degree of virtuous virtuosity that has been all too lacking in ... More


The G-minor Fuga

Joel Lester

in Bach's Works for Solo Violin: Style, Structure, Performance

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195120974
eISBN:
9780199865406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195120974.003.03
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Fugue was a highly honored genre in Bach's era. The fugues in each solo-violin sonata are among the longest fugues that Bach ever wrote, yet were written for solo violin, an instrument whose ... More


‘Jocond his Muse was’: Celebration and Virtuosity in Herrick

John Creaser

in ‘Lords of Wine and Oile’: Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604777
eISBN:
9780191729355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604777.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues against the influential view that Hesperides is the polemical work of an extreme royalist and Laudian under duress. The collection’s contents and attitudes are seen as too ... More


Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Susan McClary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In this book, Susan McClary examines the mechanisms through which seventeenth-century musicians simulated extreme affective states—desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. She demonstrates how ... More


The Progressive Rock Style The Music

Edward Macan

in Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098884
eISBN:
9780199853236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098884.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the progressive rock style as it emerged during its “golden age” of roughly 1970 to 1976. It shows that the progressive rock style is indebted to the classical tradition in the ... More


Alien Others: Race and the Science Fiction Film

Christine Cornea

in Science Fiction Cinema: Between Fantasy and Reality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624652
eISBN:
9780748671106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624652.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how issues of race are played out in science fiction films. It also deals with the differences and similarities between the representations of racial issues between ... More


Franz Liszt and the Virtuoso Public Sphere: Sight and Sound in the Rise of Mass Entertainment

Lawrence Kramer

in Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter attempts to sketch out some of the cultural meanings of a virtuoso with a concentration on Franz Liszt, who defined the model that subsequent virtuosos have been expected either to ... More


Introduction

Elisabeth Le Guin

in Boccherini's Body: An Essay in Carnal Musicology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240179
eISBN:
9780520930629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240179.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this volume, which is about the works of Italian composer and cellist Luigi Boccherini. It analyzes the striking qualities of Boccherini's music ... More


Virtuosity, Virtuality, Virtue

Elisabeth Le Guin

in Boccherini's Body: An Essay in Carnal Musicology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240179
eISBN:
9780520930629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240179.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Luigi Boccherini's virtuosity as it manifests in his solo sonatas. It explains that in certain sonatas, Boccherini distanced and ironized the performer in specific regard to his ... More


Memory, Music, and the Latin American Cold War: Frederic Rzewski’s 36 Variations on “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!”

Carol A. Hess

in Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199919994
eISBN:
9780199345618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter tracks the further demise of Pan Americanism via nueva canción, a folkloric, often anti-U.S. genre popular in cold war Latin America. It also attracted the U.S. composer and Marxist ... More


Virile Virtuosity

Ivan Raykoff

in Dreams of Love: Playing the Romantic Pianist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892679
eISBN:
9780199369669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892679.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

This chapter examines representations of the male Romantic pianist’s able-bodied masculinity, especially the ways that critical discourse around musical performance equates technique with physique ... More


“Curiose e moderne inventioni”: Biagio Marini’s Sonate (1626) and Carlo Farina’s “Capriccio Stravagante” (1627) as Collections of Curiosities

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/9780226319582.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

In their most bizarre compositions Biagio Marini and Carlo Farina employed the violin in new, virtuosic ways to imitate the sounds of other instruments and of animals. These pieces activate a display ... More


The Cockettes, Sylvester, and Performance as Life

Malik Gaines

in Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479837038
eISBN:
9781479822607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837038.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

San Francisco’s Cockettes troupe staged radical anti-disciplinary spectacles onstage, in short films, in public, and in their domestic spaces. They hyperbolized the leftist political programs that ... More


Political Virtuosity

Raymond Bryant

in Nongovernmental Organizations in Environmental Struggles: Politics and the Making of Moral Capital in the Philippines

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106596
eISBN:
9780300132830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106596.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes the influence of political interaction on the quest for moral capital by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The ability to devise a strategy is predicated on certain ... More


“Do you mind if we make Craig Suder white?”: From Stereotype to Cosmopolitan to Grotesque in Percival Everett’s Suder

Anthony Stewart

in Perspectives on Percival Everett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036828
eISBN:
9781617036835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036828.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter describes how Percival Everett’s first novel, Suder, seems to attract less critical attention than the rest of his considerable body of work. The reasons for this novel having been ... More


Castrato De Luxe: Blood, Gifts, and Goods

Martha Feldman

in The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The castrato voice sheds light on the figure of the deluxe singing star. Castrato singing was a form of supreme cultural currency, negotiable in the public sphere, at court, among princes, and in ... More


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