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The Central Claim

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:
10.1093/0198235410.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Identifies the philosophical content of the claim that the work concept began to regulate musical practice at a particular point in history. The ontological picture presupposed by the historical ... More


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

Lydia Goehr

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235415
eISBN:
9780191597503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235410.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

What is the difference between a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the symphony itself? What does it mean for musicians to be faithful to the works they perform? To answer such questions, ... More


Looking Back at Ourselves: The Problem with the Musical Work-Concept

Reinhard Strohm

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the problem with the musical work-concept and considers precedents in Renaissance music for both work-status and the work-concept. It looks at the history of the debate over the ... More


‘On the Problems of Dating’ or ‘Looking Backward and Forward with Strohm’

Lydia Goehr

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter is a response to Reinhard Strohm's ‘Looking Back at Ourselves: The Problem with the Musical Work-Concept’. Whereas Lydia Goehr chose in her Imaginary Museum to look back at the emergence ... More


Transcending Text & Act?

Nick Wilson

in The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

The third chapter provides an in-depth review and analysis ofEarly Music’s underlying ideology of authentic performance. The chapter’s title evokes Richard Taruskin’sText & Act, the book that has ... More


The Work-Concept and Composer-Centredness

Michael Talbot

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the existence of a watershed in Western art music located in the decades around 1800. In parallel with the emergence of a modern work-concept, the general public accepted, for ... More


‘The Work’: An Evaluative Charge

Philip Tagg

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the etymological and semantic ramifications of the term ‘work’ and argues that its use, within European music, is linked to the values of one particular ‘community of aesthetic ... More


The Practice of Early-Nineteenth-Century Pianism

Jim Samson

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the pre-recital pianistic culture of the early nineteenth century, as represented by such figures as Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt. Pianism contains many features carrying ... More


The Incurable-Image

Tarek Elhaik

in The Incurable-Image: Curating Post-Mexican Film and Media Arts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403351
eISBN:
9781474418508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403351.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces concept of the ‘incurable-image’: a species of images that throws us into clinical, ethical and pedagogical struggle. A limit to both ethnographic and curatorial practice, ... More


Hearing Things: Musical Objects at the 1851 Great Exhibition

Flora Willson

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

Willson addresses music’s epistemological status: what kind of object of knowledge music was held to be, what material artifacts could speak for it, and in what kind of Museum. The occasion is the ... More


Improvisatoriness: The Regime of the Improvisation Imaginary

Dana Gooley

in Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190633585
eISBN:
9780190633615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633585.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 6 differs from the other chapters in its focus on representations and discourses about improvisation, which overtook practices in the period 1847–1880. The chapter begins with a discussion of ... More


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