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Ambient SufismRitual Niches and the Social Work of Musical Form

Ambient Sufism: Ritual Niches and the Social Work of Musical Form

Richard C. Jankowsky

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226723334
eISBN:
9780226723501
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723501.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Ambient Sufism is a study of the intertwined musical lives of several ritual communities in Tunisia that invoke the healing powers of long-deceased Muslim saints through music-driven trance ... More

American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century

John Spitzer (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769769
eISBN:
9780226769776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769776.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Studies of concert life in nineteenth-century America have generally been limited to large orchestras and the programs we are familiar with today, but audiences of that era enjoyed far more diverse ... More

BeethovenA Political Artist in Revolutionary Times

Beethoven: A Political Artist in Revolutionary Times

William Kinderman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226669052
eISBN:
9780226669199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226669199.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book explores the animating presence of the political in almost every aspect of Beethoven's life, work, and legacy. Beethoven was a civically engaged thinker confronted with severe challenges. ... More

Both from the Ears and MindThinking about Music in Early Modern England

Both from the Ears and Mind: Thinking about Music in Early Modern England

Linda Phyllis Austern

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226701592
eISBN:
9780226704678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226704678.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This interdisciplinary study shows the extent to which literate sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English people considered music beyond its heard and performed aspects. It explains the remarkable ... More

Cherubino's LeapIn Search of the Enlightenment Moment

Cherubino's Leap: In Search of the Enlightenment Moment

Richard Kramer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226377896
eISBN:
9780226384085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384085.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

For the Enlightenment mind, from Moses Mendelssohn's focus on the moment of surprise at the heart of the work of art to Herder's imagining of the seismic moment at which language was discovered, it ... More

Civic JazzAmerican Music and Kenneth Burke on the Art of Getting Along

Civic Jazz: American Music and Kenneth Burke on the Art of Getting Along

Gregory Clark

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226218182
eISBN:
9780226218359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226218359.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This book weaves three inquiries into an argument about how individuals can preserve and improve civic life in democratic cultures. The term “civic life” refers here to the interaction of citizens ... More

The Comedians of the King"Opéra Comique" and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution

The Comedians of the King: "Opéra Comique" and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution

Julia Doe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226743257
eISBN:
9780226743394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743394.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Lyric theater in ancien régime France was an eminently political art, tied to the demands of court spectacle. Tragic opera (tragédie lyrique) was invented under the auspices of monarchy, and ... More

Composing Japanese Musical Modernity

Composing Japanese Musical Modernity

Bonnie C. Wade

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085210
eISBN:
9780226085494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085494.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

When, in the second half of the nineteenth century, Japanese leaders put into motion processes of modernization, Western music was adopted into the curriculum of a new educational system as a ... More

Creolized AuralityGuadeloupean Gwoka and Postcolonial Politics

Creolized Aurality: Guadeloupean Gwoka and Postcolonial Politics

Jérôme Camal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631639
eISBN:
9780226631806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226631806.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Can music help us make sense of a form of (post)colonialism that is defined not by anticolonial rupture, but by an ongoing negotiation of the relationship between (former) colonies and their ... More

Curious and Modern InventionsInstrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

Rebecca Cypess

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226319445
eISBN:
9780226319582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319582.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Italy in the early seventeenth century witnessed a revolution in the composition of instrumental music. Large, varied, and strikingly experimental in nature, this new repertoire constituted arguably ... More

Deep RefrainsMusic, Philosophy, and the Ineffable

Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable

Michael Gallope

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226483559
eISBN:
9780226483726
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483726.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable draws together the writings of Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno, Vladimir Jankélévitch, Gilles Deleuze, and ... More

Divas and ScholarsPerforming Italian Opera

Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera

Philip Gossett

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226304823
eISBN:
9780226304885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304885.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This book is an account of how opera comes to the stage, filled with the author's personal experiences of triumphant—and even failed—performances, and suffused with his passion for music. Writing as ... More

“Do You Know …?”The Jazz Repertoire in Action

“Do You Know …?”: The Jazz Repertoire in Action

Robert R. Faulkner and Howard S. Becker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226239217
eISBN:
9780226239224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239224.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Every night, somewhere in the world, three or four musicians will climb on stage together. Whether the gig is at a jazz club, a bar, or a bar mitzvah, the performance never begins with a note, but ... More

Erotic TrianglesSundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java

Erotic Triangles: Sundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java

Henry Spiller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769585
eISBN:
9780226769608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769608.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In West Java, Indonesia, all it takes is a woman's voice and a drum beat to make a man get up and dance. Every day, men there—be they students, pedicab drivers, civil servants, or businessmen—breach ... More

Everyday CreativitySinging Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Everyday Creativity: Singing Goddesses in the Himalayan Foothills

Kirin Narayan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226407425
eISBN:
9780226407739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226407739.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book's author's imagination was captured the very first time that, as a girl visiting the Himalayas, she heard Kangra women join their voices together in song. Returning as an anthropologist, ... More

Everyone Loves Live MusicA Theory of Performance Institutions

Everyone Loves Live Music: A Theory of Performance Institutions

Fabian Holt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226738406
eISBN:
9780226738680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226738680.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the early twenty-first century, the economic growth in live music and especially music festivals caused a sensation in the music industries, in pop aesthetics, and in the media. This birth of a ... More

Film, Music, Memory

Film, Music, Memory

Berthold Hoeckner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226649610
eISBN:
9780226649894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649894.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Film, Music, Memory demonstrates that cinema has shaped modern culture in part by changing its cultures of memory. Such change has rested in no small measure on the mnemonic powers of music. With the ... More

Four Last SongsAging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255590
eISBN:
9780226255620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255620.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Later life is a fraught topic in our commercialized, anti-aging, death-denying culture. Where does creativity fit in? The canonical composers whose stories are told here—Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901), ... More

Genre in Popular Music

Genre in Popular Music

Fabian Holt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226350370
eISBN:
9780226350400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226350400.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The popularity of the motion picture soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? brought an extraordinary amount of attention to bluegrass, but it also drew its share of criticism from some aficionados who ... More

Gentleman Troubadours and Andean Pop StarsHuayno Music, Media Work, and Ethnic Imaginaries in Urban Peru

Gentleman Troubadours and Andean Pop Stars: Huayno Music, Media Work, and Ethnic Imaginaries in Urban Peru

Joshua Tucker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923956
eISBN:
9780226923970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923970.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Exploring Peru’s lively music industry and the studio producers, radio DJs, and program directors that drive it, this book is an account of the deliberate development of artistic taste. Focusing on ... More

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