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Long Ride in a Slow Machine: The Alienation Effect from Weill to Shostakovich

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/9780520228245.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores the potential of music to produce an alienation effect. Because the alienation effect is primarily a modernist phenomenon, the question should primarily be addressed to ... More


Beethoven Antihero: Sex, Violence, and the Aesthetics of Failure, or Listening to the Ninth Symphony as Postmodern Sublime

Andrew Dell'Antonio

in Beyond Structural Listening?: Postmodern Modes of Hearing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237575
eISBN:
9780520937024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237575.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter looks at Susan McClary's comparison of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony to a failed rape. The chapter recontextualizes McClary by linking her to a hermeneutic tradition of sublimating ... More


Norma Beecroft, Improvvisazioni Concertanti No. 1 (1961)

Christoph Neidhöfer

in Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Concert Music from 1960-2000

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190236861
eISBN:
9780190236892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190236861.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This essay studies the concept of written-out improvisation in the one-movement flute concerto Improvvisazioni Concertanti No. 1 (1961) by the Canadian composer Norma Beecroft (b. 1934) through an ... More


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