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Primitive Harmony

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter deals with the two most important routes from pure melody to harmony: the so-called ‘double tonic’ progression, consisting of two alternating triads with basses a tone apart, which is to ... More


Syncretization and Synthesis: Folk and Written Traditions

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195109757
eISBN:
9780199853243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109757.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

In this chapter, the author examines the continuing development of the old, established, and developing genres and their syncretization into new forms. In the early years of the nineteenth century, ... More


“Conscience, Feelings, Collective Reality”

Angela Ida De Benedictis and Veniero Rizzardi (eds)

in Nostalgia for the Future: Luigi Nono's Selected Writings and Interviews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520291195
eISBN:
9780520965027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291195.003.0300
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This section is devoted to Nono's characteristic expressions as a “political” composer of the 1960s and 1970s. It considers the urgency of grounding the work of composition in an understanding of the ... More


Musicology Makes Its Mark: Ives and the History of Style, 1965–1985

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the impact of musicology on Charles E. Ives's reception by focusing on the contributions made by musicologists to discourse about the composer during the period 1965–1985. It ... More


Introduction

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter introduces the main themes and arguments of the book, claiming that, in the later eighteenth century, European art music began to take seriously the flow of time from past to future. ... More


Instruments of Empire: Brass Bands, Black Soldiers, and American Imperialism in the Philippines

Mary Talusan

in Instruments of Empire: Filipino Musicians, Black Soldiers, and Military Band Music during US Colonization of the Philippines

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781496835666
eISBN:
9781496835710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496835666.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Military brass bands communicate ideas and sentiments about the nations they represent. A worldwide brass band movement burst forth during the 19th century and became iconic of the modern nation. ... More


Ostbahnhof Berliń: Jewish Music Students of East European Origin at the Berlin Conservatory, 1918‒1933

Adam J. Sacks

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32: Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781906764739
eISBN:
9781800343306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the reasons why east European Jews sought to study at the Berlin Conservatory. It investigates the dramatic influx of Jewish students, both instrumentalists and composers, that ... More


From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

Seth Brodsky

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520279360
eISBN:
9780520966505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279360.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

What happened to musical modernism? When did it end? Did it end? This unorthodox Lacanian account of European New Music focuses on the unlikely year 1989, when New Music hardly takes center stage. ... More


Music & New Music (2)

Seth Brodsky

in From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520279360
eISBN:
9780520966505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279360.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter returns to the book's own present, but drags fi-de-siècle Vienna with it, exploring a network of “Mahler pieces” from 1989. The network emerges partly out of unrelated, stylistically ... More


Death, Defiance, and Diplomacy: Resistance in British-American Theater and Song, 1710–1808

Michael V. Pisani

in Imagining Native America in Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108934
eISBN:
9780300130737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108934.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the representation of Native American resistance in European theater and music during the period from 1710 to 1808. It explains that American subjects in ballets and operas ... More


What Was Tonality?

Susan McClary

in Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221062
eISBN:
9780520928084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221062.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

At first glance, eighteenth-century European art music would seem to have little in common with the blues. Not only do the musical practices themselves bear scant resemblance to one another, but the ... More


Introduction: “But supposing He does not come”

Seth Brodsky

in From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520279360
eISBN:
9780520966505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279360.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As the title suggests, this is book about a year; about European music; about psychoanalysis; and about modernism. This introductory chapter discusses each of these themes in turn. It also explains ... More


Freiheitsdreck (3)

Seth Brodsky

in From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520279360
eISBN:
9780520966505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279360.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses how Befreiung, Kaleidoscope, and Rendering create on their own a series of strange counternetworks, all linked by a common endeavor on the part of European composers to invite ... More


The 1980s: Long Live the President—The President Is Dead!

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the President Forbes Burnham administration, and how he recognized the importance of public entertainment as a vehicle for the citizenry to let off steam, for diverting ... More


Music & New Music (1)

Seth Brodsky

in From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520279360
eISBN:
9780520966505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279360.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter attempts to expound a Lacanian discursive theory of New Music, and of aesthetic modernism more generally—a theory not just of how actors and subjects “talk” New Music, but how they more ... More


Freiheitsdreck (2)

Seth Brodsky

in From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520279360
eISBN:
9780520966505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279360.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter adopts Michel Foucault's canonical conception of heterotopia as another heuristic, a way of suggesting that New Music, as an otherwise extremely heterogeneous field of labor and mode of ... More


Local Traffic

Mark Slobin

in Motor City Music: A Detroiter Looks Back

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190882082
eISBN:
9780190882112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882082.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter surveys the “neighborhood” music of Detroit’s many subcultures in a city based on massive migration for auto industry work: European immigrants (including Polish, Armenian, Greek, ... More


The Secret Scenario of Soundscapes

Suzanne Buchan

in The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646586
eISBN:
9781452945903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646586.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Soundscape is defined as the sound or combination of sounds that comes from the sounds heard in our surroundings. This chapter describes how the Quay Brothers attempted to create an audiovisual ... More


The Last Symphony?

Richard Taruskin

in On Russian Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249790
eISBN:
9780520942806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249790.003.0025
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the fifth symphony of Sergey Prokofieff, which is perhaps the best evidence for his contribution to European classical music, since it is the most recent traditional “numbered” ... More


Fantasy & Fantasy (1)

Seth Brodsky

in From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520279360
eISBN:
9780520966505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279360.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter slowly teases apart a psychoanalytic notion of fantasy from the more common parlance, to illustrate not simply the differences between “fantasy and fantasy,” but also their antagonism. ... More


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