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Dissonance and Deviance

Michael H. Kater

in The Twisted Muse: Musicians and Their Music in the Third Reich

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195096200
eISBN:
9780199870219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096200.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Nazi struggle for modernity in music. It then discusses how German musicians in the Nazi era had a surprising degree of latitude in the creation and ... More


 Conclusion

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Disagreeing with contemporary scholarship that posits an aesthetic break c.1800, this chapter argues that the ancient discourse on musical utility did not come to an end with end of the 18th century. ... More


The Twisted Muse: Musicians and Their Music in the Third Reich

Michael H. Kater

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195096200
eISBN:
9780199870219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096200.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Is music removed from politics? To what ends, beneficent or malevolent, can music and musicians be put? In short, when human rights are grossly abused and politics turned to fascist demagoguery, can ... More


The Sonic Color Line Belts the World: Constructing Race and Music in Central Europe

Kira Thurman

in Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759840
eISBN:
9781501759864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759840.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses race and music in Central Europe. German nationalism and colonialism played a significant role in defining racial ideologies within German culture. However, Black musicians ... More


Music and Monumentality: Commemoration and Wonderment in Nineteenth Century Germany

Alexander Rehding

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195385380
eISBN:
9780199852499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385380.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A few weeks after the reunification of Germany, Leonard Bernstein raised his baton above the ruins of the Berlin Wall and conducted a special arrangement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The central ... More


How Beethoven Came to Black America: German Musical Universalism and Black Education after the Civil War

Kira Thurman

in Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759840
eISBN:
9781501759864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759840.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks into German musical universalism and the Black education following the Civil War. It notes how Carl Reinecke's Piano Sonatina in D Major became a classical piece among African ... More


“And I Thought They Were a Decadent Race”: Denazification, the Cold War, and (African) American Involvement in Postwar West German Musical Life

Kira Thurman

in Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759840
eISBN:
9781501759864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759840.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter tackles the postwar West German musical life in terms of denazification, Cold War, and the involvement of African Americans. William Kemper Harreld recorded a diary during his journey of ... More


Une leçon de morale—German Music Drama

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the tradition of German music drama in Paris, considers works by Carl Maria von Weber and an abortive production of Ludvig van Beethoven's Fidelio. German music drama never had ... More


Introduction

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and Oliver Fürbeth

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book deals with German music philosophy. This chapter explores German writing on music before Immanuel Kant to provide an impression of the work of the intellectual precursors of the ... More


“A Negro Who Sings German Lieder Jeopardizes German Culture”: Black Musicians under the Shadow of Nazism

Kira Thurman

in Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759840
eISBN:
9781501759864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759840.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Black musicians under the shadow of Nazism. It cites how Black classical musicians are proof of German music's transformative powers. However, the other side of the argument ... More


Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms

Kira Thurman

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759840
eISBN:
9781501759864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759840.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book tells the sweeping story of Black musicians in German-speaking Europe over more than a century. The book brings to life the incredible musical interactions and transnational collaborations ... More


Conclusion

Kira Thurman

in Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759840
eISBN:
9781501759864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759840.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter shares the concluding remarks on Black people's relationship to German music. The chapter acknowledges how it tried to unearth hidden racial logic and the presence of Black people on ... More


From formalism to experience:: a Jamesian perspective on music, computing, and consciousness

Meurig Beynon

in Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.003.0051
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In his essay ‘Does consciousness exist?’ William James identifies a commonly held (mis)conception: that consciousness is ‘one element, moment, factor — call it what you like — of an experience of ... More


Epilogue

Michael Haas

in Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the contribution of Jewish composers to German music. It laments the fact that Third Reich Jewish contributions to German music were never recognized, acknowledged, or valued ... More


Duchess Sophie-Elisabeth: Composer, Harpsichordist, and Impresario in the North German Baroque

Cecelia Hopkins Porter

in Five Lives in Music: Women Performers, Composers, and Impresarios from the Baroque to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037016
eISBN:
9780252094132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037016.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the Duchess Sophie-Elisabeth's many accomplishments, as well as the cultural legacies that surrounded her and nourished her talents. Born a princess at the court of Güstrow, an ... More


“Nationalism”: Colonialism in Disguise?

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Antonín Dvořák's “New World Symphony,” and the colonialist nationalism ingrained within it. He composed music in New York during his first year as the director of Jeannette ... More


Consolidation (1914–33)

Malcolm MacDonald

in Schoenberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172010
eISBN:
9780199852000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172010.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the events from 1914 to 1933, marked by war, tragedy, the death of Schoenberg’s wife Mathilde, and his quick remarriage to Gertrud Kolisch. During one of their strolls in July ... More


Simon Boccanegra

Abramo Basevi

in The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, first performed on March 12, 1857 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. It presents a summary of the libretto by Piave. The opera's reception was not ... More


Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler: The Life and Times of a Piano Virtuoso

Beth Abelson Macleod

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039348
eISBN:
9780252097393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039348.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

One of the foremost piano virtuosi of her time, Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler reliably filled Carnegie Hall. As a “new woman,” she simultaneously embraced family life and forged an independent career ... More


Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise

Douglas Shadle

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199358649
eISBN:
9780199358670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358649.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book narrates the history of symphonic composition in the United States during the nineteenth century and explains why this substantial repertoire of over one hundred works failed to enter the ... More


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