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JEWISHNESS IN MUSIC: MIRRORS OF SELFNESS IN JEWISH MUSIC

Philip V. Bohlman

in Jewish Music and Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195178326
eISBN:
9780199869992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Identifying certain forms of music as Jewish and establishing the criteria for how Jewishness in music would be recognized preoccupied ideological and aesthetic concerns of many Jews entering ... More


A SCIENCE OF MUSIC FOR AN AMBIVALENT AGE

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter elaborates a revisionist portrait of Guido Adler as a writer deeply troubled by the implications of an increasingly scientific culture for the vitality of his nation's artistic life. It ... More


Classical Music

David Brown

in God and Grace of Body: Sacrament in Ordinary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199231829
eISBN:
9780191716218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the religious experience through the power of music, in particular classical music. It begins with a detailed discussion of the sort of reservations that generated Christian ... More


Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Julian Johnson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This book explores the idea of expression and meaning in Mahler's music by examining its plural voices—their tone, manner, and historical resonance. Ranging across all the symphonies and songs, it ... More


A Man in Dark Times

Barry Seldes

in Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257641
eISBN:
9780520943070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257641.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter shows how Bernstein was able to bounce back despite experiencing a number of dark times. It notes that it was his optimism that helped him pull through, and takes a look at his later ... More


A Tonal GIS

Steven Rings

in Tonality and Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384277
eISBN:
9780199897001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384277.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chapter 2 introduces a Generalized Interval System (or GIS) that models intervals among heard scale degrees. A heard scale-degree is formalized as an ordered pair (sd, pc), in which sd is a sensation ... More


Recollections of Zemlinsky from My Years of Study

Erich Wolfgang Korngold and David Brodbeck

in Korngold and His World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691198293
eISBN:
9780691198736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198293.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter contains Erich Korngold's personal reflections on his former teacher, Alexander Zemlinsky. Zemlinksy was an Austrian composer and conductor who enjoyed an outstanding reputation as a ... More


Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide

John J. Sheinbaum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593241
eISBN:
9780226593418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593418.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Over the past two centuries Western culture has valorized a particular kind of “good” music—highly serious, magnificently unified, wondrously deep, stylistically authentic, heroically created, and ... More


: The Battle of Chancellorsville and the German Regiments of the Eleventh Crops

Christian B. Keller

in Chancellorsville and the Germans: Nativism, Ethnicity, and Civil War Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226504
eISBN:
9780823234899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226504.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Not all the events preceding the battle of Chancellorsville boded so negatively for the German American regiments. In early February, the regimental commanders of the Eleventh ... More


The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág

William Kinderman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037160
eISBN:
9780252094286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037160.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book opens the door to the composer's workshop, investigating not just the final outcome but the process of creative endeavor in music. Focusing on the stages of composition, the book maintains ... More


Rethinking Mahler

Jeremy Barham (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199316090
eISBN:
9780190665975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199316090.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gustav Mahler’s anniversary years (2010–11) have provided an opportunity to rethink the composer’s position within the musical, cultural and multi-disciplinary landscapes of the twenty-first century, ... More


Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Seth Monahan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book examines Gustav Mahler’s career-long engagement with sonata form. It argues that a dynamic, process-based sonata-form concept factors into all of his early and middle-period symphonies, ... More


Heart and Brain

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/9780195172010.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

Teaching, communicating, helping students to think about music and sharing with them an inexhaustible fund of knowledge, the thinking of a lifetime, his sheer passionate love of music, seem to have ... More


Mahler's Seventh Symphony

Anna Stoll Knecht

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190491116
eISBN:
9780190491130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491116.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gustav Mahler’s Seventh Symphony stands out as one of the most provocative symphonic statements of the early twentieth century. This book offers a new interpretation of the Seventh based on a ... More


Mahler as Imagist

Arved Ashby

in Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520264793
eISBN:
9780520945692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264793.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses Mahler and imagism, bringing together three different subjects—listener understanding, compositional awareness, and developments in audio technology—that can be related through ... More


A Farewell, a Femme Fatale, and a Film: Three Awkward Moments in Twentieth-Century Music

Peter Franklin

in Musical Meaning and Human Values

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230099
eISBN:
9780823235445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230099.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The chapter talks about the three musical works in the twentieth century. The first one is from the work of Mahler which inspired the Expressionism and abandonment of romantic-metaphysical ... More


Modern

Lawrence Kramer

in Interpreting Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267053
eISBN:
9780520947368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267053.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Both modernity and its artistic offshoot, modernism, famously involve skepticism and confusion, widespread unintelligibility, and the negation of meaning. How does either modernism or modernity fit, ... More


Conclusion: “Everyday” Beethoven

Mark Ferraguto

in Beethoven 1806

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190947187
eISBN:
9780190947217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190947187.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The ideas outlined in Beethoven 1806 offer a more nuanced way of thinking about Beethoven’s compositional development. While it is challenging to move beyond longstanding teleological narratives ... More


KEITH HUMBLE (1927–1995)Eight Cabaret Songs (1985–1989): Texts by Robert Graves, W. B. Yeats, A. D. Hope, William Wordsworth, and W. H. Auden

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0039
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter introduces eight cabaret songs by Keith Humble. These songs are quirkily original and distinctly offbeat. Humble has said that, rather than representing cabaret tradition, the pieces are ... More


“The Last Days of Mankind”

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

In a letter to Gerty von Hofmannsthal on August 22, 1914, Richard Strauss registered pride in Germany's initial battlefield successes during the Great War. On September 12, however, it was reported ... More


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