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Female Roles and the Rise of Actresses, 1915–c. 1950

Jonathan P. J. Stock

in Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

A central element of the history of huju in the 20th century is the emergence of female performers: this in a tradition formerly dominated by men, some of whom impersonated female roles. This chapter ... More


Gender ambivalence and the expression of passions in the performances of early Roman cantatas by castrati and female singers

Christine Jeanneret

in The Emotional Power of Music: Multidisciplinary perspectives on musical arousal, expression, and social control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654888
eISBN:
9780191762871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654888.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Solo singing is associated with the expression of passions. During the first half of the 17th century, Rome saw an unparalleled production of cantatas, performed for exclusive audiences. This article ... More


Ronggeng and Desire

in Erotic Triangles: Sundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769585
eISBN:
9780226769608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769608.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the female singer-dancers—ronggeng—who are emblems of the dance events. While drumming for dance—especially in its ambiguity with regard to who leads and who follows—models ... More


Introduction: Coloratura and Female Vocality

Sean M. Parr

in Vocal Virtuosity: The Origins of the Coloratura Soprano in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197542644
eISBN:
9780197542675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197542644.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Introduction sets forth a brief history of coloratura singing and identifies historical questions, issues, and contexts in scholarly literature. From opera’s origins, composers employed ... More


“After all, he's Just a Man”: The Wild Side of Life in Country Music

Douglas R. Anderson

in Philosophy Americana: Making Philosophy at Home in American Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225507
eISBN:
9780823235506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225507.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Through the 1960s and 1970s the feminist tradition grew in strength and presence. Several songs set up a strong line of resistance to the masculinized world of country music and opened the doors for ... More


Florecita rockera: Gender and Representation in Latin(o) American Rock and Mainstream Media

María Elena Cepeda

in Musical ImagiNation: U.S-Colombian Identity and the Latin Music Boom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716915
eISBN:
9780814772904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716915.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter focuses on Andrea Echeverri, the female lead singer of the Bogotá-based rock band Aterciopelados. Focusing on her recordings, music videos performances, and popular print media, it ... More


Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Matthew Head

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273849
eISBN:
9780520954762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273849.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Between about 1770 and 1800 in central and northern German states, female musicians flourished as performers and composers, their achievements celebrated by some contemporary male critics as ... More


Vocal Virtuosity: The Origins of the Coloratura Soprano in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Sean M. Parr

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197542644
eISBN:
9780197542675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197542644.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Vocal Virtuosity is a book about the apex of operatic vocalism. Nothing strikes the ear quite like a soprano singing in the sonic stratosphere. Whether thrilling, chilling, or repellent to the ... More


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