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“Shaping Music for Total War”

Annegret Fauser

in Sounds of War: Music in the United States during World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199948031
eISBN:
9780199345953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948031.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

Music became a tool of choice in the cultural war that the United States fought in concert with its military campaign. Musical diplomacy was used to win the hearts of Allied and neutral nations; ... 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


Good: What Values Do We Bring to Music?

John J. Sheinbaum

in Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593241
eISBN:
9780226593418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593418.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Important scholarship over the last generation has done much to contextualize the conventional portrait of good music as having emerged within the particular realm of nineteenth-century “absolute” or ... More


Heroic: “Classic” Jazz and Musical Dialogues

John J. Sheinbaum

in Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593241
eISBN:
9780226593418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593418.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter explores a binary opposition that ranges across the history of jazz reception. Whether to denigrate jazz or to praise it, familiar discourse hinges on conceiving jazz as a music of ... More


Musical Beauty

Jerrold Levinson

in Musical Concerns: Essays in Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199669660
eISBN:
9780191800771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669660.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter has three objectives. The first is to highlight a distinction, grounded in common critical practice, between good music in general and specifically beautiful music, where the latter is ... More


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