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The Trouble with Wagner

Michael P. Steinberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594194
eISBN:
9780226594224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594224.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Written from the dual perspective of a cultural/music historian and a dramaturg who worked on the bicentennial production of The Ring of the Nibelung at La Scala Milan and the Berlin State Opera, The ... More


Fightin' Sides: “Okie from Muskogee,” Conservative Populism, and the Uses of Migrant Identity

Peter La Chapelle

in Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248885
eISBN:
9780520940000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248885.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Local country music was never entirely dominated by the politics of the Right, and indeed, by Merle Haggard's era, new strains of political thought had begun to influence performers and fans. In an ... More


Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain

Eva Moreda Rodriguez

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190215866
eISBN:
9780190215880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215866.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain is the first comprehensive study of music criticism under the early Franco regime. It proposes to make a contribution to the study of ... More


Bartók's Quartets, Folk Music, and the Anxiety of Influence

Dániel Péter Biró

in The String Quartets of Béla Bartók: Tradition and Legacy in Analytical Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199936182
eISBN:
9780199361304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936182.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Bartók's influence as a composer and ethnomusicologist on post-war Hungarian composers was profound. In the Stalinist and post-Stalinist regimes of Rákosi and Kádár, Bartók's legacy became ... More


Conclusion

Robert W. Wallace

in Reconstructing Damon: Music, Wisdom Teaching, and Politics in Perikles' Athens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199685738
eISBN:
9780191782985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685738.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A leading fifth-century Athenian intellectual, Damon first studied the emotional, behavioural, and hence social and political effects of music and poetic metre. He also described and named various ... More


Wagner’s “Absolute” Music

Mark Evan Bonds

in Absolute Music: The History of an Idea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199343638
eISBN:
9780199373437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199343638.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Richard Wagner coined the term “absolute music” in 1846 and in his “Zurich” writings of 1848–52 equated the idea with the repertory of abstract, nonprogrammatic instrumental music. He advocated a ... More


Rethinking Reich

Sumanth Gopinath and Pwyll ap Siôn (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190605285
eISBN:
9780190605315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605285.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although the composer Steve Reich (b. 1936) has been described as “the most original musical thinker of our time,” who has received innumerable accolades in a career spanning more than fifty years, ... More


Worship Music on National and Global Stages: The Mainstream Model and Its Alternatives

Monique M. Ingalls and Monique M. Ingalls

in Singing the Congregation: How Contemporary Worship Music Forms Evangelical Community

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190499631
eISBN:
9780190499679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499631.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

The book’s conclusion draws together the book’s themes by returning to a performance of the contemporary worship song discussed in the introduction. It highlights a source of continued conflict ... More


May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem

Imani Perry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638607
eISBN:
9781469638621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638607.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Singing and fighting for freedom have been inseparable in African American history. May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem, tells an essential yet understudied part of that ... More


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