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Composers’ creative process: The role of life-events, emotion and reason

Vladimir J. Koneˇcni

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents reflections about an important and much discussed aspect of art-music composers' creative process, namely, the role — if any — that emotions, and specifically acute emotional ... More


When Serious Music Mattered

Richard Taruskin

in On Russian Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249790
eISBN:
9780520942806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249790.003.0028
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the works and achievement of the music composer Dmitry Shostakovich. The achievement was not his alone, but was the convolute result of the enormous talent that he was dealt, ... More


The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music: Composers, Consumers, Communities

Marie Sumner Lott

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039225
eISBN:
9780252097270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039225.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the music available to musical consumers in the nineteenth century, and what that music tells us about their tastes, priorities, and activities. The book's social history of ... More


Bartók and Stravinsky: Odd Couple Reunited?

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/9780520249776.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Igor Stravinsky's declaration about Bartók wasn't made under oath, so it may not rise to the level of an impeachable offense. But it was a half-truth at best. By 1959, a dozen years into the cold ... More


Balance of Power: Music as Art and Social Class in the Late Nineteenth Century

Karen Ahlquist

in Rethinking American Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042324
eISBN:
9780252051159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042324.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses composers’ music—that is, music that demands a faithful adherence to detailed notation--in urban public settings in the late nineteenth century, among them formal performance ... More


Restoring Comrade Roslavets

Richard Taruskin

in On Russian Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249790
eISBN:
9780520942806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249790.003.0027
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the restoration of the Russian composer Nikolai Andreyevich Roslavets. Roslavets and his musical innovations were consigned to oblivion within a decade. By 1931 he had, for ... More


American Composition or Americanist Music

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter considers the debate over the definition of “American” music, a complex issue entangling art with patriotism. While American painters and writers had achieved international recognition ... More


Casting a Great Composer as a Fictional Hero

Richard Taruskin

in On Russian Music

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249790
eISBN:
9780520942806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249790.003.0029
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter portrays the great composer Dmitry Shostakovich as a fictional hero. The catastrophic loss of prestige since the 1960s has made it harder for composers of contemporary classical music to ... More


Let's Rescue Poor Schumann from His Rescuers

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/9780520249776.003.0019
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses the works and career of Robert Schumann as music composer. Some music conductors have come to realize that Schumann was not a hopeless bumbler but was rather a good composer. ... More


Blurring Boundaries between Traditional and Commercial

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the late 1870s the jubilee marketplace was in full swing, and the term jubilee singer had become so diluted as to be essentially meaningless. All manner of jubilee singers represented themselves ... More


Audiovisual Montage in Ivan the Terrible: Understanding Prokofiev’s Film Score Through Eisensteinian Sound–Image Theory

Katya Ermolaeva

in Rethinking Prokofiev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

While new scholarship on Prokofiev and Eisenstein continues to emerge, there has been surprisingly little written about Prokofiev’s film scores as they relate to Eisenstein’s theories on music and ... More


Arriving and Adjusting: The First Summer

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0033
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's first summer in California's San Quentin Prison, where he was sentenced to one to fifteen years in 1936 due to a morals charge involving a young man. Henry's ... More


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