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Musical Meaning and Value

Paul Crowther

in Defining Art, Creating the Canon: Artistic Value in an Era of Doubt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210688
eISBN:
9780191705762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210688.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter analyses the nature of auditory experience and shows how music might be seen as historically emergent from this. The theory is then linked to an account of emotion and gesture, and music ... More


Embodied Musical Communication Across Cultures: Singing and Dancing for Quality of Life and Wellbeing Benefit

Jane Davidson and Andrea Emberly

in Music, Health, and Wellbeing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199586974
eISBN:
9780191738357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586974.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter aims to interrogate the nature and role of the musical arts of singing and dancing in culture to explore the impact on both the quality of life and wellbeing. The chapter is divided into ... More


The Romantic Movement and Its Results

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The beginning of the romantic movement is to be found in the reaction against formal perfection that followed the death of Ludwig van Beethoven. Like so many other new movements, the romantic school ... More


Introduction to News Chronicle Musical Competition Festival for HM Forces

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Musical experience is of two kinds: active and passive. Both are necessary for a full musical life. Vital art must be creative; but creative does not mean only writing black dots on ruled paper. The ... More


George Gershwin: “Does Jazz Belong to Art?” (1926)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of George Gershwin's essay titled Does Jazz Belong to Art?, which was published in the July 1926 issue of Singing magazine. In this essay, Gershwin suggests that the ... More


Introduction

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/9780520264793.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This introductory chapter discusses recordings and other media in American musicology. It reveals that there is no vernacular practice for the so-called classical music, and introduces the concept of ... More


Collective Historia

Alexander Rehding

in Music and Monumentality: Commemoration and Wonderment in Nineteenth Century Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195385380
eISBN:
9780199852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385380.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Denkmäler deutscher Tonkunst series, which was one of the most impressive journals during that time, served as a monument for German musical art since, according to Philipp Spitta who stood as ... More


The World of the Damrosch Brothers, 1905–09

Nancy Toff

in Monarch of the Flute: The Life of Georges Barrère

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170160
eISBN:
9780199850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170160.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the career development of Georges Barrère during the period from 1905 to 1909. In June 1950, Michelette Barrère came to New York to join his husband and perform for Walter ... More


Sumatra’s Performing Arts, Groups, and Subgroups

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines the traditional musical arts of Sumatra, with particular emphasis on the ethnographic, cultural, and historical contexts of the performing arts that contain music as well as some ... More


Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Margaret Kartomi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Although Sumatra is the sixth largest island in the world and home to an estimated 44 million Indonesians, its musical arts and cultures have not been the subject of a book-length study until now. ... More


Connections across Sumatra

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This concluding chapter highlights some of the connections between the traditional styles and genres of the performing arts across Sumatra, paying attention to the impact of indigenous religions and ... More


Highbrow/Lowbrow in New York City

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the changes in the life of Kay Swift after she moved to New York City with her husband James Warburg. It explains that Swift re-enrolled in the Institute of Musical Art and ... More


Professional and Personal Choices

Vicki Ohl

in Fine and Dandy: The Life and Work of Kay Swift

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102611
eISBN:
9780300130393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102611.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the personal and professional decisions made by Kay Swift after her father's death in July 1914. It explains that Swift taught lessons in piano and dance to help the family and ... More


South Sumatra: “The Realm of Many Rivers”

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the historical distribution of two musico-lingual groups living in South Sumatra: the Besemah in Tanjungsakti and Kayuagung, and the Ogan-Komering Ilir (OKI) people in Burai. ... More


The Musical Self: Affections for Life in a Community of Sound

Colwyn Trevarthen and Stephen Malloch

in Handbook of Musical Identities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199679485
eISBN:
9780191759994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679485.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

We examine the natural source of music in the pleasure of creating and sharing the sounds of the human body moving. We trace how an innately musical human infant, already skilled in mastery of a ... More


Contemporary Uses of the Musical Arts in Botswana’s HIV/AIDS Health Education Initiatives: The Case of the Radio Serial Drama Makgabaneng

Abimbola Cole

in The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744473
eISBN:
9780190268183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744473.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter expands existing work on AIDS-themed radio serial dramas by examining how contemporary music, theater, and health education came together in the 2001 Botswana production Makgabaneng. It ... More


Postscript: Imagining the Score

Lawrence Kramer

in Thought of Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288799
eISBN:
9780520963627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288799.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter discusses how the musical score has lost a good measure of the authority and prestige. For some, the central features of the score are its incompleteness and imprecision, up to and ... More


The Island of Bangka

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the performing arts of four main musico-lingual groups in Bangka, South Sumatra: the Malays, the Suku Lom forest-dwellers, the Suku Sekak sea-boat-dwellers, and the Chinese ... More


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