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Music and the Sociological Gaze: Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Peter J. Martin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072161
eISBN:
9781781701492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072161.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores the interface between musicological and sociological approaches to the analysis of music, and in doing so reveals the differing foundations of cultural studies and sociological ... More


Introduction: What Is Empirical Musicology?

Nicholas Cook and Eric Clarke

in Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods, Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195167498
eISBN:
9780199867707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167498.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter argues that all musicology is in some sense empirical, but that it does not always make the most of the facts available to it. Musicologists frequently work with very small ... More


Preface to Folksong—Plainsong

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/9780195182392.003.0062
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Father George Chambers' masterly treatise ought really to be unnecessary. Hubert Parry, in his Evolution of the Art of Music, has proved conclusively that music obeys the laws of heredity, and that a ... More


John Edgar Stevens 1921–2002

Christopher Page

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264232
eISBN:
9780191734243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264232.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

John Stevens had a benign and constructive presence among British musical and literary scholars for several generations, beginning in the late 1940s when he was made a Bye-Fellow of Magdalene ... More


Musicology

David Fallows

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0027
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the achievements of Great Britain in medieval musicology during the twentieth century. British universities came to musicology very late and it was only in the 1950s that ... More


Falla and the Spanish Civil War

Carol A. Hess

in Sacred Passions: The Life and Music of Manuel de Falla

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195383584
eISBN:
9780199864768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383584.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

On April 18, 1936, the third congress of the recently reconstituted International Musicological Society took place in Barcelona, Spain. Welcoming scholars to the inaugural meeting were Pablo Casals ... More


Pure Friendship

Wim Verbei, Wim Verbei, Wim Verbei, Wim Verbei, Wim Verbei, J. Frank G. Boom, J. Frank G. Boom, J. Frank G. Boom, and J. Frank G. Boom

in Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805119
eISBN:
9781496812544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details the life of Frans Boom and Will Gilbert after the war. After the war, their mutual differences—in origin, education, wartime past, substantive approach to the subject, social ... More


The Contradictions of Music’s Modernity: Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande

Janaki Bakhle

in Two Men and Music: Nationalism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195166101
eISBN:
9780199850501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166101.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter presents a biography of Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, a renowned musicologist and scholar. When Bhatkhande spoke and wrote, he did so mainly about North Indian vocal music, and within that ... More


Encounters between Jewish and Muslim Musicians throughout the Ages

Amnon Shiloah

in The Convergence of Judaism and Islam: Religious, Scientific, and Cultural Dimensions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036496
eISBN:
9780813041810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036496.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter is about music and musicians. The chapter describes the collaboration of the renowned Jewish musicians and their Muslim counterparts and fleshes out important illustrations of such ... More


Over the rainbow? On the quest for ‘the social’ in musical analysis

Peter J. Martin

in Music and the Sociological Gaze: Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072161
eISBN:
9781781701492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072161.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter suggests that it is somewhat ironic that some of the ‘new’ musicologists have adopted a distinctly ‘old’ version of sociology, in which musical forms somehow articulate or represent ... More


Introduction

Jane A. Bernstein

in Music Printing in Renaissance Venice: The Scotto Press (1539-1572)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102314
eISBN:
9780199853113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102314.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The commercial phase of music printing began at a particularly propitious moment in Venetian history, for the years from 1540 until 1570 marked an era of unbroken peace and prosperity for the Most ... More


A New, New Boris?

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/9780520249790.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the reasons why Modest Musorgsky's Boris Godunov was introduced with a new orchestration by Igor Buketoff to supersede the composer's original scoring and the life of Modest ... More


Virgil Thomson and the Press

Arthur Berger

in Reflections of an American Composer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232518
eISBN:
9780520928213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232518.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

The chapter illustrates the criticisms on music made by composer-critic Virgil Thomson. Thomson was hired to work for the Boston Evening Transcript. In America composer-critics are frowned upon, ... More


Olga Rudge & Ezra Pound: "What Thou Lovest Well . . ."

Anne Conover

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087031
eISBN:
9780300133080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087031.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A loving and admiring companion to literary titan Ezra Pound for half a century, concert violinist Olga Rudge (1895–1996) was the muse who inspired the poet to complete his epic poem, The Cantos, and ... More


Béla Bartók

David Cooper

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300148770
eISBN:
9780300213072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300148770.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This biography of Béla Bartók (1881–1945) presents a new view of the innovative Hungarian musician. The book traces Bartók's international career as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer, ... More


* Gabriele Baldini on Verdi: A Theory of Opera

Fabrizio Della Seta

in Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226749143
eISBN:
9780226749167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera

Gabriele Baldini, a distinguished Anglicist, dealt with Verdi's operas as a professional theater critic who understood a great deal about music. This chapter examines Abitare la battaglia, an ... More


The Formation of the Composers’ Union, 1932–41

Kiril Tomoff

in Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801444111
eISBN:
9781501730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444111.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses the formation of the Composers' Union. The Composers' Union formed gradually, from the advent of creative unions in 1932 to the foundation of the all-USSR Organizational ... More


Muzfond, Royalties, and Popularity

Kiril Tomoff

in Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801444111
eISBN:
9781501730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444111.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter describes the basic system of material support available to composers and musicologists. During the Stalin period, a two-part institutional system provided most composers and ... More


Conclusion

Kiril Tomoff

in Creative Union: The Professional Organization of Soviet Composers, 1939-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780801444111
eISBN:
9781501730023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801444111.003.0012
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This concluding chapter argues that, by the end of the Stalin period, Soviet music production was dominated by a professional organization. Neither a government agency run by career bureaucrats nor a ... More


Musicology Makes Its Mark: Ives and the History of Style, 1965–1985

David C. Paul

in Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037498
eISBN:
9780252094699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037498.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the impact of musicology on Charles E. Ives's reception by focusing on the contributions made by musicologists to discourse about the composer during the period 1965–1985. It ... More


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