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Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Holly Watkins

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Musical Vitalities charts a new path for music studies by blending the study of musical works with perspectives drawn from the life sciences. In opposition to humanist approaches that insist on a ... More


Introduction

Holly Watkins

in Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

The Introduction presents the rationale of the book and defines musical vitality in relation to music’s ability to both stimulate and simulate life—whether human, nonhuman, or some indeterminate ... More


Reanimating Musical Organicism

Holly Watkins

in Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 1, “Reanimating Musical Organicism,” revisits the legacy of organicism to discover fresh critical potential in a discourse currently maligned as a relic of Austro-German aesthetic values. ... More


Recruitment, Training and the Kneller Hall Project

Trevor Herbert and Helen Barlow

in Music & the British Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199898312
eISBN:
9780199345526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898312.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter deals with the recruitment and training of military musicians in the context of wider aspects of recruitment and training for music professionals. It deals with boy musicians, their ... More


Military Music in the Provinces 1770–1840

Trevor Herbert and Helen Barlow

in Music & the British Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199898312
eISBN:
9780199345526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898312.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter explains how an aristocratic officer class, as the commanding officers of militia regiments, established a network of musical units throughout Britain and Ireland. It focuses on the role ... More


Music & the British Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Trevor Herbert and Helen Barlow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199898312
eISBN:
9780199345526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898312.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The book is the first to examine the relationship between the British military as a sponsor of music and musicians within wider aspects of music history during the long nineteenth century. While the ... More


Temporality in Russian Music and the Ideology of History

Benedict Taylor

in The Melody of Time: Music and Temporality in the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190206055
eISBN:
9780190206079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206055.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Philosophy of Music

Moving from subjective to intersubjective temporality, this chapter examines how music may reflect a culture’s historical understanding of time. It has long been a truism of music criticism that ... More


The Melody of Time: Music and Temporality in the Romantic Era

Benedict Taylor

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190206055
eISBN:
9780190206079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206055.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Philosophy of Music

From the Romantic era onwards music has been seen as the most quintessentially temporal art, possessing a unique capacity to invoke the human experience of time. Through its play of themes and ... More


Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic: Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Music

Elaine Kelly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199998098
eISBN:
9780199394371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998098.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

National identity in the German Democratic Republic was heavily predicated on the past. The state was posited as the second German Enlightenment, and socialism as the culmination of a legacy of ... More


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