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Glenn Gould and the Birth of the AuthorVariation and Performance in Nancy Huston's Les variations Goldberg

Kathryn Lachman

in Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380307
eISBN:
9781781387290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380307.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the relationship between performance and authority in Nancy Huston's debut novel, Les variations Goldberg. The novel adopts the formal structure of J. S. Bach's Goldberg ... More


Variation

Shelly Kagan

in The Geometry of Desert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199895595
eISBN:
9780199980093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895595.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines different forms of variation. It first studies the concept of comparative bell motion, which features comparative desert lines that have various orientations. It then discusses ... More


Emulation as Empathy

Paul Berry

in Brahms Among Friends: Listening, Performance, and the Rhetoric of Allusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982646
eISBN:
9780199365050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982646.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Four-hand piano music provides an introduction to Brahms’s complex and shifting relationships with the composer Heinrich von Herzogenberg, who quietly emulated his older colleague’s style, and the ... More


Memory, Music, and the Latin American Cold War: Frederic Rzewski’s 36 Variations on “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!”

Carol A. Hess

in Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199919994
eISBN:
9780199345618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter tracks the further demise of Pan Americanism via nueva canción, a folkloric, often anti-U.S. genre popular in cold war Latin America. It also attracted the U.S. composer and Marxist ... More


Persian Composer-Pianist Baffles: Kaikhosru Sorabji

Nalini Ghuman

in Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination,1897-1947

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199314898
eISBN:
9780199372959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314898.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The music and critical works of Essex-born composer Kaikhosru Sorabji have (like the man himself) long been seen as wilfully idiosyncratic, elitist, and, on account of his Parsi-Indian ancestry, only ... More


Time and Transcendence in Beethoven’s Late Piano Sonatas

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/9780190206055.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Philosophy of Music

Forming a prologue to the ensuing discussion, this chapter is at once an account of Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas, a critical study of the idea of timelessness in music, and a scene-setting ... More


The Music of 1951–1958

Eric Saylor

in Vaughan Williams

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780190918569
eISBN:
9780190918590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918569.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The pace and scope of Vaughan Williams’s writing in the 1950s is remarkable by any measure, but his place in British music also began undergoing a complicated process of renegotiation. As younger ... More


Concert by Franz Liszt: Hôtel de Ville (Salle Saint-Jean)

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0029
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Berlioz has a special stake in the concert reviewed here, which features a work by his friend Liszt based on two themes from his own Lélio. In discussing Liszt’s first major orchestral composition, ... More


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