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Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195140231
eISBN:
9780199871278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140231.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book shows how recent work in cognitive science, especially that developed by cognitive linguists and cognitive psychologists, can be used to explain how we understand music. The book focuses on ... More


Falling Out of Step at the Close of an Era: “We Have in Recent Years Lowered Our Standards”

Kevin Mungons and Douglas Yeo

in Homer Rodeheaver and the Rise of the Gospel Music Industry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043840
eISBN:
9780252052743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043840.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the final decade of his life, Homer Rodeheaver enjoyed financial success and national fame, though his health and trombone playing declined precipitously. His business model for promoting gospel ... More


Sounding Structure, Structured Sound

Toomas Siitan

in Arvo Pärt: Sounding the Sacred

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289752
eISBN:
9780823297108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289752.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The chapter addresses compositional strategies in works by Arvo Pärt unifying his different creative periods. The impetus of early Flemish polyphony, which is present in the Symphony No. 3 (1971) and ... More


Parola scenica in Verdi and His Critics: The “Carlo Quinto” Act

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/9780226749167.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter focuses on Verdi's concept or expression parola scenica (theatrical word), and presents some excerpts in which the parola scenica is cited, commented on, and used as a tool in criticism. ... More


Sounding Prophecy: Words and Music in the Sacrificia

Rebecca Maloy

in Songs of Sacrifice: Chant, Identity, and Christian Formation in Early Medieval Iberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190071530
eISBN:
9780190071561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071530.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers the relationship between the melodies and the semantic content of the texts, thus bearing on the contentious question of whether chant melodies can relate to textual meaning. ... More


Beckett’s Words and Music ‘or some other trouble’: Vaguening on the Airwaves

Lucy Jeffery

in Samuel Beckett and Technology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474463287
eISBN:
9781399509503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463287.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In a letter of 21 February 1957, Samuel Beckett told Donald McWhinnie that radio had ‘captured his imagination’ and had opened a new creative outlet after his post-Trilogy writer’s block. This ... More


I’m Not the Same Person That I Used to Be: Perfect Lives

Kyle Gann

in Robert Ashley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252035494
eISBN:
9780252094569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252035494.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter is an in-depth analysis of Perfect Lives, which, for many listeners, remains Ashley's best-known and most emblematic work. It begins with a brief general introduction into the plots and ... More


ELLIOTT CARTER (1908–2012)Of Challenge and of Love (1994): Texts by John Hollander

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter considers Elliott Carter’s Of Challenge and of Love. This substantial and impressive cycle shows stylistic consistency in its uncompromising atonality and rhythmic complexity, but it is ... More


Introduction: The Nature of the Quest

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325436
eISBN:
9780191822360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325436.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This book addresses the phenomenon of the uniqueness of Richard Wagner’s music dramas, as represented here by the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen. It does so by examining Wagner’s key revolutionary ... More


Supplementary Texts by Alexander Skryabin

Simon Nicholls, Michael Pushkin, and Vladimir Ashkenazy

in The Notebooks of Alexander Skryabin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190863661
eISBN:
9780190863692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863661.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Two notes from Skryabin’s youth: an account of his hand injury and its effect on his religious beliefs, and a statement of his inner aspirations. Three music-related texts: annotations to an ... More


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