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The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

Lydia Goehr

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235415
eISBN:
9780191597503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235410.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

What is the difference between a performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and the symphony itself? What does it mean for musicians to be faithful to the works they perform? To answer such questions, ... More


The Central Claim

Lydia Goehr

in The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198235415
eISBN:
9780191597503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235410.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Identifies the philosophical content of the claim that the work concept began to regulate musical practice at a particular point in history. The ontological picture presupposed by the historical ... More


The Musical Discourse of Servitude: Authority, Autonomy, and the Work-Concept in Fux, Bach and Handel

Harry White

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190903879
eISBN:
9780190903909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903879.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Musical Discourse of Servitude examines the music of Johann Joseph Fux (ca. 1660–1741) in relation to that of Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. Its principal argument is that ... More


Hearing Things: Musical Objects at the 1851 Great Exhibition

Flora Willson

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

Willson addresses music’s epistemological status: what kind of object of knowledge music was held to be, what material artifacts could speak for it, and in what kind of Museum. The occasion is the ... More


Transcending Text & Act?

Nick Wilson

in The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199939930
eISBN:
9780199369775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

The third chapter provides an in-depth review and analysis ofEarly Music’s underlying ideology of authentic performance. The chapter’s title evokes Richard Taruskin’sText & Act, the book that has ... More


The Practice of Early-Nineteenth-Century Pianism

Jim Samson

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the pre-recital pianistic culture of the early nineteenth century, as represented by such figures as Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt. Pianism contains many features carrying ... More


Looking Back at Ourselves: The Problem with the Musical Work-Concept

Reinhard Strohm

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the problem with the musical work-concept and considers precedents in Renaissance music for both work-status and the work-concept. It looks at the history of the debate over the ... More


‘The Work’: An Evaluative Charge

Philip Tagg

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the etymological and semantic ramifications of the term ‘work’ and argues that its use, within European music, is linked to the values of one particular ‘community of aesthetic ... More


The Work-Concept and Composer-Centredness

Michael Talbot

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the existence of a watershed in Western art music located in the decades around 1800. In parallel with the emergence of a modern work-concept, the general public accepted, for ... More


‘On the Problems of Dating’ or ‘Looking Backward and Forward with Strohm’

Lydia Goehr

in The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238256
eISBN:
9781846313615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238256.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter is a response to Reinhard Strohm's ‘Looking Back at Ourselves: The Problem with the Musical Work-Concept’. Whereas Lydia Goehr chose in her Imaginary Museum to look back at the emergence ... More


Improvisatoriness: The Regime of the Improvisation Imaginary

Dana Gooley

in Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190633585
eISBN:
9780190633615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633585.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 6 differs from the other chapters in its focus on representations and discourses about improvisation, which overtook practices in the period 1847–1880. The chapter begins with a discussion of ... More


Conclusion

Anna Pakes

in Choreography Invisible: The Disappearing Work of Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199988211
eISBN:
9780190071448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199988211.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Dance

The Conclusion summarises and qualifies the book’s historical thesis about the late development of the work-concept in Western theatre dance. It draws attention to stronger and weaker ... More


Introduction

Anna Pakes

in Choreography Invisible: The Disappearing Work of Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199988211
eISBN:
9780190071448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199988211.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter introduces the topic of the book, explaining how the nature of dances presents a number of philosophical puzzles. Connections and distinctions between the concepts invoked by the count ... More


Early Dances and Ballets

Anna Pakes

in Choreography Invisible: The Disappearing Work of Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199988211
eISBN:
9780190071448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199988211.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 1 explores the historical development of dance in Europe, from the Renaissance to the early eighteenth century, focusing particularly on the themes of dance structures, authorship, and ... More


Action-Ballet and Ballet-Pantomime

Anna Pakes

in Choreography Invisible: The Disappearing Work of Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199988211
eISBN:
9780190071448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199988211.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 2 considers developments in dance practice in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, traditionally considered the period in which dance achieves autonomy as an art form. The ... More


Modern(ist) Dances and Modern Work-Concepts

Anna Pakes

in Choreography Invisible: The Disappearing Work of Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199988211
eISBN:
9780190071448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199988211.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 3 discusses Western theatre dance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, arguing that in this period the dance work-concept acquires a particular “thickness,” clear contours ... More


Postmodern Works

Anna Pakes

in Choreography Invisible: The Disappearing Work of Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199988211
eISBN:
9780190071448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199988211.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

Chapter 4 explores the continuing operation of the work-concept in postmodern and contemporary dance, as well as a range of ways in which that concept has been challenged. The institutionalisation of ... More


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