Music In The Western World

Music In The Western World

Music In The Western World

Pt. 1. The heritage of antiquity -- pt. 2. The Middle Ages -- pt. 3. The Renaissance -- pt. 4. The Baroque -- pt. 5. The pre-classical period -- pt. 6. The classical period -- pt. 7. The later nineteenth century : romanticism and other preoccupations -- pt. 8. The twentieth century -- pt. 9. The recent, past, and the present.

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Genre : Music
Author : Piero Weiss
Publisher : Schirmer Books
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 567 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015082643530


The Oxford History Of Western Music The Early Twentieth Century

The Oxford History Of Western Music The Early Twentieth Century

With two separate volumes on the 20th century. The final volume (v.6) is given over entirely to resources: a lengthy chronology, a checklist of books in English, lists of musical examples in order of appearance and by composer, and a comprehensive index. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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Genre : Music
Author : Class of 1955 Professor of Music Richard Taruskin
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 826 Pages
ISBN : UCSC:32106017724474


Popular Musics Of The Non Western World

Popular Musics Of The Non Western World

Reflecting the growing interest in popular music from the developing world, this book examines all major non-Western musical styles, from increasingly familiar genres like reggae and salsa, to the lesser-known regional styles of Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.

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Genre : Music
Author : Peter Manuel
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 1988
Total Pages : 287 Pages
ISBN : 0195063341


Music In The Western

Music In The Western

Music in the Western: Notes from the Frontier presents essays from both film studies scholars and musicologists on core issues in western film scores: their history, their generic conventions, their operation as part of a narrative system, their functioning within individual filmic texts and their ideological import, especially in terms of the western’s construction of gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity. The Hollywood western is marked as uniquely American by its geographic setting, prototypical male protagonist and core American values. Music in the Western examines these conventions and the scores that have shaped them. But the western also had a resounding international impact, from Europe to Asia, and this volume distinguishes itself by its careful consideration of music in non-Hollywood westerns, such as Ravenous and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and in the “easterns” which influenced them, such as Yojimbo. Other films discussed include Wagon Master, High Noon, Calamity Jane, The Big Country, The Unforgiven, Dead Man, Wild Bill, There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men. Contributors Ross Care Corey K. Creekmur Yuna de Lannoy K. J. Donnelly Caryl Flinn Claudia Gorbman Kathryn Kalinak Charles Leinberger Matthew McDonald Peter Stanfield Mariana Whitmer Ben Winters The Routledge Music and Screen Media Series offers edited collections of original essays on music in particular genres of cinema, television, video games and new media. These edited essay collections are written for an interdisciplinary audience of students and scholars of music and film and media studies.

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Genre : Music
Author : Kathryn Kalinak
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-05-22
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9781136620577


Beyond Exoticism

Beyond Exoticism

DIVStudy of how systems of power and domination have shaped representations of otherness in music./div

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Genre : Music
Author : Timothy D. Taylor
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2007-03-05
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 0822339684


The Invention Of Folk Music And Art Music

The Invention Of Folk Music And Art Music

We tend to take for granted the labels we put to different forms of music. This study considers the origins and implications of the way in which we categorize music. Whereas earlier ways of classifying music were based on its different functions, for the past two hundred years we have been obsessed with creativity and musical origins, and classify music along these lines. Matthew Gelbart argues that folk music and art music became meaningful concepts only in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and only in relation to each other. He examines how cultural nationalism served as the earliest impetus in classifying music by origins, and how the notions of folk music and art music followed - in conjunction with changing conceptions of nature, and changing ideas about human creativity. Through tracing the history of these musical categories, the book confronts our assumptions about different kinds of music.

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Genre : Music
Author : Matthew Gelbart
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2007-10-11
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781139466080


An Introduction To Music And Art In The Western World

An Introduction To Music And Art In The Western World

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Genre : Art
Author : Milo Arlington Wold
Publisher :
Release : 1965
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1055439838


Music In The Early Twentieth Century

Music In The Early Twentieth Century

The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Music in the Early Twentieth Century , the fourth volume in Richard Taruskin's history, looks at the first half of the twentieth century, from the beginnings of Modernism in the last decade of the nineteenth century right up to the end of World War II. Taruskin discusses modernism in Germany and France as reflected in the work of Mahler, Strauss, Satie, and Debussy, the modern ballets of Stravinsky, the use of twelve-tone technique in the years following World War I, the music of Charles Ives, the influence of peasant songs on Bela Bartok, Stravinsky's neo-classical phase and the real beginnings of 20th-century music, the vision of America as seen in the works of such composers as W.C. Handy, George Gershwin, and Virgil Thomson, and the impact of totalitarianism on the works of a range of musicians from Toscanini to Shostakovich

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Genre : Music
Author : Richard Taruskin
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2006-08-14
Total Pages : 880 Pages
ISBN : 9780199796014


Music Analysis East And West

Music Analysis East And West

"This volume of Computing in Musicology considers approaches to the computer representation and analysis of early and non-Western music. It describes efforts to provide new tools that may make such work more practical in the future. It also brings fresh insights to the repertories themselves. XML is offered as one possible solution to the coordination of diverse representations from diverse repertories."--Page 4 de la couverture

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Genre : Music
Author : Walter B. Hewlett
Publisher : Computing in Musicology
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 185 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X030150902


Western Music And Its Others

Western Music And Its Others

"[Western Music and Its Others] will be taken as an important book signalling a new turn within the field. It takes the best features of traditional, rigorous scholarship and brings these to bear upon contemporary, more speculative questions. The level of theoretical sophistication is high. The studies within it are polemical and timely and of lasting scholarly value."--Will Straw, co-editor of Theory Rules: Art as Theory/ Theory and Art "The great value of this collection lies in the wealth of questions that it raises--questions that together crystallize the recent concerns of musicology with force and clarity. But it also lies in the authors' resistance to the easy 'postmodernist' answers that threaten to turn new musicology prematurely grey. The editors' comprehensive, intellectually adventurous introduction exemplifies the sort of eager yet properly skeptical receptivity to scholarly innovation that fosters lasting disciplinary reform. It alone is worth the price of the book." --Richard Taruskin, author of Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions: A Biography of the Works Through " Mavra" "When cultural-studies methods first appeared in musicology 15 years ago, they triggered a storm of polemics that sometimes overshadowed the important issues being raised. As the canon wars recede, however, scholars are finding it possible to focus on the concerns that led them to cultural criticism in the first place: the study of music and its political meanings. Western Music and Its Others brings together leading musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and specialists in film and popular music to explore the ways European and North American musicians have drawn on or identified themselves in tension with the musical practices of Others. In a series of essays ranging from examination of the Orientalist tropes of early 20th-century Modernists to the tangled claims for ownership in today's World Music, the authors in this collection greatly advance both our knowledge of specific case studies and our intellectual awareness of the complexity and urgency of these problems. A timely intervention that should help push music studies to the next level." --Susan McClary, author of Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form (2000) "This collection provides a sophisticated model for using theory to interrogate music and music to interrogate theory. The essays both take up and challenge the dominance of notions of representation in cultural theory as they explore the relevance of the concepts of hybridity and otherness for contemporary art music. Sophisticated theory, erudite scholarship and a very real appreciation for the specificities of music make this a powerful and important addition to our understanding of both culture and music." --Lawrence Grossberg, author of Dancing in Spite of Myself

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Genre : Music
Author : Georgina Born
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : 0520220838