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This classic anthology assembles over 200 source readings, bringing to life the history of music through letters, reviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, and other documents. Writings by composers, critics, and educators touch on virtually every aspect of Western music from ancient Greece to the present day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre : Music
Author : Piero Weiss
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2007-05-07
File : 624 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780534585990

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This classic anthology assembles over 200 source readings, bringing to life the history of music through letters, reviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, and other documents. Writings by composers, critics, and educators touch on virtually every aspect of Western music from ancient Greece to the present day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre : Music
Author : Piero Weiss
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release : 2007-05-07
File : 624 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781111793449

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Genre : Music
Author : Richard Taruskin
Publisher :
Release : 2010
File : 906 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0195169794

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This book examines all major non-Western urban music styles, from increasingly familiar genres like reggae and salsa, to the lesser-known regional styles of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, non-Western Europe (Greece, Yugoslavia, Portugal), Asia, and the Near East. Manuel establishes parameters that distinguish popular music from both folk and classical music, defining popular music as music created with the mass media in mind and reproduced on a large scale basis as a salable commodity for wide public consumption. While emphasizing stylistic analysis and historical development, he also treats the diverse popular musics as sites for the negotiation and mediation of the dialectics of nationalism and acculturation, tradition and modernity, urban and rural aesthetics, and grassroots spontaneity and corporate or bureaucratic manipulation. --From publisher's description.

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Genre : Music
Author : Peter Manuel
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 1988
File : 287 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0195063341

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Genre : Art
Author : Milo Arlington Wold
Publisher :
Release : 1965
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : OCLC:1055439838

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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
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0822339684

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"[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 : 2000-10-15
File : 360 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0520220846

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Genre : Music
Author : Luciano Alberti
Publisher :
Release : 1974
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : LCCN:74786857

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Frank Edward MANUEL
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
File : 912 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780674040564

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Contributions of many nations from ancient Greece and Israel to modern Latin American and the United States.

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Genre : Music
Author : Hugo Leichtentritt
Publisher : Cambridge Harvard U. P
Release : 1956
File : 324 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39076006076314

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