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Author Pasler, Jann
Title Writing Through Music : Essays on Music, Culture, and Politics
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2007
©2008
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Part I. TIME, NARRATIVE, AND MEMORY -- 1. Narrative and Narrativity in Music -- 2. Postmodernism, Narrativity, and the Art of Memory -- 3. Resituating the Spectral Revolution: French Antecedents -- Part II. SELF-FASHIONING -- 4. Deconstructing d'Indy, or the Problem of a Composer's Reputation -- 5. New Music as Confrontation: The Musical Sources of Cocteau's Identity -- 6. Inventing a Tradition: John Cage's ''Composition in Retrospect'' -- Part III. IDENTITY AND NATION -- 7. Pelléas and Power: Forces behind the Reception of Debussy's Opera -- 8. The Ironies of Gender, or Virility and Politics in the Music of Augusta Holmès -- 9. Race, Orientalism, and Distinction in the Wake of the ''Yellow Peril'' -- Part IV. PATRONS AND PATRONAGE -- 10. Countess Greffulhe as Entrepreneur: Negotiating Class, Gender, and Nation -- 11. The Political Economy of Composition in the American University, 1965-1985 -- Part V. THE EVERYDAY LIFE OF THE PAST -- 12. Concert Programs and Their Narratives as Emblems of Ideology -- 13. Material Culture and Postmodern Positivism: Rethinking the ''Popular'' in Late Nineteenth-Century French Music -- Appendices -- Appendix 1. Definitions of Terminology Used in Chapter 1 -- Appendix 2. Public Performances and Publications of Music by Augusta Holmès -- Appendix 3. Relationship between NEA Support and Composers' Educational Background -- Appendix 4. Relationship between NEA Support and Composers' Institutional Affiliation -- Appendix 5. Educational Background and Institutional Affiliation of Most Frequent NEA Panelists -- Appendix 6. Winners of Largest NEA Composer Grants Each Year, 1973-1985 -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Drawing on a remarkably diverse interdisciplinary toolbox, Jann Pasler invites us to read as she writes "through" music, unveiling the forces that affect our sonic encounters. In an extraordinary collection of historical and critical essays, some appearing for the first time in English, Pasler deconstructs the social, moral, and political preoccupations lurking behind aesthetic taste. Arguing that learning from musical experience is vital to our understanding of past, present, and future, Pasler's work trenchantly reasserts the role of music as a crucial contributor to important public debates about who we can be as individuals, communities, and nations. Writing through Music brilliantly demonstrates how music can be a critical lens to focus the contemporary critical, cultural, historical, and social issues of our time
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Pasler, Jann Writing Through Music : Essays on Music, Culture, and Politics Cary : Oxford University Press USA - OSO,c2007 9780195324891
Subject Music -- Social aspects.;Music -- History and criticism
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