The Singing Of The New World

Author : Gary Tomlinson
ISBN : 9780521873918
Genre : Music
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A study into indigenous music-making in New World societies, including the Aztecs and the Incas.
Category: Music

The Tonadilla In Performance

Author : Elisabeth Le Guin
ISBN : 9780520276307
Genre : Music
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The tonadilla, a type of satiric musical skit popular on the public stages of Madrid during the late Enlightenment, has played a significant role in the history of music in Spain. This book, the first major study of the tonadilla in English, examines the musical, theatrical, and social worlds that the tonadilla brought together and traces the lasting influence this genre has had on the historiography of Spanish music. The tonadillas' careful constructions of musical populism provide a window onto the tensions among Enlightenment modernity, folkloric nationalism, and the politics of representation; their diverse, engaging, and cosmopolitan music is an invitation to reexamine tired old ideas of musical "Spanishness." Perhaps most radically of all, their satirical stance urges us to embrace the labile, paratextual nature of comic performance as central to the construction of history.
Category: Music

Stefan Wolpe And The Avant Garde Diaspora

Author : Brigid Cohen
ISBN : 9781107003002
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Cohen traces a history of modernism in migration through the composer Stefan Wolpe, from the Bauhaus to Black Mountain College.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Rethinking Difference In Music Scholarship

Author : Olivia Bloechl
ISBN : 9781107026674
Genre : Music
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This major essay collection takes a fresh look at how differences among people matter for music and musical thought.
Category: Music

Kwaito S Promise

Author : Gavin Steingo
ISBN : 9780226362540
Genre : Music
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1994 was the year apartheid ended in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was elected president, and the country s urban black youth developed a new form of music called kwaito, which is roughly analogous to American house music. This book traces the political history of South Africa alongside the musical history of kwaito over the first twenty years of democracy. While many South Africans criticize kwaito as immature, meaningless, and disconnected from social issues, Steingo argues that kwaito s musicians and listeners deliberately appear to ignore actual social conditions in order to invent another way of hearing. He shows that kwaito is less a form of escapism than an aesthetic practice that multiplies sensory realities and thus generates new possibilities in the midst of the neoliberal foreclosure of the future. Steingo discusses the construction of political and sensory communities, practices and infrastructures of musical circulation, and valuation and economies of exchange. From a theoretical standpoint, he reinvigorates a politics of aesthetics at a time when aesthetic judgment is often dismissed as mere ideological mystification. With an ear attuned to kwaito s promise of freedom, Steingo s aim is to explore the ways that musicians in post-apartheid South Africa engage multiple realities, experiment with the thresholds of knowledge, and challenge the partitions that structure contemporary South African life."
Category: Music

The Life Within

Author : Stephen D. Houston
ISBN : 9780300196023
Genre : Art
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Beautifully written and illustrated, The Life Within is the first full study of the vitality and materiality of Classic Maya art and writing and the quest for transcendence and immortality.
Category: Art

Current Musicology

Author : Austin Clarkson
ISBN : UCSD:31822036334670
Genre : Music
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Category: Music