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Why Classical Music Still Matters

Why Classical Music Still Matters

Lawrence Kramer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250826
eISBN:
9780520933644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250826.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

“What can be done about the state of classical music?” asks this book. Classical music, whose demise has been predicted for at least a decade, has always had its staunch advocates, but in today's ... More

William Byrd and His ContemporariesEssays and a Monograph

William Byrd and His Contemporaries: Essays and a Monograph

Philip Brett

Joseph Kerman and Davitt Moroney (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247581
eISBN:
9780520932838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book features chapters on the music of the Tudor period, the work of William Byrd (c.1540–1623), and other composers of the period, including John Taverner, Thomas Tallis, Orlando Gibbons, and ... More

William Grant StillA Study in Contradictions

William Grant Still: A Study in Contradictions

Catherine Parsons Smith

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215429
eISBN:
9780520921573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215429.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the 1930s and 1940s William Grant Still (1895–1978) was known as the “Dean of Afro-American Composers.” He worked as an arranger for early radio, on Broadway, and in Hollywood; major symphony ... More

Winding It BackTeaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings

Winding It Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings

Alice M. Hammel, Roberta Y. Hickox, and Ryan M. Hourigan (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190201616
eISBN:
9780190201654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201616.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Winding It Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings is a collaborative effort by practicing music educators, teacher educators, pedagogy experts, researchers, ... More

With Passionate VoiceRe-Creative Singing in 16th-Century England and Italy

With Passionate Voice: Re-Creative Singing in 16th-Century England and Italy

Robert Toft

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199382026
eISBN:
9780199382064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199382026.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The sixteenth century was an age of rhetorical persuasion, and singers delivered solo and part songs through a dramatic display of passion that inflamed the hearts and minds of listeners. Composers ... More

With Voice and PenComing to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Leo Treitler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book contains seventeen essays, in the form of chapters, which trace the creation and spread of song (cantus), sacred and secular, through oral tradition and writing in the European Middle Ages. ... More

Women Musicians of UzbekistanFrom Courtyard to Conservatory

Women Musicians of Uzbekistan: From Courtyard to Conservatory

Tanya Merchant

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039539
eISBN:
9780252097638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039539.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Influences by women's distinct influence on Uzbekistan's music, this book ventures into Tashkent's post-Soviet music scene to place women musicians within the nation's evolving artistic and political ... More

Women Singers in Global ContextsMusic, Biography, Identity

Women Singers in Global Contexts: Music, Biography, Identity

Ruth Hellier (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037245
eISBN:
9780252094361
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037245.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Exploring and celebrating individual lives in diverse situations, this book is a new departure in the study of women's worldwide music-making. Ten unique women constitute the heart of this volume: ... More

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Women, the Recited Qur'an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia

Anne Rasmussen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255487
eISBN:
9780520947429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255487.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book takes readers to the heart of religious musical praxis in Indonesia, home to the largest Muslim population in the world. The author explores a rich public soundscape, where women recite the ... More

World FluteloreFolktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

World Flutelore: Folktales, Myths, and Other Stories of Magical Flute Power

Dale A. Olsen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037887
eISBN:
9780252095146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037887.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In many places around the world, flutes and the sounds of flutes are powerful magical forces for seduction and love, protection, vegetal and human fertility, birth and death, and other aspects of ... More

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