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Music in the Western World

Music in the Western World
  • Author : Piero Weiss,Richard Taruskin
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  • Release Date :2007-05-07
  • Total pages :624
  • ISBN : 053458599X
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Summary : 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.

Popular Musics of the Non-Western World

Popular Musics of the Non-Western World
  • Author : Peter Manuel
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  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :287
  • ISBN : 9780195063349
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Summary : 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.

Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century

Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century
  • Author : Richard Taruskin
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :906
  • ISBN : 9780195169799
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An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World

An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World
  • Author : Milo Arlington Wold,Edmund Cykler
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  • Release Date :1965
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN :
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Western Music and Its Others

Western Music and Its Others
  • Author : Georgina Born,David Hesmondhalgh,Research Fellow in Sociology David Hesmondhalgh,University of California Press
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  • Release Date :2000-10-15
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 9780520220843
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Summary : "[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

Music of the Western World

Music of the Western World
  • Author : Luciano Alberti
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  • Release Date :1974
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN :
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Beyond Exoticism

Beyond Exoticism
  • Author : Timothy D. Taylor
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  • Release Date :2007-03-05
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780822339687
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Summary : DIVStudy of how systems of power and domination have shaped representations of otherness in music./div

Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition

Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition
  • Author : Douglass Seaton
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  • Release Date :2016-07-18
  • Total pages :528
  • ISBN : 9780190246778
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Summary : Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition, Fourth Edition, explores the conceptual frameworks that have shaped musical development from antiquity to the present. In a lively narrative that prompts readers to think both critically and creatively, Douglass Seaton uses historical documents from thinkers, artists, and musicians to add rich detail to the compelling story of Western music. This brief and accessible narrative of music history features numerous works of art, literature, and music that immerse students in the historical and intellectual contexts of musical styles. The thoroughly updated and revised fourth edition offers: · New pedagogy including chapter-opening summaries and outlines; marginal cues to identify key ideas in each paragraph; and extended excerpts from key historical texts · Increased and balanced coverage of women's roles in music history, ranging from discussions of key composers and performers like Isabella d'Este and Fanny Hensel to women's important roles as patrons · A custom score anthology drawn from the Oxford History of Western Music offers students full scores and analysis for key works from the text · A more user-friendly design makes it easier for students to quickly locate key information · Updates to the narrative throughout, including the most recent research findings along with updates to the reception of key works

Sports in the Western World

Sports in the Western World
  • Author : William Joseph Baker
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  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :359
  • ISBN : 9780252060427
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Summary : Since the earliest days of the silent era, American filmmakers have been drawn to the visual spectacle of sports and their compelling narratives of conflict, triumph, and individual achievement. In Contesting Identities Aaron Baker examines how these cinematic representations of sports and athletes have evolved over time--from The Pinch Hitter and Buster Keaton's College to White Men Can't Jump, Jerry Maguire, and Girlfight. He focuses on how identities have been constructed and transcended in American society since the early twentieth century. Whether depicting team or individual sports, these films return to that most American of themes, the master narrative of self-reliance. Baker shows that even as sports films tackle socially constructed identities like class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender, they ultimately underscore transcendence of these identities through self-reliance. Looking at films from almost every sporting genre--with a particular focus on movies about boxing, baseball, basketball, and football--Contesting Identities maps the complex cultural landscape depicted in American sports films and the ways in which stories about "subaltern" groups winning acceptance by the mainstream majority can serve to reinforce the values of that majority. In addition to discussing the genre's recurring dramatic tropes, from the populist prizefighter to the hot-headed rebel to the "manly" female athlete, Baker also looks at the social and cinematic impacts of real-life sports figures from Jackie Robinson and Babe Didrikson Zaharias to Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.

Music of the Western Nations

Music of the Western Nations
  • Author : Hugo Leichtentritt
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  • Release Date :1956
  • Total pages :324
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Contributions of many nations from ancient Greece and Israel to modern Latin American and the United States.

Playboy of the Western World

Playboy of the Western World
  • Author : J.M Synge
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  • Release Date :2013-07-23
  • Total pages :93
  • ISBN : 113489743X
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Summary : First published in 1979. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Awakening the Buddha Within

Awakening the Buddha Within
  • Author : Surya Das,Lama Surya Das
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  • Release Date :1998
  • Total pages :414
  • ISBN : 0767901576
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Summary : Drawing on three decades of learning from the spiritual masters of Asia, an American lama illuminates the sacred wisdom and practices of Buddhism and shows readers how to integrate them into their lives, relationships, and careers. Reprint. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

The Master and His Emissary

The Master and His Emissary
  • Author : Iain McGilchrist
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  • Release Date :2019-03-26
  • Total pages :616
  • ISBN : 0300245920
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Summary : A new edition of the bestselling classic – published with a special introduction to mark its 10th anniversary This pioneering account sets out to understand the structure of the human brain – the place where mind meets matter. Until recently, the left hemisphere of our brain has been seen as the ‘rational’ side, the superior partner to the right. But is this distinction true? Drawing on a vast body of experimental research, Iain McGilchrist argues while our left brain makes for a wonderful servant, it is a very poor master. As he shows, it is the right side which is the more reliable and insightful. Without it, our world would be mechanistic – stripped of depth, colour and value.

Focus: Choral Music in Global Perspective

Focus: Choral Music in Global Perspective
  • Author : André de Quadros
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  • Release Date :2019-03-11
  • Total pages :228
  • ISBN : 0429656319
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Summary : Focus: Choral Music in Global Perspective introduces the little-known traditions and repertoires of the world’s choral diversity, from prison choirs in Thailand and gay and lesbian choruses of the Western world to community choruses in the Middle East and youth choirs in the United States. The book weaves together the stories of diverse individuals and organizations, examining their music and pedagogical practices while presenting the author’s research on how choral cultures around the world interact with societies and transform the lives of their members. Through an engaging series of portraits that pushes beyond the scope of extant texts and studies, the author explores the dynamic realm of world choral activity and repertoire. These personal portraits of musical communities are enriched by sample repertoire lists, performance details, and research findings that reposition a once Western phenomenon as a global concept. Focus: Choral Music in Global Perspective is an accessible, engaging, and provocative study of one of the world’s most ubiquitous and socially significant forms of music-making.

The Decline of the West

The Decline of the West
  • Author : Oswald Spengler,Arthur Helps
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  • Release Date :2006
  • Total pages :414
  • ISBN : 1400097002
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Summary : The late German historian considers all forms and movements of human affairs as he predicts the inevitable eclipse of Western civilization, in an abridged edition of the classic study, first published more than eighty years ago. Reprint.