Cecilia Reclaimed

Cecilia Reclaimed
Author: Susan C. Cook,Judy S. Tsou
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780252063411
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cecilia Reclaimed Book Excerpt:

Cecilia, a fifteenth-century Christian martyr, has long been considered the patron saint of music. In this pathbreaking volume, ten of the best known scholars in the newly emerging field of feminist musicology explore both how gender has helped shape genres and works of music and how music has contributed to prevailing notions of gender. The musical subjects include concert music, both instrumental and vocal, and the vernacular genres of ballads, salon music, and contemporary African American rap. The essays raise issues not only of gender but also of race and class, moving among musical practices of the courtly ruling class and the elite discourse of the twentieth-century modernist movement to practices surrounding marginal girls in Renaissance Venice and the largely white middle-class experiences of magazine and balladry.

Women Singers in Global Contexts

Women Singers in Global Contexts
Author: Ruth Hellier
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 0252037243
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Singers in Global Contexts Book Excerpt:

Looks at the lives and music of 10 women singers in a range of sociocultural contexts.

Rethinking Music

Rethinking Music
Author: Nicholas Cook,Mark Everist
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 574
Release: 1999
ISBN: 019879004X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Music Book Excerpt:

Rethinking Music offers a comprehensive re-evaluation of current thinking about music. In this book, 24 distinguished musicologists, music theorists, and ethnomusicologists review different dimensions of musical study, revealing a range of concerns that are shared across the discipline: the nature of musicological practice, its social and ethical dimensions, issues of canon and value, and the relationship between academic study and musical experience.

Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship

Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship
Author: Olivia Bloechl,Melanie Lowe,Jeffrey Kallberg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-01-08
ISBN: 1316194434
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship Book Excerpt:

Two decades after the publication of several landmark scholarly collections on music and difference, musicology has largely accepted difference-based scholarship. This collection of essays by distinguished contributors is a major contribution to this field, covering the key issues and offering an array of individual case studies and methodologies. It also grapples with the changed intellectual landscape since the 1990s. Criticism of difference-based knowledge has emerged from within and outside the discipline, and musicology has had to confront new configurations of difference in a changing world. This book addresses these and other such challenges in a wide-ranging theoretical introduction that situates difference within broader debates over recognition and explores alternative frameworks, such as redistribution and freedom. Voicing a range of perspectives on these issues, this collection reveals why differences and similarities among people matter for music and musical thought.

Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction 1860 1900 Representations of Music Science and Gender in the Leisured Home

Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction  1860 1900  Representations of Music  Science and Gender in the Leisured Home
Author: Phyllis Weliver
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN: 1351744488
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction 1860 1900 Representations of Music Science and Gender in the Leisured Home Book Excerpt:

This title was first publushed in 2000. Phyllis Weliver investigates representations of female musicians in British novels from 1860 to 1900 with regard to changing gender roles, musical practices and scientific discourses. During this time women were portrayed in complex and nuanced ways as they played and sang in family drawing rooms. Women in the 19th century were judged on their manners, appearance, language and other accomplishments such as sewing or painting, but music stood out as an area where women were encouraged to take centre stage and demonstrate their genteel education, graceful movements and self-expression. However within the novels of the Victorian were begining to move away from portraying the musical accomplishments of middle- and upper-class women as feminine and worthwhile towards depicting musical women as truly dangerous. This book explores the reasons for this reaction and the way labels and images were constructed to show extremes of behaviour, and it looks at whether the fiction was depicting the real trends in music at the time.

Gender in Music Production

Gender in Music Production
Author: Russ Hepworth-Sawyer,Jay Hodgson,Liesl King,Mark Marrington
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN: 042987586X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender in Music Production Book Excerpt:

The field of music production has for many years been regarded as male-dominated. Despite growing acknowledgement of this fact, and some evidence of diversification, it is clear that gender representation on the whole remains quite unbalanced. Gender in Music Production brings together industry leaders, practitioners, and academics to present and analyze the situation of gender within the wider context of music production as well as to propose potential directions for the future of the field. This much-anticipated volume explores a wide range of topics, covering historical and contextual perspectives on women in the industry, interviews, case studies, individual position pieces, as well as informed analysis of current challenges and opportunities for change. Ground-breaking in its synthesis of perspectives, Gender in Music Production offers a broadly considered and thought-provoking resource for professionals, students, and researchers working in the field of music production today.

Music and Gender

Music and Gender
Author: Tullia Magrini
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2003-06-15
ISBN: 9780226501659
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Gender Book Excerpt:

Although scholars have long been aware of the crucial roles that gender plays in music, and vice versa, the contributors to this volume are among the first to systematically examine the interactions between the two. This book is also the first to explore the diverse, yet often strikingly similar, musics of the areas bordering the Mediterranean from comparative anthropological perspectives. From Spanish flamenco to Algerian raï, Greek rebetika to Turkish pop music, Sephardi and Berber songs to Egyptian belly dancers, the contributors cover an exceedingly wide range of geographic and musical territories. Individual essays examine musical behavior as representation, assertion, and sometimes transgression of gender identities; compare men's and women's roles in specific musical practices and their historical evolution; and explore how music and gender relate to such issues as ethnicity, nationality, and religion. Anyone studying the musics or cultures of the Mediterranean, or more generally the relations between gender and the arts, will welcome this book. Contributors: Caroline Bithell, Joaquina Labajo, Jane C. Sugarman, Carol Silverman, Goffredo Plastino, Gail Holst-Warhaft, Edwin Seroussi, Marie Virolle, Terry Brint Joseph, Deborah Kapchan, Karin van Nieuwkerk, Svanibor Pettan, Martin Stokes, Philip V. Bohlman

Women Writing Music in Late Eighteenth Century England

Women Writing Music in Late Eighteenth Century England
Author: Leslie Ritchie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351536621
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Writing Music in Late Eighteenth Century England Book Excerpt:

Combining new musicology trends, formal musical analysis, and literary feminist recovery work, Leslie Ritchie examines rare poetic, didactic, fictional, and musical texts written by women in late eighteenth-century Britain. She finds instances of and resistance to contemporary perceptions of music as a form of social control in works by Maria Barthmon, Harriett Abrams, Mary Worgan, Susanna Rowson, Hannah Cowley, and Amelia Opie, among others. Relating women's musical compositions and writings about music to theories of music's function in the formation of female subjectivities during the latter half of the eighteenth century, Ritchie draws on the work of cultural theorists and cultural historians, as well as feminist scholars who have explored the connection between femininity and performance. Whether crafting works consonant with societal ideals of charitable, natural, and national order, or re-imagining their participation in these musical aids to social harmony, women contributed significantly to the formation of British cultural identity. Ritchie's interdisciplinary book will interest scholars working in a range of fields, including gender studies, musicology, eighteenth-century British literature, and cultural studies.

Cultivating Music in America

Cultivating Music in America
Author: Ralph P. Locke,Cyrilla Barr
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 9780520083950
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultivating Music in America Book Excerpt:

"The Victorian cup on my shelf--a present from my mother--reads 'Love the Giver.' Is it because the very word patronage implies the authority of the father that we have treated American women patrons and activists so unlovingly in the writing of our own history? This pioneering collection of superb scholarship redresses that imbalance. At the same time it brilliantly documents the interrelationship between various aspects of gender and the creation of our own culture."--Judith Tick, author of Ruth Crawford Seeger: A Composer's Search for American Music "Together with the fine-grained and energetic research, I like the spirit of this book, which is ambitious, bold, and generous minded. Cultivating Music in America corrects long-standing prejudices, omissions, and misunderstandings about the role of women in setting up the structures of America's musical life, and, even more far-reaching, it sheds light on the character of American musical life itself. To read this book is to be brought to a fresh understanding of what is at stake when we discuss notions such as 'elitism, ' 'democratic taste, ' and the political and economic implications of art."--Richard Crawford, author of The American Musical Landscape "We all know we are indebted to royal patronage for the music of Mozart. But who launched American talent? The answer is women, this book teaches us. Music lovers will be grateful for these ten essays, sound in scholarship, that make a strong case for the women philanthropists who ought to join Carnegie and Rockefeller as household words as sponsors of music."--Karen J. Blair, author of The Torchbearers: Women and Their Amateur Arts Associations in America

The Woman Composer

The Woman Composer
Author: Jill Halstead
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351539442
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Woman Composer Book Excerpt:

Unlike previous anthologizing examinations of women and musical composition, this book concentrates on the reasons why there have been, and continue to be, so few women composers. Jill Halstead focuses on the experiences of nine composers born in the twentieth century (Avril Coleridge Taylor, Grace Williams, Elizabeth Maconchy, Minna Keal, Ruth Gipps, Antoinette Kirkwood, Enid Luff, Judith Bailey and Bryony Jagger) to explore the physiological, social and political factors that have inhibited women from pursuing careers as composers. Is there a biological argument for inferior female creativity? Do social structures, such as marriage, serve to restrict potential women composers? Is the gender of a composer reflected in the music they write? If so, how would this manifest itself? The conclusions that are reached are as complex and challenging as the questions that are raised. This powerful and provocative book aims to open up debate on these issues, which have all too often be avoided by critics and musicologists whose writings have perpetuated arguments that denigrate women's ability to compose. By confronting these arguments, this study will hopefully begin a reassessment of attitudes towards women and music, so that women composers are less of a rarity by the end of the next century.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Author: Ellen Koskoff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1408
Release: 2017-09-25
ISBN: 1351544144
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Book Excerpt:

This volume makes available the full range of the American/Canadian musical experience, covering-for the first time in print-all major regions, ethnic groups, and traditional and popular contexts. From musical comedy to world beat, from the songs of the Arctic to rap and house music, from Hispanic Texas to the Chinese communities of Vancouver, the coverage captures the rich diversity and continuities of the vibrant music we hear around us. Special attention is paid to recent immigrant groups, to Native American traditions, and to such socio-musical topics as class, race, gender, religion, government policy, media, and technology.

Gender Age and Musical Creativity

Gender  Age and Musical Creativity
Author: Catherine Haworth,Lisa Colton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317130057
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Age and Musical Creativity Book Excerpt:

From the perennially young, precocious figure of 'little orphan Annie' to the physical and vocal ageing of the eighteenth-century castrato, interlinked cultural constructions of age and gender are central to the historical and contemporary depiction of creative activity and its audiences. Gender, Age and Musical Creativity takes an interdisciplinary approach to issues of identity and its representation, examining intersections of age and gender in relation to music and musicians across a wide range of periods, places, and genres, including female patronage in Renaissance Italy, the working-class brass band tradition of northern England, twentieth-century jazz and popular music cultures, and the contemporary 'New Music' scene. Drawing together the work of musicologists and practitioners, the collection offers new ways in which to conceptualise the complex links between age and gender in both individual and collective practice and their reception: essays explore juvenilia and 'late' style in composition and performance, the role of public and private institutions in fostering and sustaining creative activity throughout the course of musical careers, and the ways in which genres and scenes themselves age over time.

Louise Talma

Louise Talma
Author: Kendra Preston Leonard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN: 1317103211
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louise Talma Book Excerpt:

American composer Louise Talma (1906-1996) was the first female winner of two back-to-back Guggenheim Awards (1946, 1947), the first American woman to have an opera premiered in Europe (1962), the first female winner of the Sibelius Award for Composition (1963), and the first woman composer elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1974). This book analyses Talma’s works in the context of her life, focusing on the effects on her work of two major changes she made during her adult life: her conversion to Catholicism as an adult, under the guidance of Nadia Boulanger, and her adoption of serial compositional techniques. Employing approaches from traditional musical analysis, feminist and queer musicology, and women’s autobiographical theory to examine Talma’s body of works, comprising some eighty pieces, this is the first full-length study of this pioneering composer. Exploring Talma’s compositional language, text-setting practices, and the incorporation of autobiographical elements into her works using her own letters, sketches, and scores, as well as a number of other relevant documents, this book positions Talma’s contributions to serial and atonal music in the United States, considers her role as a woman composer during the twentieth century, and evaluates the legacy of her works and career in American music.

Reading Music

Reading Music
Author: Susan McClary
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351552228
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Music Book Excerpt:

This outstanding collection of Susan McClary's work exemplifies her contribution to a bridging of the gap between historical context, culture and musical practice. The selection includes essays which have had a major impact on the field and others which are less known and reproduced here from hard-to-find sources. The volume is divided into four parts: Interpretation and Polemics, Gender and Sexuality, Popular Music, and Early Music. Each of the essays treats music as cultural text and has a strong interdisciplinary appeal. Together with the autobiographical introduction they will prove essential reading for anyone interested in the life and times of a renegade musicologist.

The Art Songs of Louise Talma

The Art Songs of Louise Talma
Author: Kendra Preston Leonard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 1351782169
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art Songs of Louise Talma Book Excerpt:

The Art Songs of Louise Talma presents some of Talma’s finest compositions and those most frequently performed during her life. It includes pieces appropriate for beginning, intermediate, and advanced singers and collaborative pianists. The songs include text settings of American, English, and French poets and writers, including Native American poems, works by W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, e. e. cummings, John Donne, Gerald Manley Hopkins, William Shakespeare, and Wallace Stevens, as well as poems from medieval France and religious texts. Because of the popularity of Talma’s choral works and the fact that her works for voice and piano were performed often, this sourcebook will be useful to singers at all stages of their careers, as well as scholars of twentieth-century music as a whole. The diversity of compositional approaches Talma used provides a snapshot of American trends in composition during the twentieth century; during the course of her career, Talma moved from neo-classicism to serialism and finally to non-strict serial-derived atonality in her works. Inclusion of performance and reception histories of the songs helps trace changing public taste in American art song and the repertoire of performers, particularly those interested in contemporary music.

The Gei of Geisha Music Identity and Meaning

The Gei of Geisha  Music  Identity and Meaning
Author: KellyM. Foreman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351544098
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gei of Geisha Music Identity and Meaning Book Excerpt:

The Japanese geisha is an international icon, known almost universally as a symbol of traditional Japan. Numerous books exist on the topic, yet this is the first to focus on the 'gei' of geisha - the art that constitutes their title (gei translates as fine art, sha refers to person). Kelly M. Foreman brings together ethnomusicological field research, including studying and performing the shamisen among geisha in Tokyo, with historical research. The book elaborates how musical art is an essential part of the identity of the Japanese geisha rather than a secondary feature, and locates current practice within a tradition of two and half centuries. The book opens by deconstructing the idea of 'geisha' as it functions in Western societies in order to understand why gei has been, and continues to be, neglected in geisha studies. Subsequent chapters detail the myriad musical genres and traditions with which geisha have been involved during their artistic history, as well as their position within the traditional arts society. Considering the current situation more closely, the final chapters explore actual dedication to art today by geisha, and analyse how they create impromptu performances at evening banquets. An important issue here is geisha-patron artistic collaboration, which leads to consideration of what Foreman argues to be the unique and essential nexus of identity, eroticism and aesthetics within the geisha world.

Musicological Identities

Musicological Identities
Author: Jacqueline Warwick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351556754
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musicological Identities Book Excerpt:

No music scholar has made as profound an impact on contemporary thought as Susan McClary, a central figure in what has been termed the 'new musicology'. In this volume seventeen distinguished scholars pay tribute to her work, with essays addressing three approaches to music that have characterized her own writings: reassessing music's role in identity formation, particularly regarding gender, sexuality, and race; exploring music's capacity to define and regulate perceptions and experiences of time; and advancing new modes of analysis more appropriate to those aspects and modes of musicking ignored by traditional methods. Contributors include, in overlapping categories, many fellow pioneers, current colleagues, and former students, and their essays, like McClary's own work, address a wide range of repertories ranging from the established canon to a variety of popular genres. The collection represents the generational arrival of the 'new' musicology into full maturity, dividing fairly evenly between pre-eminent scholars of music and a group of younger scholars who have already made their mark in significant ways. But the collection is also, and fundamentally, interdisciplinary in nature, in active conversation with such fields as history, anthropology, philosophy, aesthetics, media studies, film music studies, dramatic criticism, women's studies, and cultural studies.

Women in Music

Women in Music
Author: Karin Pendle,Melinda Boyd
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2005-09-19
ISBN: 1135384630
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Music Book Excerpt:

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Personhood and Music Learning

Personhood and Music Learning
Author: Susan A. O'Neill
Publsiher: Canadian Music Educators' Association
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN: 0981203817
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personhood and Music Learning Book Excerpt:

Personhood and Music Learning edited by Susan O’Neill is a scholarly but accessible exploration of personal action and experience across diverse music learning contexts. It offers interesting and challenging insights into persons making meaning and connections with music—critical for understanding choices and decisions that impact people’s lives. Perspectives and narratives by 25 authors from around the world focus on: musicians, composers and conductors; music teaching and learning with children and adolescents; music education research and professional practice. This book aims to recast theories of personhood in relation to music learning, reassert the person into multiple narratives, and restore the centrality of personhood to music education theory, research and practice. Students and researchers internationally, as well as music educators in all areas of professional practice, will find in these pages thought-provoking ideas with profound implications for envisioning the future of music education.

Values and Music Education

Values and Music Education
Author: Estelle R. Jorgensen
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 0253058198
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Values and Music Education Book Excerpt:

What values should form the foundation of music education? And once we decide on those values, how do we ensure we are acting on them? In Values and Music Education, esteemed author Estelle R. Jorgensen explores how values apply to the practice of music education. We may declare values, but they can be hard to see in action. Jorgensen examines nine quartets of related values and offers readers a roadmap for thinking constructively and critically about the values they hold. In doing so, she takes a broad view of both music and education while drawing on a wide sweep of multidisciplinary literature. Not only does Jorgensen demonstrate an analytical and dialectical philosophical approach to examining values, but she also seeks to show how theoretical and practical issues are interconnected. An important addition to the field of music education, Values and Music Education highlights values that have been forgotten or marginalized, underscores those that seem perennial, and illustrates how values can be double-edged swords.