Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture

Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture
Author: Bennett Zon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9781108328265
Category: MUSIC
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture Book Excerpt:

Explores the musical background to Darwinism and the development of the relationship between science and the arts in Victorian Britain.

Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture

Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture
Author: Bennett Zon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN: 1108326269
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture Book Excerpt:

This engaging book explores the dynamic relationship between evolutionary science and musical culture in Victorian Britain, drawing upon a wealth of popular scientific and musical literature to contextualize evolutionary theories of the Darwinian and non-Darwinian revolutions. Bennett Zon uses musical culture to question the hegemonic role ascribed to Darwin by later thinkers, and interrogates the conceptual premise of modern debates in evolutionary musicology. Structured around the Great Chain of Being, chapters are organized by discipline in successively ascending order according to their object of study, from zoology and the study of animal music to theology and the music of God. Evolution and Victorian Musical Culture takes a non-Darwinian approach to the interpretation of Victorian scientific and musical interrelationships, debunking the idea that the arts had little influence on contemporary scientific ideas and, by probing the origins of musical interdisciplinarity, the volume shows how music helped ideas about evolution to evolve.

Evolution and Victorian Culture

Evolution and Victorian Culture
Author: Bernard V. Lightman,Bennett Zon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN: 1107028426
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution and Victorian Culture Book Excerpt:

Examines the dynamic interplay between evolution and Victorian culture, mapping new relationships between the arts and sciences.

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Author: Paul Watt,Sarah Collins,Michael Allis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 0197500684
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century Book Excerpt:

Rarely studied in their own right, writings about music are often viewed as merely supplemental to understanding music itself. Yet in the nineteenth century, scholarly interest in music flourished in fields as disparate as philosophy and natural science, dramatically shifting the relationship between music and the academy. An exciting and much-needed new volume, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century draws deserved attention to the people and institutions of this period who worked to produce these writings. Editors Paul Watt, Sarah Collins, and Michael Allis, along with an international slate of contributors, discuss music's fascinating and unexpected interactions with debates about evolution, the scientific method, psychology, exoticism, gender, and the divide between high and low culture. Part I of the handbook establishes the historical context for the intellectual world of the period, including the significant genres and disciplines of its music literature, while Part II focuses on the century's institutions and networks - from journalists to monasteries - that circulated ideas about music throughout the world. Finally, Part III assesses how the music research of the period reverberates in the present, connecting studies in aestheticism, cosmopolitanism, and intertextuality to their nineteenth-century origins. The Handbook challenges Western music history's traditionally sole focus on musical work by treating writings about music as valuable cultural artifacts in themselves. Engaging and comprehensive, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century brings together a wealth of new interdisciplinary research into this critical area of study.

The Evolution of Music Through Culture and Science

The Evolution of Music Through Culture and Science
Author: Peter Townsend
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-11-25
ISBN: 0198848404
Category: Music and technology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Music Through Culture and Science Book Excerpt:

The Evolution of Music by Culture and Science aims to recognise the impact of science on music, why it occurs, how we respond, and even to tentatively see if we can predict future developments. Technology has played an immense role in the development of music as it has enabled the production of new sounds, introduced new instruments and continuously improved and modified existing ones. Printing, musical notation, and modern computer aids to composition, plus recordings and electronic transmission have equally enabled us to have access to music from across the world. Such changes, whether just more powerful pianos, or new sounds as from the saxophone, have inspired composers and audiences alike. Acoustics and architecture play similar roles as they changed the scale and performance of concert halls, and with the advent of electronics, they enabled vast pop music festivals. No aspect of modern music making has been untouched by the synergy with scientific innovation. This is not a one-way interaction as the early attempts to make recordings were a major motivating force to design the electronics for amplifiers and these in turn inspired and enabled the designs of semiconductor electronics and modern computer technology. To appreciate the impact of technology on music does not require any prior scientific background as the concepts are invariably extremely simple and are presented here without technical detail. Understanding music and why we like different genres is far more complex, as this involves our personal background and taste. Both aspects change with time, and there is no contradiction in enjoying items as diverse as baroque madrigals, symphonies, jazz or pop music, or music from totally different cultures.

Music and the Queer Body in English Literature at the Fin de Si cle

Music and the Queer Body in English Literature at the Fin de Si  cle
Author: Fraser Riddell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2022-04-30
ISBN: 1108839207
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and the Queer Body in English Literature at the Fin de Si cle Book Excerpt:

The first comprehensive study of music and queer identities in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century English literature.

The Victorian Music Hall

The Victorian Music Hall
Author: Dagmar Kift,Kift Dagmar
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1996-10-24
ISBN: 9780521474726
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Victorian Music Hall Book Excerpt:

With the exception of the occasional local case study, music-hall history has until now been presented as the history of the London halls. This book attempts to redress the balance by setting music-hall history within a national perspective. Kift also sheds a new light on the roles of managements, performers and audiences. For example, the author confutes the commonly held assumption that most women in the halls were prostitutes and shows them to have been working women accompanied by workmates of both sexes or by their families. She argues that before the 1890s the halls catered predominantly to working-class and lower middle-class audiences of men and women of all ages and were instrumental in giving them a strong and self-confident identity. The hall's ability to sustain a distinct class-awareness was one of their greatest strengths - but this factor was also at the root of many of the controversies which surrounded them. These controversies are at the centre of the book and Kift treats them as test cases for social relations which provide fresh insights into nineteenth-century British society and politics.

Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain

Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain
Author: Bennett Zon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1317092384
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain Book Excerpt:

Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Temperley is the first book to focus upon aspects of performance in the broader context of nineteenth-century British musical culture. In four Parts, 'Musical Cultures', 'Societies', 'National Music' and 'Methods', this volume assesses the role music performance plays in articulating significant trends and currents of the cultural life of the period and includes articles on performance and individual instruments; orchestral and choral ensembles; church and synagogue music; music societies; cantatas; vocal albums; the middle-class salon, conducting; church music; and piano pedagogy. An introduction explores Temperley's vast contribution to musicology, highlighting his seminal importance in creating the field of nineteenth-century British music studies, and a bibliography provides an up-to-date list of his publications, including books and monographs, book chapters, journal articles, editions, reviews, critical editions, arrangements and compositions. Fittingly devoted to a significant element in Temperley's research, this book provides scholars of all nineteenth-century musical topics the opportunity to explore the richness of Britain's musical history.

Music and Moral Management in the Nineteenth Century English Lunatic Asylum

Music and Moral Management in the Nineteenth Century English Lunatic Asylum
Author: Rosemary Golding
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN: 3030785254
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Moral Management in the Nineteenth Century English Lunatic Asylum Book Excerpt:

This book traces the role played by music within asylums, the participation of staff and patients in musical activity, and the links drawn between music, health, and wellbeing. In the first part of the book, the author draws on a wide range of sources to investigate the debates around moral management, entertainment, and music for patients, as well as the wider context of music and mental health. In the second part, a series of case studies bring to life the characters and contexts involved in asylum music, selected from a range of public and private institutions. From asylum bands to chapel choirs, smoking concerts to orchestras, the rich variety of musical activity presents new perspectives on music in everyday life. Aspects such as employment practices, musicians’ networks and the purchase and maintenance of musical instruments illuminate the ‘business’ of music as part of moral management. As a source of entertainment and occupation, a means of solace and self-control, and as a device for social gatherings and contact with the outside world, the place of music in the asylum offers valuable insight into its uses and meanings in nineteenth-century England.

E M Forster and Music

E  M  Forster and Music
Author: Tsung-Han Tsai
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN: 1108952445
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E M Forster and Music Book Excerpt:

This book examines the political resonances of E. M. Forster's representations of music, offering readings of canonical and overlooked works. It reveals music's crucial role in his writing and draws attention to a previously unacknowledged eclecticism and complexity in Forster's ideological outlook. Examining unobtrusive musical allusions in a variety of Forster's writings, this book demonstrates how music provided Forster with a means of reflecting on race and epistemology, material culture and colonialism, literary heritage and national character, hero-worship and war, and gender and professionalism. It unveils how Forster's musical representations are mediated through a matrix of ideas and debates of his time, such as those about evolution, empire, Britain's relationship with the Continent, the rise of fascism, and the emergence of musicology as an academic discipline.

Finding Democracy in Music

Finding Democracy in Music
Author: Robert Adlington,Esteban Buch
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 100016375X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Democracy in Music Book Excerpt:

For a century and more, the idea of democracy has fuelled musicians’ imaginations. Seeking to go beyond music’s proven capacity to contribute to specific political causes, musicians have explored how aspects of their practice embody democratic principles. This may involve adopting particular approaches to compositional material, performance practice, relationships to audiences, or modes of dissemination and distribution. Finding Democracy in Music is the first study to offer a wide-ranging investigation of ways in which democracy may thus be found in music. A guiding theme of the volume is that this takes place in a plurality of ways, depending upon the perspective taken to music’s manifold relationships, and the idea of democracy being entertained. Contributing authors explore various genres including orchestral composition, jazz, the post-war avant-garde, online performance, and contemporary popular music, as well as employing a wide array of theoretical, archival, and ethnographic methodologies. Particular attention is given to the contested nature of democracy as a category, and the gaps that frequently arise between utopian aspiration and reality. In so doing, the volume interrogates a key way in which music helps to articulate and shape our social lives and our politics.

Music and Victorian Liberalism

Music and Victorian Liberalism
Author: Sarah Collins
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN: 1108480055
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Victorian Liberalism Book Excerpt:

The discourse of Victorian liberalism has long been explored by scholars of literature, with reference to politics, ethics and aesthetics. Yet little attention has been paid to music's role in the context of these debates, leaving a rich collection of historical and archival detail on the periphery of our understanding. From the impact of the National Sunday League to the reception of Wagner in London, this collection of essays aims to nuance current approaches to the aesthetic facets of liberalism, examining the interaction between music and liberal ideas in a variety of social contexts. The significance of music for modern conceptions of self-hood and community is uncovered, revealing a new dimension of Victorian liberalism.

The Folk

The Folk
Author: Ross Cole
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 0520383745
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Folk Book Excerpt:

"Who were 'the folk'? This question has haunted generations of radicals and reactionaries alike. The Folk traces the musical culture of these elusive figures in Britain and the US during a crucial period from 1870 to 1930, and beyond to the contemporary alt-right. It follows an insistent set of disputes surrounding the practice of collecting, ideas of racial belonging, the poetics of nostalgia, and the pre-history of European fascism. It is the biography of a people who exist only as a symptom of the modern imagination and the archaeology of a landscape directing the flow of global politics today"--

Dreams of Germany

Dreams of Germany
Author: Neil Gregor,Thomas Irvine
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN: 1789200334
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams of Germany Book Excerpt:

For many centuries, Germany has enjoyed a reputation as the ‘land of music’. But just how was this reputation established and transformed over time, and to what extent was it produced within or outside of Germany? Through case studies that range from Bruckner to the Beatles and from symphonies to dance-club music, this volume looks at how German musicians and their audiences responded to the most significant developments of the twentieth century, including mass media, technological advances, fascism, and war on an unprecedented scale.

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines
Author: Bennett Zon,Bernard Lightman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN: 1000124177
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines Book Excerpt:

Current studies in disciplinarity range widely across philosophical and literary contexts, producing heated debate and entrenched divergences. Yet, despite their manifest significance for us today seldom have those studies engaged with the Victorian origins of modern disciplinarity. Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines adds a crucial missing link in that history by asking and answering a series of deceptively simple questions: how did Victorians define a discipline; what factors impinged upon that definition; and how did they respond to disciplinary understanding? Structured around sections on professionalization, university curriculums, society journals, literary genres and interdisciplinarity, Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines addresses the tangled bank of disciplinarity in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences including musicology, dance, literature, and art history; classics, history, archaeology, and theology; anthropology, psychology; and biology, mathematics and physics. Chapters examine the generative forces driving disciplinary formation, and gauge its success or failure against social, cultural, political, and economic environmental pressures. No other volume has focused specifically on the origin of Victorian disciplines in order to track the birth, death, and growth of the units into which knowledge was divided in this period, and no other volume has placed such a wide array of Victorian disciplines in their cultural context.

Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth Century Christian Theology

Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth Century Christian Theology
Author: Daniel Whistler
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN: 1474405886
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth Century Christian Theology Book Excerpt:

Offers a new understanding of empathy and its relation to medicine and literature

The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth Century Christian Thought

The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth Century Christian Thought
Author: Joel Rasmussen,Judith Wolfe,Johannes Zachhuber
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2017-06-22
ISBN: 0191028231
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth Century Christian Thought Book Excerpt:

Through various realignments beginning in the Revolutionary era and continuing across the nineteenth century, Christianity not only endured as a vital intellectual tradition contributed importantly to a wide variety of significant conversations, movements, and social transformations across the diverse spheres of intellectual, cultural, and social history. The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought proposes new readings of the diverse sites and variegated role of the Christian intellectual tradition across what has come to be called 'the long nineteenth century'. It represents the first comprehensive examination of a picture emerging from the twin recognition of Christianity's abiding intellectual influence and its radical transformation and diversification under the influence of the forces of modernity. Part one investigates changing paradigms that determine the evolving approaches to religious matters during the nineteenth century, providing readers with a sense of the fundamental changes at the time. Section two considers human nature and the nature of religion. It explores a range of categories rising to prominence in the course of the nineteenth century, and influencing the way religion in general, and Christianity in particular, were conceived. Part three focuses on the intellectual, cultural, and social developments of the time, while part four looks at Christianity and the arts-a major area in which Christian ideas, stories, and images were used, adapted, changes, and challenged during the nineteenth century. Christianity was radically pluralized in the nineteenth century, and the fifth section is dedicated to 'Christianity and Christianities'. The chapters sketch the major churches and confessions during the period. The final part considers doctrinal themes registering the wealth and scope through broad narrative and individual example. This authoritative reference work offers an indispensible overview of a period whose forceful ideas continue to be present in contemporary theology.

Music and the New Global Culture

Music and the New Global Culture
Author: Harry Liebersohn
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-09-27
ISBN: 022664930X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and the New Global Culture Book Excerpt:

Music listeners today can effortlessly flip from K-pop to Ravi Shankar to Amadou & Mariam with a few quick clicks of a mouse. While contemporary globalized musical culture has become ubiquitous and unremarkable, its fascinating origins long predate the internet era. In Music and the New Global Culture, Harry Liebersohn traces the origins of global music to a handful of critical transformations that took place between the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century. In Britain, the arts and crafts movement inspired a fascination with non-Western music; Germany fostered a scholarly approach to global musical comparison, creating the field we now call ethnomusicology; and the United States provided the technological foundation for the dissemination of a diverse spectrum of musical cultures by launching the phonograph industry. This is not just a story of Western innovation, however: Liebersohn shows musical responses to globalization in diverse areas that include the major metropolises of India and China and remote settlements in South America and the Arctic. By tracing this long history of world music, Liebersohn shows how global movement has forever changed how we hear music—and indeed, how we feel about the world around us.

George Eliot Music and Victorian Culture

George Eliot  Music and Victorian Culture
Author: Delia da Sousa Correa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2002-11-18
ISBN: 0230598013
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Eliot Music and Victorian Culture Book Excerpt:

George Eliot was passionate about music and her writing is steeped in musical allusion. This book explores musical reference in her work and investigates contexts such as Eliot's friendship with Wagner, the legacy of Romanticism, music's role in scientific theory, and the ambivalent status of female musicality. The book establishes how intensely Eliot's musical allusions are informed by her contemporary culture and offers a fresh view of the experimental writing through which she took literary realism into previously uncharted regions.

The Evolution of Jazz in Britain 1880 935

 The Evolution of Jazz in Britain  1880 935
Author: Catherine Tackley (n? Parsonage)
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351544748
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Jazz in Britain 1880 935 Book Excerpt:

As a popular music, the evolution of jazz is tied to the contemporary sociological situation. Jazz was brought from America into a very different environment in Britain and resulted in the establishment of parallel worlds of jazz by the end of the 1920s: within the realms of institutionalized culture and within the subversive underworld. Tackley (n?Parsonage) demonstrates the importance of image and racial stereotyping in shaping perceptions of jazz, and leads to the significant conclusion that the evolution of jazz in Britain was so much more than merely an extension or reflection of that in America. The book examines the cultural and musical antecedents of the genre, including minstrel shows and black musical theatre, within the context of musical life in Britain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Tackley is particularly concerned with the public perception of jazz in Britain and provides close analysis of the early European critical writing on the subject. The processes through which an evolution took place are considered by looking at the methods of introducing jazz in Britain, through imported revue shows, sheet music, and visits by American musicians. Subsequent developments are analysed through the consideration of modernism and the Jazz Age as theoretical constructs and through the detailed study of dance music on the BBC and jazz in the underworld of London. The book concludes in the 1930s by which time the availability of records enabled the spread of 'hot' music, affecting the live repertoire in Britain. Tackley therefore sheds entirely new light on the development of jazz in Britain, and provides a deep social and cultural understanding of the early history of the genre.