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Music and Theatre from Poliziano to Monteverdi

Music and Theatre from Poliziano to Monteverdi
A Book

by Nino Pirrotta,Elena Povoledo

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1982-02-04
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9780521232593
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book describes the many ways in which music was used in Italian theatrical performances between the late fifteenth and early seventeenth centuries. In particular, it concentrates on Polizano's Orfeo, Machiavelli's commedies, the Florentine intermedi and early operas, and the first operas in Venice.

Newly Composed Folk Music of Yugoslavia

Newly Composed Folk Music of Yugoslavia
A Book

by Ljerka V. Rasmussen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-07-23
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 1136716440
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Western political discourse, Yugoslavia was frequently referred to as a “buffer zone,” its independence from the Soviet bloc being the single most salient factor making it politically atypical. Another enduring metaphor, that of a crossroads between East and West, was often invoked to describe Yugoslavia’s heterogeneous culture, owing as much to its geographic position in central/southeast Europe as to its multinational makeup. Yet, if not solely for its socialist brand of communism, the Balkan-Slavic identity of Yugoslavia’s traditional culture shaped the perception of the country as a part of the east European cultural bloc. Like other cultures on the map of Slavic traditions, Yugoslavia presented the casual observer with a colorful variety of village music, ethnic customs and a proliferating national folklore engendered in festival re-enactments of rural life. Rapid social changes following World War II profoundly affected the country’s largely rural-based culture. Despite enormous evidence of vanishing historic practices, the music rooted in the socioeconomic milieu of peasant society remained the main focus of ethnomusico-logical research interest. Yugoslavia’s contemporary culture, originating in such modem institutions as mass media and the market place, did not receive comparable attention.

Information Literacy in Music

Information Literacy in Music
An Instructor's Companion

by Beth Christensen,Erin Conor,Marian Ritter

  • Publisher : A-R Editions, Inc.
  • Release : 2018-01-01
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 0895798565
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Information Literacy in Music: An Instructor’s Companion is a practical guide to information literacy instruction for busy librarians and music faculty. This book contains examples of course-integrated assignments designed to help postsecondary music students develop foundational skills in information literacy. These assignments have been solicited from experienced librarians and faculty across the United States, and they represent a broad spectrum of approaches to music research, from historical to applied studies. Be inspired by new and creative solutions to students’ information literacy challenges and by the many examples of successful collaborations between librarians and music faculty.

Culture, Music Education, and the Chinese Dream in Mainland China

Culture, Music Education, and the Chinese Dream in Mainland China
A Book

by Wai-Chung Ho

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-01-04
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9811075336
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book focuses on the rapidly changing sociology of music as manifested in Chinese society and Chinese education. It examines how social changes and cultural politics affect how music is currently being used in connection with the Chinese dream. While there is a growing trend toward incorporating the Chinese dream into school education and higher education, there has been no scholarly discussion to date. The combination of cultural politics, transformed authority relations, and officially approved songs can provide us with an understanding of the official content on the Chinese dream that is conveyed in today’s Chinese society, and how these factors have influenced the renewal of values-based education and practices in school music education in China.

Music at Michigan

Music at Michigan
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : UM Libraries
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Southeast Asia

by Terry E. Miller,Sean Williams

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-25
  • Pages : 1046
  • ISBN : 1351544209
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first complete music reference for the region, this volume covers all the nations of modern Southeast Asia: Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines in thirty-five articles, written by twenty-seven expert contributors.

Describing Music Materials

Describing Music Materials
A Manual for Resource Description of Printed and Recorded Music and Music Videos

by Richard P. Smiraglia

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2016-11-14
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 1442276290
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This fourth edition was prepared in 2015-2016 as a supplementary text for a graduate music cataloging course. This edition is rewritten to a large extent to conform to the new instructions and paradigms represented in Resource Description and Access (RDA). RDA instructions for printed music, recorded music and music video are accompanied by advice, examples, illustrations and complete catalog records, including versions in MARC21 format. Consistent with RDA, the chapter on form and choice of access points found in earlier editions is gone, replaced with a chapter on authorized access points. The concept of “uniform title” has evolved into the concept of the “preferred title,” as part of an authorized access point, which might require manipulation and addition of some elements for disambiguation and collocation. Only three chapters are used for description of printed music, sound recordings and video recordings. Many of the older LP examples were removed as were VHS video recordings. Multimedia packages are now rare in the marketplace, but streaming audio and video are quite evident so examples now include those media. Facsimile examples from the third edition have been retained and many new examples have been added. Most catalogers today are using RDA in combination with MARC21. Accordingly, in an appendix, we have rendered each example in MARC21 format using the OCLC Connexion approach to MARC21 record formatting.A lengthy bibliography in earlier editions has been replaced by a brief list in the introduction, with pointers to online resources that are both current and constantly updated by working catalogers.

Music In Video Games

Music In Video Games
Studying Play

by K.J. Donnelly,William Gibbons,Neil Lerner

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-03-26
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 1134692048
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From its earliest days as little more than a series of monophonic outbursts to its current-day scores that can rival major symphonic film scores, video game music has gone through its own particular set of stylistic and functional metamorphoses while both borrowing and recontextualizing the earlier models from which it borrows. With topics ranging from early classics like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. to more recent hits like Plants vs. Zombies, the eleven essays in Music in Video Games draw on the scholarly fields of musicology and music theory, film theory, and game studies, to investigate the history, function, style, and conventions of video game music.

The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
A Book

by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-02-01
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 1136095942
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is about the gender dimensions of natural resource exploitation and management, with a focus on Asia. It explores the uneasy negotiations between theory, policy and practice that are often evident within the realm of gender, environment and natural resource management, especially where gender is understood as a political, negotiated and contested element of social relationships. It offers a critical feminist perspective on gender relations and natural resource management in the context of contemporary policy concerns: decentralized governance, the elimination of poverty and the mainstreaming of gender. Through a combination of strong conceptual argument and empirical material from a variety of political economic and ecological contexts (including Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam), the book examines gender-environment linkages within shifting configurations of resource access and control. The book will serve as a core resource for students of gender studies and natural resource management, and as supplementary reading for a wide range of disciplines including geography, environmental studies, sociology and development. It also provides a stimulating collection of ideas for professionals looking to incorporate gender issues within their practice in sustainable development. Published with IDRC."

Music for Others

Music for Others
Care, Justice, and Relational Ethics in Christian Music

by Assistant Professor of Church Music Nathan Myrick,Nathan Myrick

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2021-03
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0197550622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Musical activity is one of the most ubiquitous and highly valued forms of social interaction in North America-from sporting events to political rallies, concerts to churches. Its use as an affective agent for political and religious programs suggests that it has ethical significance, but it is one of the most undertheorized aspects of both theological ethics and music scholarship. Music for Others: Care, Justice, and Relational Ethics in Christian Music fills part of this scholarly gap by focusing on the religious aspects of musical activity, particularly on the practices of Christian communities. It is based on ethnomusicological fieldwork at three Protestant churches and interviews with a group of seminary students, combined with theories of discourse, formation, response, and care ethics oriented toward restorative justice. The book argues that relationships are ontological for both human beings and musical activity. It further argues that musical meaning and emotion converge in human bodies such that music participates in personal and communal identity construction in affective ways-yet these constructions are not always just. Thus, Music for Others argues that music is ethical when it preserves people in and restores people to just relationships with each other, and thereby with God"--

Perspectives on Korean Music

Perspectives on Korean Music
Volume 1: Preserving Korean Music: Intangible Cultural Properties as Icons of Identity

by Keith Howard

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-05-15
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1351911686
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As Korea has developed and modernized, music has come to play a central role as a symbol of national identity. Nationalism has been stage managed by scholars, journalists and, from the beginning of the 1960s, by the state, as music genres have been documented, preserved and promoted as 'Intangible Cultural Properties'. Practitioners have been appointed 'holders' or, in everyday speech, 'Human Cultural Properties', to maintain, perform and teach exemplary versions of tradition. Over the last few years, the Korean preservation system has become a model for UNESCO's 'Living Human Treasures' and 'Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Mankind'. In this volume, Keith Howard provides the first comprehensive analysis in English of the system. He documents court music and dance, Confucian and shaman ritual music, folksongs, the professional folk-art genres of p'ansori ('epic storytelling through song') and sanjo ('scattered melodies'), and more, as well as instrument making, food preparation and liquor distilling - a good performance, after all, requires wine to flow. The extensive documentation reflects considerable fieldwork, discussion and questioning carried out over a 25-year period, and blends the voices of scholars, government officials, performers, craftsmen and the general public. By interrogating both contemporary and historical data, Howard negotiates the debates and critiques that surround this remarkable attempt to protect local and national music and other performance arts and crafts. An accompanying CD illustrates many of the music genres considered, featuring many master musicians including some who have now died. The preservation of music and other performance arts and crafts is part of the contemporary zeitgeist, yet occupies contested territory. This is particularly true when the concept of 'tradition' is invoked. Within Korea, the recognition of the fragility of indigenous music inherited from earlier times is balanced by an awareness of the need to maintain identity as lifestyles change in response to modernization and globalization. Howard argues that Korea, and the world, is a better place when the richness of indigenous music is preserved and promoted.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
The Middle East

by Virginia Danielson,Dwight Reynolds,Scott Marcus

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-25
  • Pages : 1212
  • ISBN : 1351544179
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Expert writers present the major traditions of North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, together with personal accounts of performers, composers, teachers, and ceremonies. A special feature of this volume is the inclusion of dozens of brief snap-shot essays that offer "lifestories" of typical musicmakers and their art, as well as first-person descriptions of specific music performances and events. Also includes maps and music examples.

The Economics of the Popular Music Industry

The Economics of the Popular Music Industry
Modelling from Microeconomic Theory and Industrial Organization

by C. Byun

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-04-29
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1137467053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Palgrave Pivot uses modeling from microeconomic theory and industrial organization to demonstrate how consumers and producers have responded to major changes in the music industry. Byun examines the important role of technology in changing its structure, particularly as new methods of creating and accessing music prove to be a double-edged sword for creators and producers. An underlying theme in the project is the question of how the business of music affects creativity, and how artists continue to produce creative output in the face of business pressures, the erosion of copyright enforcement, and rampant online piracy. In addition to being a useful resource for economists interested in the music industry, this approachable Pivot is also ideal for business and music majors studying the effect of technology on their chosen fields.

Music in Platoon Schools

Music in Platoon Schools
Report of a National Committee Acting Under the Direction of the Bureau of Education in Cooperation with the National Committee on Music in Platoon Or Work-Study-Play Schools

by Will Earhart

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1927
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contexts for Music Learning and Participation

Contexts for Music Learning and Participation
Developing and Sustaining Musical Possible Selves

by Andrea Creech,Maria Varvarigou,Susan Hallam

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-07-27
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 3030482626
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book sets out a contemporary perspective on music education, highlighting complex intersections between informal, non-formal and formal practices and contexts. At a time when the boundaries between music learning and participation are increasingly blurred, this volume is distinctive in challenging a ‘siloed’ approach to understanding the diverse international music education landscape. Instead, the book proposes a multi-layered continuum of practices that can be applied across a range of formal, informal or non-formal concepts to support the development of musical possible selves. It challenges existing conceptions of learning in music education in part by drawing on research in adult learning, but also by considering the contexts in which learning takes place, and the extent to which this learning can be classified as formal, informal or non-formal.

Music, Modernity and Locality in Prewar Japan: Osaka and Beyond

Music, Modernity and Locality in Prewar Japan: Osaka and Beyond
A Book

by Alison Tokita,Hugh de Ferranti

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-12-05
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 1317091639
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This anthology addresses the modern musical culture of interwar Osaka and its surrounding Hanshin region. Modernity as experienced in this locale, with its particular historical, geographic and demographic character, and its established traditions of music and performance, gave rise to configurations of the new, the traditional and the hybrid that were distinct from their Tokyo counterparts. The Taisho and early Showa periods, from 1912 to the early 1940s, saw profound changes in Japanese musical life. Consumption of both traditional Japanese and Western music was transformed as public concert performances, music journalism, and music marketing permeated daily life. The new bourgeoisie saw Western music, particularly the piano and its repertoire, as the symbol of a desirable and increasingly affordable modernity. Orchestras and opera troupes were established, which in turn created a need for professional conductors, and both jazz and a range of hybrid popular music styles became viable bases for musical livelihood. Recording technology proliferated; by the early 1930s, record players and SP discs were no longer luxury commodities, radio broadcasts reached all levels of society, and ’talkies’ with music soundtracks were avidly consumed. With the perceived need for music that suited 'modern life', the seeds for the pre-eminent position of Euro-American music in post-Second-World war Japan were sown. At the same time many indigenous musical genres continued to thrive, but were hardly immune to the effects of modernization; in exploring new musical media and techniques drawn from Western music, performer-composers initiated profound changes in composition and performance practice within traditional genres. This volume is the first to draw together research on the interwar musical culture of the Osaka region and addresses comprehensively both Western and non-Western musical practices and genres, questions the common perception of their being wholly separate domains

Hwang Byungki: Traditional Music and the Contemporary Composer in the Republic of Korea

Hwang Byungki: Traditional Music and the Contemporary Composer in the Republic of Korea
A Book

by Andrew Killick

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-12-05
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1351929356
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anyone who knows anything of Korean music probably knows something of Hwang Byungki. As a composer, performer, scholar, and administrator, Hwang has had an exceptional influence on the world of Korean traditional music for over half a century. During that time, Western-style music (both classical and popular) has become the main form of musical expression for most Koreans, while traditional music has taken on a special role as a powerful emblem of national identity. Through analysis of Hwang's life and works, this book addresses the broader question of traditional music's place in a rapidly modernizing yet intensely nationalistic society, as well as the issues faced by a composer working in an idiom in which the very concept of the individual composer was not traditionally recognized. It explores how new music for traditional instruments can provide a means of negotiating between a local identity and the modern world order. This is the first book in English about an Asian composer who writes primarily for traditional instruments. Following a thematic rather than a rigidly chronological approach, each chapter focuses on a particular area of interest or activity-such as Hwang's unique position in the traditional genre kayagŭm sanjo, his enduring interest in Buddhist culture and a meditative aesthetic, and his adoption of extended techniques and approaches from Western avant-garde music-and includes in-depth analysis of selected works, excerpts from which are provided on an accompanying CD. The book draws on 25 years of personal acquaintance and study with Hwang Byungki as well as experience in playing his music.

Word and Music Studies

Word and Music Studies
Essays on the Song Cycle and on Defining the Field : Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Word and Music Studies at Ann Arbor, MI, 1999

by Walter Bernhart,Werner Wolf,David L. Mosley

  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 9789042015753
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume assembles twelve interdisciplinary essays that were originally presented at the Second International Conference on Word and Music Studies at Ann Arbor, MI, in 1999, a conference organized by the International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA). The contributions to this volume focus on two centres of interest. The first deals with general issues of literature and music relations from culturalist, historical, reception-aesthetic and cognitive points of view. It covers issues such as conceptual problems in devising transdisciplinary histories of both arts, cultural functions of opera as a means of reflecting postcolonial national identity, the problem of verbalizing musical experience in nineteenth-century aesthetics and of understanding reception processes triggered by musicalized fiction. The second centre of interest deals with a specific genre of vocal music as an obvious area of word and music interaction, namely the song cycle. As a musico-literary genre, the song cycle not only permits explorations of relations between text and music in individual songs but also raises the question if, and to what extent words and/or music contribute to creating a larger unity beyond the limits of single songs. Elucidating both of these issues with stimulating diversity the essays in this section highlight classic nineteenth- and twentieth-century song cycles by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss and Benjamin Britten and also include the discussion of a modern successor of the song cycle, the concept album as part of today's popular culture.

Music Education in Crisis

Music Education in Crisis
The Bernarr Rainbow Lectures and Other Assessments

by Peter Dickinson

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 184383880X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminal lectures on music education since the 1990s.

Discovering Classical Music: Handel

Discovering Classical Music: Handel
A Book

by Ian Christians

  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release : 2016-04-01
  • Pages : 59
  • ISBN : 1473888565
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I recommend this book wholeheartedly to new music lovers" Sir Charles Groves CBE Thanks to Nigel Kennedy and Pavarotti, millions of people have recently discovered that classical music is a highly enjoyable experience, perhaps contrary to their expectations. But the world of classical music can be highly intimidating and confusing. Ian Christians, for many years a passionate believer in broadening the interest in classical music, has developed a unique approach, designed to make it as easy as possible for both newcomers to classical music and those who have started down the path to explore with confidence. Discovering Classical Music concentrates on the greatest composers. The author takes you step-by-step into their most approachable music and, in some cases, boldly into some of the greatest works traditionally considered too difficult for newcomers. Rarely does a book offer such potential for continued enjoyment.This volume concentrates on the life, personality and music of Edward William Elgar.