Rethinking Music / Edition 1

Rethinking Music / Edition 1

by Nicholas Cook, Mark Everist
     
 

ISBN-10: 019879004X

ISBN-13: 9780198790044

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Rethinking Music is in two parts. Part 1 focusses on approaches to musical texts, covering such topics as the relationship of text and context, concepts of unity and meaning in music, and the role of empirical approaches, together with compositional and performance perspectives. Underlying the volume as a whole is the question of how far, and in what ways, music…  See more details below

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Rethinking Music is in two parts. Part 1 focusses on approaches to musical texts, covering such topics as the relationship of text and context, concepts of unity and meaning in music, and the role of empirical approaches, together with compositional and performance perspectives. Underlying the volume as a whole is the question of how far, and in what ways, music theory can remain viable and valuable in a changing intellectual environment." "Part 2 sets out to reflect the nature of the discipline of musicology, and the ways in which it has been, and may be, challenged and enriched. The volume examines music history and cultural histories of music. The status of the musical text is a subject that has clear resonances with Part 1, and themes developed in Part 2 include questions of ethics, pedagogy, performance, and popular music as subjects for scholarly enquiry, questions of reception, canon, gender, and historiography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198790044
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction1
1Ontologies of Music17
2Analysis in Context35
3Beyond Privileged Contexts: Intertextuality, Influence, and Dialogue55
4Autonomy/Heteronomy: The Contexts of Musicology73
5Going Flat: Post-Hierarchical Music Theory and the Musical Surface102
6The Challenge of Semiotics138
7An Experimental Music Theory?161
8Concepts of Musical Unity171
9How Music Matters: Poetic Content Revisited193
10Translating Musical Meaning: The Nineteenth-Century Performer as Narrator217
11Analysing Performance and Performing Analysis239
12Composer, Theorist, Composer/Theorist262
13The Institutionalization of Musicology: Perspectives of a North American Ethnomusicologist287
14Other Musicologies: Exploring Issues and Confronting Practice in India311
15The History of Musical Canon336
16The Historiography of Music: Issues of Past and Present356
17Reception Theories, Canonic Discourses, and Musical Value378
18The Musical Text403
19Finding the Music in Musicology: Performance History and Musical Works424
20Popular Music, Unpopular Musicology452
21Gender, Musicology, and Feminism471
22Musicology and/as Social Concern: Imagining the Relevant Musicologist499
23The Impact and Ethics of Musical Scholarship531
24What Do We Want to Teach When We Teach Music? One Apology, Two Short Trips, Three Ethical Dilemmas, and Eighty-Two Questions545
Index561

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