Rethinking Music / Edition 1

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198790044
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I.
1. Ontologies of Music, Philip V. Bohlman
2. Analysis in Context, Jim Samson
3. Beyond Privileged Contexts: Intertextuality, Influence, and Dialogue, Kevin Korsyn
4. Autonomy/Heteronomy: The Contexts of Musicology, Arnold Whittall
5. Going Flat: Post-Hierarchical Music Theory and the Musical Surface, Robert Fink
6. The Challenge of Semiotics, Kofi Agawa
7. An Experimental Music Theory?, Robert Gjerdingen
8. Concepts of Musical Unity, Fred Everett Maus
9. How Music Matters: Poetic Content Revisited, Scott Burnham
10. Translating Musical Meaning: The Nineteenth-Century Performer as Narrator, John Rink
11. Analysing Performance and Performing Analysis, Nicholas Cook
12. Composer, Theorist, Composer/Theorist, Joseph Dubiel
Part II.
13. The Institutionalization of Musicology: Perspectives of a North American Ethnomusicologist, Bruno Nettl
14. Other Musicologies: Exploring Issues and Confronting Practice in India, Regula Burckhardt Qureshi
15. The History of Musical Canon, William Weber
16. The Historiography of Music: Issues of Past and Present, Leo Treitler
17. Reception Theories, Canonic Discourses, and Musical Value, Mark Everist
18. The Musical Text, Stanley Boorman
19. Finding the Music in Musicology: Performance History and Musical Works, José A. Bowen
20. Popular Music, Unpopular Musicology, John Covach
21. Gender, Musicology, and Feminism, Suzanne G. Cusick
22. Musicology and/as Social Concern: Imagining the Relevant Musicologist, Ralph P. Locke
23. The Impact and Ethics of Musical Scholarship, Kay Kaufman Shelemay
24. What Do We Want to Teach When We Teach Music? One Apology, Two Short Trips, Three Ethical Dilemmas, and Eighty-Two Questions, Ellen Koskoff

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