The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music

Overview

As the field of Cultural History grows in prominence in the academic world, an understanding of the history of culture has become vital to scholars across disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music cultivates a return to the fundamental premises of cultural history in the cutting-edge work of musicologists concerned with cultural history and historians who deal with music. In this volume, noted academics from both of these disciplines illustrate the continuing endeavor of cultural ...

See more details below
Paperback (Reprint)
$50.00
BN.com price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $43.57   
  • New (4) from $43.57   
  • Used (1) from $49.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

As the field of Cultural History grows in prominence in the academic world, an understanding of the history of culture has become vital to scholars across disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music cultivates a return to the fundamental premises of cultural history in the cutting-edge work of musicologists concerned with cultural history and historians who deal with music. In this volume, noted academics from both of these disciplines illustrate the continuing endeavor of cultural history to grasp the realms of human experience, understanding, and communication as they are manifest or expressed symbolically through various layers of culture and in many forms of art. The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music fosters and reflects a sustained dialogue about their shared goals and techniques, rejuvenating their work with new insights into the field itself.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[A] lush edition." —HistoryWire.com

"Gives the reader both an excellent overview of current thinking in the discipline and many separate insights into specific areas of this aspect of music...There's nothing comparable—or, at least, nothing comparably broad—in terms of deepening our understanding of the nexus between musicology and cultural history. Particularly nothing that seeks to sum up the current state of thinking across so wide a range of historical and geographical areas. Well worth investigating." —Classical.net

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199354092
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Fulcher is Professor of Musicology at the University of Michigan. She has received research awards from organizations in both the United States and Europe, including The American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities (two awards), the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the National Humanities Center, the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey (where she was the Edward T. Cone member in Music Studies for 2003-04), and The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. In addition, she has three times been invited to be visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction. Defining the New Cultural History of Music: Its Origins, Current Directions and Methodologies
Jane F. Fulcher

PART I: CULTURAL IDENTITY AND ITS EXPRESSION: CONSTRUCTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND EXCHANGES
Constructions or Representations of the Body, Gender, Sexuality, and Race

1. A Woman's Place: Antiphons and Responsories for Virgin Martyrs in the Office
James Borders
2. Music, Violence, and the Stakes of Listening
Richard Leppert
3. Music and Pain
Andreas Dorschel

Subjectivity and the Shaping of the Self in Society
4. "The Road into the Open": from Narrative Closure to the Endless Performance of Subjectivity in Mahler and Freud at the Turn of the Century
John Toews
5. Understanding Schoenberg as Christ
Julie Brown
6. The Strange Landscape of Middles
Michael Beckermann

Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and Trans-Nationalism
7. The Genre of National Opera in European Comparative Perspective
Philipp Ther
8. Cosmopolitan, National, and Regional Identities in European Musical Life
William Weber
9. Mendelssohn on the Road: Music, Travel, and the Anglo-German Symbiosis
Celia Applegate

Popular and Elite Cultural Intersections or Exchanges
10. "Shooting the Keys": Musical Horseplay and High Culture
Charles Garrett
11. Yvette Guilbert and the Revaluation of the Chanson populaire and Chanson ancienne during the Third Republic, 1889-1914
Jacqueline Waeber
12. Remembrance of Jazz Past: Sidney Bechet in France
Andy Fry

PART II: CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: PRACTICES, APPROPRIATIONS, AND
EVALUATIONS
Urban, Aural, and Print Culture
13. An Evening at the Opera in 17th-Century Venice
Edward Muir
14. Josquin des Prez, Renaissance Historiography and the Cultures of Print
Kate van Orden
15. From 'the Voice of the Maréchal' to Musique Concrète: Pierre Schaeffer and the Case for Cultural History
Jane F. Fulcher

Symbols, Icons, and Sites of Collective Memory or Ritual
16. A Matter of Style: State Sacrificial Music and Cultural-Political Discourse in Southern Song China (1127-1279)
Joseph S.C. Lam
17. Ernani Hats: Opera as a Repertory of Political Symbols during the Risorgimento
Carlotta Sorba
18. Modalities of National Identity: Sibelius Builds a First Symphony
James Hepokoski

Politics, Aesthetics, and Transmission
19. Beethoven, Napoleon, and Political Romanticism
Leon Plantinga
20. Translating Herder Translating: Cultural Translation and the Making of Modernity
Philip Bohlman
21. The Eye of the Needle: Music as History after the Era of Recording
Leon Botstein

Afterward: Whose Culture? Whose History? Whose Music?
Michael P. Steinberg

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)