On Music


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Benjamin Britten was a most reluctant public speaker. Yet his contributions were without doubt a major factor in the transformation during his lifetime of the structure of the art-music industry. This book, by bringing together all his published articles, unpublished speeches, drafts, and transcriptions of numerous radio interviews, explores the paradox of a reluctant yet influential cultural commentator, artist, and humanist. Whether talking about his own music, about the role of the artist in society, about music criticism, or wading into a debate on Soviet ideology at the height of the cold war, Britten always gave a performance which reinforced the notion of a private man who nonetheless saw the importance of public disclosure.

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Author by Benjamin Britten
Genre eBook Music
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ISBN Number 0198167148

The Rough Guide To World Music


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Author by Mark Ellingham
Genre eBook Music
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ISBN Number 1858286360

Music And Discourse


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Series statement on p. [4] of cover, paperback edition.

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Author by Jean-Jacques Nattiez
Genre eBook Music
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ISBN Number 0691027145

Music Body And Desire In Medieval Culture


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Ranging chronologically from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries and thematically from Latin to vernacular literary modes, this book challenges standard assumptions about the musical cultures and philosophies of the European Middle Ages. Engaging a wide range of premodern texts and contexts, the author argues that medieval music was quintessentially a practice of the flesh. It will be of compelling interest to historians of literature, music, religion, and sexuality, as well as scholars of cultural, gender, and queer studies.

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Author by Bruce W. Holsinger
Genre eBook Music
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ISBN Number 0804740585

Pop Music And The Press


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Since the 1950s, writing about popular music has become a staple of popular culture.Rolling Stone,Vibe, andThe Sourceas well as music columns in major newspapers target consumers who take their music seriously. Rapidly proliferating fanzines, websites, and internet discussion groups enable virtually anyone to engage in popular music criticism. Until now, however, no one has tackled popular music criticism as a genre of journalism with a particular history and evolution.Pop Music and the Presslooks at the major publications and journalists who have shaped this criticism, influencing the public's ideas about the music's significance and quality. The contributors to the volume include academics and journalists; several wear both hats, and some are musicians as well. Their essays illuminate the complex relationships of the music industry, print media, critical practice, and rock culture. (And they repeatedly dispel the notion that being a journalist is the next best thing to being a rock star.) Author note:Steve Jonesis Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Among his books areCyberSociety: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community(editor) andRock Formation: Popular Music, Technology, and Mass Communication.

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Author by Steve Jones
Genre eBook Music
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ISBN Number 1566399661

The Ministry Of Music


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A practical handbook on music and its application in local church ministry. Widely used as a textbook in Bible schools.

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Author by Kenneth W. Osbeck
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0825496764

Taking Popular Music Seriously


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As a sociologist Simon Frith claims music is the result of the play of social forces, whether as an idea, an experience, or an activity. The essays in this important collection address these forces, recognising that music is an effect of a continuous proc

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Author by Simon Frith
Genre eBook Music
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ISBN Number 0754626792

Music And Politics


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Subject: "This book examines music's political power. It shows how music has been at the heart of accounts of political order, how musicians from Bono to Blue have claimed to speak for peoples and political causes. It looks at the emergence of music as an object of public policy, in the classroom or in the copyright courts, as the focus of national pride or employment opportunities. The book brings together ideas about music's political significance (from Aristotle to Rousseau, to Adorno and beyond) to tell of the extraordinary potency of music across time and space. At its heart lies the argument that music and politics are inseparably linked, and that each animates the other"--Back cover

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Author by John Street
Genre eBook Music
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ISBN Number 9780745635439

The Origins Of Music


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The book can be viewed as representing the birth of evolutionarybiomusicology.

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Author by Nils Lennart Wallin
Genre eBook Music
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ISBN Number 0262731436

Popular Music Music And Identity


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Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding field with changing emphases and agenda. This is a multi-volume resource for this area of study

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Author by Simon Frith
Genre eBook Popular music
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ISBN Number 0415332702