Classical Music Criticism

Classical Music Criticism

The Interpretation of Music. London: Hutchison, 1954. Dean, Winton. "Critic and Composer." Opera 3, no. 3 (March 1952): 154-61. . The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 6th ed. S.v. "Criticism." Debussy, Claude.

Author: Robert D. Schick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135586256

Category: Music

Page: 280

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The first new survey of the field in more than 60 years, this study concentrates on the basics of music criticism. Because it focuses on core issues and proven principles, the book is likely to become the standard work on the subject. It is written for the audience that reads music criticism in newspapers and popular journals: professional and amateur musicians, scholars, teachers, researchers, librarians, students, music lovers, journalists, and critics. The topics are covered in depth and observations are thoroughly documented, yet the material is enjoyable to read because the writing is easy to understand and special terminology is held to an absolute minimum. The commentary addresses the function of music criticism, the qualifications and training of a critic, the relationship between music criticism and other aspects of journalism, and the principles behind value judgments. Three chapters are devoted to the concert and opera review, one to reviewing recordings, another to radio and television criticism, and one to reviewing ethnic music. Thirty-eight reviews are quoted and analyzed, and 13 are presented in their entirety, along with critical commentary. Index. Appendix. Bibliography
Categories: Music

Hermeneutics and Music Criticism

Hermeneutics and Music Criticism

argumentation, criticism is a second-order discourse whose limits and validity are circumscribed by the work's power to ... several times therefore offers yet one more opportunity to reexamine the relation between music and criticism, ...

Author: Roger W. H. Savage

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135839253

Category: Music

Page: 216

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Hermeneutics and Music Criticism forges new perspectives on aesthetics, politics and contemporary interpretive strategies. By advancing new insights into the roles judgment and imagination play both in our experiences of music and its critical interpretation, this book reevaluates our current understandings of music’s transformative power. The engagement with critical musicologists and philosophers, including Adorno, Gadamer, and Ricoeur, provides a nuanced analysis of the crucial issues affecting the theory and practice of music criticism. By challenging musical hermeneutics’ deployment as a means of deciphering social values and meanings, Hermeneutics and Music Criticism offers an answer to the long-standing question of how music’s expression of moods and feelings affects us and our relation to the world.
Categories: Music

Classical Music Criticism

Classical Music Criticism

The first new survey of the field in more than 60 years, this study concentrates on the basics of music criticism. Because it focuses on core issues and proven principles, the book is likely to become the standard work on the subject.

Author: Robert D. Schick

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815318952

Category: Music

Page: 268

View: 250

The first new survey of the field in more than 60 years, this study concentrates on the basics of music criticism. Because it focuses on core issues and proven principles, the book is likely to become the standard work on the subject. It is written for the audience that reads music criticism in newspapers and popular journals: professional and amateur musicians, scholars, teachers, researchers, librarians, students, music lovers, journalists, and critics. The topics are covered in depth and observations are thoroughly documented, yet the material is enjoyable to read because the writing is easy to understand and special terminology is held to an absolute minimum. The commentary addresses the function of music criticism, the qualifications and training of a critic, the relationship between music criticism and other aspects of journalism, and the principles behind value judgments. Three chapters are devoted to the concert and opera review, one to reviewing recordings, another to radio and television criticism, and one to reviewing ethnic music. Thirty-eight reviews are quoted and analyzed, and 13 are presented in their entirety, along with critical commentary. Index. Appendix. Bibliography
Categories: Music

Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain

Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain

Some critics were worried that there were not enough opportunities for training and professionalization. In 1946, Música partially reiterated Ritmo's ideals about what Spanish music criticism should be: to inform the general public and ...

Author: Eva Moreda Rodríguez

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190215866

Category: Music critics

Page: 192

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The early years of the Franco regime saw the formation of a strong governmental propaganda apparatus. Through expansive press laws that solidified state control over public and private media outlets alike, the Franco government directly influenced what information was made available to thepublic. While music critics and journalists were by no means free from government control and direction, music criticism under the Franco regime did not adhere to any official party "line" on music. Indeed, music criticism often demonstrated a diversity of opinion and ideological belief that runscounter to many common assumptions about journalism under fascist regimes.In Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain, Eva Moreda Rodriguez presents a kaleidoscopic portrait of the diverse and often divergent writings of music critics in the early years of the Franco regime. Although she does not shy away from the thorny issues of propaganda andcensorship, Moreda Rodriguez considers other factors that shaped the journalistic discourse surrounding music. Political rivalries, ideological diversity within musical "conservatism," as well as the explicit and implicit expectations of the Franco government all influenced the diverse landscape ofmusic criticism. Moreover, the central issues that music critics were concerned with during Francoism's early years-modernist music, Spanish early music, traditional music, and music's role in organizing the state-had already been at the center of debates within the press for several decades.Carefully selecting contemporary writings by well-known music critics, Moreda Rodriguez contextualizes music criticism written during the Franco regime within the broader intellectual history of Spain from the nineteenth century onwards. The first critical study of the musical press of FrancoistSpain in the broader cultural and social fabric of the regime, Music Criticism and Music Critics in Early Francoist Spain is an essential resource for musicologists interested in 20th-century Spain, as well as Hispanists interested in the early Franco regime.
Categories: Music critics

The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth Century England

The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth Century England

pen” and the “temperamental critic” ' read at the Nineteenth Century British Music Conference, University of Nottingham, 8 July 2005. 105James W. Davison was critic of the Times from 1846 to 1878. For a study of some of his works see ...

Author: Paul Watt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351974004

Category: Music

Page: 132

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Music criticism in England underwent profound change from the 1880s to the 1920s. It gave rise to ‘New criticism’ that aimed to be rational, impartial and intellectually authoritative. It was a break from the criticism of old: the work of the opinionated journalist who wrote descriptive concert reviews with invective, cliché, bias and bombast. Critics such as Ernest Newman (1868–1959), John F. Runciman (1866–1916) and Michel D. Calvocoressi (1877–1944) fostered this new school and wrote extensively of their aspirations for musical criticism in their own times and for the future. This book charts the genesis of this new wave of musical criticism that sought to regulate and reform the profession of music critic. Alongside the establishment of principles, training manuals and schools for critics, hundreds of journal articles and dozens of books were written that encouraged new criticism, which also had a bearing on scholarly writing in biography, aesthetics and history. The Regulation and Reform of Music Criticism in Nineteenth-Century England considers the influence and advocacy of individual critics and the role that institutions, such as the Musical Association and the Musical Times, played in this period of change. The book also explores the impact that French and German writers had on their English counterparts, demonstrating the internationalization of critical thought of the period.
Categories: Music

Music Criticism and the Challenge of History

Music  Criticism  and the Challenge of History

Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna Kevin Karnes ... Chapter 2, “Music Criticism as Living History,” takes a close look at the selfconsciously subjective—and all but forgotten—historiography of music to ...

Author: Kevin Karnes

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195368666

Category: Music

Page: 214

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More than a century after Guido Adler's appointment to the first chair in musicology at the University of Vienna, this volume provides a view of the discipline in this earliest period, and at the ideological dilemmas and methodological anxieties that characterized it upon its institutionalization.
Categories: Music

Music Criticism in Nineteenth Century France

Music Criticism in Nineteenth Century France

In particular, Dr Ellis considers the music journalism of the Revue et Gazette musicale de Paris, the single most important specialist periodical of the mid nineteenth century, explaining how French music criticism was influenced by ...

Author: Katharine Ellis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521454438

Category: Music

Page: 301

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In particular, Dr Ellis considers the music journalism of the Revue et Gazette musicale de Paris, the single most important specialist periodical of the mid nineteenth century, explaining how French music criticism was influenced by aesthetic and philosophical movements.
Categories: Music

Composer and Critic

Composer and Critic

Author: Max Graf

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCSC:32106013527988

Category: Music

Page: 331

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Categories: Music