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

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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

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

Music and Criticism

Music and Criticism

Author: Richard F. French

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:314724686

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Page: 181

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Hermeneutics and Music Criticism

Hermeneutics and Music Criticism

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.

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

John Cage and Peter Yates

John Cage and Peter Yates

The last - and largest - of Cage's most important formative exchanges of letters, discussing music criticism and questions of aesthetics.

Author: Martin Iddon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108480062

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 330

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The last - and largest - of Cage's most important formative exchanges of letters, discussing music criticism and questions of aesthetics.
Categories: Literary Collections

Elizabethan Music and Musical Criticism

Elizabethan Music and Musical Criticism

This volume offers a summary of the works on music theory published in England during that period, and illuminates Elizabethan attitudes toward music in theory and practice.

Author: Morrison Comegys Boyd

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press Anniversary Collection

ISBN: UOM:39015004905587

Category: Music

Page: 363

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The period represented by the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I of England was noteworthy not only for its literature and art but for its music. This volume offers a summary of the works on music theory published in England during that period, and illuminates Elizabethan attitudes toward music in theory and practice. Some of the works summarized treat elementary subjects such as scales, time signatures, and the correct use of chords; some take up more complex themes, such as advanced counterpoint, canon, and composition. Other sources provide detailed descriptions of common instruments, and discuss their use in composition and in the home. In addition to quoting many Elizabethan commentators on the proper use of music in the schools and in the church, the author cites Puritan attacks on music. He includes information on all the leading cathedral organists, as well as on choirboy actors and their organist teachers, and he devotes a chapter to the use of music in the plays of Shakespeare and others. Although it was the author's original intention to present only criticism written by Elizabethans, he decided to include, as a necessary aid to the reader, a brief description of the music criticized and to add a modern appraisal of it. Consequently, since all the books of compositions published in the years 1558-1625, chiefly madrigal and lute pieces, but also some church music are mentioned, with some comment on both the music and their composers, Dr. Boyd's study will serve as an excellent short history of Elizabethan music.
Categories: Music

Rock Criticism from the Beginning

Rock Criticism from the Beginning

While much has been written on the history of rock, this Bourdieu-inspired book is the first to offer a look at the coming of age of rock journalism, and the critics that opened up a whole new kind of discourse on popular music.

Author: Ulf Lindberg

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820474908

Category: Music

Page: 369

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Rock Criticism from the Beginning is a wide-ranging exploration of the rise and development of rock criticism in Britain and the United States from the 1960s to the present. It chronicles the evolution of a new form of journalism, and the course by which writing on rock was transformed into a respected field of cultural production. The authors explore the establishment of magazines from Crawdaddy! and Rolling Stone to The Source, and from Melody Maker and New Musical Express to The Wire, while investigating the careers of well-known music critics like Robert Christgau, Greil Marcus, and Lester Bangs in the U.S., and Nik Cohn, Paul Morley, and Jon Savage in the U.K., to name just a few. While much has been written on the history of rock, this Bourdieu-inspired book is the first to offer a look at the coming of age of rock journalism, and the critics that opened up a whole new kind of discourse on popular music.
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Shaw on Music

Shaw on Music

This volume contains the best of Shaw's musical writing, including sections on Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Verdi, Berlioz, pieces on opera, musical analysis, oratorios, Gilbert and Sullivan, plus a long autobiographical ...

Author: Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1557831491

Category: Music

Page: 307

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This volume contains the best of Shaw's musical writing, including sections on Gluck, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Rossini, Verdi, Berlioz, pieces on opera, musical analysis, oratorios, Gilbert and Sullivan, plus a long autobiographical preface, one of Shaw's most self-revealing works. The result is a book of unparalleled brilliance and grace by a writer who, according to W.H. Auden, "was probably the greatest music critic who ever lived." "For all music collections." - Library Journal
Categories: Music

Temporaries and Eternals

Temporaries and Eternals

Readers of Huxley’s novels, essays and travel writing will be aware of the wealth of musical detail in these works, and this book suggests that such references can only be fully understood in the context of the opinions voiced in ...

Author: Michael Allis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443846905

Category: Music

Page: 250

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Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), Temporaries and Eternals focuses on the music column that Huxley wrote for The Weekly Westminster Gazette in 1922–23. Readers of Huxley’s novels, essays and travel writing will be aware of the wealth of musical detail in these works, and this book suggests that such references can only be fully understood in the context of the opinions voiced in Huxley’s music criticism. Not only does Huxley’s column offer a fascinating snapshot of musical life in 1920s Britain, but several of the themes that Huxley explores continue to have contemporary relevance. These include music and technology, the composer-performer relationship, the nature of the child prodigy, musical tradition and innovation, the suitability of opera libretti, and how to write about music effectively. However, Huxley’s central theme, reflected in the title of this book, is the problematic question of how to judge the significance and potential longevity of specific composers and their works, from Palestrina to Schoenberg. After an extended introduction placing Huxley’s music criticism in the context of his other writings, the book reproduces all 64 of Huxley’s weekly articles, with footnote commentary to help the reader appreciate his wide-ranging textual references.
Categories: Music

Globalization Music and Cultures of Distinction

Globalization  Music and Cultures of Distinction

This book is the first comprehensive account of how Anglo-American popular music transformed Italian cultural life.

Author: Simone Varriale

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137564504

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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This book is the first comprehensive account of how Anglo-American popular music transformed Italian cultural life. Drawing on neglected archival materials, the author explores the rise of new musical tastes and social divisions in late twentieth century Italy. The book reconstructs the emergence of pop music magazines in Italy and offers the first in-depth investigation of the role of critics in global music cultures. It explores how class, gender, race and geographical location shaped the production and consumption of music magazines, as well as critics’ struggle over notions of expertise, cultural value and cosmopolitanism. Globalization, Music and Cultures of Distinction provides an innovative framework for studying how globalization transforms cultural institutions and aesthetic hierarchies, thus breaking new ground for sociological and historical research. It will be essential reading for scholars and students interested in cultural sociology, popular music, globalization, media and cultural studies, social theory and contemporary Italy.
Categories: Political Science