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Mozart and the Mediation of Childhood
ISBN: HB: 9780226629667, University of Chicago Press, June 2021
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 36 halftones, 9 line drawings
The story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's precocity is so familiar as to be taken for granted. In scholarship and popular culture, Mozart the Wunderkind is often seen as belonging to a category of childhood all by himself. But treating the young compose...
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Guitar Tracing the Grain Back to the Tree
ISBN: PB: 9780226763965, ISBN: HB: 9780226763828, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 44 halftones, 1 table
Guitars inspire cult-like devotion: an aficionado can tell you precisely when and where their favorite instrument was made, the wood it is made from, and that wood's unique effect on the instrument's sound. In The Guitar, Chris Gibson and Andrew Warr...
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£76,00
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Sound and Affect Voice, Music, World
ISBN: PB: 9780226758015, ISBN: HB: 9780226751832, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones
There is no place on earth that does not echo with the near or distant sounds of human activity. More than half of humanity lives in cities, meaning the daily soundtrack of our lives is filled with sound – whether it be sonorous, harmonious, melodic,...
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£84,00
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Unnatural Attitude Phenomenology in Weimar Musical Thought
ISBN: HB: 9780226762982, University of Chicago Press, April 2021
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 20 line drawings
An Unnatural Attitude traces a style of musical thought that coalesced in the intellectual milieu of the Weimar Republic – a phenomenological style, which sought a renewed contact with music as a worldly circumstance. Deeply critical of the influence...
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Mbira's Restless Dance An Archive of Improvisation
ISBN: spiral: 9780226626277, University of Chicago Press, January 2021
912 pp., 27.9x21.5 cm, 597 musical examples
Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner and Cosmas Magaya's "Mbira's Restless Dance" documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart...
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American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century
ISBN: PB: 9780226756059, ISBN: HB: 9780226769769, University of Chicago Press, December 2020
504 pp., 25x22 cm, 28 halftones, 14 tables
Studies of concert life in nineteenth-century America have generally been limited to large orchestras and the programs we are familiar with today. But as this book reveals, audiences of that era enjoyed far more diverse musical experiences than this...
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£56,00
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Comedians of the King "Opera-Comique" and the Bourbon Monarchy on the Eve of Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9780226743257, University of Chicago Press, November 2020
296 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 colour plates, 16 halftones, 28 line drawings, 5 tables
Opera in ancien regime France was an eminently political art, tied to the demands of court spectacle. This was true not only of tragic opera (tragedie lyrique) but also its comic counterpart, opera comique, a theatrical form tracing its roots to the...
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Political Orchestra The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics during the Third Reich
ISBN: PB: 9780226760261, ISBN: HB: 9780226251394, University of Chicago Press, November 2020
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 9 halftones, 17 line drawings, 5 tables
This is a groundbreaking study of the prestigious Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics during the Third Reich. Making extensive use of archival material, including some discussed here for the first time, Fritz Trumpi offers new insight into the orchestras...
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Everyone Loves Live Music A Theory of Performance Institutions
ISBN: PB: 9780226738543, ISBN: HB: 9780226738406, University of Chicago Press, November 2020
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 halftones, 5 tables
Every year, millions of music fans come from far and wide to swarm parks and arenas to hear their favorite bands at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella, and Glastonbury. How did these and countless other festivals across the globe evolve into g...
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Singing Sappho Improvisation and Authority in Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera
ISBN: HB: 9780226741772, University of Chicago Press, November 2020
224 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones, 38 line drawings
From the theatrical stage to the literary salon, the figure of Sappho – the ancient poet and inspiring icon of feminine creativity – played a major role in the intertwining histories of improvisation, text, and performance throughout the nineteenth c...
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