The Pleasure of Modernist Music : Listening, Meaning, Intention, Ideology (Eastman Studies in Music)

The Pleasure of Modernist Music : Listening, Meaning, Intention, Ideology (Eastman Studies in Music)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 404 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781580461436
  • DDC分類 780.904

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Conributors: ARVED ASHBY, AMY BAUER, JONATHAN BERNARD, PIERRE BOULEZ, WILLIAM BOLCOM, JUDY LOCHHEAD, FRED MAUS, ANDREW MEAD, GREG SANDOW, MARTIN SCHERZINGER, JEREMY TAMBLING, RICHARD TOOP, LLOYD WHITESELL.

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The debate over modernist music has continued for almost a centuryBerg's Wozzeck and Webern's Symphony Op.21 to John Cage's renegotiation of musical control, the unusual musical practices of the Velvet Underground, and Stanley Kubrick's use of Ligeti's Lux Aeterna in the epic film 2001. The composers discussed in these pages -- including Bartok, Stockhausen, Bernard Herrmann, Steve Reich, and many others -- are modernists in that they are defined by their individualism, whether covert or overt, and share a basic urge toward redesigning musical discourse.The aim of this volume is to negotiate a varied and open middle ground between polemical extremes of reception. The contributors sketch out the possible significance of a repertory that in past discussions has been deemed either meaningless or beyond describable meaning. With an emphasis on recent aesthetics and contexts -- including film music, sexuality, metaphor, and ideas of a listening grammar -- they trace the meanings that such works and composers have held for listeners of different kinds. None of them takes up the usual mandate of "educated listening" to modernist works: the notion that a person can appreciate "difficult" music if given enough time and schooling. Instead the book defines novel but meaningful avenues of significance for modernist music, avenues beyond those deemed appropriate or acceptable by the academy. While some contributors offer new listening strategies, most interpret the listening premise more loosely: as a metaphor for any manner of personal and immediate connection with music. In addition to a previously untranslated article by Pierre Boulez, the volume contains articles (all but one previously unpublished) by twelve distinctive and prominent composers, music critics, and music theorists from America, Europe, Australia, and South Africa: Arved Ashby, Amy Bauer, William Bolcom, Jonathan Bernard, Judy Lochhead, Fred Maus, Andrew Mead, Greg Sandow, Martin Scherzinger, Jeremy Tambling, Richard Toop, and Lloyd Whitesell.Arved Ashby is Associate Professor of Music at the Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                       1  (22)
ARVED ASHBY
Part I. Reception & Politics
1. Intention and Meaning in Modernist Music 23 (23)
ARVED ASHBY
2. The End of the Mannerist Century 46 (8)
WILLIAM BOLCOM
3. A Fine Analysis 54 (14)
GREG SANDOW
4. In Memory of a Receding Dialectic: The 68 (35)
Political Relevance of Autonomy and
Formalism in Modernist Musical esthetics
MARTIN SCHERZINGER
Part II. Metaphors for Modernism
5. Twentieth-Century Tonality, or, Breaking 103(18)
Up Is Hard to Do
LLOYD WHITESELL
6. "Tone-Color, Movement, Changing Harmonic 121(32)
Planes": Cognition, Constraints and
Conceptual Blends in Modernist Music
AMY BAUER
7. Sexual and Musical Categories 153(23)
FRED EVERETT MAUS
8. Listening to Schizophrenia: The Wozzeck 176(21)
Case
JEREMY TAMBLING
Part III. Writing & Listening
9. The Musician Writes: For the Eyes of the 197(26)
Deaf?
PIERRE BOULEZ, translated by Robert
Samuels
10. "Are You Sure You Can't Hear It?": Some 223(30)
Informal Reflections on Simple Information
and Listening
RICHARD TOOP
Part IV. Case Study
11. A Fine Madness 253(6)
GREG SANDOW
12. "One Man's Signal Is Another Man's 259(18)
Noise": Personal Encounters with Post-Tonal
Music
ANDREW MEAD
Part V. Belated Modernism
13. The "Modernization" of Rock & Roll, 277(48)
1965-75
JONATHAN W. BERNARD
14. Refiguring the Modernist Program for 325(20)
Hearing: Steve Reich and George Rochberg
JUDY LOCHHEAD
15. Modernism Goes to the Movies 345(42)
ARVED ASHBY
List of Contributors 387(4)
Index 391