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Rethinking Music - Nicholas Cook

Rethinking Music

By: Nicholas Cook (Editor), Mark Everist (Editor)

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Published: 1st June 1999
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Academic musical studies have gone through a period of rapid change in recent years; the musicological agenda has been expanded to include a broad range of sociological and ideological issues, while the very status of music theory (with its apparent dependence on the autonomous musical work) has been thrown into doubt. The time is ripe for a comprehensive re-evaluation of our thinking about music in the light of such recent developments. Rethinking Music is in two parts. Part 1 focuses on approaches to musical texts, covering such topics as the relationship of text and context, concepts of unity and meaning in music, and the role of empirical approaches, together with compositional and performance perspectives. Underlying the volume as a whole is the question of how far, and in what ways, music theory can remain viable and valuable in a changing intellectual evironment. Part 2 sets out to reflect the nature of the discipline of musicology, and the ways in which it has been, and may be, challenged and enriched. The volume examines music history and cultural histories of music. The status of the musical text is a subject that has clear resonances in Part 1, and themes developed in Part 2 include questions of ethics, pedagogy, performance, and popular music as subjects for scholarly enquiry, questions of reception, canon, gender, and historiography.

Ontologies of Music
Analysis in Context
Beyond Privileged Contexts: Intertextuality, Influence, and Dialogue
Autonomy/Heteronomy: The Contexts of Musicology
Going Flat: Post-Hierarchical Music Theory and the Musical Surface
The Challenge of Semiotics
An Experimental Music Theory?
Concepts of Musical Unity
How Music Matters: Poetic Content Revisited
Translating Musical Meaning: The Nineteenth-Century Performer as Narrator
Analysing Performance and Performing Analysis
Composer, Theorist, Composer/Theorist
The Institutionalization of Musicology: Perspectives of a North American Ethnomusicologist
Other Musicologies: Exploring Issues and Confronting Practice in India
The History of Musical Canon
The Historiography of Music: Issues of Past and Present
Reception Theories, Canonic Discourses, and Musical Value
The Musical Text
Finding the Music in Musicology: Performance History and Musical Works
Popular Music, Unpopular Musicology
Gender, Musicology, and Feminism
Musicology and/as Social Concern: Imagining the Relevant Musicologist
The Impact and Ethics of Musical Scholarship
What Do We Want to Teach When We Teach Music? One Apology, Two Short Trips, Three Ethical Dilemmas, and Eighty-Two Questions
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ISBN: 9780198790044
ISBN-10: 019879004X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 588
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.9  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.82