Early Music

Early Music

In this Very Short Introduction, Thomas Forrest Kelly frames chapters on the forms, techniques, and repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods with discussion of why old music has been and should be revived, along with a ...

Author: Thomas Forrest Kelly

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199730768

Category: Music

Page: 144

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In this Very Short Introduction, Thomas Forrest Kelly frames chapters on the forms, techniques, and repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods with discussion of why old music has been and should be revived, along with a short history of early music revivals.
Categories: Music

Country Music a Very Short Introduction

Country Music  a Very Short Introduction

... DINOSAURS David Norman DIPLOMACY Joseph M. Siracusa
DOCUMENTARY FILM Patricia Aufderheide DREAMING J. Allan Hobson
DRUGS Les Iversen DRUIDS Barry Cunliffe DYSLEXIA Margaret J. Snowling
EARLY MUSIC ...

Author: Richard Carlin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190902841

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Country Music: A Very Short Introduction presents a compelling overview of the music and its impact on American culture. Country music has long been a marker of American identity; from our popular culture to our politics, it has provided a soundtrack to our national life. While traditionally associated with the working class, country's appeal is far broader than any other popular music style. While this music rose from the people, it is also a product of the popular music industry, and the way the music has been marketed to its audience is a key part of its story. Key artists, songs, and musical styles are highlighted that are either touchstones for a particular social event (such as Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man," which produced both a positive and negative backlash as a marker of women's roles in society at the beginning of the liberation movement) or that encompass broader trends in the industry (for example, Jimmie Rodgers' "T for Texas" was an early example of the appropriation of black musical forms by white artists to market them to a mainstream audience). While pursuing a basically chronological outline, the book is structured around certain recurring themes (such as rural vs. urban; tradition vs. innovation; male vs. female; white vs. black) that have been documented through the work of country artists from the minstrel era to today. Truly the voice of the people, country music expresses both deep patriotism as well as a healthy skepticism towards the powers that dominate American society. Country Music: A Very Short Introduction illuminates this rich tradition and assesses its legacy in American popular music culture.
Categories: Music

Early Music A Very Short Introduction

Early Music  A Very Short Introduction

In 1983, the scholar and performer Laurence Dreyfus published an article in The
Musical Quarterly 69 (1983) titled “Early Music Defended Against Its Devotees: A
Theory of Historical Performance in the Twentieth Century.” He wonders why ...

Author: Thomas Forrest Kelly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199830602

Category: Music

Page: 144

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From Gregorian chant to Bach's Brandenburg Concerti, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods is both beautiful and intriguing, expanding our horizons as it nourishes our souls. In this Very Short Introduction, Thomas Forrest Kelly provides not only a compact overview of the music itself, but also a lively look at the many attempts over the last two centuries to revive it. Kelly shows that the early-music revival has long been grounded in the idea of spontaneity, of excitement, and of recapturing experiences otherwise lost to us--either the rediscovery of little-known repertories or the recovery of lost performing styles, with the conviction that, with the right performance, the music will come to life anew. Blending musical and social history, he shows how the Early Music movement in the 1960s took on political overtones, fueled by a rebellion against received wisdom and enforced conformity. Kelly also discusses ongoing debates about authenticity, the desirability of period instruments, and the relationship of mainstream opera companies and symphony orchestras to music that they often ignore, or play in modern fashion.
Categories: Music

Music a Very Short Introduction

Music  a Very Short Introduction

Nicholas Cook explores the nature of music, how we think about it, its social and cultural dimensions, and its history.

Author: Nicholas Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198726043

Category: Music

Page: 176

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Nicholas Cook explores the nature of music, how we think about it, its social and cultural dimensions, and its history. He discusses the many musical traditions across the world and the interactions between them. He also considers performance, how composers create music, and the position of music in today's globalized society.
Categories: Music

Neoliberalism a Very Short Introduction

Neoliberalism  a Very Short Introduction

... RESPONSIBILITY Jeremy Moon CORRUPTION Leslie Holmes COSMOLOGY
Peter Coles COUNTRY MUSIC Richard ... Barry Cunliffe DYNASTY Jeroen
Duindam DYSLEXIA Margaret J. Snowling EARLY MUSIC Thomas Forrest Kelly
THE ...

Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198849674

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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In its heyday in the late 1990s, neoliberalism emerged as the world's dominant economic paradigm. Since then the global financial crash of 2008 and the recent emergence of more nationalist ideologies have challenged neoliberal assumptions and systems. This book examines the origins, core claims, and global variations of neoliberalism.
Categories: Political Science

Globalization a Very Short Introduction

Globalization  a Very Short Introduction

... RESPONSIBILITY Jeremy Moon CORRUPTION Leslie Holmes COSMOLOGY
Peter Coles COUNTRY MUSIC Richard ... Barry Cunliffe DYNASTY Jeroen
Duindam DYSLEXIA Margaret J. Snowling EARLY MUSIC Thomas Forrest Kelly
THE ...

Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198849452

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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We live today in an interconnected world in which ordinary people can became instant online celebrities to fans thousands of miles away, in which religious leaders can influence millions globally, in which humans are altering the climate and environment, and in which complex social forces intersect across continents. This is globalization. In the fifth edition of his bestselling Very Short Introduction Manfred B. Steger considers the major dimensions of globalization: economic, political, cultural, ideological, and ecological. He looks at its causes and effects, and engages with the hotly contested question of whether globalization is, ultimately, a good or a bad thing. From climate change to the Ebola virus, Donald Trump to Twitter, trade wars to China's growing global profile, Steger explores today's unprecedented levels of planetary integration as well as the recent challenges posed by resurgent national populism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Political Science

Ecology a Very Short Introduction

Ecology  a Very Short Introduction

Snowling EARLY MUSIC Thomas Forrest Kelly THE EARTH Martin Redfern
EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE Tim Lenton ECOLOGY Jaboury Ghazoul
ECONOMICS Partha Dasgupta EDUCATION Gary Thomas EGYPTIAN MYTH
Geraldine Pinch ...

Author: Jaboury Ghazoul

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198831013

Category: Nature

Page: 184

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Understanding how our living environment works is essentially a study of ecological systems. Ecology is the science of how organisms interact with each other and with their environment, and how such interactions create self-organising communities and ecosystems. This science touches us all. The food we eat, the water we drink, the natural resources we use, our physical and mental health, and much of our cultural heritage are to a large degree products of ecological interactions of organisms and their environment. This Very Short Introduction celebrates the centrality of ecology in our lives. Jaboury Ghazoul explores how ecology has evolved rapidly from natural history to become a predictive science that explains how the natural world works, and which guides environmental policy and management decisions. Drawing on a range of examples, he shows how ecological science can be applied to management and conservation, including the extent to which theory has shaped practice. Ecological science has also shaped social and cultural perspectives on the environment, a process that influences politics of the environment. Ghazoul concludes by considering the future of ecology, particularly in the light of current and future environmental challenges. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Nature

The Maya a Very Short Introduction

The Maya  a Very Short Introduction

... RESPONSIBILITY Jeremy Moon CORRUPTION Leslie Holmes COSMOLOGY
Peter Coles COUNTRY MUSIC Richard ... Barry Cunliffe DYNASTY Jeroen
Duindam DYSLEXIA Margaret J. Snowling EARLY MUSIC Thomas Forrest Kelly
THE ...

Author: Matthew Restall

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190645021

Category: History

Page: 160

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The Maya forged one of the greatest societies in the history of the ancient Americas and in all of human history. Long before contact with Europeans, Maya communities built spectacular cities with large, well-fed large populations. They mastered the visual arts, and developed a sophisticated writing system that recorded extraordinary knowledge in calendrics, mathematics, and astronomy. The Maya achieved all this without area-wide centralized control. There was never a single, unified Maya state or empire, but always numerous, evolving ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct Mayan languages. The people we call "Maya" never thought of themselves as such; yet something definable, unique, and endlessly fascinating - what we call Maya culture - has clearly existed for millennia. So what was their self-identity and how did Maya civilization come to be "invented?" With the Maya historically subdivided and misunderstood in so many ways, the pursuit of what made them "the Maya" is all the more important. In this Very Short Introduction, Restall and Solari explore the themes of Maya identity, city-state political culture, art and architecture, the Maya concept of the cosmos, and the Maya experience of contact with including invasion by outsiders. Despite its brevity, this book is unique for its treatment of all periods of Maya civilization, from its origins to the present.
Categories: History

Music Then and Now

Music Then and Now

A “you are there” guide to masterpieces of Western music.

Author: Thomas Forrest Kelly

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393929884

Category: Music

Page: 584

View: 761

A "you are there" guide to masterpieces of Western music. Music Then and Now offers a vivid introduction to Western music by focusing on 28 works in-depth. Its "you are there" approach--demonstrated by each chapter's rich historical and cultural context--engages students in the excitement of hearing the music as original audiences did when the music was first performed. Covering all historical periods and genres, the book gives students all the tools they need for close listening. And with Total Access, every new copy of the book includes access to the ebook, streaming music, dynamic Author Videos, and other online listening tools.
Categories: Music

IASA Journal

IASA Journal

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Ensembles l : Musica Reservata ' , Early Music ... 29 ) Nicholas Cook , Music : a
very short introduction ( Oxford , New York , 1998 ) . no 19 - Article Voices from
the past ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015057435284

Category: Sound recording libraries

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Categories: Sound recording libraries

Music and Musical Thought in Early India

Music and Musical Thought in Early India

These features, combined with Rowell's glossary of Sanskrit terms and extensive bibliography, make Music and Musical Thought in Early India an excellent introduction for the general reader and an indispensable reference for ...

Author: Lewis Rowell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226730336

Category: History

Page: 409

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Offering a broad perspective of the philosophy, theory, and aesthetics of early Indian music and musical ideology, this study makes a unique contribution to our knowledge of the ancient foundations of India's musical culture. Lewis Rowell reconstructs the tunings, scales, modes, rhythms, gestures, formal patterns, and genres of Indian music from Vedic times to the thirteenth century, presenting not so much a history as a thematic analysis and interpretation of India's magnificent musical heritage. In Indian culture, music forms an integral part of a broad framework of ideas that includes philosophy, cosmology, religion, literature, and science. Rowell works with the known theoretical treatises and the oral tradition in an effort to place the technical details of musical practice in their full cultural context. Many quotations from the original Sanskrit appear here in English translation for the first time, and the necessary technical information is presented in terms accessible to the nonspecialist. These features, combined with Rowell's glossary of Sanskrit terms and extensive bibliography, make Music and Musical Thought in Early India an excellent introduction for the general reader and an indispensable reference for ethnomusicologists, historical musicologists, music theorists, and Indologists.
Categories: History

Theatre

Theatre

Theatre is one of the longest-standing art forms of modern civilization.

Author: Marvin Carlson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199669820

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 131

View: 676

Theatre is one of the longest-standing art forms of modern civilization. Taking a global look at how various forms of theatre - including puppetry, dance, and mime - have been interpreted and enjoyed, this Very Short Introduction explores all aspects of the theatre, including its relationship with religion, literature, and its value worldwide.
Categories: Performing Arts

Postmodernism

Postmodernism

This introduction unravels the mysteries of the concept of postmodernism, casting a critical light upon the way we live now, from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct.

Author: Christopher Butler

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192802392

Category: Art

Page: 142

View: 247

This introduction unravels the mysteries of the concept of postmodernism, casting a critical light upon the way we live now, from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct.
Categories: Art

Modernism A Very Short Introduction

Modernism  A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: Christopher Butler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191613487

Category: Art

Page: 136

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Is a tower block, your unmade bed, your lavatory basin, or the bicycle chained to the gate next door a work of art? Why should a novel have a beginning, a middle, and an end; or even a story? Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler examines how and why Modernism began, explaining what it is and showing how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life. Butler considers several aspects of modernism including some modernist works; movements and notions of the avant garde; and the idea of 'progress' in art. Butler looks at modernist ideas of the self, subjectivity, irrationalism, people and machines, and political definitions of modernism as a whole. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Art

William Shakespeare A Very Short Introduction

William Shakespeare  A Very Short Introduction

EARLY MUSIC Thomas Forrest Kelly THE EARTH Martin Redfern ECONOMICS
Partha Dasgupta EDUCATION Gary Thomas EGYPTIAN MYTH Geraldine Pinch
EIGHTEENTH‐CENTURY BRITAIN Paul Langford THE ELEMENTS Philip Ball ...

Author: Stanley Wells

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191028694

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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In this new offering from Stanley Wells, the pre-eminent Shakespearian scholar, comes a Very Short Introduction to the life and writings of the world's greatest and best-known dramatists: William Shakespeare. Looking at his early life and education, Wells explores Shakespeare's social and intellectual background and the literary traditions on which Shakespeare drew. Examining the theatres and theatrical profession of the time, he also considers how Shakespeare experienced this world, both as an actor and as a writer. Examining Shakespeare's narrative poems, sonnets, and all of his plays, Wells outlines their sources, style, and originality over the course of Shakespeare's career, to consider the fundamental impact his work has had for subsequent generations. Written with enthusiasm and flair by a scholar who has devoted a lifetime to the study of Shakespeare and his works, this is an engaging and authoritative introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Geopolitics A Very Short Introduction

Geopolitics  A Very Short Introduction

DRUIDS Barry Cunliffe EARLY MUSIC Thomas Forrest Kelly THE EARTH Martin
Redfern ECONOMICS Partha Dasgupta EDUCATION Gary Thomas EGYPTIAN
MYTH Geraldine Pinch EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN Paul Langford THE ...

Author: Klaus Dodds

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191664472

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 894

Geopolitics is a way of looking at the world: one that considers the links between political power, geography, and cultural diversity. In certain places such as Iraq, Lebanon, or Israel, moving a few feet either side of a territorial boundary can be a matter of life or death, dramatically highlighting the connections between place and politics. Even far away from these 'danger zones' - in Europe or the US for example - geopolitics remains an important part of everyday life. For a country's location and size as well as its sovereignty and resources all affect how the people that live there understand and interact with the wider world. In this new edition Klaus Dodds takes into account several world developments that have occured since original publication, including the Arab Spring, the worldwide economic crisis, and the developing role of China in international politics. Using wide-ranging examples, from historical maps to James Bond films and the rhetoric of political leaders both past and present, this Very Short Introduction shows why, for a full understanding of contemporary global politics, it is not just smart - it is essential - to be geopolitical. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Political Science

The Mongols A Very Short Introduction

The Mongols  A Very Short Introduction

DREAMING J. Allan Hobson DRUGS Leslie Iversen DRUIDS Barry Cunliffe
EARLY MUSIC Thomas Forrest Kelly THE EARTH Martin Redfern ECONOMICS
Partha Dasgupta EGYPTIAN MYTH Geraldine Pinch EIGHTEENTH - CENTURY
 ...

Author: Morris Rossabi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199939350

Category: History

Page: 160

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In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Mongols carved out the largest land-based empire in world history, stretching from Korea to Russia in the north and from China to Syria in the south, and unleashing an unprecedented level of violence. But as Morris Rossabi reveals in this Very Short Introduction, within two generations of their bloody conquests, the Mongols evolved from conquerors and predators to wise rulers who devised policies to foster the economies of the lands they had subjugated. By adopting political and economic institutions familiar to the local populations and recruiting native officials, they won over many of their non-Mongol subjects. In addition, Mongol nobles were ardent patrons of art and culture, supporting the production of Chinese porcelains and textiles, Iranian tiles and illustrated manuscripts, and Russian metalwork. Perhaps most important, the peace imposed by the Mongols on much of Asia and their promotion of trade resulted in considerable interaction among merchants, scientists, artists, and missionaries of different ethnic groups--including Europeans. Modern Eurasian and perhaps global history starts with the Mongol empire.
Categories: History

World Music A Very Short Introduction

World Music  A Very Short Introduction

If we think of Hornbostel's Demonstration Collection (1963) and Music of the
Orient (1979, orig. 1934) as the 'first anthologies on ... On one side we witness
the primary concerns of the early comparative musicologists. The anthologies
contain ...

Author: Philip V. Bohlman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191540431

Category: Music

Page: 200

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'World music' emerged as an invention of the West from encounters with other cultures. This book draws readers into a remarkable range of these historical encounters, in which music had the power to evoke the exotic and to give voice to the voiceless. In the course of the volume's eight chapters the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding of music's diversity. World Music is wide-ranging in its geographical scope, yet individual chapters provide in-depth treatments of selected music cultures and regional music histories. The book frequently zooms in on repertoires and musicians - such as Bob Marley, Bartok, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - and attempts to account for world music's growing presence and popularity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Music

The End of Early Music

The End of Early Music

Music of the Baroque. Oxford University Press. Schweitzer, Albert (1905). J. S.
Bach. Eng. tr. 1911 by E. Newman. Breitkopf & Hartel. Scruton, Roger (1982).
Kant, a very short introduction. Oxford University Press. ——— (2001). “
Expression.

Author: Bruce Haynes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199885121

Category: Music

Page: 304

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Part history, part explanation of early music, this book also plays devil's advocate, criticizing current practices and urging experimentation. Haynes, a veteran of the movement, describes a vision of the future that involves improvisation, rhetorical expression, and composition.
Categories: Music

Rastafari A Very Short Introduction

Rastafari  A Very Short Introduction

Rastafari has grown into an international socio-religious movement, with adherents of Rastafari found in most of the major population centres and outposts of the world.

Author: Ennis B. Edmonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199584529

Category: History

Page: 140

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Rastafari has grown into an international socio-religious movement, with adherents of Rastafari found in most of the major population centres and outposts of the world. This Very Short Introduction provides a brief account of this widespread but often poorly understood movement, looking at its history, central principles, and practices.
Categories: History