Music and the politics of negation

  • 3.62 MB
  • 3121 Downloads
  • English
by
Indiana University Press , Bloomington, Indianapolis
Political aspects, Music, Musicology, Postmode
StatementJames R. Currie
SeriesMusical meaning and interpretation, Musical meaning and interpretation
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML3797 .C87 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationpages. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25151295M
ISBN 139780253357038, 9780253005229
LC Control Number2011051853

Over the past quarter century, music studies in the academy have their postmodern credentials by insisting that our scholarly engagements start and end by placing music firmly within its various historical and social contexts.

In Music and the Politics of Negation, James R. Currie sets out to disturb the validity of this now quite orthodox claim/5(3).

In Music and the Politics of Negation, James R. Currie sets out to disturb the validity of this now quite orthodox claim. Alternating dialectically between analytic and historical investigations into the late 18th century and the present, he poses a set of uncomfortable questions regarding the limits and complicities of the values that the Cited by: 7.

Therefore, "music is also potentially indifferent to human social life" because "as reception history and film music attest," any "meaning" can be affixed to the same musical composition (p. 76). Music and the Politics of Negation is an important spur for post-new-musicological discussion of the political in/as music.

“Music and the Politics of Negation is an important spur for post-new-musicological discussion of the political in/as music This book is also a benchmark for meaning-rich, close music analysis. ” — Notes “[This] book’s great strength is the way in which it binds together eighteenth-century and contemporary issues, and in doing.

Music and the Politics of Negation, by James R. Currie. Musical Meaning & Interpretation. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, xxi, pp. In James Currie's book, a distantly Adornian conception of negation organizes a series of close readings of compositions by Mozart and Haydn, plus a concluding excursus on the West Author: Nicholas Mathew.

Music and the Politics of Negation (Musical Meaning and Interpretation) - Kindle edition by Currie, James R. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Music and the Politics of Negation (Musical Meaning and Interpretation).5/5(2).

In Music and the Politics of Negation, James R. Currie sets out to disturb the validity of this now quite orthodox claim. Alternating dialectically between analytic and historical investigations into the late 18th century and the present, he poses a set of uncomfortable questions regarding the limits and complicities of the values that the.

Nicholas Mathew is Associate Professor and Weisman Schutt Chair in Music at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Political Beethoven and coeditor of the volume The Invention of Beethoven and Rossini (both published by Cambridge University Press in ).

From to he was coeditor of the journal Eighteenth-Century Music, and he currently. Music and the Politics of Negation: James R. Currie: Books - Skip to main content.

Try Prime Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Books. Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Deals Store Coupons 5/5(2). Music and the politics of negation. [James R Currie] "Although many authors have sought to bring together critical studies and music, Currie's book is original in both style and substance.

# Music--Political aspects\/span> \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 schema. In Music and the Politics of Negation, James R. Currie sets out to disturb the validity of this now quite orthodox claim. Alternating dialectically between analytic and historical investigations into the late 18th century and the present, he poses a set of uncomfortable questions regarding the limits and complicities of the values that the 4/5(4).

In his book, Music and the Politics of Negation, James R. Currie employs the following sections: Veils (Mozart, Piano Concerto K. Finale); Dreams (Fugal Counterpoint); Exile (Haydn, String Quartet Op.

33, No. 5); Enchantment (Mozart, La clemenza di Tito); and Forgetting (Edward Said).Currie’s overarching enterprise has been to elevate music from the. As James Garratt said in his review of the book, where he compared it with "Music after All" (Journal of the American Musicological Soci no.

1 [Spring ]: ), "the version of this argument presented in Music and the Politics of Negation is considerably more nuanced" (Music & Lett no.

Download Music and the politics of negation PDF

3 []: ). Download Citation | Music and the Politics of Negation by James R. Currie | In his book, Music and the Politics of Negation, James R. Currie employs the Author: Linda Kouvaras. While the number of scholars writing on music and politics continues to mushroom, relatively few of them, I suspect, see their work as a form of political activ We use cookies to enhance your experience on our continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of : James Garratt.

All of these examples speak to the idea of music’s political importance. But while we may share these assumptions about music’s power, we rarely stop to analyse what it is about organised sound - about notes and rhythms - that has the effects attributed to it. This is the first book to examine systematically music’s political power.

This book is not about music or politics. It is about the 'and' that binds them together. How do these fields intersect, and what theories and approaches can help us understand their interactions. How have the relationships between music and politics changed over time and across cultures, and are Author: James Garratt.

James R. Currie, State University of New York at Buffalo, author of "Music and the Politics of Negation" “An extraordinarily important book. The time is ripe for this kind of statement about the relationships between neoliberalism and contemporary classical music practice, discourse, and economic circulation; and, moreover, for such a book to.

PDF | This book is not about music or politics. It is about the 'and' that binds them together. Music and politics: a critical introduction / James Garratt.

Subversion and Negation []. This book contains eleven carefully selected papers, all discussing negative constructions in English. The aim of this volume is to bring together empirical research into the development of English negation and analyses of syntactic variations in Present-day English negation.

The very nature of politics is, like music, rooted in conflict and harmony. The heart of music is the interplay of the physical and the mental, as the compromise between them forms a. Humans make music and music makes us human. - Cloonan & Frith, A Music Manifesto for Scotland () Music and Politics isn't an easy book to rate.

On one hand, its a thorough exploration of the ways in which music and politics affect each other (the author goes so far as to suggest they're extensions of each other).

From an academic perspective, this is a five-star book/5. This book is an outgrowth of a cour se that I have taught at Emory University for a number of years. The course is titled, “Politics in Music,” and the idea of the course is to introduce undergraduates to the political content of music (mostly Western) as it has been expressed since the time of Beethoven up to the present.

ThisFile Size: KB. Reviews: Music and the Politics of Negation Reviews: Music and the Politics of Negation Mathew, Nicholas sweepingly big-picture, and self-consciously eclectic in its range of collateral reference.

Certainly, this book at times wears its learning rather heavily, ostentatiously parading its intellectual gurus in a way that can be distracting to : Mathew, Nicholas. The negation of the negation could be a tyranny, a consistent system in which the law is the problem with society.

Details Music and the politics of negation EPUB

If the theme is truth, the contradictory would be a lie, the contrary would be white lies and the negation of the negation would be self-deception. His book, Music and the Politics of Negation, was published by Indiana University Press inand is simultaneously an extended political and philosophical critique of the pervasive postmodern ideologies of the contemporary academy, and an investigation into the continuing relevance of the founding principles of modernity and their.

The Future of a Negation is a crucial statement on the Holocaustand on Holocaust denialfrom Alain Finkielkraut, one of the most acclaimed and influential intellectuals in contemporary Europe. The book examines the Holocaust, its origins in modern European thought and politics, and recent revisionist attempts to deny its full dimensions and, in some cases, its very/5.

Published in by Farsight Press.

Description Music and the politics of negation FB2

From the book cover: Never has there been a more pregnant opportunity than now to examine the political content of music. If politics is the blood that feeds our societies with the energy to evolve, then music is. The history of the epic-ranging from the heroic narratives of cultural origin found in Homer and Virgil to the tumultuous theological and political conflicts depicted by Dante or Milton-is nearly as old as literature itself.

But the epic is also made and remade by its present, adapted to the pressures and formal necessities of its particular cultural moment. Examining modernist. The connection between music and politics, particularly political expression in song, has been seen in many cultures.

Music can express anti-establishment or protest themes, including anti-war songs, but pro-establishment ideas are also represented, for example, in national anthems, patriotic songs, and political of these types of songs could be described as.

Country music also attracted a new, party-specific affiliation during this period, as President Nixon decided to foster an alliance with the genre in .Associate Professor @ My published work has mostly focused on music and politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: the place of music in political institutions, the role of music in public life, and the ways in which music produces social attachments and collective identity - as well as issues of political appropriation, subversion.

Music can be used to legitimise or enforce the status quo, but the relationship between music and politics tends to be defined by the politics of resistance. As discussed, political agency can take a number of forms in music, and we as an audience can express our political agency through our own musical choices.