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By Stan Hawkins

ISBN-10: 1409425606

ISBN-13: 9781409425601

This choice of unique essays is in tribute to the paintings of Derek Scott at the get together of his 60th birthday. As one of many best lighting fixtures in severe musicology, Scott has helped formed the epistemological path for track learn because the overdue Eighties. there is not any doubt that the trail taken by means of the serious musicologist has been a tough one, resulting in new conceptions, interactions, and heated debates prior to now twenty years. alterations in musicology throughout the last many years of the 20 th century brought on the institution of latest units of theoretical equipment that probed on the social and cultural relevance of tune, up to its self-referentiality. the entire students contributing to this booklet have performed a task within the normal paradigmatic shift that ensued within the wake of Kerman's demand switch within the Eighties. getting down to tackle more than a few methods to theorizing song and promulgating modes of research throughout a variety of repertories, the essays during this assortment should be learn as a coming of age of serious musicology via its energetic discussion with different disciplines reminiscent of sociology, feminism, ethnomusicology, background, anthropology, philosophy, cultural experiences, aesthetics, media stories, movie track experiences, and gender experiences. the amount presents track researchers and graduate scholars with an updated authoritative connection with all concerns facing the kingdom of serious musicology this present day.

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Consequently, our debates still focus on the extent to which its musical details can bear up under analytical scrutiny.

See, for instance, his Impromptu, Op. 90, No. 2 in E@ Major, discussed in McClary (1997), pp. 20–34; and his Moment musical, Op. 94, No. 6, discussed in Cone (1982), pp. 233–41. 9 Stuart de Ocampo developed these ideas in the course of his graduate seminars at UCLA. I am grateful to him for this and many other invaluable insights. 2 Franz Schubert, String Quartet in G Major, Movement 1: bars 15–24 Schubert’s premature deus ex machina doesn’t appear out of nowhere, however. He cobbles it together out of elements already heard: the melody’s rhythms echo the jerky patterns of the opening, the descent by half-steps in the harmonic bass transfigure the major-to-minor flip of the first gesture and the plaintive sighs that follow.

What emanates from this study is a careful consideration of those features of cultural production that directly affect our understanding of musical activity and its values. Wicke’s study certainly prompts a number of snapshots from other scholastic directions in the guise of a Renaissance madrigal, a Schubert string quartet and a commercial pop song by Madonna. In Chapter 2, Susan McClary does just this by promoting a wealth of interpretive approaches that direct musicological research toward the subjective qualities mediated by music at different moments in European and North American history.

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