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Not without MadnessPerspectives on Opera

Not without Madness: Perspectives on Opera

Fabrizio Della Seta

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226749143
eISBN:
9780226749167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749167.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Opera often seems to arouse either irrational enthusiasm or visceral dislike. Such madness, as Goethe wrote, is indispensable in all theater, and yet in practice, sentiment and passion must be ... More

The Opera FanaticEthnography of an Obsession

The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession

Claudio E. Benzecry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226043401
eISBN:
9780226043432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226043432.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Though some dismiss opera as old-fashioned, it shows no sign of disappearing from the world's stage. So why do audiences continue to flock to it? Given its association with wealth, one might imagine ... More

The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

The Operas of Giuseppe Verdi

Abramo Basevi

Stefano Castelvecchi (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226094915
eISBN:
9780226095073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226095073.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Abramo Basevi published his study of Verdi's operas in Florence in 1859, in the middle of the composer's career. The first thorough, systematic examination of Verdi's operas, it covered the twenty ... More

Paris BluesAfrican American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960

Paris Blues: African American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960

Andy Fry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138787
eISBN:
9780226138954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138954.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

France has long been credited with welcoming African Americans and their music: into its venues, into its compositions, into its writing. Yet the reception of jazz is much more complicated than that ... More

The Political OrchestraThe Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics During the Third Reich

The Political Orchestra: The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics During the Third Reich

Fritz Trümpi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226251394
eISBN:
9780226251424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251424.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Through a comparison of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics in the Third Reich, Fritz Trümpi offers a richly detailed study of National Socialist musical politics. The politicization of the competing ... More

Remains of RitualNorthern Gods in a Southern Land

Remains of Ritual: Northern Gods in a Southern Land

Steven M. Friedson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226265049
eISBN:
9780226265063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226265063.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book on musical experience in African ritual focuses on the Brekete/Gorovodu religion of the Ewe people. It presents a multifaceted understanding of religious practice through a historical and ... More

The Republic of LoveCultural Intimacy in Turkish Popular Music

The Republic of Love: Cultural Intimacy in Turkish Popular Music

Martin Stokes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226775050
eISBN:
9780226775074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775074.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

At the heart of this book are the voices of three musicians—queer nightclub star Zeki Müren, arabesk originator Orhan Gencebay, and pop diva Sezen Aksu—who collectively have dominated mass media in ... More

Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Emily Wilbourne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This book considers the relationship between commedia dell’arte and early operatic forms, from the court operas of the first years of the seventeenth century, through semi-private productions in ... More

The Shadow and the ActBlack Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism

The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism

Walton M. Muyumba

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226554235
eISBN:
9780226554259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554259.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Though often thought of as rivals, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka shared a range of interests, especially a passion for music. Jazz, in particular, was a decisive influence on their ... More

The Sounds of CapitalismAdvertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture

The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture

Timothy D. Taylor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226791159
eISBN:
9780226791142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226791142.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

From the early days of radio through the rise of television after World War II to the present, music has been used more and more often to sell goods and establish brand identities. And since at least ... More

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