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Sound KnowledgeMusic and Science in London, 1789-1851

Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

James Q. Davies and Ellen Lockhart (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

What does it mean to hear scientifically? What does it mean to see musically? This edited volume uncovers a hidden history, one in which the activities of musical entertainment and scientific ... 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

Subversive SoundsRace and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Charles B. Hersch

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book probes New Orleans's history, uncovering a web of racial interconnections and animosities that was instrumental to the creation of a vital American art form—jazz. Drawing on oral histories, ... More

The Tango MachineMusical Culture in the Age of Expediency

The Tango Machine: Musical Culture in the Age of Expediency

Morgan James Luker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226385402
eISBN:
9780226385686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385686.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book examines the new and different ways contemporary tango music has been drawn upon and used as a resource for cultural, social, and economic development in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In doing ... More

Thug LifeRace, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Thug Life: Race, Gender, and the Meaning of Hip-Hop

Michael P. Jeffries

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226395845
eISBN:
9780226395869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226395869.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Hip-hop has come a long way from its origins in the Bronx in the 1970s, when rapping and DJing were just part of a lively, decidedly local scene that also venerated b-boying and graffiti. Now hip-hop ... More

Tigers of a Different StripePerforming Gender in Dominican Music

Tigers of a Different Stripe: Performing Gender in Dominican Music

Sydney Hutchinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226405322
eISBN:
9780226405636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405636.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This feminist-oriented ethnography of Dominican gender performance focuses on masculinity and femininity in accordion-based merengue típico while also touching on cross-dressing and queer performance ... More

Top 40 DemocracyThe Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Eric Weisbard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226896168
eISBN:
9780226194370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194370.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

American popular music history takes a new shape when the force behind the hits – radio airplay – claims center stage. The 1950s Top 40 hits approach structured rival formats, too, by the 1970s: ... More

Tristan's ShadowSexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Adrian Daub

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082134
eISBN:
9780226082271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082271.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

In the late nineteenth century, Richard Wagner dominated the German opera stage not just aesthetically, in terms of the way opera was written and performed, but also philosophically, providing the ... More

Vaudeville MelodiesPopular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929

Vaudeville Melodies: Popular Musicians and Mass Entertainment in American Culture, 1870-1929

Nicholas Gebhardt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226448558
eISBN:
9780226448725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448725.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This book is about the changes that took place in popular music in the United States, in the period from 1870 until 1929. It explores the context for those changes and offers an explanation for why ... More

The Virtual HaydnParadox of a Twenty-First-Century Keyboardist

The Virtual Haydn: Paradox of a Twenty-First-Century Keyboardist

Tom Beghin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226156774
eISBN:
9780226195353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226195353.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Written from the perspective of Historically Informed Performance, Haydn at the Keyboard investigates various webs of communication in Joseph Haydn’s repertoire for solo keyboard. Communication ... More

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