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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

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

Writings through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and Art

Writings through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and Art

David W. Bernstein and Christopher Hatch (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044071
eISBN:
9780226044873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044873.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This volume looks at the creative work of the great avant-gardist John Cage from an exciting interdisciplinary perspective, exploring his activities as a composer, performer, thinker, and artist. The ... More

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