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1. Overview: sound and setting

1. Overview: sound and setting  

Mark Slobin

in Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365753
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195395020.003.0001
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‘Overview: sounds and settings’ attempts to place folk music in a broad social context. There is no fixed definition of folk music. Indeed, even the International Folk Music Council have ... More
4. An Imaginary Object

4. An Imaginary Object  

Nicholas Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776441
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853820.003.0004
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‘An Imaginary Object’ considers musical notation and what it reveals, as well as conceals, about music. The three distinct functions of notation are outlined: conservation — it stops time ... More
9. On stage & screenstates of illusion

9. On stage & screen: states of illusion  

Marina Warner

in Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191853500
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532155.003.0009
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9780199532155
Because fairy tales can be meddled with, mixed up, and turned around in ways that an authored text resists, they have emerged as the favoured reservoir of contemporary mass entertainment, ... More
Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

Early Music: A Very Short Introduction  

Thomas Forrest Kelly

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365784
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199730766.001.0001
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9780199730766
Early Music: A Very Short Introduction explores the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. The revival of Gregorian chant in the early nineteenth century, the ... More
1. What does “early music” mean?

1. What does “early music” mean?  

Kelly Thomas Forrest

in Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365784
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199730766.003.0001
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‘What does “early music” mean?’ provides an introduction to the field of early music. There has been interest in the music of the past since the nineteenth century, centred around ... More
3. Repertories: Renaissance

3. Repertories: Renaissance  

Kelly Thomas Forrest

in Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365784
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10.1093/actrade/9780199730766.003.0003
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‘Repertories: Renaissance’ explores the music of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Sacred Renaissance music included masses, which combined the sung portions of the Catholic mass with ... More
5. Performing issues

5. Performing issues  

Kelly Thomas Forrest

in Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365784
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199730766.003.0005
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‘Performing Issues’ outlines the difficulties faced in recreating authentic early music performances. Performance practice is the study of performance in past times, and seeks to study ... More
6. The modern early-music revival

6. The modern early-music revival  

Kelly Thomas Forrest

in Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780199365784
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199730766.003.0006
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‘The modern early-music revival’ investigates the state of early music in recent times. Interest in early music is not new, but the field of early music did not become distinct until the ... More
9. Peace

9. Peace  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365869
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199760282.003.0009
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9780199760282
Music and politics have always been connected. The orchestra's potential as an agent of peace and international bonding is obvious as well. The motives are generally honorable and the ... More
Music: A Very Short Introduction

Music: A Very Short Introduction  

Nicholas Cook

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776441
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853820.001.0001
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book
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9780192853820
The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop — and each type of music tends to come with its own way of thinking. Drawing on a wealth of ... More
2. Back to Beethoven

2. Back to Beethoven  

Nicholas Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776441
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853820.003.0002
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9780192853820
‘Back to Beethoven’ begins in the early nineteenth century, with Beethoven's work that characterized the age of Romanticism and which explored and celebrated the inner world of feeling and ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Jo Labanyi

in Spanish Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776939
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10.1093/actrade/9780199208050.003.0001
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9780199208050
The Introduction identifies some common misconceptions about Spanish literature including the stereotype of a backward, rural Spain and notions about the literary figures of Don Quixote and ... More
The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction  

D. Kern Holoman

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365869
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199760282.001.0001
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9780199760282
The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society and explores topics ranging from the life ... More
2. Musicians

2. Musicians  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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9780199365869
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10.1093/actrade/9780199760282.003.0002
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9780199760282
The career of a musician is precarious. The work is hard, the pay can be low, and the hierarchies are formal and long-standing. Much of the work is repetitive. ‘Musicians’ considers who the ... More
8. Recordings

8. Recordings  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365869
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10.1093/actrade/9780199760282.003.0008
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9780199760282
The ability to reproduce sound has been around for a while. However, it was the invention and rapid deployment of the electric microphone and loudspeakers in the 1920s that altered the ... More
7. Commentary

7. Commentary  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365869
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199760282.003.0007
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9780199760282
Early music journalism was carried out in newspapers and magazines and the writers were strict professionals. ‘Commentary’ describes the process of music review and provides a history of ... More
5. Conductors

5. Conductors  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365869
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199760282.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199760282
The conductor's artistic duty is singular in purpose: to plan and lead concerts. He or she must also be a teacher, guardian, high priest, philanthropist, and charismatic leader. ... More

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