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Alternative Virtuality: Independent Micro Labels Facing the Ideological Challenge of Virtual Music Culture—The Case of Finnish Ektro Records  

Juho Kaitajärvi

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
This chapter examines virtual music culture from the viewpoint of an independent micro label, Ektro Records, based in Finland. Micro labels are small record producers who subscribe to ... More

Alzheimer's Disease and the Promise of Music and Culture as a Healing Process  

Kenneth Brummel-Smith

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Apr 2011
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Sep 2012
This article addresses three themes by looking at the care of Alzheimer's disease (AD) as a model of a new way of caring for people. First, it is a disease that affects all aspects of ... More

Amateur and Professional Music Making at Dartington International Summer School  

Hermione Ruck Keene and Lucy Green

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Feb 2017
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Jan 2017
Music summer schools in the United Kingdom offer a holiday context for “serious leisure” for amateurs, and high-level tuition for aspiring professionals. The majority exist in distinct ... More

The Amateur in the Age of Mechanical Music  

Mark Katz

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
This article explores the role of amateur music in the age of sound recording and reproduction technologies. It begins by evaluating concerns about the fate of the amateur in the early ... More

Amateur Topical Competencies  

Melanie Lowe

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
This chapter considers the topical competency of late eighteenth-century amateur players and listeners. Focus is on selected string quartets by Haydn, Mozart, and Pleyel. The analytical ... More

American Foundations for the Arts  

Rachel S. Vandagriff

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Apr 2015
This essay provides an overview of American private foundational support for American contemporary music between 1952 and 1983. Beginning in the early 1950s during the Cold War, the ... More

The American Invasion: The Impact of Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun  

Dominic Symonds

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
This chapter considers the impact of ‘the American invasion’: a slew of Broadway musicals led by Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun that captivated and shocked audiences when they opened in ... More

American Rhapsody: From Modern to Postmodern in Visual Music  

Judith Zilczer

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
The opening decades of the twentieth century saw painters renounce mimetic representation for the formal rigors and spiritual transcendence of visual art divorced from reproduction of the ... More

“An Interesting Experiment in Eugenics”: Ted Shawn, American Dance, and the Discourses of Sex, Race, and Ethnicity  

Paul A. Scolieri

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Jul 2016
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Oct 2013
The “ethnic dance” movement in the United States is closely associated with Ted Shawn, the “Father of American Dance” (1891–1972). Shawn and his wife and dancing partner, Ruth St. Denis, ... More

Analog Turns Digital: Hip-Hop, Technology, and the Maintenance of Racial Authenticity  

Rayvon Fouché

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Dec 2011
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Nov 2012
The history of the black diaspora is full with examples of the ways music has enabled various black cultural communities to cope with racial oppression. This article explains how ... More

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