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Analysis  

William Drabkin

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Nov 2014
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Apr 2015
This chapter discusses the problems of applying contemporary techniques of music analysis to a genre that embraces not only sound but also spectacle and, above all, drama. It describes the ... More

An Analysis of Virtuality in the Creation and Reception of the Music of Frank Zappa  

Paul Carr

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Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
The problems associated with the “representational” nature of music has been a feature of musicology and Western thought for many years, with authors such as Eduard Hanslick highlighting ... More

“And I Make My Own”: Class Performance, Black Urban Identity, and Depression-Era Harlem’s Physical Culture  

Christopher J. Wells

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Jul 2016
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Oct 2014
This chapter applies spatial practice theory to the intersections of power relations, social spaces, and embodied performance in the dance culture of Great Depression-era Harlem. Tracing ... More

“And One for Mahler”: An Opera Director’s Reflections on Sondheim in the Subsidized Theater  

Keith Warner

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Jun 2014
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Jun 2014
The chapter gives an outline of Sondheim’s shows performed in the subsidized theater in Europe and their history up until 2010. Government-funded theaters were once a natural place for ... More

Andes to Amazon on the River Q’eros: Indigenous Voice in Grassroots Tourism, Safeguarding, and Ownership Projects of the Q’eros and Wachiperi Peoples  

Holly Wissler

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Aug 2015
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Feb 2016
This chapter advocates that micro-scale applied ethnomusicology projects based in shared experience, co-collaboration, and equal status, executed in small groups, are as valid and often ... More

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Haunted by the Phantom  

David Chandler

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 1948) and his Really Useful Group (founded 1977) have dominated British musical theatre since the 1970s, especially between 1981 and 2002. This critical survey of ... More

Angels of Light  

Jean-Pierre Geuens

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This article appears in the Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media edited by Carol Vernallis, Amy Herzog, and John Richardson. By 1915, directors of photography were no longer ... More

The Animated Film Musical  

Susan Smith

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
The article presents several unique features that constitute an animated film musical and make it distinct from its live action counterpart. The frequency with which the animated films ... More

Antiquarian Nostalgia and the Institutionalization of Early Music  

John Haines

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Jul 2014
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Dec 2013
This article has been commissioned as part of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Music Revival edited by Caroline Bithell and Juniper Hill. This essay explores modern performances of ... More

Anyone Can Whistle as Experimental Theater  

David Savran

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Jun 2014
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Jun 2014
Stephen Sondheim and his critics usually ascribe the failure of Anyone Can Whistle, Sondheim’s most revered flop, to the volatile social and political context in the United States, ... More

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