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Early music viol consort - news, calendar, reviews & discography
Purcell  concerts  music_history  Renaissance  reviews  music  audio  Baroque 
december 2017 by dunnettreader
A Guide to Leonard Bernstein's Candide
Michael H. Hutchins is the site developer - though Sondheim wrote lyrics only for a few new numbers in revivals that didn't use the original Hellemann book, or adjusted a few lyrics to make songs fit in new places in a revised narrative, Hutchins has done a fantastically detailed look at all the stages the musical composition, production and recordings have gone through.
post-WWII  composers  Voltaire  musical_theater  website  reviews  links  theater  music_history  audio 
april 2016 by dunnettreader
Candide / Selected Writings | Sobdheim Guide
Collection of articles on Bernstein or Candide generally including a Teachout in n Commentary piece, occasioned by 2 biographies, on Bernstein's multi-dimensional career, how hits against him are being revised as musical tastes change, and his messy personal life.
post-WWII  high_culture  cultural_history  musical_theater  music_history  20thC  composers 
april 2016 by dunnettreader
Louis XIV à Versailles MOOC -October 2015 - February 2016
Le cours se déroulera du 26 octobre au 4 janvier 2016. Il est composé de 7 séquences : (1) Et Louis XIV créa Versailles. (2) Dans la chambre du Roi. (3) Le conseil des ministres. (4) A table et en cuisines. (5) Les « heures rompues » (6) Le Roi des Arts. (7) Fêtes et divertissements
courses  cultural_history  political_history  17thC  France  Louis_XIV  monarchy  Absolutism  Versailles  art_history  architecture  elite_culture  court_culture  courtiers  theater  music_history  French_government 
november 2015 by dunnettreader
Alex Ross - Hold Your Applause!: Inventing and Reinventing the Classical Concert - March 2010 | RPS Lectures | RPS | Royal Philharmonic Society
“In the eighteenth century listeners often burst into applause while the music was playing, much as patrons in jazz clubs do today. The practice seems to have died out in the course of the nineteenth century, although audiences almost always applauded after movements of large-scale works. Then, in the early years of the twentieth century, the idea took root that one should remain resolutely silent throughout a multi-movement piece. By imposing such a code, we may inadvertently be confining the enormous and diverse expressive energies that are contained within the classics of the repertory. The work itself should dictate our behaviour, not some hard-and-fast code of etiquette.” --- Alex Ross writes about classical music for The New Yorker, from the Metropolitan Opera to the downtown avant-garde. His first book The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, for which he was awarded the RPS Music Award for Creative Communication in May 2009, made an unprecedented impact on both sides of the Atlantic. -- downloaded pdf to Note
lecture  21stC  cultural_change  music  music_history  audience  arts-promotion  culture_industries  cultural_transmission  cultural_authority  downloaded 
april 2015 by dunnettreader
Alan Gilbert - Orchestras in the 21st Century; a new paradigm - April 2015 | RPS Lectures | Royal Philharmonic Society
New York Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert began his tenure in September 2009, and is the first native New Yorker to be appointed to that post. He simultaneously maintains a major international presence, making regular guest appearances with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Gilbert is Conductor Laureate of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, where he served as Music Director for eight years, and this season marks his tenth anniversary as Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg. At the New York Philharmonic, Gilbert has forged many artistic partnerships, introducing the positions of The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence and The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence which will be held in the 2015–16 season by Esa-Pekka Salonen and bass-baritone Eric Owens respectively, as well as the position of Artist-in-Association, held by pianist Inon Barnatan. Alan Gilbert’s lecture forms part of the New York Philharmonic’s Barbican International Associate Residency. -- downloaded pdf to Note
lecture  music  music_history  audience  arts-promotion  culture_industries  downloaded 
april 2015 by dunnettreader
Amanda Vickery - Those Gorgeous Georgians - Tercentenary Review | academia.edu
Downloaded docx to iPhone -- We tend to associate the Georgian era with glacial calm, tinkling tea cups, and whispering silk dresses, an oasis of elegance and calm between the strife of the Civil War and the grime and class struggle of the Victorians. But this is a pallid Sunday teatime vision of the eighteenth century. Th... - published as article in The Telegraph(?)
paper  academia  downloaded  memory-cultural  cultural_history  social_history  British_history  English_lit  art_history  music_history  elite_culture  court_culture  18thC  19thC  monarchy  change-social  historiography  politeness  public_opinion  popular_culture  consumers  urbanism  social_order  crime  fiscal-military_state  colonialism  trade  status  hierarchy  religious_history 
january 2015 by dunnettreader
Alex Ross - The Naysayers: Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and the critique of pop culture | The New Yorker - September 15 2014
Benjamin, whose dizzyingly varied career skirted the edges of the Frankfurt collective, receives the grand treatment in “Walter Benjamin: A Critical Life” (Harvard), by Howard Eiland and Michael W. Jennings, who earlier edited Harvard’s four-volume edition of Benjamin’s writings. The Frankfurt School never presented a united front.... One zone in which they clashed was that of mass culture. Benjamin saw the popular arena as a potential site of resistance, from which left-leaning artists like Charlie Chaplin could transmit subversive signals. Adorno and Horkheimer viewed pop culture as an instrument of economic and political control, enforcing conformity behind a permissive screen. The “culture industry,” as they called it, offered the “freedom to choose what is always the same.” A similar split appeared in attitudes toward traditional forms of culture: classical music, painting, literature. Benjamin, in his resonant sentence linking culture and barbarism, saw the treasures of bourgeois Europe as spoils in a victory procession, each work blemished by the suffering of nameless millions. -- Between them, Adorno and Benjamin were pioneers in thinking critically about pop culture—in taking that culture seriously as an object of scrutiny, whether in tones of delight, dismay, or passionate ambivalence. The worst that one Frankfurt School theorist could say of another was that his work was insufficiently dialectical. The word “dialectic,” as elaborated in the philosophy of Hegel, causes endless problems for people who are not German, and even for some who are. In a way, it is both a philosophical concept and a literary style. --It “mediates,” to use a favorite Frankfurt School word. And it gravitates toward doubt, demonstrating the “power of negative thinking,” as Herbert Marcuse once put it. Such twists and turns come naturally in the German language, whose sentences are themselves plotted in swerves, releasing their full meaning only with the final clinching action of the verb.-- Although Marx was central to their thought, they were nearly as skeptical of Communist ideology as they were of the bourgeois mind-set that Communism was intended to supplant. “At the very heart of Critical Theory was an aversion to closed philosophical systems,” Martin Jay writes, in his history “The Dialectical Imagination” (1973).
books  biography  intellectual_history  20thC  entre_deux_guerres  Germany  Frankfurt_School  critical_theory  Benjamin  Adorno  cultural_critique  mass_culture  high_culture  aesthetics  literary_history  lit_crit  art_history  music_history  cinema  dialectic  bourgeoisie  capitalism  culture_industries  EF-add 
september 2014 by dunnettreader
Rousseau (in 2 volumes, 1873) - John Morley - Google Books
This bookmark is to a reprint of Vol 1 in the late 1880s. The quality of the original edition on Google_Books is very poor. Unfortunately the reprint of Vol 2 isn't available on Google_Books. Check Hathi Trust or Internet Archive. Added to Google_Books library -- both 1873 volumes and the reprint of Vol 1
books  etexts  Google_Books  18thC  biography  intellectual_history  French_Enlightenment  Rousseau  Voltaire  d'Alembert  Diderot  Hume  political_philosophy  moral_philosophy  moral_sentiments  Geneva  general_will  cultural_critique  cultural_history  music_history  social_contract  elite_culture  Paris  theater  Morley  EF-add  philosophes  libertine 
may 2014 by dunnettreader
Peter Kivy - The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius (Yale Series in the Philosophy and Theory) | Amazon.com: eBook
The concept of genius intrigues us. Artistic geniuses have something other people don't have. In some cases that something seems to be a remarkable kind of inspiration that permits the artist to exceed his own abilities. It is as if the artist is suddenly possessed, as if some outside force flows through them at the moment of creation. In other cases genius seems best explained as a natural gift. The artist is the possessor of an extra talent that enables the production of masterpiece after masterpiece. This book explores the concept of artistic genius and how it came to be symbolised by three great composers of the modern era: Handel, Mozart, and Beethoven.
books  kindle-available  music_history  art_history  art_criticism  literary_history  aesthetics  18thC  19thC  creativity  genius  Handel  Mozart  Plato  Longinus  ancient_philosophy  poetry  rhetoric  sublime  EF-add 
may 2014 by dunnettreader
Richard Marshall interview of Peter Kivy - Apologia pro vita sua: my work in philosophy » 3:AM Magazine
Peter Kivy, you are a leading figure in the philosophy of aesthetics, with particular interest in music and literature. Can you begin by telling us what made you become a philosopher and what were the philosophical puzzles that interested you?. Can you then tell us about the music problem, and in particular how emotions get into the music? After that can you say how you approach the old literature problem as to whether fiction, in particular, a novel, could be a source of knowledge? In doing so can you say why and how music and novels enthral us? -- see also his recommended books - most are recent in philosophy of literature, narrative, metaphor etc
aesthetics  lit_crit  literary_theory  music  music_history  novels  narrative  metaphor  epistemology-moral  Hutcheson  bibliography  EF-add 
may 2014 by dunnettreader
Robert E. Wood, review - Vittorio Hösle (ed.), The Many Faces of Beauty // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // Feb 2014
This work contains the conference papers from the first of three conferences at the Notre Dame Institute for Advance Study under the direction of Vittorio Hösle. The conferences were focused on what were previously known as three transcendental properties of Being: Beauty, Truth, and Goodness, respectively. The current volume contains the papers from the 2010 conference. -- The work is divided into five parts: 1. Beauty in Mathematics and Nature (four essays), 2. Beauty in the Human Mind and in Society (four essays), 3. Historicity, Interculturality, and the Ugly as Challenges of Aesthetics (three essays), 4. Beauty in the Arts (four essays: on painting, music, literature, and film), and 5. Beauty and God (one essay). Hösle devotes 18 pages to an ample introductory summary of the argument of each of the 16 papers. -- The Many Faces of Beauty provides stimulating approaches to the topic. We have a look at many different art forms and a look at beauty through history from many different perspectives. As we move into and through the twentieth century, there is a defocusing on beauty and a focus upon the sublime. Also, it is unusual to find reaction to Hegel, pro or con, appearing in several of the articles. But there is a new interest in Hegel today, especially in the circles that pronounced him dead. This work should pique that interest.
books  reviews  intellectual_history  aesthetics  beauty  sublime  Kant-aesthetics  Hegel  Neoplatonism  culture  taste  elite_culture  music  music_history  art_history  articles  EF-add 
march 2014 by dunnettreader
Jack Selzer - Kenneth Burke among the Moderns: "Counter-Statement" as Counter Statement | JSTOR: Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Spring, 1996), pp. 19-49
"Counter-Statement" (Burke's 1st book of essays written from mid 1920s to 1931) - by tracking the modernist elements that Burke incorporated and those he was starting to challenge, within a modernist conversation, this article looks like an quick education in literary_history and criticism from the 19thC esthetes (eg Flaubert, Pater) onwards. -- downloaded pdf to Note
article  jstor  literary_history  cultural_history  lit_crit  19thC  20thC  Burke_Kenneth  esthetes  Modernism  Symbolists  judgment-aesthetics  form-poetic  form-theory  reader_response  fiction  philosophy_of_language  poetry  art_history  art_criticism  music_history  downloaded  EF-add 
february 2014 by dunnettreader
Review by: Alessadro Arcangeli - Music, Science and Natural Magic in 17thC England by Penelope Gouk |JSTOR: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, Vol. 25, No. 4 (2003), pp. 535-537
Cultural practice of both music and experimental philosophy - private groups supported by patronage or coterie affiliation (court such as masque, aristocracy and universities) - training in both from early education - magus personalities include Hooke, Newton as well as the personalities we find so hard to relate to like Kitchener, who make sense in that environment. Lots of iconography and manuscripts as to be expected from a Warburg priduction. Dedicated to DP Walker.
books  reviews  find  17thC  British_history  cultural_history  history_of_science  music_history  patronage  court_culture  experimental_philosophy  coterie  Newton  Hooke  magic  alchemy  EF-add 
january 2014 by dunnettreader
Special Issue: When Is a Public Sphere? JSTOR: Criticism, Vol. 46, No. 2, Spring 2004
--**-- Introduction: Charting Habermas's "Literary" or "Precursor" Public Sphere(pp. 201-205)  JOSEPH LOEWENSTEIN and PAUL STEVENS. --**-- Public Sphere/Contact Zone: Habermas, Early Print, and Verse Translation(pp. 207-222)  A.E.B. COLDIRON. --**-- Women, the Republic of Letters, and the Public Sphere in the Mid-Seventeenth Century(pp. 223-240)  DAVID NORBROOK. --**-- The Bourgeois Public Sphere and the Concept of Literature(pp. 241-256)  KEVIN PASK. --**-- How Music Created a Public(pp. 257-271)  HAROLD LOVE. --**-- Parsing Habermas's "Bourgeois Public Sphere"(pp. 273-277)  MICHAEL MCKEON
article  jstor  literary_history  music_history  lit_crit  17thC  18thC  Habermas  public_sphere  Republic_of_Letters  women-intellectuals  EF-add 
september 2013 by dunnettreader

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