From the Erotic to the Demonic

From the Erotic to the Demonic : On Critical Musicology

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From the Erotic to the Demonic demonstrates how different musical styles construct ideas of class, sexuality, and ethnic identity. This book will serve as a model for musicologists who want to take a postmodern approach to their inquiries. The clear and lively arguments are supported by ninety musical examples taken from such diverse sources as opera, symphonic music, jazz, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century popular songs. Derek Scott offers new insights on a range of "high" and "low" musical styles, and the cultures that produced more

Product details

  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 156.5 x 238.3 x 18.5mm | 394.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 5 halftones & numerous music examples
  • 0195151968
  • 9780195151961
  • 1,479,665

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One of Scott's most noble achievements in this book is the recuperation of musical repertories that have been ignored or marginalized, perhaps suppressed by ideological forces such as the canon. In covering such a wide range of different musics and raising some fundamental issues about music and its interpretation, Derek Scott makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the interrelationships between style and ideology and, through his projection of a critical musicology, provides a timely, stimulating, and thought-provoking response to the endless discourse surrounding music and musicology. * Music and Letters *show more

About Professor Derek B. Scott

Derek Scott is Chair of Music and Associate Director of the Institute for Social Research, University of Salford, UKshow more

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