Music, Gender and Sexuality
By (author) Susan McClary
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Feminine Endings by Susan McClary
Book DescriptionA groundbreaking collection of essays in feminist music criticism, this book addresses problems of gender and sexuality in repertoires ranging from the early seventeenth century to rock and performance art. . . . this is a major book . . . [McClary s] achievement borders on the miraculous. The Village Voice No one will read these essays without thinking about and hearing music in new and interesting ways. Exciting reading for adventurous students and staid professionals. Choice Feminine Endings, a provocative sexual politics of Western classical or art music, rocks conservative musicology at its core. No review can do justice to the wealth of ideas and possibilities [McClary s] book presents. All music-lovers should read it, and cheer. The Women s Review of Books"McClary writes with a racy, vigorous, and consistently entertaining style. . . . What she has to say specifically about the music and the text is sharp, accurate, and telling; she hears what takes place musically with unusual sensitivity."-The New York Review of Books"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816641895
(229mm x 148mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Susan McClary
Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth Century Music, Hardback (February 2012)
Examines the mechanisms through which 17th-century musicians simulated extreme affective states - desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. This book demonstrates how major genres of the period, from opera to religious music to instrumental pieces based on dances, were part of this striving for heightened passions by performers and listeners.
Music and Sexuality in Britten, Paperback (November 2006)
Focuses on Benjamin Britten, one of the great British composers. Addressing urgent questions of how an artist's sexual, cultural, and personal identity feeds into specific musical texts, this title examines most of Britten's operas as well as his role in the British cultural establishment of the mid-twentieth century.
Modal Subjectivities, Hardback (November 2004)
Modal Subjectivities covers the span of the sixteenth-century polyphonic madrigal, from its early manifestations in Philippe Verdelot's settings of Machiavelli in the 1520s through the tortured chromatic experiments of Carlo Gesualdo.
Conventional Wisdom, Paperback (September 2001)» View all books by Susan McClary
Exploring the ways that shared musical practices transmit social knowledge, this book offers an account of our own cultural moment in terms of two dominant traditions: tonality and blues. It tackles big issues concerning classical, popular, and postmodern repertoires and their relations to the broader musical worlds that create and enjoy them.
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