Broken Music

Author: Sting (Musician)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780385336789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 337

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The popular singer discusses his early childhood, adolescence, and rise to success with the Police, detailing personal moments and relationships that shaped his life.

Broken Music

Author: Ursula Block,Michael Glasmeier

Publisher: Berliner Kunstlerprogramm Daad

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art and music

Page: 278

View: 1549


Billedkunstneres arbejder, inspireret af grammofonplader, form og indhold.

Broken Harmony

Author: Joseph M. Ortiz

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801460921

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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Music was a subject of considerable debate during the Renaissance. The notion that music could be interpreted in a meaningful way clashed regularly with evidence that music was in fact profoundly promiscuous in its application and effects. Subsequently, much writing in the period reflects a desire to ward off music’s illegibility rather than come to terms with its actual effects. In Broken Harmony Joseph M. Ortiz revises our understanding of music’s relationship to language in Renaissance England. In the process he shows the degree to which discussions of music were ideologically and politically charged. Offering a historically nuanced account of the early modern debate over music, along with close readings of several of Shakespeare’s plays (including Titus Andronicus, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, and The Winter’s Tale) and Milton’s A Maske, Ortiz challenges the consensus that music’s affinity with poetry was widely accepted, or even desired, by Renaissance poets. Shakespeare more than any other early modern poet exposed the fault lines in the debate about music’s function in art, repeatedly staging disruptive scenes of music that expose an underlying struggle between textual and sensuous authorities. Such musical interventions in textual experiences highlight the significance of sound as an aesthetic and sensory experience independent of any narrative function.

Music in Shakespeare

Author: Christopher R. Wilson,Michela Calore

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472557522

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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With an A-Z of over 300 entries, Music in Shakespeare is the most comprehensive study of all the musical terms found in Shakespeare's complete works. It includes a definition of each musical term in its historical and theoretical context, and explores the diverse extent of musical imagery across the full range of Shakespeare's dramatic and poetic work, as well as analysing the usage of instruments and sound effects on the Shakespearean stage. This is a comprehensive reference guide for scholars and students with interests in the thematic and allegorical relevance of music in Shakespeare, and the history of performance. Identifying all musical terms found in the Shakespeare canon, it will also be of use to the growing number of directors and actors concerned with recovering the staging conditions of the early modern theatre.

Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

Author: F W Sternfeld

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136569162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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First published in 1963. When originally published this book was the first to treat at full length the contribution which music makes to Shakespeare's great tragedies, among them Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. Here the playwright's practices are studied in conjunction with those of his contemporaries: Marlowe and Jonson, Marston and Chapman. From these comparative assessments there emerges the method that is peculiar to Shakespeare: the employment of song and instrumental music to a degree hitherto unknown, and their use as an integral part of the dramatic structure.

Music, Theology, and Justice

Author: Michael O'Connor,Hyun-Ah Kim,Christina Labriola

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498538673

Category: Music

Page: 250

View: 3360


Using a variety of methodological perspectives, this volume explores ethical and doctrinal implications in the social practice of music. Grouped according to the threefold ministry of Christ (prophet, priest, shepherd) the essays discuss a wide range of musics—from medieval chant and psalmody to protest songs, metal, and Daft Punk.