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Queering the Pitch The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology

ISBN-10: 041597884X
ISBN-13: 9780415978842
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: When the first edition ofQueering the Pitchwas published in early 1994, it was immediately hailed as a landmark and defining work in the new field of Gay Musicology. The first collection of its kind, its contributors covered a wide range of subjects  More...

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Book details

List price: $52.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

When the first edition ofQueering the Pitchwas published in early 1994, it was immediately hailed as a landmark and defining work in the new field of Gay Musicology. The first collection of its kind, its contributors covered a wide range of subjects from analysis of the work of gay composers to queer readings of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony. Among the contributors were many then-new scholars,--including the late Philip Brett (one of the editors of the first edition), Susan McClary, Jennifer Rycenga, Paul Attinello, and Martha Mockus--who have since become leaders in the field. In light of the explosion of Gay Musicology since 1994, a new edition ofQueering the Pitchis timely and needed. In this new work, the editors are including a landmark essay by Philip Brett on Gay Musicology, its history and scope, which was written for Grove's Dictionary of Music-but only published in a greatly reduced version, because of its strong political approach. The essay itself has become acause celebre, and this will be its first full appearance in print. Along with this new historical essay, the editors are contributing a new introduction that outlines the changes that have occurred over the last decade as Gay Musicology has grown.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Queering the Pitch: A Posy of Definitions and Impersonations
Canons and Arias
Musicality, Essentialism, and the Closet
Sapphonics
On a Lesbian Relationship with Music: A Serious Effort Not to Think Straight
A Conversation with Ned Rorem
Chronicles
Henry Lawes's Setting of Katherine Philips's Friendship Poetry in His Second Book of Ayres and Dialogues, 1655: A Musical Misreading?
Unveiled Voices: Sexual Difference and the Castrato
"Was George Frideric Handel Gay?": On Closet Questions and Cultural Politics
Constructions of Subjectivity in Schubert's Music
Eros and Orientalism in Britten's Operas
Queer Thoughts on Country Music and k.d. lang
Consorts
Lesbian Compositional Process: One Lover-Composer's Perspective
Growing Up Female(s): Retrospective Thoughts on Musical Preferences and Meanings
Authority and Freedom: Toward a Sociology of the Gay Choruses
Coda
Preface to "Lesbian and Gay Music"
Lesbian and Gay Music
Index
Contributors

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