Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

ISBN-10: 0520268059
ISBN-13: 9780520268050
Edition: 2010
Authors: Richard Taruskin
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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface: Against Utopia
Et in Arcadia Ego; or, I Didn't Know I Was Such a Pessimist until I Wrote This Thing (a talk)
From the New York Times, mostly
Only Time Will Cover the Taint
"Nationalism": Colonialism in Disguise?
Why Do They All Hate Horowitz?
Optimism amid the Rubble
A Survivor from the Teutonic Train Wreck
Does Nature Call the Tune?
Two Stabs at the Universe
Away with the Ives Myth: The "Universe" Is Here at Last
Out of Hibernation: Ives's Mythical Beast
In Search of the "Good" Hindemith Legacy
Six Times Six: A Bach Suite Selection
A Beethoven Season?
Dispelling the Contagious Wagnerian Mist
How Talented Composers Become Useless
Making a Stand against Sterility
A Sturdy Musical Bridge to the Twenty-first Century
Calling All Pundits: No More Predictions!
In The Rake's Progress, Love Conquers (Almost) All
Markevitch as Icarus
Let's Rescue Poor Schumann from His Rescuers
Early Music: Truly Old-Fashioned at Last?
Bart�k and Stravinsky: Odd Couple Reunited?
Wagner's Antichrist Crashes a Pagan Party
A Surrealist Composer Comes to the Rescue of Modernism
Corraling a Herd of Musical Mavericks
Can We Give Poor Orff a Pass at Last?
The Danger of Music and the Case for Control
Ezra Pound: A Slim Sound Claim to Musical Immortality
Underneath the Dissonance Beat a Brahmsian Heart
Enter Boris Goudenow, Just 295 Years Late
For the New Republic, mostly
The First Modernist
The Dark Side of the Moon
Of Kings and Divas
The Golden Age of Kitsch
No Ear for Music: The Scary Purity of John Cage
Sacred Entertainments
The Poietic Fallacy
The Musical Mystique: Defending Classical Music against Its Devotees
From the scholarly press
Revising Revision
Back to Whom? Neoclassicism as Ideology
She Do the Ring in Different Voices
Stravinsky and Us
Envoi
Setting Limits (a talk)
Index

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