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Western Music and Race

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ISBN-10: 0521838878

ISBN-13: 9780521838870

Edition: 2007

Authors: Julie Brown

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This contributory volume, the first book of its kind, provides a snapshot of the ways in which discourse about Western music and race overlapped and became intertwined during the period from Wagners death to the rise of National Socialism and fascism elsewhere in Europe. At these two framing moments such overlapping was at its most explicit: Wagners racially inflected regeneration theories were at one end and institutionalised cultural racism at the other. The book seeks to provide insights into the key national contexts in which such discourses circulated in the interim period, as well as to reflect a range of archival, historical, critical, and philosophical approaches to the topic.…    
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Book details

List price: $121.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 308
Size: 7.20" wide x 10.04" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Julie Brown is Associate Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London. She has published articles and books on early twentieth-century music, including Bartok and the Grotesque: Studies in Modernity, the Body and Contradiction in Music (2007); her edited collection Western Music and Race (2007) was awarded the American Musicological Society's Ruth A. Solie Award (2008). She also publishes on screen music, with an increasing specialism in the sonic dimension of early film exhibition: she is contributing editor (with Annette Davison) of The Sounds of the Silents in Britain (2013).

Preface: Music, history, trauma: Western music and race 1883-1933
Overviews and Critical Frameworks
Erasure: displacing and misplacing race in twentieth-century music historiography
Secrets, lies, and transcriptions: revisions on race, black music and culture
'Gypsy Violins' and 'Hot Rhythms': race, popular music and governmentality
The concept of race in German musical discourse
Racial Ideologies
Strange love, or, How we learnt to stop worrying and love
Otto Weininger and musical discourse in turn-of-the-century
Ancestral voices: anti-Semitism and Ernest Bloch's racial theories of art
Percy Grainger and the American Nordicists
Race and hybridity: Kaikhosru Sorabji's 'Oriental Orientalism'
Local Contexts
Race, identity, and difference: musical acclimatisation and the Chansons populaires in Third Republic France
The anti-Semitic strain in German writing on music: 1900-1933
Italian music and racial discourses during the Fascist Period
Romanticism, technology, and the masses: Honegger and the aesthetic allure of French
The concept of race in Spanish musical literature (1915-1936)
Manuel de Falla, flamenco and Spanish identity
'The old sweet Anglo-Saxon spell': racial discourses and the American reception of British music 1895-1945
Re-thinking the Revue negre: the critical reception of black musical shows in twenties' and thirties'