Masculinity and Western Musical Practice

Masculinity and Western Musical Practice

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In other disciplines within the arts and humanities, 'men's studies' is a well-established field. Musicology has only recently begun to address music's engagement with masculinity and as a result has sometimes thereby failed to recognise its own discursive misogyny. This book does not seek to cover the field comprehensively but, rather, to explore in detail some of the ways in which musical practices do the cultural work of Berlioza#39;s music. That is, one could use a critical approach, widely believed to show Beethovena#39;s mastery, to assess Berlioza#39;s music as well, determining the extent to which Berlioz meets the standard set by Beethoven. Technical analysis is aanbsp;...

Title:Masculinity and Western Musical Practice
Author:Ian D. Biddle, Kirsten Gibson
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2009


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