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All is Known »

Chapter: A Perfected Art

Source: Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

All is Known The lines quoted as epigraph were penned in 1490 by Giovanni Santi, court painter to the Duke of Urbino, when his son Raffaello Santi, kno...

“All Music is Folk Music” »

Chapter: A Harmonious Avant-Garde?

Source: Music in the Late Twentieth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

“All Music is Folk Music” Four Organs marks a divide in Reich's output between the rigorously experimental works of the sixties and what proved to be t...

Allegory (But of What?) »

Chapter: Standoff (I)

Source: Music in the Late Twentieth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

Allegory (But of What?) Britten's and Pears's strong personal identification with the title character has already been cited as a motive not only for c...

Altered Consciousness »

Chapter: The Music Trance

Source: Music in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

Altered Consciousness The effect of these modulations on the music's temporality, that is the audience's experience of time, is comparable to the effec...

Alternatives to Perfection »

Chapter: A Perfected Art

Source: Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

Alternatives to Perfection But let us conclude this chapter with some reminders that perfection, as a standard, is a matter of attitude and values. The...

America Joins In »

Chapter: Self and Other

Source: Music in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

America Joins In A composer whose career began very much like Chopin's, but later diverged owing to his failure to attain a comparable level of social ...

An American Response »

Chapter: The Symphony Goes (Inter)National

Source: Music in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

An American Response But the question regarding the appropriateness of “plantation songs” remains. His use of them implies that for Dvořák, coming as h...

“Americanism” and Media Technology »

Chapter: Lost—or Rejected—Illusions

Source: Music in the Early Twentieth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

“Americanism” and Media Technology The Zeitoper, where all of these Weimarish notions intersected and reached their peak, was ushered in, on 10 Februar...

Americanization »

Chapter: A Harmonious Avant-Garde?

Source: Music in the Late Twentieth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

Americanization Whether or not the means employed by minimalist composers were insidious, they were surely the (inevitable?) product of the society in ...

Anatomy Of A Joke »

Chapter: Instrumental Music Lifts Off

Source: Music In The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries

Author: Richard Taruskin

Anatomy Of A Joke No single item from such a list could possibly be wholly representative, but for a look at the “new and special manner” and its impli...

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