Masculinity and Western Musical Practice

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Ian D. Biddle, Kirsten Gibson
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Music - 333 pages
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How have men used art music? How have they listened to and brandished the musical forms of the Western classical tradition and how has music intervened in their identity formations? This collection of essays addresses these questions by examining some of the ways in which men, music and masculinity have been implicated with each other since the Middle Ages.
 

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Contents

Introduction
15
Music and Masculinity in the Middle Ages
21
Music Melancholy and Masculinity in Early Modern England
41
Monteverdi Voicing Virility
67
Haydn and the Consequences of Presumed Effeminacy
95
Virile Music by Hector Berlioz
113
Introduction
135
Masculinity Nationalism
141
in Early TwentiethCentury German Music
183
Hellenism the Divine and Ideal Masculinity in Manuel de Fallas
209
Introduction
227
Modernist Investments in
259
Tippetts Aesthetic Views
279
Select Bibliography
305
Index
323
Copyright

Edward Elgar and the Pressures
161

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About the author (2009)

Ian Biddle is Senior Lecturer and Head of Postgraduate Studies in Music at Newcastle University, UK. He is a cultural theorist and musicologist, working on a range of topics in music and sound-related areas. His work ranges from the cultural history of music and masculinity, music in the Holocaust, theorising music's intervention in communities and subjectivities, sound, soundscapes and urban experience, and the politics of noise. He has interests in memory studies, sound studies, Italian workerist and autonomist theory, psychoanalysis and theoretical approaches to 'affective' states. He is co-founder and co-ordinating editor (with Richard Middleton) of the journal Radical Musicology.

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