Queering the Pitch

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Philip Brett, Elizabeth Wood, Gary C Thomas
Routledge, Feb 1, 2013 - Music - 418 pages
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When the first edition of Queering the Pitch was published in early 1994, it was immediately hailed as a landmark and defining work in the new field of Gay Musicology. In light of the explosion of Gay Musicology since 1994, a new edition of Queering the Pitch is timely and needed. In this new work, the editors are including a landmark essay by Philip Brett on Gay Musicology, its history and scope. The essay itself has become a cause celebre, and this will be its first full appearance in print. Along with this new historical essay, the editors are contributing a new introduction that outlines the changes that have occurred over the last decade as Gay Musicology has grown.
 

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Contents

PREFACE TOTHE SECOND EDITION
2Musicality Essentialism and the Closet
Elizabeth Wood
A Serious EffortNot toThink Straight
AConversation with Ned Rorem
Henry Lawess Setting of Katherine Philipss Friendship
Sexual Difference and the Castrato
On Closet Questions
10Eros and Orientalism in Brittens Operas
Philip Brett 11Queer Thoughts on Country Music and k d lang
One LoverComposers
The NewGay and Lesbian Musicology Thefirstedition appeared in 1994 with
Retrospective Thoughts on Musical Preferences and Meanings
Preface toLesbian and Gay Music
INDEX
CONTRIBUTORS

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About the author (2013)

Liz Wood has taught Gay and Lesbian Studies at Sarah Lawrence College and as a adjunct at other colleges and universities. Gary C. Thomas is Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota.

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