Music

The Sociology of Wind Bands

Amateur Music Between Cultural Domination and Autonomy

Author: Vincent Dubois,Jean-Matthieu Méon,translated by Jean-Yves Bart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317015258

Category: Music

Page: 246

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Despite the musical and social roles they play in many parts of the world, wind bands have not attracted much interest from sociologists. The Sociology of Wind Bands seeks to fill this gap in research by providing a sociological account of this musical universe as it stands now. Based on a qualitative and quantitative survey conducted in northeastern France, the authors present a vivid description of the orchestras, the backgrounds and practices of their musicians, and the repertoires they play. Their multi-level analysis, ranging from the cultural field to the wind music subfield and to everyday life relationships within bands and local communities, sheds new light on the social organisation, meanings and functions of a type of music that is all too often taken for granted. Yet they go further than merely portraying a musical genre. As wind music is routinely neglected and socially defined in terms of its poor musical quality or even bad taste, the book addresses the thorny issue of the effects of cultural hierarchy and domination. It proposes an imaginative and balanced framework which, beyond the specific case of wind music, is an innovative contribution to the sociology of lowbrow culture.
Music

The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music

Author: John Shepherd,Kyle Devine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135007918

Category: Music

Page: 386

View: 673

The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music offers the first collection of source readings and new essays on the latest thinking in the sociology of music. Interest in music sociology has increased dramatically over the past decade, yet there is no anthology of essential and introductory readings. The volume includes a comprehensive survey of the field’s history, current state and future research directions. It offers six source readings, thirteen popular contemporary essays, and sixteen fresh, new contributions, along with an extended Introduction by the editors. The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music represents a broad reference work that will be a resource for the current generation of sociologically inclined musicologists and musically inclined sociologists, whether researchers, teachers or students.
Music

The Passion for Music: A Sociology of Mediation

Author: Dr Antoine Hennion

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472418107

Category: Music

Page: 342

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Music is an accumulation of mediators: instruments, languages, sheets, performers, scenes, media and so on. Learning from music - this art of infinite mediations - allows us to confront sociology with a different way of considering objects. For this task, Hennion draws on aesthetics, art history, science, technology and popular music studies. He shows us that music is a collective process, which must always be performed again and again. As part of that project, he presents a wide-ranging series of case studies, restoring attention to the rich and varied intermediaries through which music is brought to life. This is the first English translation of one of the most important works of French scholarship on music and society.
Social Science

Culture as a Vocation

Sociology of career choices in cultural management

Author: Vincent Dubois

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317590880

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

View: 8972

Vocational occupations are attractive not so much for their material rewards as for the prestige and self-fulfillment they confer. They require a strong personal commitment, which can be subjectively experienced in terms of passion and selflessness. The choice of a career in the cultural sector provides a good example of this. What are the terms of this calling? What predisposes individuals to answer it? What are the meanings of such a choice? To answer these questions, this book focuses on would-be cultural managers. By identifying their social patterns, by revealing the resources, expectations and visions of the world they invest in their choice, it sheds new light on these occupations. In these intermediary and indeterminate social positions, family heritages intersect with educational strategies, aspirations of upward mobility with tactics against downward mobility, and social critique with adjustment strategies. Ultimately the study of career choices in cultural management suggests a new take on the analysis of social reproduction and on the embodiment of the new spirit of capitalism. The empirical findings of this research conducted in France are set in a broader comparative perspective, at the European level and with the USA.
Music

Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology

Author: Jonathan McCollum,David G. Hebert

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498507050

Category: Music

Page: 430

View: 6390

Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology demonstrates various ways that new approaches to historiography––and the related application of new technologies––impact the work of ethnomusicologists who seek to meaningfully represent music traditions across barriers of both time and space.
Brass instruments

Brass Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Brass instruments

Page: N.A

View: 3471

Music

The Era After the Baroque

Music and the Fine Arts 1750-1900

Author: Robert T. Laudon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781576471241

Category: Music

Page: 92

View: 8206

"What shall we call the era in Western music history from 1750 to 1900? Listeners and scholars alike treasure the works of its great composers: Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Wagner, Tchaikovsky. A powerfully symbolic name, though - analogous to "baroque" for the previous era - still eludes us. The Era after the Baroque proposes a powerful symbol for the new era while at the same time keeping traditional terminology intact. It looks at the age in a primarily positive manner while still acknowledging its darker aspects. In particular, it evokes the existence of a newly recognized system of "fine arts" and therefore has resonances for the visual and literary arts in addition to its primary focus on music."--BOOK JACKET.

The Principles of Sociology

Author: Herbert Spencer

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270258035

Category:

Page: 448

View: 3892

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Biography & Autobiography

International Who's Who in Classical Music 2009

Author: Routledge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781857435139

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 953

View: 3906

The International Who’s Who in Classical Music 2009 is an unparalleled source of biographical information on singers, instrumentalists, composers, conductors and managers. The directory section lists orchestras, opera companies and other institutions connected with the classical music world. Each biographical entry comprises personal information, principal career details, repertoire, recordings and compositions, and full contact details where available. Appendices provide contact details for national orchestras, opera companies, music festivals, music organizations and major competitions and awards. Entries include individuals involved in all aspects of the world of classical music: composers, instrumentalists, singers, arrangers, writers, musicologists, conductors, directors and managers. Key features: over 8,000 detailed biographical entries covers the classical and light classical fields includes both up-and-coming musicians and well-established names. This book will prove invaluable for anyone in need of reliable, up-to-date information on the individuals and organizations involved in classical music.