The Sight of Sound: Music, Representation, and the History of the Body
University of California Press, 1993/12/01 - 345 ページ
Richard Leppert boldly examines the social meanings of music as these have been shaped not only by hearing but also by seeing music in performance. His purview is the northern European bourgeoisie, principally in England and the Low Countries, from 1600 to 1900. And his particular interest is the relation of music to the human body. He argues that musical practices, invariably linked to the body, are inseparable from the prevailing discourses of power, knowledge, identity, desire, and sexuality.
With the support of 100 illustrations, Leppert addresses music and the production of racism, the hoarding of musical sound in a culture of scarcity, musical consumption and the policing of gender, the domestic piano and misogyny, music and male anxiety, and the social silencing of music. His unexpected yoking of musicology and art history, in particular his original insights into the relationships between music, visual representation, and the history of the body, make exciting reading for scholars, students, and all those interested in society and the arts.
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MUSIC AS A SIGHT IN THE PRODUCTION OF MUSICAL MEANING
DESIRE POWER AND THE SONORIC LANDSCAPE Early Modernism and the Politics of Musical Privacy
THE POETICS OF ANGUISH PLEASURE AND PRESTIGE Hoarding Sound in a Culture of Silence
SOCIAL ORDER AND THE DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION OF MUSIC The Politics of Sound in the Policing of Gender Construction
MUSIC DOMESTICITY AND CULTURAL IMPERIALISM
SEXUAL IDENTITY DEATH AND THE FAMILY PIANO IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
THE PIANO MISOGYNY AND THE KREUTZER SONATA
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