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Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology

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Publisher Comments:

Is music the patriarchy's most powerful weapon in constructing and controlling sexual roles? If you scratch an opera queen, will you find a lesbian? Queering the Pitch will provoke many to question what it is that makes music pleasurable, and how it is shaped by notions of sexuality and sexual identity. The first collection of gay and lesbian work in music and musicology, this book contains a wealth of diverse approaches which signal an exciting and controversial advance in the field. Musicologists, scholars academics, critics, performers and composers examine the areas of musical education, voice and listening, history and biography, as seen through an interdisciplinary and political eye.

Synopsis:

The first collection of gay and lesbian work in musicology. Contributors cover a wide range of subjects from analysis of the work of gay composers to queer readings of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.'

Table of Contents

Queering the pitch : a posy of definitions and impersonations / Wayne Koestenbaum — Musicality, essentialism, and the closet — Eros and orientalism in Britten's operas / Philip Brett — Sapphonics / Elizabeth Wood --On a lesbian relation with music : a serious effort not to think straight / Suzanne G. Cusick — A conversation with Ned Rorem / Lawrence D. Mass — Henry Lawes's setting of Katherine Phlilips's friendship poetry in his Second book of ayres and dialogues, 1655 : a musical misreading? / Lydia Hamessley — Unveiled voices : sexual difference and the Castrato / Joke Dame — "Was George Frideric Handel gay?" : on closet questions and cultural politics / Gary C. Thomas — Constructions of subjectivity in Schubert's music / Susan McClary — Queer thoughts on country music and k.d. lang / Martha Mockus — Lesbian compositional process : one lover-composer's perspective / Jennifer Rycenga — Growing up female(s) : retrospective thoughts on musical preferences and meanings / Karen Pegley and Virginia Caputo — Authority and freedom : toward a sociology of the gay choruses / Paul Attinello.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415907538
Editor:
Brett, Philip
Editor:
Wood, Elizabeth
Editor:
Thomas, Gary
Editor:
Brett, Philip
Editor:
Wood, Elizabeth
Author:
Brett, Philip
Editor:
Thomas, Gary
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Homosexuality and music
Subject:
Sex in music
Subject:
Gender identity in music.
Subject:
Gay musicians.
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Series Volume:
Band 1
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.02x6.07x.82 in. 1.06 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

Related Subjects

» Arts and Entertainment » Music » Ethnomusicology
» Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
» Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » General
» History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General

Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology
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Product details 368 pages Routledge - English 9780415907538 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The first collection of gay and lesbian work in musicology. Contributors cover a wide range of subjects from analysis of the work of gay composers to queer readings of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.'
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