Postmodernity’s Musical Pasts
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325 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

9 b/w. 15 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press

Postmodernity's Musical Pasts

Edited by Tina Frühauf

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Postmodernity's Musical Pasts covers topics from classical to popular and neo-traditional musics to concerns of the disciplines of musicology. These provide insights how the progression of time and history can be conceptually understood after 1945.
Postmodernity's Musical Pasts relies on an extensive and varied spectrum of topics, from both the centre and the periphery of the musicological canon, that mirror the eclectic and diverse nature of the postwar era itself. The first section, 'Time and the (Post)Modern', investigates how to understand manifestations of the past in musical composition with regard to time, on the one hand, and with regard to genre, style, and idiom, on the other. The second section, 'Manifestations of History', shows how time and history manifest themselves in art music. A third section, 'Receptions of the Past', takes the contrasts and transitional moments of post-1945 practices further by looking at the temporality of reception from different angles. A final part investigates questions of nostalgia and the temporalities of belonging. The volume subverts the understanding of temporality as linear progression of past, present, and future. It offers new avenues of conceptual thinking relevant for those engaged in the study of music history and culture and for the humanities at large.
Introduction - Tina Fruehauf
Music and Postmodern Time - Lawrence Kramer
'Aesthetic Indigestion': Alfred Schnittke, Anachronism, and the Contemporary Cadenza's Musical Pasts - Joshua S. Walden
John Adams's Post-stylistic Approach to the Past: A Response to the Uncertain Future of a Globalized World? - Max Noubel
Germany Post Modernism and the Sphericity of Time - Laurenz Lütteken
Visions of the 'End of History', 1968, and the Emergence of 'Postmoderne Musik' in West Germany - Beate Kutschke
(Neo-)Schenkerism and the Past: Recovering a Plurality of Critical Contexts - John Koslovsky
From Bach to Neruda: Historicity and Heterogenous Temporality in the Chilean Cantata (1941-69) - Daniella Fugellie
Time Re-Covered: Double Temporality in Olga Neuwirth's Hommage à Klause Nomi - Georg Burgstaller
The Past is Home: Eduardo Martínez Torner in Postwar London -- An Exile's Nostalgia for Spanish Musicology - Susana Asensio Llamas
Historical Nostalgia, Nature, and the Future in Three Iconic Albums from 1971: Aqualung, Who's Next, and Led Zeppelin IV - Caitlin Carlos
Indie Neofado's Temporality: A Tale of Two Nostalgia's - Michael Arnold

TINA FRÜHAUF is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, New York and serves on the faculty of The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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Title Details

325 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

9 b/w. 15 line. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press