The Resource Music at the limits, Edward W. Said

Music at the limits, Edward W. Said

Label
Music at the limits
Title
Music at the limits
Statement of responsibility
Edward W. Said
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Music at the Limits is the first book to bring together three decades of Edward W. Said's essays and articles on music. Addressing the work of a variety of composers, musicians, and performers, Said carefully draws out music's social, political, and cultural contexts and, as a classically trained pianist, provides rich and often surprising assessments of classical music and opera. Music at the Limits offers both a fresh perspective on canonical pieces and a celebration of neglected works by contemporary composers. Said faults the Metropolitan Opera in New York for being too conservative and laments the way in which opera superstars like Pavarotti have "reduced opera performance to a minimum of intelligence and a maximum of overproduced noise." He also reflects on the censorship of Wagner in Israel; the worrisome trend of proliferating music festivals; an opera based on the life of Malcolm X; the relationship between music and feminism; the pianist Glenn Gould; and the works of Mozart, Bach, Richard Strauss, and others. Said wrote his incisive critiques as both an insider and an authority. He saw music as a reflection of his ideas on literature and history and paid close attention to its composition and creative possibilities. Eloquent and surprising, Music at the Limits preserves an important dimension of Said's brilliant intellectual work and cements his reputation as one of the most influential and groundbreaking scholars of the twentieth century
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Said, Edward W
Dewey number
780.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Musical criticism
  • Opera
  • Operas
  • Concerts
  • Music
Target audience
adult
Label
Music at the limits, Edward W. Said
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11860501
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231511551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11860501
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860501
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Music at the limits, Edward W. Said
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11860501
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231511551
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11860501
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860501
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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