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Music Criticism 1950-2000

R. Illiano, M. Locanto (eds.)
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XXIV+420 p., 20 b/w ill., 220 x 280 mm, 2019
ISBN: 978-2-503-58442-3
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
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This book addresses the complex world of music criticism during the second half of the twentieth century

This book addresses the complex world of music criticism during the second half of the twentieth century, with particular emphasis on the relationship between music criticism and pivotal changes in politics, society, technology, and economics. The focus on music criticism should be understood in a very broad sense, as one of the various forms of communication and expression that contributes both to the formulation of judgments, and to a broader discourse on the constructions of music. In addition, the book deepens the topic of music criticism by addressing some defining aspects of the period, such as the development of music for the cinema, the growth of the music industry, and the new media that characterized the turn of the century. The articles are divided into five sections: ‘Music Criticism and its Roles’, 'Music Criticism and Italian Film Music’, ‘Music Criticism and Ideology’, ‘Music Criticism and the Web’, and ‘Case Studies’ (Amiri Baraka, Astor Piazzolla, Louis Andriessen, Dieter Roth, John Cage, and Stravinsky).

Roberto Illiano is General Secretary of the Centro Studi Opera omnia Luigi Boccherini-Onlus (Lucca) and President of the Italian National Edition of Muzio Clementi’s Complete Works.

Massimiliano Locanto is lecturer at the University of Salerno, where he teaches History of modern and contemporary music.

Table of Contents

Massimiliano Locanto Introduction. Music Criticism and Musicology: Depolarising the Debate
Aknowledgements 

Music Critics and Their Roles

Abdullah Essa Jamal Khalaf Alan Rawsthorne: The Neglected Chopin Critic
Massimiliano Locanto «Brother Criticus»: Stravinsky ‘the Serialist’ against Music Criticism
Hèctor Gasol Calvo Manuel R. de Llauder y la crítica musical en Barcelona durante los años ’60. Un compositor y crítico contemporáneo de Xavier Montsalvatge
David Hurwitz The Twentieth-Century Recording Explosion: Challenges and Opportunities for Criticism

Music Criticism and Ideology

Lee Ellen Martin Sing a Song of Freedom: Civil Rights and the Reception of Race and Gender in the Music of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Carla Cuomo Massimo Mila e l’impegno: interazioni tra critica militante e musicologia dal dopoguerra agli anni Settanta
Lada Durakovi! Musica e discorso ideologico: i testi sulla musica durante la formazione del socialismo in Croazia
Marita Fornaro Bordolli Criticism, Power and Canon in Uruguay (1950-2000): Between Conservatism and Avant-Garde

Music Criticism and Music for Film in Italy

Umberto Fasolato Il contributo della critica cinematografica militante italiana alla definizione del paesaggio sonoro nei film degli anni Cinquanta
Kristjan Stopar – Francesco Verona La musica per film nelle riviste cinematografiche italiane tra gli anni Cinquanta e Sessanta: i casi di Cinema e Filmcritica
Antonio Ferrara La musica nel film (1950): la prima monografia italiana sulla musica cinematografica
Roberto Calabretto Le pubblicazioni di Sergio Miceli quale parte del dibattito storiografico sulla musica per film in Italia

Music Criticism and the Web

Pedro Ordóñez Eslava «Facebooking» Musicology: apuntes para una (¿nueva?) crítica musical 2.0
Giacomo Albert How are Social Media Reshaping the Critical Debate around Contemporary Music?
Stefano Lombardi Vallauri Il trattamento della musica nei blog culturali generalisti italiani
Marida Rizzuti La critica musicale in Italia intorno al 2000 fra I lIke It e cinguettii

Case Studies

Siegwart Reichwald Making it in the Big Apple: Piazzolla’s 1980s New York Experience in the Words of The New York Times
Ryan Bruce Amiri Baraka’s Black Music as an Avant-Garde Manifesto in Jazz
Helena Martín-Nieva Opening Pandora’s Cage: ‘Open Music’ and John Cage in Barcelona, 1960-1970
Lorenzo De Donato Il suono ‘inaudito’. Il fenomeno musicale nell’opera di Dieter Roth
Eric Taxier Object-Oriented Music Criticism: On Louis Andriessen’s De Staat

Abstracts
Biographies
Index of Names

Interest Classification:
Fine Arts & Performing Arts
Musicology

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