Current Musicology

Articles from No. 84, Fall

Analysis, Performance, and Images of Musical Sound: Surfaces, Cyclical Relationships, and the Musical Work
Introduction It is not a question of junking these concepts, nor do we have the means to do so. Doubtless it is more necessary, from within semiology, to transform concepts, to displace them, to turn them against their presuppositions,...
Dvorak's Armida and the Czech Oriental "Self"
In his path-breaking article on Saint-Saens's Samson et Dalila, Ralph P. Locke claims that nineteenth-century orientalist operas usually included a young, tolerant, brave, possibly naive, white-European tenor-hero [who] intrudes, at risk of...
Editor's Note
Welcome to issue 84 of Current Musicology. It is an honor to be entrusted with the editorship of this journal, which has for the last forty-two years served as a unique venue dedicated to publishing the scholarship of musicologists in the early stages...
Operatic Texts: Ours, Yours, and Mine
Roger Parker. 2006. Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio. Ernest Bloch Lectures. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. A Carmen without Mercedes, Frasqita, Le Remendado, Le Dancaire, without...
Publications Received
Current Musicology received copies of the following publications in 2007. When titles have been reviewed in one of our recent issues, we have provided the citation. Adams, Byron, ed. 2007. Edward Elgar and His World. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University...
The Pastoral after Environmentalism: Nature and Culture in Stephen Albert's Symphony: RiverRun
The year 1972 was a landmark in the history of the environmental movement: the Environmental Protection Agency, founded two years earlier by Richard Nixon, banned the toxic pesticide DDT and authored the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, later amended...
Toward a Revised Understanding of Young Children's Musical Activities: Reflections from the "Day in the Life" Project
Introduction: Versions of Musical Childhoods The tradition of developmental psychology has been of fundamental importance in providing versions of musical childhoods, particularly for the earliest years of childhood. However, in its focus on the...
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