Current Musicology

Articles from No. 101, Fall

As Time Goes By: Car Radio and the Travel Experience in Twentieth-Century America
In a May 1922 issue of The New York Herald, David Sarnoff, then director of the Radio Corporation of America, elicited shocked responses from readers when he predicted the eventual widespread use of commercial radios in a range of seemingly unlikely...
Black Labor and the Deep South in Hurston's the Great Day and Ellington's Black, Brown, and Beige
In the decades following World War I, as a black intellectual and artistic public sphere in New York City was rapidly expanding, several musical representations of a Deep South heritage were staged by artists concerned with performing black history...
Cosmopolitanism and Race in Percy Grainger's American "Delius Campaign"
We are sitting in the sunshine on the terrace of our villa overlooking the beautiful bay of Rapallo and talking of you; and we were wondering whether ever any other composer had met with a colleague and friend like you, so devoted and interested in his...
DeNora, Tia. 2013. Music Asylums: Wellbeing through Music in Everyday Life. Farnham, UK: Ashgate
DeNora, Tia. 2013. Music Asylums: Wellbeing Through Music in Everyday Life. Farnham, UK: Ashgate. The idea that music has mystical powers--to heal, to soothe, to cause depravity, to promote political unrest or intelligence--has a long history that...
Editor's Note
Issue 101 of Current Musicology presents five articles that exemplify the journal's commitment to critical discussions of music and sound across the disciplines. In her article, "As Time Goes By: Car Radio and the Travel Experience in Twentieth-Century...
From Coups That Silence Ezan-S to Ezan-S That Silence Coups!: Sonic Resistance to the 2016 Turkish Military Coup
At around 1 a.m. Turkish time on July 16, 2016, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined a live CNNTurk broadcast via the anchor's smartphone, FaceTiming in from an unknown location. During the preceding hours, a military faction calling itself the "Peace...
Hibbert, Sarah, and Richard Wrigley, Eds. 2014. Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850: Exchanges and Tensions. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate
Hibbert, Sarah, and Richard Wrigley, eds. 2014. Art, Theatre, and Opera in Paris, 1750-1850: Exchanges and Tensions. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate. The eleven essays in this volume were produced for an interdisciplinary conference, "Correspondances: Exchanges...
Milton Babbitt's Glosses on American Jewish Identity
In 1987 Milton Babbitt's longtime collaborator, the Jewish poet and literary critic John Hollander, compiled several translations of Psalm 150 for Babbitt's choral work, Glosses (1988). (1) The men had worked together since the sixties. They regularly...
Smirnov, Andrey. 2013. Sound in Z: Experiments in Sound and Electronic Music in Early 20th-Century Russia. London: Koenig Books
Smirnov, Andrey. 2013. Sound in Z: Experiments in Sound and Electronic Music in Early 20th-Century Russia. London: Koenig Books The history of experimental sound technologies in the early twentieth century has long been standardized into a well-trodden...
Sumner Lott, Marie. 2015. the Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music. Urbana: University of Illinois Press
Sumner Lott, Marie. 2015. The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. The serious nature of nineteenth-century domestic social activity, even activity that might appear to be solely leisurely and...
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