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The Resource Extraordinary measures : disability in music, Joseph N. Straus

Extraordinary measures : disability in music, Joseph N. Straus

Label
Extraordinary measures : disability in music
Title
Extraordinary measures
Title remainder
disability in music
Statement of responsibility
Joseph N. Straus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Approaching disability as a cultural construction rather than a medical pathology, this book studies the impact of disability and concepts of disability on composers, performers, and listeners with disabilities, as well as on discourse about music and works of music themselves. For composers with disabilities--like Beethoven, Delius, and Schumann--awareness of the disability sharply inflects critical reception. For performers with disabilities--such as Itzhak Perlman and Evelyn Glennie--the performance of disability and the performance of music are deeply intertwined. For listeners with disabilities, extraordinary bodies and minds may give rise to new ways of making sense of music. In the stories that people tell about music, and in the stories that music itself tells, disability has long played a central but unrecognized role. Some of these stories are narratives of overcoming-the triumph of the human spirit over adversity-but others are more nuanced tales of accommodation and acceptance of life with a non-normative body or mind. In all of these ways, music both reflects and constructs disability [Publisher description]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Straus, Joseph Nathan
Dewey number
780.87
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3800
LC item number
.S885 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Composers with disabilities
  • Musicians with disabilities
  • Music
  • Musical analysis
Label
Extraordinary measures : disability in music, Joseph N. Straus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-205) and index
Contents
Composers with disabilities and the critical reception of their music -- Musical narratives of disability overcome : Beethoven -- Musical narratives of disability accommodated : Schubert -- Musical narratives of balance lost and regained : Schoenberg and Webern -- Musical narratives of the fractured body : Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartók, and Copland -- Disability within music-theoretical traditions -- Performing music and performing disability -- Prodigious hearing, normal hearing, and disablist hearing
Control code
ocn609101212
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 212 p.
Isbn
9780199766451
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010015826
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1490141
  • (OCoLC)609101212
Label
Extraordinary measures : disability in music, Joseph N. Straus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-205) and index
Contents
Composers with disabilities and the critical reception of their music -- Musical narratives of disability overcome : Beethoven -- Musical narratives of disability accommodated : Schubert -- Musical narratives of balance lost and regained : Schoenberg and Webern -- Musical narratives of the fractured body : Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartók, and Copland -- Disability within music-theoretical traditions -- Performing music and performing disability -- Prodigious hearing, normal hearing, and disablist hearing
Control code
ocn609101212
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 212 p.
Isbn
9780199766451
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010015826
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1490141
  • (OCoLC)609101212

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