Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart

In these works, evocations of ethnic and cultural Otherness often mingle attraction with envy or fear, and some pieces were understood at the time as commenting on conditions in Europe itself.

Author: Ralph P. Locke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316298206

Category: Music


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During the years 1500–1800, European performing arts reveled in a kaleidoscope of Otherness: Middle-Eastern harem women, fortune-telling Spanish 'Gypsies', Incan priests, Barbary pirates, moresca dancers, and more. In this prequel to his 2009 book Musical Exoticism, Ralph P. Locke explores how exotic locales and their inhabitants were characterized in musical genres ranging from instrumental pieces and popular songs to oratorios, ballets, and operas. Locke's study offers new insights into much-loved masterworks by composers such as Cavalli, Lully, Purcell, Rameau, Handel, Vivaldi, Gluck, and Mozart. In these works, evocations of ethnic and cultural Otherness often mingle attraction with envy or fear, and some pieces were understood at the time as commenting on conditions in Europe itself. Locke's accessible study, which includes numerous musical examples and rare illustrations, will be of interest to anyone who is intrigued by the relationship between music and cultural history, and by the challenges of cross-cultural (mis)understanding.

Nation and Classical Music

Locke, Ralph P. Musical Exoticism: Images and Reflections. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. —— Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press ...

Author: Matthew Riley

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783271429

Category: Music

Page: 245

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How and why do listeners come over time to 'feel the nation' through particular musical works?

Cosmopolitanism in the Portuguese speaking World

representation, since musical exoticism is a form of cultural representation akin to (and encompassing) ... See also Ralph P. Locke, Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Author: Francisco Bethencourt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004353435

Category: Cosmopolitanism


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Music Preferred

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009; Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015; Larry Wolff, The Singing Turk. Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from ...

Author: Lorraine Byrne Bodley

Publisher: Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 9783990124031

Category: Music

Page: 784

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The contributions to this Festschrift, honouring the distinguished Irish musicologist Harry White on his sixtieth birthday, have wide repercussions and span a broad timeframe. But for all its variety, this volume is built around two axes: on the one hand, attention is focussed on the history of music and literature in Ireland and the British Isles, and on the other, topics of the German and Austrian musical past. In both cases it reflects the particular interest of a scholar, whose playful, sometimes unconventional way of approaching his subject is so refreshing and time and again leads to innovative, surprising insights. It also reflects a scholar, who – for all the broadening of his perspectives that has taken place over the years – has always adhered to the strands of his scholarly preoccupations that have become dear to him: the music of the 'Austro-Italian Baroque', and Irish musical culture first and foremost. An international cast of authors announces the sustaining influence of Harry White's wide-ranging research. Professor Dr Thomas Hochradner Chair of the Department of Musicology University of Music and Dramatic Arts Mozarteum Salzburg

Feasting and Fasting in Opera

From Renaissance Banquets to the Callas Diet Pierpaolo Polzonetti ... IN: Xlibris, 2011): 39–60; and especially Ralph P. Locke, Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 117–25.

Author: Pierpaolo Polzonetti

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226804958

Category: Cooking

Page: 336

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"In this book, opera scholar Pierpaolo Polzonetti shows that the consumption of food and drink is a meaningful, essential component of opera, both on and off the stage. The book explores how convivial culture shaped the birth of opera and its development, especially through the early nineteenth century, when eating at the opera house was still common. Through analyses of convivial scenes in operas from Monteverdi to Verdi and Puccini, the book then shows how food/drink consumption and sharing, or refusal to do so, define the characters' identity and relationships. The first part of the book moves chronologically from around 1480 to the middle of the nineteenth century, when Wagner's operatic reforms put a stop to conviviality at the opera house by banishing refreshments during the performance and mandating a darkened auditorium and absorbed listening. The second part instead focuses on questions of comedy, embodiment, and indulgence in both tragic and comic operas from Monteverdi to Mozart. In the third part, Polzonetti looks at opera characters, their onstage consumption of coffee and chocolate, and what it signifies for their social standing within the opera. The book ends with an illuminating and entertaining discussion of the diet Maria Callas underwent in preparation for her famous performance as Violetta in Verdi's La traviata. Neither food lovers nor opera lovers will want to miss Polzonetti's page-turning and imaginative book"--

Cabals and Satires

Leeson, Daniel N., “Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro: A Hidden Dramatic Detail,” Eighteenth-Century Music, vol. ... Locke, Ralph, Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Author: Dr. Ian Woodfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190692643

Category: Music

Page: 288

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When Joseph II placed his opera buffa troupe in competition with the re-formed Singspiel, he provoked an intense struggle between supporters of the rival national genres, who organized claques to cheer or hiss at performances, and encouraged press correspondents to write slanted notices. It was in this fraught atmosphere that Mozart collaborated with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte on his three mature Italian comedies--Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte. In Cabals and Satires: Mozart's Comic Operas in Vienna, Ian Woodfield brings the fascinating dynamics of this inter-troupe contest into focus. He reveals how Mozart, while not immune from the infighting, was able to weather satirical attacks, successfully negotiate the unpredictable twists and turns of theatre politics during the lean years of the Austro-Turkish War, and seal his reputation with a revival of Figaro in 1789 as a Habsburg festive work. Mozart's deft navigation of the turbulent political waters of this period left him well placed to benefit from the revival of the commercial stage in Vienna--the most enduring musical consequence of the war years.

The Viennese Ballroom in the Age of Beethoven

Link, Dorothea, 'The Fandango Scene in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro', Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 133, ... Locke, Ralph P., Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Author: Erica Buurman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108495851

Category: Music

Page: 300

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Reveals how the culture and repertoire of the early Viennese ballroom permeated and intersected with other areas of musical life.

Musicians Migratory Patterns The Adriatic Coasts

A section of the International Conference Music ... The Age of Mozart and Selim III (1756–1808) (Vienna: Hollitzer Wissenschafts-verlag, 2013); Ralph P. Locke, Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart (Cambridge: Cambridge 1.

Author: Franco Sciannameo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351332224

Category: Music

Page: 126

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Musicians’ Migratory Patterns: The Adriatic Coasts contains essays dedicated to the movement of musicians along and across the coasts of the Adriatic Sea. In the course of this book, the musicians become narrators of their own stories seen through the lenses of wanderlust, opportunity, exile, and refuge. Essayists in this collection are scholars hailing from Croatia, Italy, and Greece. They are internationally known for their passionate advocacy of musicians’ migratory rights and faithfulness to the lesson imparted by the history of immigration in the broadest of terms. Spanning the Venetian Republic’s domination, the demise of the Ottoman Empire, the European nationalistic movements of mid-nineteenth century, the shocking outcomes of World War One, and the dramatic shifts of frontiers that continue to occur in our time, the chapters of this book guide the reader on a voyage through the Adriatic Sea—from the Gulf of Venice and the peninsula of Istria, to Albania, the Island of Corfu, and other Ionian outposts.

Ritual Design for the Ballet Stage

5 Betzwieser, Exotismus, 18, 57. 6 Ralph P. Locke, Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 156. 7 Bellman, “Musical Voyages,” 424. Bevilacqua and Pfeifer, “Turquerie,”98–101.

Author: Hanna Walsdorf

Publisher: Frank & Timme GmbH

ISBN: 9783732903733

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 548

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The Turkish ceremony in Le Bourgeois gentilhomme has been popular with audiences for almost 350 years and remains one of the bestknown scenes of early modern French theatre. This newly researched volume spotlights the Turkish ceremony in its original technicolor, presenting numerous important discoveries that have never before been published. It shows that even in a field as thoroughly investigated as the collaboration between Molière and Lully at the court of Louis XIV, there is still much new source material to be discovered, and many new connections to be made. As the multidisciplinary essays examine the burlesque Turkish scene from a social, political, textual and iconographic view point they unearth, time and again, flaws, omissions and errors transmitted in earlier scholarship. Ritual Design is a must-have volume that sets the record straight.

Extreme Exoticism

Japan in the American Musical Imagination William Anthony Sheppard, W. Anthony Sheppard. 8. 13. 14. 15. ... 2009) 1–84, and in Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015), 3–43.

Author: William Anthony Sheppard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190072704

Category: Music

Page: 640

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To what extent can music be employed to shape one culture's understanding of another? In the American imagination, Japan has represented the "most alien" nation for over 150 years. This perceived difference has inspired fantasies--of both desire and repulsion--through which Japanese culture has profoundly impacted the arts and industry of the U.S. While the influence of Japan on American and European painting, architecture, design, theater, and literature has been celebrated in numerous books and exhibitions, the role of music has been virtually ignored until now. W. Anthony Sheppard's Extreme Exoticism offers a detailed documentation and wide-ranging investigation of music's role in shaping American perceptions of the Japanese, the influence of Japanese music on American composers, and the place of Japanese Americans in American musical life. Presenting numerous American encounters with and representations of Japanese music and Japan, this book reveals how music functions in exotic representation across a variety of genres and media, and how Japanese music has at various times served as a sign of modernist experimentation, a sounding board for defining American music, and a tool for reshaping conceptions of race and gender. From the Tin Pan Alley songs of the Russo-Japanese war period to Weezer's Pinkerton album, music has continued to inscribe Japan as the land of extreme exoticism.