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The Journal of Musicology (2018) 35 (3): 336–367.
Published: 01 July 2018
... historically, and that we should no longer attempt to define any non-texted or non-programmatic music in this way. The Anglophone term “middlebrow” holds out the possibility of describing this repertoire without implying ethical or artistic compromise on the composers’ part, acknowledging that, in the absence...
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The Journal of Musicology (2014) 31 (1): 139–182.
Published: 01 January 2014
... middlebrow entertainment. I then describe how the aesthetic register implied by this tiered rhetoric carried political overtones, connotations that are lost to us today because the word “integration” has become reified as a purely formal concept. © 2014 by The Regents of the University of California 2014...
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Journal of Musicology (2019) 36 (4): 464–497.
Published: 01 October 2019
... space race. Exploring the music and sounds of the Soviet space program, this article argues that the space race was as much a sonic phenomenon as it was a scientific and geopolitical one. It led to the creation of a wide variety of works in many genres and was the ultimate middlebrow source material: it...
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The Journal of Musicology (2018) 35 (4): 535–566.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Music and the Aesthetics of Modernity, ed. Karol Berger and Anthony Newcomb (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005), 217 45; and Ian Wellens, Music on the Frontline: Nicolas Nabokov s Struggle Against Communism and Middlebrow Culture (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2002). the journal of musicology 536...
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The Journal of Musicology (2018) 35 (2): 267–293.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., and other marginalized groups.11 The relationship between so-called highbrow and lowbrow art not to mention the even more maligned category of middlebrow has been revealed to be porous at best and historically and politically suspect at worst.12 On Your Toes offers a perfect case study to further...
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The Journal of Musicology (2014) 31 (3): 354–393.
Published: 01 July 2014
... name, in contrast to the free West where avant-garde art could flourish. See Ian Wellens, Music on the Frontline: Nicolas Nabokov s Struggle against Communism and Middlebrow Culture (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002). This construct of the Soviet Union as an artistic waste- land underwent further elaboration...
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The Journal of Musicology (2009) 26 (2): 240–273.
Published: 01 April 2009
... 1957 Village Voice cartoon makes clear (fig. 1). This cartoon makes a joke of the wide middlebrow public that read about the social mechanisms by which human beings might be brought into conformity.4 Cold War intellectual culture, committed to modernism and wrestling with totalitarianism, opposed mass...
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The Journal of Musicology (2009) 26 (1): 85–131.
Published: 01 January 2009
...), 113 28; Ian Wellens, Music on the Frontline: Nicolas Nabokov s Struggle Against Communism and Middlebrow Culture (Burling- ton, VT: Ashgate, 2002), 45 62. Carroll s erroneous claim that the 1945 Stravinsky festi- val was associated with 1945 commemorations of the liberation of Paris stems from his...
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The Journal of Musicology (2008) 25 (3): 211–229.
Published: 01 July 2008
...:19 AM Page 226 taylor through such paragons of middlebrow society as Toscanini, and who re- mained aloof from overt political activism, would incur in his time the wrath of some on the progressive left.47 And Barber s regionalism differs from, say, Copland s, insofar as Barber s turn to the people...