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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...
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...