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Journal of Musicology (2020) 37 (4): 488–517.
Published: 07 October 2020
... as a marker of accessibility, meant to render Webern’s music more palatable to adult audiences; thus was Webern’s music subsumed within the middlebrow circulation of classical music. Although recent scholarship has considered the intersections between modernist music and middlebrow culture, Webern’s music has...
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Journal of Musicology (2020) 37 (4): 518–559.
Published: 07 October 2020
...Christopher Chowrimootoo This article examines the relationship between Aaron Copland’s activities as composer and as pedagogue in order to illuminate the fraught midcentury relationship between musical modernism and middlebrow culture. I situate his unpublished lecture notes and music appreciation...
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Journal of Musicology (2018) 35 (3): 336–367.
Published: 01 July 2018
... or 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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Journal of Musicology (2014) 31 (1): 139–182.
Published: 01 January 2014
... previous musical productions (especially Porgy and Bess , which was labeled integrated in 1935), I demonstrate that press releases from the show’s creative team strategically deployed rhetoric and vocabulary that variously depicted the show as both highbrow and lowbrow, while distancing it from middlebrow...