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19th-Century Music (2016) 39 (3): 272–289.
Published: 01 March 2016
... off the stage. I argue that this allowed certain post-Wagnerians to interrogate Wagner's aesthetic through the category of obscenity — the dancer who, by dint of her brute physicality, could disturb and misalign theatrical spectacle became an important figure in their art. After a planned...
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19th-Century Music (2019) 42 (3): 225–248.
Published: 01 April 2019
... prostitutes: Then with bitter passion he [Brahms] recounted his poverty-stricken youth in the wretched slums of Hamburg; how as a shaver of nine, he was already a fairly competent pianist; and how his father would drag him from bed to play for dancing and accom- pany obscene songs in the most depraved dives...
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19th-Century Music (2015) 39 (1): 3–34.
Published: 01 July 2015
..., while expressed entirely without humor and with a baleful potential, is essentially laugh- able (which is why the idiot policeman, Dogberry, can uncover his plot). Since Don John s attempt to ruin the marriage between Hero and Claudio is simply an obscene inver- sion of the scornful banter of Beatrice...
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19th-Century Music (2012) 36 (2): 136–145.
Published: 01 November 2012
... consumed with the need to actualize his passion, finding satis- faction in sleeping with all sorts of women. Not only does Swann get to know more or less all the women of the aristocracy, but he goes to often obscene lengths to arrange affairs with women outside of his social class (I, 269). Swann finds...
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19th-Century Music (2012) 35 (3): 224–237.
Published: 01 March 2012
... accumulates in the human brain. In his private journals, how- ever, Baudelaire does not bother with this dual- ity. In language that is blunt and sometimes obscene, he spells out the dandy s project as the absolute repudiation of nature as exempli- fied by that traditionally most natural of be- ings, Woman...
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19th-Century Music (2010) 34 (2): 141–167.
Published: 01 November 2010
... circumstances.16 It is worth not- ing that when Karl Gutzkow published a re- print of Lucinde in 1835 the cult of conserva- tive domesticity had become so dominant that the formerly controversial novel was summarily denounced in the press as obscene.17 Given the postwar cultural climate, how might the young...
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19th-Century Music (2003) 27 (1): 74–93.
Published: 01 July 2003
... intended for charities and good causes was being directed to a playpen for the rich. So when Anthony Holden drew atten- tion to the obscene incongruity between the horror and deprivation being staged and the conspicuous wealth and privilege of its black- tied audience, he touched a raw nerve.6 Locally...
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19th-Century Music (2001) 25 (2-3): 190–211.
Published: 01 November 2001
... supports itself with the allure of an obscene supplement: a publicly unacknowledged plea- sure in a common transgressiveness, something typically manifested in excesses of cruelty or verbal abuse.14 The second model identiŽ es the hated Ž gure as one who has stolen, or threatens to steal, a pleasure that...
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19th-Century Music (2001) 24 (3): 268–275.
Published: 01 March 2001
...! . . . You expect that of a man cursed with a childhood like mine! Then, Friedländer recalled, in an anguished voice Brahms went on to tell the story of how his father would drag him from bed to play for dancing and accompany obscene songs in the most depraved dives of the St. Pauli quarter: . . . When the...
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19th-Century Music (1998) 22 (1): 78–90.
Published: 01 July 1998
... to be carried by seminal fluid-but the homunculus as toxin. (Slavoj iiiek might see the dwarfs as little pieces of the Lacanian Real, the obscene substance of pleasure or desire that cannot be symbolized and appears only as a blot or deformation in ordinary reality. Hence their indescribability and...
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19th-Century Music (1995) 19 (2): 136–160.
Published: 01 October 1995
... executioner's report does indeed make reference "to some blasphemous and most revoltingly obscene utterances5i The song was one of several that circulated as La Ravachole. Additional evidence of Charpentier's flirtation with the movement comes in an apparently unpublished biographical article by his friend and...
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19th-Century Music (1995) 18 (3): 236–256.
Published: 01 April 1995
... unbridled obscenity and the unchaining of the beast in man. . . To the believer, it means the repudiation of dogma, the denial of the supersensory realm, and the absorption into a shallow phenomenalism. To the sensitive, who seek an aesthetic frisson of the nerves, it means the vanishing of ideals in art...
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19th-Century Music (1991) 15 (2): 95–106.
Published: 01 October 1991
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19th-Century Music (1988) 11 (3): 199–220.
Published: 01 April 1988
... us an obscene school hymn called Pesn' pravovedov ("Song of the students of the School of Jurisprudence which cele- brates the joys of homosexuality. It was pub- lished in a limited edition of Russian porno- graphic poetry in 1879 with the commentary that "this song was very much in vogue at the...
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19th-Century Music (1979) 3 (1): 90–93.
Published: 01 July 1979
... Gossett, Ursula Giinther, and H. C. Rob- bins Landon. that is the relative popularity-according to the record club charts-of nineteenth-century music as compared to jazz. Unless you want to count two by Chick Corea, which we don't par- ticularly, there's not a single jazz record among the 379. Obscene...