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Author Raykoff, Ivan.

Title Dreams of love : playing the romantic pianist / Ivan Raykoff.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  786.209 R213d 2014    ---  Available
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Description ix, 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreplay -- TOUCH -- Touching Technologies -- Pianist Envy -- Prosthetic Desires -- SIGHT -- Play It Again, Franz -- Embodied Instruments -- Listening Looks -- SOUND -- Chopin's Seductions -- Piano Women, Forte Women -- Virile Virtuosity -- Afterglow -- Index
Summary "Dreams of Love: Playing the Romantic Pianist explores the attractions of the concert pianist from an innovative interdisciplinary perspective, demonstrating how such meanings have evolved over two centuries through technology and the popular media, including literature and cinema. Author Ivan Raykoff uses romantic both as the label for a historical era and musical style, as well as the more colloquial adjective referring to love, desire, and sensual feeling. Through this two-fold interpretive approach, music history and cultural mythology are read alongside one another to reveal the interconnected processes of music's social mediation. The word playing also invites multiple readings: performance or practicing, as pastime or profession, as play-acting and other modes of representation, or reproduction like a player piano. The Romantic pianist signifies more than just music; through established rituals and familiar representations of practicing, performing, and listening, the pianist also plays within a larger system of cultural ideology linking music to aspects of gender, sexuality, personal identity and social relationships, and the politics of the body."
Subject Pianists -- 19th century.
Pianists -- 20th century.
Piano music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Piano music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Popular culture -- 20th century.
Music -- Social aspects.
Music -- Psychological aspects.
Music -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01030418
Music -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01030444
Pianists. (OCoLC)fst01063351
Piano music. (OCoLC)fst01063403
Popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01071344
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9780199892679 (alk. paper)
0199892679 (alk. paper)
Standard No. 40023044944

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