Editor: Andrew Weaver
A Companion to Music at the Habsburgs Courts in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, edited by Andrew H. Weaver, is the first in-depth survey of Habsburg musical patronage over a broad timeframe. Bringing together existing research and drawing upon primary sources, the authors, all established experts, provide overviews of the musical institutions, the functions of music, the styles and genres cultivated, and the historical, political, and cultural contexts for music at the Habsburg courts. The wide geographical scope includes the imperial courts in Vienna and Prague, the royal court in Madrid, the archducal courts in Graz and Innsbruck, and others. This broad view of Habsburg musical activities affirms the dynasty’s unique position in the cultural life of early modern Europe.
Hearing Faith explores the ways Roman Catholics in the seventeenth-century Spanish Empire used music to connect faith and hearing. From the Royal Chapel in Madrid to Puebla Cathedral in colonial Mexico, communities celebrated Christmas and other feasts with villancicos, a widespread genre of vernacular poetry and devotional music. A large proportion of villancico texts directly address the nature of hearing and the power of music to connect people to God. By interpreting complex and fascinating examples of “music about music” in the context of contemporary theological writing, the book shows how Spanish Catholics embodied their beliefs about music, through music itself. Listening closely to these previously undiscovered and overlooked archival sources reveals how Spanish subjects listened and why.
Author: Israel J. Katz
Robert Lachmann’s letters to Henry George Farmer, from the years 1923-38, provide insightful glimpses into his life and his progressive research projects. From an historical perspective, they offer critical data concerning the development of comparative musicology as it evolved in Germany during the early decades of the twentieth century. The fact that Lachmann sought contact with Farmer can be explained from their mutual, yet diverse interests in Arab music, particularly as they were then considered to be the foremost European scholars in the field. During the 1932 Cairo International Congress on Arab Music, they were selected as presidents of their respective committees.
Das Choreodrama "Le Sacre du printemps" im Spiegel der 'Theaterreform um 1900'
Igor’ Stravinskijs "Le Sacre du printemps" gilt als Meilenstein der Musik- und Tanzgeschichte. Gleichwohl hat die Wissenschaft einen Schlüsselaspekt zum Verständnis des Werkes bislang übersehen: die ‚Theaterreform um 1900‘. Leila Zickgraf zeigt erstmals, dass Stravinskij mit dem "Sacre" sein höchst eigenes ‚Theater der Zukunft‘ verwirklichte. Durch die Rhythmen seiner Komposition versetzte er Tänzer wie Publikum in einen körperlich erfahrbaren Rausch, wodurch er die Zuschauer ins Bühnengeschehen integrierte. Mit seiner interdisziplinären Ausrichtung sowie seiner umfassenden Quellenerschließung leistet das Buch einen wichtigen Forschungsbeitrag zu einem noch immer ungenügend ausgeleuchteten Meisterwerk.
Displacement, relocation, dissociation: each of these terms elicits images of mass migration, homelessness, statelessness, or outsiderness of many kinds, too numerous to name. This book aims to create opportunities for scholars, practitioners, and silenced voices to share theories and stories of progressive and transgressive music pedagogies that challenge the ways music educators and learners think about and practice their arts relative to displacement.
Displacement is defined as encompassing all those who have been forced away from their locations by political, social, economic, climate, and resource change, injustice, and insecurity. This includes:

- refugees and internally displaced persons;
- forced migrants;
- indigenous communities who have been forced off their traditional lands;
- people who have fled homes because of their gender identity and sexual orientation;
- imprisoned individuals;
- persons who seek refuge for reasons of domestic and social violence;
- homeless persons and others who live in transient spaces;
- the disabled, who are relocated involuntarily; and
- the culturally dispossessed, whose languages and heritage have been taken away from them.

In the context of the first ever book on displacement and music education, the authors connect displacement to what music might become to those peoples who find themselves between spaces, parted from the familiar and the familial. Through, in, and because of a variety of musical participations, they contend that displaced peoples might find comfort, inclusion, and welcome of some kinds either in making new music or remembering and reconfiguring past musical experiences.

Contributors are: #4459, Efi Averof Michailidou, Kat Bawden, Rachel Beckles Willson, Marie Bejstam, Rhoda Bernard, Michele Cantoni, Mary L. Cohen, Wayland “X” Coleman, Samantha Dieckmann, Irene (Peace) Ebhohon, Con Fullam, Erin Guinup, Micah Hendler, Hala Jaber, Shaylene Johnson, Arsène Kapikian, Tou SaiKo Lee, Sarah Mandie, David Nnadi, Marcia Ostashewski, Ulrike Präger, Q, Kate Richards Geller, Charlotte Rider, Matt Sakakeeny, Tim Seelig, Katherine Seybert, Brian Sullivan, Mathilde Vittu, Derrick Washington, Henriette Weber, Mai Yang Xiong, Keng Chris Yang, and Nelli Yurina.
Visuelle Kultur und musikalische Notation (9.-13. Jahrhundert)
Editors: Matteo Nanni and Kira Henkel
Dieser Band untersucht die Entwicklung der musikalischen Notenschrift als Teil der Kulturgeschichte des Visuellen. Notationspraktiken des Mittelalters werden im Dialog mit schrift- und bildtheoretischen Ansätzen diskutiert. Frühe Formen von Notation sind Träger einer Spannung zwischen Schriftbild und Klang, zwischen Erinnerung und Vergegenwärtigung, zwischen Bildhaftem und Bilderlosem und werden in den veröffentlichten Beiträgen auf diesen gemeinsamen Fokus hin reflektiert. Die Prozesse der Verschriftlichung, die sich im Kontext der musikalischen Theorie und Praxis seit dem 9. Jahrhundert entfaltet haben, sind nicht nur musikhistorisch zentral, sie sind ebenso im Hinblick auf eine kulturgeschichtliche Diskussion über Schrift und Schriftlichkeit relevant. Im Anschluss an die Schriftbildlichkeitsdebatte leistet die hier gestellte Frage nach der visuellen Logik musikalischer Notenschriften einen bisher vernachlässigten, jedoch wichtigen Beitrag.
In: Von der Oralität zum SchriftBild
In: Von der Oralität zum SchriftBild
In: Von der Oralität zum SchriftBild
In: Von der Oralität zum SchriftBild