Konzepte des Poly-Werks im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert
Author: Karin Wetzel
Werke, die sowohl einzeln als auch simultan aufgeführt werden können, schaffen Möglichkeiten das „Werk“ neu zu denken.
Denn die monologisch geschlossene Anlage des einzelnen Werks wird durch ein weiteres Werk geöffnet und kontextualisiert. Warum sollten nicht auch musikalische Werke in eine Beziehung treten können, die sie gleichzeitig erklingen lässt? Und wie könnte so eine Beziehung kompositorisch beschaffen sein? In den letzten 70 Jahren haben viele namhafte Komponist:innen wie Darius Milhaud, Chaya Czernowin, Adriana Hölszky, Julio Estrada oder Klaus Huber das Konzept der Vergleichzeitigung umgesetzt. Anhand vieler verschiedener Beispiele und künstlerischer Reflexionen wird mit diesem Buch das Poly-Werk erstmals eingehend und detailliert dargestellt.
Ḥāwī l-Funūn (Encompasser of the Arts) of Ibn al-Ṭaḥḥān (d. ca. 1057) is a medieval Arabic music dictionary that complements other sources because of the practical knowledge of the author who was an accomplished singer, lutenist and composer.

The first part in 80 chapters deals with compositions; voice production and characteristics, unison and duet singing, taking care of the voice; preludes, ornaments, ṭarab; the importance of tonality; approaches to teaching; musical and extra-musical behavior at the court; names of Syrian Fatimid and Ishshīdid singers.

The second part in 22 chapters includes lute manufacturing, frets placement, stringing and tuning; 47 rhythmic ornaments, names and definitions of rhythmic and melodic modes; types of dances; descriptions of 12 instruments.
This book offers a detailed analysis of two major Scottish folk song collections, the Greig-Duncan Collection, and the Scots folk song material of the School of Scottish Studies Archives. This exhaustive study of song transmission includes all contributors, not only notable singers. The scattered information, marshalled into quantifiable data, throws light on such topics as transmission within and outside the family, the role of literacy, the public reticence of women singers, the association between the Travellers and the big ballads, and the impact of social changes in the late nineteenth century, and of broadcast music in the 1920s. The new opportunities opened up by digitisation are explored here for the first time.
Author: Rasmus Nordholt
Die Studie entfaltet den Begriff eines musikalischen Denkens in Kunst, Philosophie und Theater.
Wie konnte der musiktheoretische Begriff der Polyphonie zum treibenden Element in der Ästhetik des Malers Paul Klee werden? Wie haben Musikinstrumente wie der Synthesizer die Philosophie von Deleuze und Guattari geprägt? Und wie übertragen Komponisten wie John Cage und Heiner Goebbels ihre Verfahren auf die Theaterbühne? Ausgehend von diesen Fragestellungen entwickelt Nordholt-Frieling das Konzept des Musikalischen als „transkategoriale Modulation“. Seine These: Das Zusammenspiel heterogener Elemente, Semiotiken und Kodierungen wird am besten mit musikalischen Denkbewegungen begreifbar – egal ob es um Schönbergs Opern, die Kosmologie Leibniz’ oder die Interaktion (nicht-)menschlicher Agencies geht.
Untersuchungen zu Skizzen Beethovens aus dem Frühjahr 1923
Author: Susanne Cox
Das Engelmann-Skizzenbuch ermöglicht einen Einblick in die Entstehung von zwei der bekanntesten Werke Ludwig van Beethovens: Es dokumentiert Beethovens letzte Arbeiten an den Diabelli-Variationen und enthält frühe Skizzen zur Neunten Symphonie.
Das Skizzenbuch wird hier erstmals vollständig in Transkription vorgelegt. Die enthaltenen Skizzen werden bestimmten Werken und Werkabschnitten zugeordnet und analysiert. Zudem konnten durch die Untersuchung der Schreibprozesse neue Erkenntnisse über Beethovens Arbeitsorganisation und seine Schreibstrategien gewonnen werden. Dies wird durch neue Forschungen zur Provenienz des Skizzenbuchs ergänzt: Wie zuvor nicht bekannt, beschäftigte sich bereits Johannes Brahms mit diesem Skizzenbuch.
Networks in Literature, Visual and Performing Arts, and other Cultural Practices
This co-edited volume offers new insights into the complex relations between Brussels and Vienna in the turn-of-the-century period (1880-1930). Through archival research and critical methods of cultural transfer as a network, it contributes to the study of Modernism in all its complexity.
Seventeen chapters analyse the interconnections between new developments in literature (Verhaeren, Musil, Zweig), drama (Maeterlinck, Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal), visual arts (Minne, Khnopff, Masereel, Child Art), architecture (Hoffmann, Van de Velde), music (Schönberg, Ysaÿe, Kreisler, Kolisch), as well as psychoanalysis (Varendonck, Anna Freud) and café culture. Austrian and Belgian artists played a crucial role within the complex, rich, and conflictual international networks of people, practices, institutions, and metropoles in an era of political, social and technological change and intense internationalization.

Contributors: Sylvie Arlaud, Norbert Bachleitner, Anke Bosse, Megan Brandow-Faller, Alexander Carpenter, Piet Defraeye, Clément Dessy, Aniel Guxholli, Birgit Lang, Helga Mitterbauer, Chris Reyns-Chikuma, Silvia Ritz, Hubert Roland, Inga Rossi-Schrimpf, Sigurd Paul Scheichl, Guillaume Tardif, Hans Vandevoorde.
Volume Editors: Susana Zapke and Elisabeth Gruber
This volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the major political, social, economic, and cultural developments in Vienna from c. 1100 to c. 1500. It provides a multidisciplinary view of the complexity of the vibrant city on the Danube. The volume is divided into four sections: Vienna, the city and urban design, politics, economy and sovereignty, social groups and communities, and spaces of knowledge, arts, and performance. An international team of eighteen scholars examines issues ranging from the city’s urban environment and art history, to economic and social concerns, using a range of sources and reflecting the wide array of possible approaches to the study of medieval Vienna today.

Contributors are: Peter Csendes, Ulrike Denk, Thomas Ertl, Christian Gastgeber, Thomas Haffner, Martha Keil, Franz Kirchweger, Heike Krause, Christina Lutter, Paul Mitchell, Kurt Mühlberger, Zoë Opačić, Ferdinand Opll, Barbara Schedl, Christoph Sonnlechner, and Peter Wright.
Author: Alessandro Arbo
What do we mean when we talk about the identity of a musical work and what does such an identity involve? What in fact are the properties that make it something worth protecting and preserving? These issues are not only of legal relevance; they are central to a philosophical discipline that has seen considerable advances over the last few decades: musical ontology. Taking into account its main theoretical models, this essay argues that an understanding of the ontological status of musical works should acknowledge the irreducible ambivalence of music as an “art of the trace” and as a “performative art.” It advocates a theory of the musical work as a “social object” and, more specifically, as a sound artefact that functions aesthetically and which is based on a trace informed by a normative value. Such a normativity is further explored in relation to three primary ways of conceiving and fixing the trace: orality, notation and phonography.
Author: Wim van Zanten
Music of the Baduy People of Western Java: Singing is a Medicine by Wim van Zanten is about music and dance of the indigenous group of the Baduy, consisting of about twelve-thousand people living in western Java. It covers music for rice rituals, for circumcisions and weddings, and music for entertainment. The book includes many photographs and several discussed audio-visual examples that can be found on DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.c.5170520.

Baduy are suppposed to live a simple, ascetic life. However, there is a shortage of agricultural land and there are many temptations from the changing world around them. Little has been published on Baduy music and dance. Wim van Zanten’s book seeks to fill this lacuna and is based on short periods of fieldwork from 1976 to 2016.
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.