1st Edition

Music History and Cosmopolitanism

Edited By Anastasia Belina, Kaarina Kilpiö, Derek B. Scott Copyright 2019
    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    196 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This collection of essays is the first book-length study of music history and cosmopolitanism, and is informed by arguments that culture and identity do not have to be viewed as primarily located in the context of nationalist narratives. Rather than trying to distinguish between a true cosmopolitanism and a false cosmopolitanism, the book presents studies that deepen understanding of the heritage of this concept – the various ways in which the term has been used to describe a wide range of activity and social outlooks. It ranges over a two hundred-year period, and more than a dozen countries, revealing how musicians and audiences have responded to a common humanity by embracing culture beyond regional or national boundaries. Among the various topics investigated are: musical cosmopolitanism among composers in Latin America, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian Empire; cosmopolitan popular music historiography; cosmopolitan musical entrepreneurs; and musical cosmopolitanism in the metropolises of New York and Shanghai.

    Introduction Anastasia Belina, Kaarina Kilpiö and Derek B. Scott. Part 1 Music and Cosmopolitanism in the Nineteenth Century 1. Mark Everist (University of Southampton), Cosmopolitanism and Music for the Theatre: Europe and Beyond, 1800–1870. 2. Ingeborg Zechner (University of Salzburg), Cosmopolitanism in Nineteenth-Century Opera Management. 3. David Brodbeck (University of California, Irvine), Carl Goldmark and Cosmopolitan Patriotism. 4. José Manuel Izquierdo (University of Cambridge), The Cosmopolitan Muse: Searching for a Musical Style in Early-Nineteenth-Century Latin America. Part 2 Music and Cosmopolitanism in the Twentieth Century 5. Franco Fabbri (University of Turin), An ‘intricate fabric of influences and coincidences in the history of popular music’: Reflections on the Challenging Work of Popular Music Historians. 6. Björn Heile (University of Glasgow), Mapping Musical Modernism.7. Anastasia Belina (Royal College of Music, London), André Tchaikowsky (1935–1982): A Cosmopolitan in a Closet. 8. Sarah Collins (University of New South Wales, Australia): The Elision of Difference, Newness and Participation: Edward J. Dent’s Cosmopolitan Ethics of Opera Performance. Part 3 Music and Urban Cosmopolitanism 9. Risto Pekka Pennanen (University of Tampere, Finland): Tip, Trinkgeld, Bakšiš: Cosmopolitan and Other Strategies of Touring Music Groups before the Great War in Sarajevo. 10. Saijaleena Rantanen & Olli Heikkinen (University of the Arts, Helsinki), Musicians as Cosmopolitan Entrepreneurs: Orchestras in Finnish Cities before the Modern City Orchestra Institution. 11. Yvonne Liao (King’s College London), ‘A Foreign Cosmopolitanism’: Treaty Port Shanghai, Ad Hoc Municipal Ensembles, and an Epistemic Modality.


    Anastasia Belina is Assistant Head of Programmes at the Royal College of Music, and a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Music, University of Leeds.

    Kaarina Kilpiö (Doctor of Social Sciences) currently works as a University Lecturer at Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki.

    Derek B. Scott is Professor of Critical Musicology at the University of Leeds