1st Edition

Music, Sensation, and Sensuality

Edited By Linda Phyllis Austern Copyright 2002
    364 Pages
    by Routledge

    360 Pages
    by Routledge

    Divided into three sections, Linda Phyllis Austern collects eighteen, cross-disciplinary essays written by some of the most important names in the field to look at this stimulating topic. The first section focuses on the cultural and scientific ways in which music and the sense of hearing work directly on the mind and body. Part Two investigates how music works on the socially constructed, representational or sexualized body as a means of healing, beautifying and maintaining a balance between the mental and physical. Finally, the book explores the action of music as it is heard and sensed by wider social units, such as the body politic, mass communication, from print to sound recording, and broadcast technologies.

    Introduction Music, Sensation and Sensuality Linda Phyllis Austern Minding Affect 1. Descartes on Musical Traning and the Body Kate van Ordern 2. Bemetzreider's Dream: Diderot and the pathology of Tonal Sensibility in the Lecons de clavecin Thomas Christensen 3. Little Pearl Teardrops: Schubert, Schumann, and the Tremendous Body of Romantic Song lawrence Kramer Sensual Transgression 4. Untying the Music/Language Know Elizabeth Tolbert 5. Sensational Sacrifices: feasting the Senses in the Bolivian Andes Henry Stobart 6. Siren Sensualities in Physical Theatre: Lloyd Newson's Strange Fish (1992) Janet Adshead-Lansdale 7. Heroism Undone in the Erotic (Manuscript) Parodies of Jean-Baptiste Lully's Tragedies lyriques Catherine Gordon-Seifert Transcendence Burial Processions, The Senses, and Ritual Identity in Colonial Mexico Grayson Wagstaff 9. Between Life and Death: The Funeral and Mourning Rituals of the South-Eastern Hungarian Vlach Roma Iren Kertesz Wilkinson 10. The Call of the Human Voice in Poulenc's La Voix humaine Michal Grover Friedlander Video (I See) 11. The Performance of Vision in Peter Sellars's Television Production of Cosi fan tutte Marcia Citron 12. Sensational, Performing, and Promotional Bodies Sherril Dodds 13. Musical Instruments, Glass Cases, and Headsets: Sound and Sensation in France's Museum of Music Carla Zecher Represetation Touching Hearing 14. Village Noise and Brueghel's Parables Hiroyuki Minamino 15. Pastoral Pleasures, Sensual Sounds: Paintings of Love, Music and Morality in Sixteenth-Century Italy Katherine A. McIver 16. The Signifying Serpent: Seduction by Cultural Stereotype in Seventeenth-Century England Julia Craig-McFeely Noise and Science 17. Musicology and the Problem of Sonic Abuse Jamie C.Kassler 18. A Historical Perspective on the Study of Music Perception Amy Graziano


    Linda Phyllis Austern

    "I highly recommend this fascinating book for its provision of and invitation for fresh ways in which to consider music and musicology." -- Linda Kouvaras, University of Melbourn, Notes