Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Queering the Pitch

The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology, 1st Edition

Edited by Philip Brett


368 pages

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Hardback: 9780415907538
pub: 1994-01-27
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First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

1. Queering the Pitch: A Posy of Definitions and Impersonations Part 1: Canons and Arias 2. Musicality, Essentialism, and the Closet 3. Sapphonics 4. On a Lesbian Relation with Music: A Serious Effort Not to Think Straight 5. A Conversation with Ned Rorem Part 2: Chronicles 6. Henry Lawes's Setting of Katherine Philips's Friendship Poetry in His Second Book of Ayres and Dialogues, 1655: A Musical Misreading? 7. Unveiled Voices: Sexual Difference and the Castrato Joke Dame 8. "Was George Frideric Handel Gay?": On Closet Questions and Cultural Politics 9. Constructions of Subjectivity in Schubert's Music 10: Eros and Orientalism in Britten's Operas 11. Queer Thoughts on Country Music and k.d. lang Part 3: Consorts 12. Lesbian Compositional Process: One Lover-Composer's Perspective 13. Growing up Female(s): Retrospective Thoughts on Musical Preferences and Meanings 14. Authority and Freedom: Toward a Sociology of the Gay Choruses Part 4: Coda Preface 15. Lesbian and Gay Music

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Composition