Broken beauty : musical modernism and the representation of disability / Joseph N. Straus.

Broken Beauty illustrates how disability is right at the core of musical modernism; it is one of the things that musical modernism is fundamentally about. The most characteristic features of musical modernism-fractured forms, immobilized harmonies, conflicting textural layers, radical simplification...

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Main Author: Straus, Joseph Nathan (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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Summary:Broken Beauty illustrates how disability is right at the core of musical modernism; it is one of the things that musical modernism is fundamentally about. The most characteristic features of musical modernism-fractured forms, immobilized harmonies, conflicting textural layers, radical simplification of means in some cases, and radical complexity and hermeticism in others-can be understood as musical representations of disability conditions, including deformity/disfigurement, mobility impairment, madness, idiocy, and autism.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Format:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780190871215
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