Perspectives On German Popular Music

Author: Michael Ahlers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317081722
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Perspectives On German Popular Music from the Author: Michael Ahlers. In this book, native popular musicologists focus on their own popular music cultures from Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the first time: from subcultural to mainstream phenomena; from the 1950s to contemporary acts. Starting with an introduction and two chapters on the histories of German popular music and its study, the volume then concentrates on focused, detailed and yet concise close readings from different perspectives (including particular historical East and West German perspectives), mostly focusing on the music and its protagonists. Moreover, these analyses deal with very original specific genres such as Schlager and Krautrock as well as transcultural genres such as Punk or Hip Hop. There are additional chapters on characteristically German developments within music media, journalism and the music industry. The book will contribute to a better understanding of German, Austrian and Swiss popular music, and will interconnect international and especially Anglo-American studies with German approaches. The book, as a consequence, will show close connections between global and local popular music cultures and diverse traditions of study.

Rammstein On Fire

Author: John T. Littlejohn
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786474637
Size: 56.20 MB
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Rammstein On Fire from the Author: John T. Littlejohn. "This volume contains 13 original essays exploring Rammstein's stage performance and recorded works from multiple academic perspectives. The panoramic view of approaches to Rammstein's music and performance goes beneath the surface and provides fan and scholar alike with a deeper appreciation for the band, paving the way for further studies in the field of Rammstein-ology"--

German Pop Culture

Author: Agnes C. Mueller
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472113842
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German Pop Culture from the Author: Agnes C. Mueller. An incisive study of the impact of American culture on modern German society

Pop And Poetry Pleasure And Protest

Author: Annette Blühdorn
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
ISBN:
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Pop And Poetry Pleasure And Protest from the Author: Annette Blühdorn. Contents: Lyrics Between Pop and Poetry - Perspectives of Popular Music Research and of Literary Studies - The Dichotomy Between E-Musik and U-Musik - The Split Between High and Low Literature - Lyrics Between Pleasure and Protest - Weimar Cabaret and Cabaret Chanson - The Concept of Gebrauchslyrik - The German Singer-Songwriter Movement - Early German Rock Music - The Lyrics of Udo Lindenberg and Konstantin Wecker.

Rocking The Classics

Author: Edward Macan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195356816
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Rocking The Classics from the Author: Edward Macan. Few styles of popular music have generated as much controversy as progressive rock, a musical genre best remembered today for its gargantuan stage shows, its fascination with epic subject matter drawn from science fiction, mythology, and fantasy literature, and above all for its attempts to combine classical music's sense of space and monumental scope with rock's raw power and energy. Its dazzling virtuosity and spectacular live concerts made it hugely popular with fans during the 1970s, who saw bands such as King Crimson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Jethro Tull bring a new level of depth and sophistication to rock. On the other hand, critics branded the elaborate concerts of these bands as self- indulgent and materialistic. They viewed progressive rock's classical/rock fusion attempts as elitist, a betrayal of rock's populist origins. In Rocking the Classics, the first comprehensive study of progressive rock history, Edward Macan draws together cultural theory, musicology, and music criticism, illuminating how progressive rock served as a vital expression of the counterculture of the late 1960s and 1970s. Beginning with a description of the cultural conditions which gave birth to the progressive rock style, he examines how the hippies' fondness for hallucinogens, their contempt for Establishment-approved pop music, and their fascination with the music, art, and literature of high culture contributed to this exciting new genre. Covering a decade of music, Macan traces progressive rock's development from the mid- to late-sixties, when psychedelic bands such as the Moody Blues, Procol Harum, the Nice, and Pink Floyd laid the foundation of the progressive rock style, and proceeds to the emergence of the mature progressive rock style marked by the 1969 release of King Crimson's album In the Court of the Crimson King. This "golden age" reached its artistic and commercial zenith between 1970 and 1975 in the music of bands such as Jethro Tull, Yes, Genesis, ELP, Gentle Giant, Van der Graaf Generator, and Curved Air. In turn, Macan explores the conventions that govern progressive rock, including the visual dimensions of album cover art and concerts, lyrics and conceptual themes, and the importance of combining music, visual motif, and verbal expression to convey a coherent artistic vision. He examines the cultural history of progressive rock, considering its roots in a bohemian English subculture and its meteoric rise in popularity among a legion of fans in North America and continental Europe. Finally, he addresses issues of critical reception, arguing that the critics' largely negative reaction to progressive rock says far more about their own ambivalence to the legacy of the counterculture than it does about the music itself. An exciting tour through an era of extravagant, mind-bending, and culturally explosive music, Rocking the Classics sheds new light on the largely misunderstood genre of progressive rock.

Popular Music Perspectives 2

Author: International Association for the Study of Popular Music
Publisher: Iaspm
ISBN:
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Popular Music Perspectives 2 from the Author: International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

Islam And Muslims In Germany

Author: Ala Al-Hamarneh
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004158669
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Islam And Muslims In Germany from the Author: Ala Al-Hamarneh. In the European discourse of post 9/11 reality, concepts such as a oeMulticulturalisma, a oeIntegrationa and a oeEuropean Islama are becoming more and more topical. The empirically- based contributions in this volume aim to reflect the variety of current Muslim social practices and life-worlds in Germany. The volume goes beyond the fragmented methods of minority case studies and the monolithic view of Muslims as portrayed by mass media to present fresh theoretical approaches and in-depth analyses of a rich mosaic of communities, cultures and social practices. Issues of politics, religion, society, economics, media, art, literature, law and gender are addressed. The result is a vibrant state-of-the-art publication of studies of real-life communities and individuals.

Music And Game

Author: Peter Moormann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3531189131
Size: 65.43 MB
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Music And Game from the Author: Peter Moormann. This anthology examines the various facets of video game music. Contributors from the fields of science and practice document its historical development, discuss the music’s composition techniques, interactivity and function as well as attending to its performative aspects.

Verdi And The Germans

Author: Gundula Kreuzer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521519195
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Verdi And The Germans from the Author: Gundula Kreuzer. This series explores the conceptual frameworks that shape or have shaped the ways in which we understand music and its history, and aims to elaborate structures of explanation, interpretation, commentary and criticism which make music intelligible and which provide a basis for argument about judgements of value. The intellectual scope of the series is broad. Some investigations will treat, for example, historiographical topics, others will apply cross-disciplinary methods to the criticism of music, and there will also be studies which consider music in its relation to society, culture and politics. Overall, the series hopes to create a greater presence for music in the ongoing discourse among the human sciences. --Book Jacket.