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: 57.97 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"--

Light Motives

Author: Randall Halle
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330456
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Light Motives from the Author: Randall Halle. Light Motives undertakes a long overdue critical reassessment of German popular cinema, challenging the traditional view of German film history and offering new ways to think about popular cinema in general.

Metaphors Of Depth In German Musical Thought

Author: Holly Watkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139501593
Size: 32.23 MB
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Metaphors Of Depth In German Musical Thought from the Author: Holly Watkins. What does it mean to say that music is deeply moving? Or that music's aesthetic value derives from its deep structure? This study traces the widely employed trope of musical depth to its origins in German-language music criticism and analysis. From the Romantic aesthetics of E. T. A. Hoffmann to the modernist theories of Arnold Schoenberg, metaphors of depth attest to the cross-pollination of music with discourses ranging from theology, geology and poetics to psychology, philosophy and economics. The book demonstrates that the persistence of depth metaphors in musicology and music theory today is an outgrowth of their essential role in articulating and transmitting Germanic cultural values. While musical depth metaphors have historically served to communicate German nationalist sentiments, Watkins shows that an appreciation for the broad connotations of those metaphors opens up exciting new avenues for interpretation.

The Women Of The Castle

Author: Jessica Shattuck
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785762575
Size: 45.48 MB
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The Women Of The Castle from the Author: Jessica Shattuck. In war they made impossible choices. Now can they live with them? 'Moving . . . surprises and devastates' New York Times 'Masterful' People 'Mesmerising . . . reveals new truths about one of history's most tragic eras' USA Today The Third Reich has crumbled. The Russians are coming. Marianne von Lingenfels - widow of a resister murdered by the Nazi regime - finds refuge in the crumbling Bavarian castle where she once played host to German high society. There she fulfils her promise to find and protect the wives and children of her husband's brave conspirators, rescuing her dearest friend's widow, Benita, from sexual slavery to the Russian army, and Ania from a work camp for political prisoners. As Marianne assembles this makeshift family she is certain their shared pain will bind them together. But as Benita begins a clandestine relationship and Ania struggles to conceal her role in the Nazi regime, Marianne learns that her clear-cut, highly principled world view has no place in these new, frightening and emotionally-charged days. All three women must grapple with the realities they now face, and the consequences of decisions each made in the darkest of times . . . Deeply moving and compelling, The Women of the Castle is a heart-wrenching and hopeful novel of secrets and survival, a reckoning, and the astonishing power of forgiveness. Perfect for fans of All the Light You Cannot See, The Reader and The Light Between Oceans.

Popular Music Perspectives 2

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

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

Verdi And The Germans

Author: Gundula Kreuzer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521519195
Size: 23.55 MB
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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.

Imperial Germany Revisited

Author: Sven Oliver M├╝ller
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857452878
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Imperial Germany Revisited from the Author: Sven Oliver M├╝ller. The German Empire, its structure, its dynamic development between 1871 and 1918, and its legacy, have been the focus of lively international debate that is showing signs of further intensification as we approach the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. Based on recent work and scholarly arguments about continuities and discontinuities in modern German history from Bismarck to Hitler, well-known experts broadly explore four themes: the positioning of the Bismarckian Empire in the course of German history; the relationships between society, politics and culture in a period of momentous transformations; the escalation of military violence in Germany's colonies before 1914 and later in two world wars; and finally the situation of Germany within the international system as a major political and economic player. The perspectives presented in this volume have already stimulated further argument and will be of interest to anyone looking for orientation in this field of research.

Pop And Poetry Pleasure And Protest

Author: Annette Bl├╝hdorn
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
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Pop And Poetry Pleasure And Protest from the Author: Annette Bl├╝hdorn. 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.