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    Tensions between the ‘serious’ and the ‘popular’ in music: Josephine Lang’s compositional environment

    Kenny, Aisling (2009) Tensions between the ‘serious’ and the ‘popular’ in music: Josephine Lang’s compositional environment. Maynooth Musicology: Postgraduate Journal, 2. pp. 71-87.

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    In her seminal book, Gender and the Musical Canon, Marcia Citron highlights the existence in art of a dichotomy between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture.1 By the nineteenth century ‘high’ art, in a general sense, had come to be associated with the masculine and ‘low’ art with the feminine. Examples of this kind of division may be observed in the artistic output of both sexes, namely in literature, painting and music. This generally accepted ideology of ‘high’ culture as masculine and ‘low’ culture as feminine manifested itself in many respects within the musical world of the nineteenth century.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Tensions; serious; popular; music; Josephine Lang; compositional environment;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
    Item ID: 9472
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 14 May 2018 13:44
    Journal or Publication Title: Maynooth Musicology: Postgraduate Journal
    Publisher: Maynooth Musicology
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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