Arts

A Descriptive Study of Music Teacher Educators' Beliefs About Policy
While policies at all levels affect music educators, and music education researchers have called for increased attention to policy issues, few have explored preservice music teacher educators’ beliefs about policy. This study examined music teacher educators’ (N = 81) familiarity with and attitudes toward contemporary education and music education policies as well as how frequently ...


Qualitative Research as Living Within/Transforming Complex Power Relations
Upon the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Qualitative Inquiry, the author discusses the history of qualitative research as the location for our academic critical pedagogy. Additionally, she explains how/why the field facilitates future visions and actions that would increase possibilities for justice in all aspects of the world around us.
A Story Located in "Shoulds": Toward a Productive Future for Qualitative Inquiry
This piece identifies several directions that I believe scholars engaged in qualitative inquiry ought to pursue. I offer a list of "shoulds" to argue that qualitative scholars would benefit by privileging story over philosophy and theory, by limiting adherence to the postmodern push toward uncertainty, by calling on the literary in our written accounts, by speaking across positionalities, and b...


Multi-type display calculus for propositional dynamic logic
We introduce a multi-type display calculus for Propositional Dynamic Logic (PDL). This calculus is complete w.r.t. PDL, and enjoys Belnap-style cut-elimination and subformula property.
Sonic affinity
Starting with a brief review of the question, this article examines evidence stemming from classical, popular and ethnic music, as well as from the field of language-based taxonomies and other research areas, that seem to prove a strong correlation between aural environment and musical production. To explain these interesting phenomena, we propose the sonic affinity theory, which holds that the...


« Le Persée de Benvenuto Cellini » de Liszt: un manifeste artistique ?
In his text Le Persée de Benvenuto Cellini Liszt is more interested in the problems of the artist in the society and of the specificities of the statuary on the music, than in Benvenuto Cellini’s statue itself. So he establishes a parallel between Cellini and Berlioz, identifying both with the mythic hero. He emphasizes “the hidden relationships between works of genius” (letter from Lisz...
Listening as gazing: Synaesthesia and the double apotheosis in Franz Liszt’s Hunnenschlacht
Among Franz Liszt’s symphonic poems, Hunnenschlacht (“The Battle of the Huns,” 1857) and Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe (“From the Cradle to the Grave,” 1883) were inspired by the visual arts. With these works, Liszt attempted to translate painterly figurations into music; this intention is particularly embodied in his symphonic transformation of Wilhelm Kaulbach’s monumental fresco, H...

Narrative inspiration in Liszt’s symphonic poems: The cases of Hunnenschlacht and Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo
Although Franz Liszt’s symphonic poems were inspired by works of literature, poetry, and painting, the resulting works are not mere replicas of the inspirational source. Rather, Liszt concentrates on themes of importance gleaned from the sources and uses these ideas to create a musical narrative. In this paper, I explore two distinct musical narratives in Liszt’s symphonic poems: the “con...
Gretchen’s figure in Liszt’s musical interpretation
The salvation role of Gretchen, embodying the “Ewig-Weibliche,” has already been mentioned by several scholars analyzing Liszt’s “Faust” Symphony. According to them, Liszt found the most direct models to the characterization of the female protagonist of his work in Wagner’s operas. This interpretation can be made more differentiated in the view of another musical quotation of the ...

L’œuvre de Dante Alighieri comme source d’inspiration pour Augusta Holmès et Franz Liszt
Both Franz Liszt and Augusta Holmès wrote symphonic-choral works inspired by Dante; they composed them, however, in different periods. In this study we wish to associate the two composers not only for their respect and friendship that lasted several years, but because they have both offered an interpretation of Dante’s work, theDivina Commedia, that proved to be a significant source of inspi...
A writing that dictates the choreography: Dante sonata by Frederick Ashton
If Liszt’s early work Don Sanche ou le Château d’Amour, that includes danced parts, is not taken into account, he never composed music for dance. In the twentieth century, however, the composer’s music became an interesting material for choreographers and dancers. My paper is focused on a choreographic interpretation of Liszt’s Dante Sonata, made by Frederick Ashton. This choreography ...

Collapse and dismantlement: On form and dramaturgy in Liszt’S late symphonic poem From the Cradle to the Grave
The symphonic poem From the Cradle to the Grave deserves a special status among Liszt’s symphonic works because he wrote it after a long break as part of his series of symphonic poems from his Weimar period. The composition was inspired by a drawing by the Hungarian painter Mihály Zichy. Many aspects of Liszt’s musical response to this drawing contrast with his older symphonic works. Liszt...
« La musique nous accompagne du berceau à la tombe »
In 1881 Hungarian painter Mihály Zichy gave a pen drawing entitled Du berceau jusqu’au cercueil as a gift to Franz Liszt who was responsible for the musical education of Zichy’s daughter. Inspired by the drawing, Liszt composed the symphonic poem Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe / Du berceau jusqu’à la tombe (From the Cradle to the Grave). The first edition of the symphonic poem was illustra...
Charles Darwin's reputation: how it changed during the twentieth-century and how it may change again
Charles Darwin died in 1882. During the twentieth century his reputation varied through time, as the scientific foundation of evolutionary theory changed. Beginning the century as an intellectual hero, he soon became a virtual footnote as experimental approaches to evolution began to develop. As the Modern Synthesis developed his reputation began to rise again until eventually he was identified...
John Brande Trend (1887-1958) and His Musical 'Iter Hispanicum'
In the 1920s the British Hispanist John Brande Trend travelled extensively through Spain with the brief of reporting on Spanish culture. His interest in music, stimulated by the influence of the musicologist Edward Dent, his mentor during his undergraduate years at Cambridge and lifelong partner, resulted immediately in several reports, notably on Spanish music and theatre, and in a long-standi...