Arts

Over-expression of the Bacterial Phytase US417 in Arabidopsis Reduces the Concentration of Phytic Acid and Reveals Its Involvement in the Regulation of Sulfate and Phosphate Homeostasis and Signaling
Phytic acid (PA) is the main phosphorus storage form in plant seeds. It is recognized as an anti-nutrient for humans and non-ruminant animals, as well as one of the major sources of phosphorus that contributes to eutrophication. Therefore, engineering plants with low PA content without affecting plant growth capacity has become a major focus in plant breeding. Nevertheless, lack of knowledge on...


Dohnányi was not—and could not have possibly been—a war criminal” the Hungarian defense of Ernő Dohnányi, 1945–1949
In the years following World War II, Ernő Dohnányi was falsely accused of being a war criminal. Although scholars have assumed that this smear campaign was the result of a conspiracy by the entire Hungarian musical community, this widely accepted belief overlooks a number of prominent Hungarian musicians who consistently came to Dohnányi’s defense. In 1945, Zoltán Kodály led a delegation...
Music of female shamans in Japan
There are two basic types of Japanese female shamans, representing two different categories regarding their social position and their musical activities. (1) The medium type shamaness, the itako comes from a stratum of the rural society which lives in relative modesty and whose musical activities belong to folk art. The ceremony takes place in the itako’s house, in front of the house altar, k...


György Kurtág’s Hungarian identity and The Sayings of Péter Bornemisza (1963–1968)
After the political and cultural seclusion of the 1950s young Hungarian composers turned to Western European new music. While learning contemporary compositional techniques they were searching for a new Hungarian identity in music. The musicological discourse about new Hungarian music concentrated on the ‘Hungarianness’ of their music too. Composers used Hungarian literary texts, and referr...
Topoi in der Musik Béla Bartóks
The recognition of topoi, i.e. traditional formulae, is an important means of musical analysis. To illustrate this, the paper discusses the types of the battaglia and the pastoral in Bach’s Cantata Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ, and briefly enumerates different types of allusions to jazz in 20th-century compositions by Stravinsky, Milhaud, Blacher, Tippet, and Zimmermann. Then it raises th...


Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach through the glasses of Hans von Bülow
Two separate publications of C. P. E. Bach’s keyboard works appeared during the 19th century in the edition of Hans von Bülow: Sechs Sonaten (Leipzig, Peters, 1862), and the ‘Concertvortrag’ version of a rondo movement in the Anthologie Classique (Berlin, Schlesinger, 1860). Both editions alter the original text heavily, by dressing it up in the raiment of the flamboyant and virtuosic st...
The affects of not reading: Hating characters, being bored, feeling stupid
This article brings recent debates in literary studies regarding the practice of close reading into conversation with Derek Attridge’s idea of ‘readerly hospitality’ (2004) to diagnose the problem of students in undergraduate literary studies programme not completing set reading. We argue that the method of close reading depends on encouraging students to foster positive affec...

Copper Suppresses Abscisic Acid Catabolism and Catalase Activity, and Inhibits Seed Germination of Rice
Although copper (Cu) is an essential micronutrient for plants, a slight excess of Cu in soil can be harmful to plants. Unfortunately, Cu contamination is a growing problem all over the world due to human activities, and poses a soil stress to plant development. As one of the most important biological processes, seed germination is sensitive to Cu stress. However, little is known about the mecha...
David Lynch at the Crossroads: Deconstructing Rock, Reconstructing Wild at Heart
This paper examines the use of rock music in David Lynch’s Wild at Heart (1990) to challenge the film’s reputation as a vapid mess of postmodern irony and show how the film’s references to rock ’n’ roll forms, iconography, and history assert a Romantic conception of art as a generative force in the American spirit.

King Hu’s Cinema Opera in his Early Wuxia Films
Widely regarded as a seminal work that redefined wuxia film, King Hu’s debut Come Drink With Me (1966) demonstrates a distinctive appropriation of Peking opera. This paper investigates Hu’s unique creation of cinema opera, focusing on the use of music and Chinese operatic expressions in his early wuxia films.
Self-regulation and music learning: A systematic review
Recent research into how individuals achieve their musical goals has been enriched by studies investigating music practice through the lens of self-regulation, or the goal-orientated planning, cyclical adaptation, and reflection of an individual’s thoughts, feelings and actions. The article aims to review the available empirical evidence in order to identify the relationship between proce...

Spectacular Belief: On Mark Pellington’s I Melt with You (2011)
“The notion that four nineteen-year-olds pledge to kill themselves if they, in essence, grow up, and then having grown up discover that adult life is nothing but misery and so[.]The post Spectacular Belief: On Mark Pellington’s I Melt with You (2011) appeared first on Bright Lights Film Journal....
Differentiated Instruction for Students With Disabilities: Using DI in the Music Classroom
Students come to the music classroom with different educational readiness, learning styles, abilities, and preferences. In addition to these learner differences, classrooms in the United States are becoming more linguistically and culturally diverse each year. Differentiated instruction is an approach to teaching and learning that allows for these individual differences. Differentiated instruct...
The New National Core Music Standards in Practice: Your Classroom, Your Voice
Halfway through our first year of teaching with the New National Core Music Standards, it is time to reflect on our work and share our experiences with general music colleagues across the country.
Music, Sound and Space. Transformations of Public and Private Experience
Book review: Music, Sound and Space. Transformations of Public and Private Experience Edited by Georgina Born, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013, 358 p.