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Performing civility : international competitions in classical music, Lisa McCormick, University of Edinburgh

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Performing civility : international competitions in classical music
Title
Performing civility
Title remainder
international competitions in classical music
Statement of responsibility
Lisa McCormick, University of Edinburgh
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Language
eng
Summary
Although competitions in classical music have a long history, the number of contests has risen dramatically since the Second World War, all of them aiming to launch young artists' careers. This is not the symptom of marketization that it might appear to be. Despite the establishment of an international governing body, competitions are plagued by rumors of corruption, and even the most mathematically sophisticated voting system cannot quell accusations that the best talent is overlooked. Why do musicians take part? Why do audiences care so much about who wins? This is the first book to address these questions. In this groundbreaking study, Lisa McCormick draws from firsthand observations of contests in Europe and the US, in-depth interviews with competitors, jurors and directors, as well as blog data from competition observers to argue that competitions have endured because they are not only about music, they are also about civility
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ERASA
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1975-
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McCormick, Lisa
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Music
  • Manners and customs
Label
Performing civility : international competitions in classical music, Lisa McCormick, University of Edinburgh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-281) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The rise and near demise of the international music competition -- Competitions enter the civil sphere -- Narrating the competition -- The presentation of musical self -- Producing sound judgments -- Voicing opinions -- Conclusion : What is the future of music competitions? -- Appendices
Control code
ocn907631284
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 287 p.
Isbn
9781107100862
Lccn
2016560460
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Performing civility : international competitions in classical music, Lisa McCormick, University of Edinburgh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-281) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The rise and near demise of the international music competition -- Competitions enter the civil sphere -- Narrating the competition -- The presentation of musical self -- Producing sound judgments -- Voicing opinions -- Conclusion : What is the future of music competitions? -- Appendices
Control code
ocn907631284
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 287 p.
Isbn
9781107100862
Lccn
2016560460
Other physical details
ill.

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