Vienna Voices

Vienna Voices

Author: Jill Knight Weinberger

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781932559903

Category: Travel

Page: 265

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A work of creative nonfiction, VIENNA VOICES: A TRAVELER LISTE01 General/trade TO THE CITY OF DREAMS offers a nuanced portrait of the enigmatic “City of Dreams,” whose intellectual and artistic culture reached its height at the end of the nineteenth century, only to be eclipsed in the twentieth by the collapse of the Habsburg empire and the rise of National Socialism.

Moderate Voices in the European Reformation

Moderate Voices in the European Reformation

Author: Luc Racaut

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351917056

Category: History

Page: 233

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Between the religious massacres, conflicts and martyrdoms that characterised much of Reformation Europe, there seems little room for a consideration of the concept of moderation. Yet it was precisely because of this extremism that many Europeans, both individuals and regimes, were forced into positions of moderation as they found themselves caught in the confessional crossfire. This is not to suggest that such people refused to take sides, but rather that they were unwilling or unable to conform fully to emerging confessional orthodoxies. By conducting an investigation into the idea of 'moderation', this volume raises intriguing concepts and offers a fuller understanding of the pressures that shaped the confessional landscape of Reformation Europe. A number of essays present case studies examining 'moderates' who existed uneasily in the space between coercion and persuasion in Britain, France and the Holy Roman Empire. Others look more broadly at local and national attempts at conciliation, and at the way the rhetoric of moderation was manipulated during confessional conflict. These are all drawn together with a substantial introduction and analytical conclusion, which not only tie the volume together, but which also pose wider conceptual and methodological questions about the meaning of moderation.

Writing the Voice of Pleasure

Writing the Voice of Pleasure

Author: A. Callahan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780312299149

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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The Voice of Pleasure makes a persuasive and fascinating argument that the romantic couple of Western representation is not heterosexual. Nor is it homosexual. With insightful new readings of landmarks of Western culture from Tristan and Yseut to Seinfeld , Callahan demonstrates that the illusion of heterosexuality is created by a male artist's assumption of a feminine voice to express desire. Named the 'troubadour effect' for the first time here, this tradition of male femininity in romantic writing results in a cultural model of desire best described as 'heterosexuality without women.' The most compelling aspect of the book is its attention to the effect of this paradox on women writers. Illuminating her argument with striking examples from the 'troubairitz' to Toni Morrison, the author shows how women writers inscribe their 'vagabondage,' a term she coins to name the consequences of the 'troubadour effect' for women's agency, as both writers and lovers.

In My Own Voice

In My Own Voice

Author: Christa Ludwig

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879102814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 359

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One of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of postwar opera, Christa Ludwig recalls her long and lustrous career singing for two generations of adoring audiences, under the batons of such conductors as Klemperer, Karajan, Solti, and Bernstein, in the great opera houses of the world. Her memoirs make clear why Bernstein said of her, "She is simply the best, and the best of all possible human beings."

Mahler's Voices

Mahler's Voices

Author: Julian Johnson

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195372397

Category: Art

Page: 376

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Johnson considers how Mahler's body of music foregrounds the idea of artifice, construction and musical convention while also presenting itself as act of authentic expression and disclosure. This study of brings together a close reading of the renowned composer's music with wide-ranging cultural and historical interpretation.

The Supernatural Voice

The Supernatural Voice

Author: Simon Ravens

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843839620

Category: Music

Page: 256

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Tracing the origins, influences and development of falsetto singing in Western music, Simon Ravens offers a revisionist history of high male singing from the Ancient Greeks to Michael Jackson. This history embraces not just singers of counter-tenor and alto parts up to and including our own time but the castrati of the Ancient world, the male sopranists of late Medieval and Renaissance Europe, and the dual-register tenors of the Baroque and Classical periods. Musical aesthetics aside, to understand the changing ways men have sung high, it is also vital to address extra-musical factors--which are themselves in a state of flux. To this end, Ravens illuminates his chronological survey by exploring topics as diverse as human physiology, the stereotyping of national characters, gender identity, and the changing of boys' voices. The result is a complex and fascinating history sure to appeal not only to music scholars but to performers and all those with an interest particularly in early music [Publisher description].

The Voice of Turtle Ann

The Voice of Turtle Ann

Author: George Harmon Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595207572

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 129

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This fast paced novel begins at the Potter Inn on the Wire Road. It is a dangerous time, not only for fifteen year-old Jethro Potter but for his sixteen year old sister Vienna, the reconstruction era following the Civil War. It was a time when outlaws roamed the land, a time when the Blacks began realizing they were free, a time when the Ku Klux Klan was organized, grew larger and larger, and harassed both the blacks and whites if they gambled, or resorted to stealing, and that time thousands of people were making ready to pour into the Oklahoma Territory. Jethro's life is disrupted when the Silmon gangsters kill their parents, and hang Jim Lucky, their hired Black man, and outlaws steal all of the Potter horses, $500 in gold, kidnapp Vienna and Jethro, and set out for their hide-out in the Oklahoma Territory. Turtle Ann trails the outlaws all the way to Camden Town in Arkansas, enabling the Black Militia to follow them. The militia overtakes the outlaw band near Camden, and during the pitched battle, Jethro escapes, and walks in to Camden Town. He uses his father's good name and borrows enough money to hire a posse to go after the outlaws, and in a furious chase, the posse catches up with the outlaws in the Oklahoma Territory.

London Voices, 1820–1840

London Voices, 1820–1840

Author: Roger Parker

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226670218

Category: Music

Page: 304

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London, 1820. The British capital is a metropolis that overwhelms dwellers and visitors alike with constant exposure to all kinds of sensory stimulation. Over the next two decades, the city’s tumult will reach new heights: as population expansion places different classes in dangerous proximity and ideas of political and social reform linger in the air, London begins to undergo enormous infrastructure change that will alter it forever. It is the London of this period that editors Roger Parker and Susan Rutherford pinpoint in this book, which chooses one broad musical category—voice—and engages with it through essays on music of the streets, theaters, opera houses, and concert halls; on the raising of voices in religious and sociopolitical contexts; and on the perception of voice in literary works and scientific experiments with acoustics. Emphasizing human subjects, this focus on voice allows the authors to explore the multifaceted issues that shaped London, from the anxiety surrounding the city’s importance in the musical world at large to the changing vocal imaginations that permeated the epoch. Capturing the breadth of sonic stimulations and cultures available—and sometimes unavoidable—to residents at the time, London Voices, 1820–1840 sheds new light on music in Britain and the richness of London culture during this period.

Restoring Voice to People with Cognitive Disabilities

Restoring Voice to People with Cognitive Disabilities

Author: Anna Arstein-Kerslake

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108509503

Category: Law

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The right to make decisions is important for every individual. It allows us to express ourselves, discover our likes and dislikes, and lead our lives in the way we desire. People with cognitive disability have historically been denied this right in many different ways - sometimes informally by family members or carers, and other times formally by a courtroom or other legal authority. This book provides a discussion of the importance of decision-making and the ways in which it is currently denied to people with cognitive disability. It identifies the human right to equal recognition before the law as the key to ensuring the equal right to decision-making of people with cognitive disabilities. Looking to the future, it also provides a roadmap to achieving such equality.