Biddle, Ian & Gibson, Kirsten: Masculinity & Western Musical Practice (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Contents: Introduction, Ian Biddle and Kirsten Gibson; Section 1 Effeminate and Virile Musics and Masculinities: Introduction, Ian Biddle and Kirsten Gibson; Music and masculinity in the Middle Ages, Elizabeth Eva Leach; Music, melancholy and masculinity in early modern England, Kirsten Gibson; Of Mars I sing; Monteverdi voicing virility, Richard Wistreich; Haydn and the consequences of presumed effeminacy, Howard Irving; Virile music by Hector Berlioz, Fred Everett Maus. Section 2 National Masculinities, National Musics: Introduction, Ian Biddle and Kirsten Gibson; Gendered reception of Brahms: masculinity, nationalism and musical politics, Marcia J. Citron; Aspiring to manliness: Edward Elgar and the pressures of hegemonic masculinity, Corissa Gould; 'I am blessed with fruit': masculinity, androgyny and creativity in early 20th-century German music, Claire Taylor-Jay; Hellenism, the divine and ideal masculinity in Manuel de Falla's Atlántida, Esther Zaplana. Section 3 Identities, Voices, Discourses: Introduction, Ian Biddle and Kirsten Gibson; Knives and tears: representations of masculinity in late 19th-century Italian opera, Annamaria Cecconi; Caught in the silken throat: modernist investments in the male vocal fetish, Ian Biddle; Hermaphrodism and the masculine body: Tippett's aesthetic views in a gendered context, Iain Stannard; Select bibliography; Index.