Mabilat, Claire: Orientalism & Representations of Music in the Nineteenth-Century British Popular Arts (Ashgate Books

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Catalogue No: 9780754659624

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Subtitle: Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Preface; Introduction: orientalism and its relation to music and musical representation. Part I The Musical Stage: An introduction to British opera and musical stage works in the long 19th century; Sexualising the other; An angel/demon dualism. Part II Works of Fiction: Rider Haggard and His Milieu: Literature and orientalism: contextualizing Rider Haggard; 'The "lady of the night" hath a sweet voice, and she will not sing in vain': Haggard's women – sexuality, music and the other; Haggard's constructions of African masculinity: otherness, violence and music; '[T]hat unknown man's singing has stirred you deeply': E.M. Hull's The Sheik – an exploration of orientalized gender. Part III Visual culture: Hearing art: an introduction; Visually realizing the fictions of H. Rider Haggard; 'High art' and the musical 'orient'; Staging the photographic 'orient'; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.