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Introduction: Defining the New Cultural History of Music, Its Origins, Methodologies, and Lines of Inquiry

Jane F. Fulcher

in The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195341867
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195341867.013.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Introduction: Defining the New Cultural History of Music, Its Origins, Methodologies, and Lines of Inquiry

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This article introduces the convergence of two different fields: cultural history and music. It begins by discussing the revival of the cultural history of music and the theoretical synthesis that occurred within these two converging disciplines. It notes that both musicologists and historians are trying to not only return to the goal of capturing the complexity and texture of experience, communication, and understanding in the past, but also to do so by using a theoretically sophisticated approach. This article notes that cultural history and music are identifying the latter as a privileged point of entry into questions about past cultures.

Keywords: cultural history; music; convergence; revival; theoretical synthesis; theoretically sophisticated approach; past cultures

Article.  6140 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Musicology and Music History

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