Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology
Philip Brett, Elizabeth Wood, Gary C. Thomas
Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Music - 406 pages
When the first edition of Queering the Pitch was published in early 1994, it was immediately hailed as a landmark and defining work in the new field of Gay Musicology. The first collection of its kind, its contributors covered a wide range of subjects from analysis of the work of gay composers to queer readings of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony. Among the contributors were many then-new scholars, --including the late Philip Brett (one of the editors of the first edition), Susan McClary, Jennifer Rycenga, Paul Attinello, and Martha Mockus--who have since become leaders in the field. In light of the explosion of Gay Musicology since 1994, a new edition of Queering the Pitch is timely and needed. In this new work, the editors are including a landmark essay by Philip Brett on Gay Musicology, its history and scope, which was written for Grove's Dictionary of Music-but only published in a greatly reduced version, because of its strong political approach. The essay itself has become a cause celebre, and this will be its first full appearance in print. Along with this new historical essay, the editors are contributing a new introduction that outlines the changes that have occurred over the last decade as Gay Musicology has grown.
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Chapter 1 QUEERING THE PITCH
Chapter 2 MUSICALITY ESSENTIALISM AND THE CLOSET
Chapter 3 SAPPHONICS
Chapter 4 ON A LESBIAN RELATIONSHIP WITH MUSIC
Chapter 5 A CONVERSATION WITH NED ROREM
Chapter 6 HENRY LAWESS SETTING OF KATHERINE PHILIPSS FRIENDSHIP POETRY IN HIS
Chapter 7 UNVEILED VOICES
Chapter 8 WAS GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL GAY?
Chapter 11 QUEER THOUGHTS ON COUNTRY MUSIC AND kd lang
Chapter 12 LESBIAN COMPOSITIONAL PROCESS
Chaper 13 GROWING UP FEMALES
Chapter 14 AUTHORITY AND FREEDOM
Preface to Lesbian and Gay Music
Chapter 15 LESBIAN AND GAY MUSIC
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