Articles about Cultural Influences

The "Joropo" in Venezuela's Musical Modernity: Cultural Capital in José Clemente Laya's "Sonata Venezolana"
Muzikoloski Zbornik (2016) Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 51-72

The Venezuelan "Escuela Nacional Moderna" (1930s-40s) considered the "joropo" folk dance an inherently rich musical expression that demanded the soptlight of artistic autonomy. José Clemenete Laya's "Sonata venezolana" (1946) demonstrates how these composers transformed the framework of sonata form with ...

The Owl, the Nightingale and the Jew in the Thorn-bush: Relocating Anti-Semitism in Die Meistersinger
Cambridge Opera Journal (2016) Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 1-35

For the past twenty-five years a key piece of evidence for an anti-Semitic subtext in Wagner's Die Meistersinger has been identified in the Grimm Brothers' anti-Semitic tale 'The Jew in the Thorn-bush' and a possible allusion to this in the ...

The Symphonies of Death: Music at the End-of-Life
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 54-55

In this issue of the Canadian Music Educator, I have chosen to write about a topic that is often not discussed and can even at times still he seen as taboo: Death. The focus of this paper is on the ...

The Art of Listening
BBC Music Magazine (2016) Vol. 24, No. 7, pp. 48-50