Articles about Irony

'Cruelty Brought Thee Orchids' (and irony)--The covert social satire of Cradle of Filth
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 125-134

Cradle of Filth has certainly received considerable commercial and critical success, but one area neglected by commentators is the essentially satirical and ironic tone underpinning their work. Indeed, there are obvious parallels between the band's music, lyrics and public image ...

Why Is This Man Laughing?
Rock Music Studies (2016) Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 180-191

There is a good deal of humor, from dry and ironical to raunchy and tasteless, in the music and live monologues of Lou Reed, both as a member of the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist. To examine Reed's ...

Robert, Clara and the Transformation of Poetic Irony in Schumann's Lieder: The Case of "Dein Angesicht"
Nineteenth-Century Music Review (2013) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 1-28

In the last decade, musicologists have definitively put to rest the lingering concern that Robert Schumann misunderstood poetic irony in his settings of Heinrich Heine's poetry. My contribution to this project begins with Robert's written correspondence with his fiancée Clara ...

Classics and Modern: "Ironic Dismantling": on the Example of Piano Cycle "Jeux" by D. Kurtag
Problemy Muzykal'noj Nauki (2011) , No. 8, pp. 113-118

In this article, the author studies Hommage a ... to the composers of the 19th century from Kurtag's piano cycle "Jeux," as well as separate variations Picasso and Dali on the themes of paintings of Velasquez and Matisse. These are ...

"Li'l Abner": from comic strip to musical
Studies in Musical Theatre (2009) Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 85-90

By the time that "Li'l Abner" opened on Broadway in 1956, Al Capp's popular comic strip had been running for over twenty years. While Capp was barely involved in the creation of the musical, the show was faithful to the ...