Articles about Modernity

“Apeman”: The Kinks’s Romantic Expression of Environmental Politics and the Paradox of Human Evolution
Resonance (2016) Vol. VI

In 1970 the Kinks released their eighth studio album, Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, from which the featured song “Apeman” reached No. 5 on the UK singles chart. “Apeman” tells the story of a man who wishes ...

The Puccini Problem: Opera, Nationalism and Modernity
The Opera Quarterly (2008) Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 126-132

Over the past couple of decades, research on Giacomo Puccini's life and work has established itself as an important field in musicology. With specialist journals and research centers now in operation, interest in the composer has emancipated itself from long-established ...