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Eric J. Mckee - Decorum of the Minuet, Delirium of the Waltz - 9780253356925 - V9780253356925
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Decorum of the Minuet, Delirium of the Waltz

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Description for Decorum of the Minuet, Delirium of the Waltz Hardcover. Studies music and social dance in the 18th and 19th centuries Series: Musical Meaning & Interpretation. Num Pages: 272 pages, 30 b&w illus., 73 music exx. BIC Classification: 3JF; 3JH; ASD; AVGC; HBTB. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 25. Weight in Grams: 545.

Much music was written for the two most important dances of the 18th and 19th centuries, the minuet and the waltz. In Decorum of the Minuet, Delirium of the Waltz, Eric McKee argues that to better understand the musical structures and expressive meanings of this dance music, one must be aware of the social contexts and bodily rhythms of the social dances upon which it is based. McKee approaches dance music as a component of a multimedia art form that involves the interaction of physical motion, music, architecture, and dress. Moreover, the activity of attending a ball involves a dynamic ... Read more

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Publication date
Indiana University Press United States
Number of pages
Musical Meaning & Interpretation
Number of Pages
Place of Publication
Bloomington, IN, United States
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About Eric J. Mckee
Eric McKee is Associate Professor of Music Theory at Penn State University. He is a contributor to The Age of Chopin (IUP, 2004), and his articles have appeared in such journals as Music Theory Spectrum, Music Analysis, In Theory Only, College Music Symposium, and Theory and Practice.

Reviews for Decorum of the Minuet, Delirium of the Waltz
I think this is an important book for musicians and dance academics alike, since McKee proposes that to understand the musical structures of the minuet and waltz, 'it is helpful to be aware of the bodily rhythms of the dance upon which they are based and the social contexts in which they were performed'. . . . McKee's holistic approach ... Read more

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