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|Title||:||Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology|
|Publisher||:||Routledge 1st edition January 27, 1994|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
|File Size||:||774 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology Reviews
I love this book. The style is approachable and dynamic, and the ideas are still exciting ten years after the book was published. The authors cover a wide range of topics both historical and contemporary and come from different theoretical stand points. The articles not only focus on composition and performance but also on listenership and the gendered power relationships involved in that. As a first year postgraduate student involved in gay and lesbian studies of music I found this book inspirational and invigorating because of the high quality of scholarship involved. Queering the Pitch is a much more interesting read than several more recent collections of queer musicology because of the strength of the ideas involved but especially energetic and transparent writing styles which avoid the stogyness that musicology can often suffer from.