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Keeping Score: Music, Disciplinarity, Culture. David Schwarz, Anahid Kassabian, Lawrence Siegel, Editors (University of Virginia Press 1997).

This book represents a decade of collaborative work in which Anahid Kassabian and I forged together an anthology of essays on new directions in music studies. But the book is far more than that. It is a high resolution snap-shot of music studies at the turn of a new century. We gave voice in this book to mainstream and marginal people, to mainstream and marginal musical texts, and to mainstream and marginal methodologies. In this book you will find identity politics, film music and the psyche, the psyche and musical texts, listening as historical practice, a history of music theory from within, a critique of music theory from without, straight mainstream rock criticism, rock criticism grounded in place, hearing music around transcription, conservative feminist readings of an opera and radical essays unpacking gender in musical, social, and political contexts.

Table of Contents:

  • "Introduction: Music, Disciplinarity, and Interdisciplinarity," Anahid Kassabian
  • "Rethinking Contemporary Music Theory," Patrick McCreless
  • "Terminal Prestige: The Case of Avant-Garde Music Composition," Susan McClary
  • "We Won't Get Fooled Again: Rock Music and Musical Analysis," John Covach
  • "Liverpool and the Beatles: Exploring Relations between Music and Place, Text and Context," Sara Cohen
  • "The Invention of American Musical Culture: Meaning, Criticism, and Musical Acculturation in Antebellum America," Richard Hooker
  • "Adequate Modes of Listening," Ola Stockfelt
  • "'Out of Notes': Signification, Interpretation, and the Problem of Miles Davis," Robert Walser
  • "Writing Ghost Notes: The Poetics and Politics of Transcription," Peter Winkler
  • "Sisterhood: A Loving Lesbian Ear Listens to Progressive Heterosexual Women's Rock Music," Jennifer Rycenga
  • "Janáček's Jenůfa and the Tyranny of the Domestic," Jenny Kallick
  • "At the Twilight's Last Scoring," Anahid Kassabian
  • "Listening Subjects: Semiotics, Psychoanalysis, and the Music of John Adams and Steve Reich," David Schwarz