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  • Music in the culture of Polish Galicia, 1772-1914 

    Pekacz, Jolanta T.. 2002. Music in the culture of Polish Galicia, 1772-1914. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.
    "This book explores the role of music in developing the culture of Galicia - a part of the Polish Commonwealth which belonged to the Habsburg Monarchy from the first partition of Poland in 1772 until the end of World War ...
  • Musical biography : towards new paradigms 

    Pekacz, Jolanta T.. 2006. Musical biography : towards new paradigms. Aldershot, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub..
    "The contributors to this volume challenge the view that biography has little importance for music history, analysis, and criticism. Collectively, they reassert biography's centrality and relevance, and demonstrate biography's ...
  • Polonia in Alberta, 1895-1995 : the Polish centennial in Alberta 

    Pekacz, Jolanta T., and Andrzej M. Kobos. 1995. Polonia in Alberta, 1895-1995 : the Polish centennial in Alberta. Edmonton: Polish Centennial Society 1995 : Canadian Polish Congress, Alberta Branch.
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  • Twentieth-Century Communism--The Rise and Fall of an Illusion 

    Pekacz, Jolanta T.. 2001. "Twentieth-Century Communism--The Rise and Fall of an Illusion." Canadian Journal of History 36(2): 311.
    Reviews Stéphane Courtois et al.'s 'The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression' (1999), François Furet's 'The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century' (1999), and 'The Revolutions ...
  • Wagner and wagnerism in nineteenth-century Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic provinces: Reception, enthusiasm, cult. 

    Pekacz, Jolanta T.. 2006. "Wagner and wagnerism in nineteenth-century Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic provinces: Reception, enthusiasm, cult.." American Historical Review 111(4): 1266-1267.
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  • Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain 

    PEKACZ, JOLANTA T.. 2013. "Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain." American Historical Review 118(1): 264-265.
    The article reviews the book "Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain," by Susan Boynton, part of the book series entitled "Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music."
  • Deconstructing a 'National Composer': Chopin and Polish Exiles in Paris, 1831-49 

    Pekacz, Jolanta T.. 2000. "Deconstructing a 'National Composer': Chopin and Polish Exiles in Paris, 1831-49." 19th Century Music 24(2): 161.
    Considering the notion of Frédéric Chopin as a "national" composer in the Romantic sense, and his relationships with Parisian salons and the Polish émigré community in Paris, demonstrates the limited validity of making ...
  • Messiahs and Critics: Ethnocentrism Versus Occidentalism in Nineteenth-Century Poland 

    Pekacz, Jolanta, and Conrad L. Donakowski. 1993. "Messiahs and Critics: Ethnocentrism Versus Occidentalism in Nineteenth-Century Poland." Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850: Proceedings 22: 99-106.
    Poles treasured their unique traditional culture and resisted the encroachment of modern Western European values in the 18th and 19th centuries. Limited admiration for foreign ideals in Poland clashed with abundant xenophobia ...
  • Salon Women and the Quarrels about Opera in Eighteenth-Century Paris 

    Pekacz, Jolanta T.. 1996. "Salon Women and the Quarrels about Opera in Eighteenth-Century Paris." European Legacy 1(4): 1608-1614.
    Examines the position adopted by Parisian salon women in the arguments about the reform of the French lyric theater in the 1740's-80's, especially in the so-called Querelle des Bouffons, 1752-54, between supporters of ...
  • The Battle Over Land in the Ukraine, 1863-1914 - the Poles and Socio-Ethnic Conflicts - French - Beauvois,d 

    PEKACZ, JT. 1995. "The Battle Over Land in the Ukraine, 1863-1914 - the Poles and Socio-Ethnic Conflicts - French - Beauvois,d." Slavic Review 54(2): 534-535.
    No abstract available.
  • Listening to reason: Culture, subjectivity, and nineteenth-century music. 

    Pekacz, JT. 2005. "Listening to reason: Culture, subjectivity, and nineteenth-century music.." American Historical Review 110(3): 884-885.
    No abstract available.
  • Memory, history and meaning: Musical biography and its discontents 

    Pekacz, JT. 2004. "Memory, history and meaning: Musical biography and its discontents." Journal of Musicological Research 23(1): 39-80.
    No abstract available.
  • Making democracy in the French revolution. 

    Pekacz, JT. 2002. "Making democracy in the French revolution.." American Historical Review 107(4): 1301-1302.
    No abstract available.
  • Rhetoric of Mass Participation: Music and Politics in Galicia 1772-1867 

    Pekacz, Jolanta. 1994. "Rhetoric of Mass Participation: Music and Politics in Galicia 1772-1867." Consortium on Revolutionary Europe 1750-1850: Proceedings 23: 233-239.
    Poles dominated the political and cultural life of Galicia under Austrian rule (1772-1867). Imperially authorized theater (comic opera was the best-loved genre) staged in Lvov and Cracow promoted loyalty and obedience to ...
  • On the Enlightenment 

    Pekacz, Jolanta. 2003. "On the Enlightenment." European Legacy 8(3): 353.
    Reviews Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno's 'Dialectic of Enlightenment' (1999), Julie Candler Hayes's 'Reading the French Enlightenment: System and Subversion' (1999), and 'Le Monde des Lumières' (1999), edited by ...
  • Sibelius: A Composer's Life and the Awakening of Finland 

    PEKACZ, JOLANTA. 2011. "Sibelius: A Composer's Life and the Awakening of Finland." American Historical Review 116(1): 236-237.
    A review of the book "Sibelius: A Composer's Life & the Awakening of Finland," by Glenda Dawn Goss is presented.
  • A Composer's Life and the Awakening of Finland 

    Pekacz, Jolanta. 2011. "A Composer's Life and the Awakening of Finland." American Historical Review 116(1): 236-237.
    No abstract available.
  • The salonnieres and the philosophers in old regime France: The authority of aesthetic judgment 

    Pekacz, JT. 1999. "The salonnieres and the philosophers in old regime France: The authority of aesthetic judgment." Journal of the History of Ideas 60(2): 277-297. doi:10.2307/3653856
    No abstract available.
  • Gender as a political orientation: Parisian salonnieres and the Querelle des Bouffons 

    Pekacz, Jolanta T.. 1997. "Gender as a political orientation: Parisian salonnieres and the Querelle des Bouffons." Canadian Journal of History 32(3): 405.
    Traces the history behind the 1752-54 Querelle des Bouffons (ostensibly an argument between supporters of French and Italian opera, but one that also had political, social, and moral overtones) and suggests why leaders of ...
  • Galician Society as a Cultural Public, 1771-1914 

    Pekacz, Jolanta T.. 1998. "Galician Society as a Cultural Public, 1771-1914." Journal of Ukrainian Studies 23(2): 23-44.
    Examines social and cultural changes in Galicia following the 18th-century partitions of Poland. Key factors were changes in the status of the Polish nobility, German settlement in Galicia under Emperor Joseph II, the ...

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