Write answers to the following questions . Your answers should be based on the assigned blog post by Shreffler . Use your own words in your answersâ€”if you choose to take words from Shreffler(https://notanothermusichistorycliche.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-myth-of-canons-invisible-hand-guest.html)
or another assigned author as evidence to support a point, be sure to put those words in quotation marks and include a citation showing the source and page number. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism, and you will automatically fail the assignment. Do not include your personal opinions in your answers; instead, base your answers on the readings on Shrefflerâ€™s blog post specifically. Inclusion of personal opinions will result in an F.
Answer all of the following questions:
â€¢Who is Carl Dahlhaus, and what persistent myth did he perpetuate in his writings?
â€¢What part did German philosophical idealism, which â€œflourished in the 19th century simultaneously with the rise of the (mostly Germanic) musical canon,â€ play in the creation of the â€œvirtually all-white, all-maleâ€ canon of classical music?
â€¢What does Shreffler mean when she writes that the musical canon has historically â€œ[privileged] specific cultural notions of masculinity in the guise of gender neutrality?â€
â€¢Summarize the main reason why, according to Shreffler, women specifically have been left out of the canon of classical music.
â€¢Using specific examples from previously assigned course readings (such as readings by Broyles, DeNora, and Lockwood), explain why Shreffler chose to use Beethoven as a central example in her blog post. Consider how Beethoven and the â€œBeethoven mythâ€ that weâ€™ve been reading about all semester relate to the â€œmyth of the canonâ€™s invisible hand.â€ Do not critique Shrefflerâ€™s argument in your answer; focus on answering the question clearly and with good examples.