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Drawing close incapacity as a cultural building instead of a scientific pathology, this publication stories the effect of incapacity and ideas of incapacity on composers, performers, and listeners with disabilities, in addition to on discourse approximately tune and works of song themselves. For composers with disabilities--like Beethoven, Delius, and Schumann--awareness of the incapacity sharply inflects serious reception. For performers with disabilities--such as Itzhak Perlman and Evelyn Glennie--the functionality of incapacity and the functionality of song are deeply intertwined. For listeners with disabilities, striking our bodies and minds can give upward thrust to new methods of constructing experience of song. within the tales that folks inform approximately track, and within the tales that song itself tells, incapacity has lengthy performed a important yet unrecognized function. a few of these tales are narratives of overcoming-the triumph of the human spirit over adversity-but others are extra nuanced stories of lodging and recognition of lifestyles with a non-normative physique or brain. In all of those methods, track either displays and constructs disability.

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