The Free Fantasia and the Musical Picturesque
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Annette Richards
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-01-04 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the 'picturesque' in the music of Bach, Haydn, and Beethoven.
From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Seth Brodsky
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-24 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

What happened to musical modernism? When did it end? Did it end? In this unorthodox Lacanian account of European New Music, Seth Brodsky focuses on the unlikely year 1989, when New Music hardly takes center stage. Instead one finds Rostropovich playing Bach at Checkpoint Charlie; or Bernstein changing “Joy” to
Mozart -- a challenge for literature and thought
Language: de
Pages: 360
Authors: Rüdiger Görner, Carly McLaughlin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Peter Lang

Schon zu seinen Lebzeiten, verstärkt aber in der Romantik und bis in die Gegenwart, hat Mozarts Leben und Werk Schriftsteller und Philosophen zu produktiver Auseinandersetzung angeregt. Zentraler Ausgangspunkt für die poetisch-intellektuelle Rezeption Mozarts war wiederholt sein Don Giovanni, aber auch seine das Geniehafte prototypisch symbolisierende Persönlichkeit. Dieser Band, der aus
The Invention of 'Folk Music' and 'Art Music'
Language: en
Authors: Matthew Gelbart
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-11 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

We tend to take for granted the labels we put to different forms of music. This study considers the origins and implications of the way in which we categorize music. Whereas earlier ways of classifying music were based on its different functions, for the past two hundred years we have
Beautiful Monsters
Language: en
Pages: 311
Authors: Michael Long
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"A virtuoso performance. In this work of vastly erudite cultural imagination, Long both dazzles and illuminates. He has fashioned, in elegant prose, a thrilling mosaic of critical interpretation, one that is assured a central place on the leading edge of music scholarship."--Albin Zak, author of The Poetics of Rock: Cutting