Wagner and Beethoven: Richard Wagner's Reception of by Klaus Kropfinger

By Klaus Kropfinger

This publication analyzes the lifelong effect of Beethoven's tune on Wagner and its significance for his perception of song drama. Kropfinger charts and scrutinizes Wagner's early responses to the composer and considers his adventure as a conductor of Beethoven's track. A dialogue of the Romantic "Beethoven picture" results in a cautious examine of Wagner's aesthetic writings, together with his "programmatic explanations," the textual content "Concerning Franz Liszt's symphonic poems," and his Beethoven centenary essay. The penultimate bankruptcy addresses Wagner's thought and perform of tune drama, which he got here to treat because the preordained successor to the Beethoven symphony. by means of reading unique terms--such as "Leitmotiv"--Wagner's structural view of musical drama involves the fore; it's a view that deepens not just our realizing of musical drama as a "hybrid" style of artwork but additionally of in simple terms musical constitution and kinds that Wagner sought to outdo.

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The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to by Russell Stinson

By Russell Stinson

During this penetrating learn, Russell Stinson explores how 4 of the best composers of the 19th century--Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, and Johannes Brahms--responded to the version of Bach's organ song. the writer exhibits that this quadrumvirate not just borrowed from Bach's organ works in developing their very own masterpieces, even if for keyboard, voice, orchestra, or chamber ensemble, yet that additionally they reacted considerably to the song as performers, editors, theorists, and academics. in addition, the ebook unearths how those 4 titans encouraged each other as "receptors" of this repertory and the way their mutual acquaintances--especially Clara Schumann--contributed besides.
As the 1st accomplished dialogue of this subject ever tried, Stinson's e-book represents an incredible breakthrough within the literature at the so-called Bach revival. He considers biographical in addition to musical facts to reach at a number of recent and infrequently startling conclusions. choked with attention-grabbing anecdotes, the learn additionally comprises particular observations on how those composers annotated their own copies of Bach's organ works.
Stinson's booklet is totally up to date and gives a lot fabric formerly unavailable in English. it really is meticulously annotated and listed, and it beneficial properties quite a few musical examples and facsimile plates in addition to an exhaustive bibliography. integrated in an appendix is Brahms's hitherto unpublished research rating of the myth in G significant, BWV 572. Engagingly written, this learn might be learn via an individual in any respect attracted to the track of Bach or the track of the 19th century.

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Bach's Well-tempered Clavier: The 48 Preludes and Fugues by David Ledbetter

By David Ledbetter

Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier" (the forty eight preludes and fugues) stands on the middle of baroque keyboard tune and has been a version and notion for performers and composers ever because it used to be written. This advisor to the ninety six items explains Bach's a number of reasons in compiling the song, describes the wealthy traditions on which he drew, and offers commentaries for every prelude and fugue. In his textual content, David Ledbetter addresses the focal issues pointed out through Bach in his unique 1722 name web page. Drawing on Bach literature over the last three hundred years, he explores German traditions of composition kinds and Bach's novel enlargement of them; explains Bach's tools and thoughts in keyboard process within the common context of early 18th-century advancements; stories instructive and theoretical literature when it comes to keyboard temperaments from 1680 to 1750; and discusses Bach's pedagogical purpose while composing the "Well-Tempered Clavier". Ledbetter's commentaries on person preludes and fugues should still equip readers with the strategies essential to make their very own evaluate and contain information regarding the assets while info of notation, adorns and fingerings have a referring to functionality.

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Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1 by Franz & Wagner Richard Liszt, Francis Hueffer

By Franz & Wagner Richard Liszt, Francis Hueffer

Francis Hueffer (1845-89) used to be born and studied tune in Germany, yet moved to London in 1869 to pursue a profession as a critic and author on song. He edited the sequence 'The nice Musicians' for Novello and Co., used to be track critic of the days, wrote libretti for a few now-forgotten operas, and was once an early recommend and interpreter to the British of Wagner. in addition to writing Wagner in his personal 'Great Musicians' sequence (1881), and Richard Wagner and the song of the longer term (1874), he translated the correspondence of Wagner and Liszt. This attention-grabbing two-volume choice, released in 1888, covers the interval 1841-61. Hueffer signs in his preface the significance to Wagner of the encouragement of Liszt - a longtime performer while Wagner used to be slightly identified and greatly ridiculed, a musical mentor, an enthusiastic critic and finally a partner's father.

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Schubert in the European Imagination, Volume 1: The Romantic by Scott Messing

By Scott Messing

In Schubert within the eu mind's eye, quantity 1: The Romantic and Victorian Eras, Scott Messing examines the historic reception of Franz Schubert as conveyed in the course of the gendered imagery and language of 19th- and early twentieth-century eu tradition. the idea that of Schubert as a female sort vaulted into prominence in 1838 while Robert Schumann defined the composer's Mädchencharakter ("girlish" character), in contrast to the purportedly extra masculine, extra heroic Beethoven. What attracted Schumann to Schubert's tune and marked it as female is obvious in a few of Schumann's personal works that echo these of Schubert's in fascinating methods. Schubert's supposedly female caliber acted upon the preferred attention additionally during the writers and artists -- in German-speaking Europe but additionally in France and England -- whose fictional characters practice and listen to Schubert's tune. The figures mentioned comprise Musset, Sand, Nerval, Maupassant, George Eliot, Henry James, Beardsley, Whistler, typhoon, Fontane, and Heinrich and Thomas Mann. through the years, Schubert's stature turned inextricably entwined with innovations of the designated social roles of fellows and girls, in particular in household settings. For a composer whose popularity used to be largely based upon musical genres that either the general public and pros construed as most fitted for personal functionality, the trap to find Schubert inside family areas and to connect to him the attributes of its girl occupants should have been impossible to resist. the tale instructed isn't with no its issues, as this e-book finds in an research of the reaction to Schubert in England, the place the composer's eminence was once wondered by way of critics whose arguments occasionally hinged at the extra frustrating elements of gender in Victorian tradition. Scott Messing is Charles A. Dana Professor of song at Alma university, and writer of Neoclassicism in tune (University of Rochester Press, 1996).

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Franz Liszt and His World (The Bard Music Festival) by Christopher H. Gibbs, Dana Gooley

By Christopher H. Gibbs, Dana Gooley

No nineteenth-century composer had extra varied ties to his modern global than Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At a number of issues in his existence he made his domestic in Vienna, Paris, Weimar, Rome, and Budapest. In his roles as keyboard virtuoso, conductor, grasp instructor, and abb?, he reinvented the live performance event, complex a innovative schedule for symphonic and dramatic track, rethought the chances of church tune and the oratorio, and transmitted the principles of recent pianism. The essays introduced jointly in Franz Liszt and His international improve our knowing of the composer with clean views and an emphasis on old contexts. Rainer Kleinertz examines Wagner's enthusiasm for Liszt's symphonic poem Orpheus; Christopher Gibbs discusses Liszt's pathbreaking Viennese live shows of 1838; Dana Gooley assesses Liszt opposed to the backdrop of antivirtuosity polemics; Ryan Minor investigates cantatas written in honor of Beethoven; Anna Celenza bargains new insights approximately Liszt's adventure of Italy; Susan Youens indicates how Liszt's songs interact with the modernity of Heinrich Heine's poems; James Deaville seems at how publishers sustained Liszt's recognition; and Leon Botstein explores Liszt's position within the transformation of nineteenth-century preoccupations concerning faith, the country, and artwork. Franz Liszt and His global additionally comprises key biographical and important files from Liszt's lifetime, which open new home windows on how Liszt was once considered through his contemporaries and the way he needed to be considered by way of posterity. Introductions to and commentaries on those records are supplied by means of Peter Bloom, Jos? Bowen, James Deaville, Allan Keiler, Rainer Kleinertz, Ralph Locke, Rena Charnin Mueller, and Benjamin Walton.

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The Cambridge companion to Stravinsky by Stravinsky, Igor; Stravinsky, Igor; Cross, Jonathan

By Stravinsky, Igor; Stravinsky, Igor; Cross, Jonathan

Reflecting the breadth of Stravinsky's out of the ordinary fulfillment, this significant other encompasses a wide variety of essays masking the contexts in which Stravinsky labored, his key compositions, and the reception of his principles. It concludes with an interview with the major Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.

summary: Reflecting the breadth of Stravinsky's exceptional fulfillment, this spouse features a wide variety of essays overlaying the contexts in which Stravinsky labored, his key compositions, and the reception of his rules. It concludes with an interview with the major Dutch composer Louis Andriessen

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