Download E. T. A. Hoffmann's Musical Writings PDF

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Read and Download E. T. A. Hoffmann book E. T. A. Hoffmann's Musical Writings in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TE. T. A. Hoffmann's Musical Writings. This book was released on 2003 with total page 500 pages. Book excerpt: This book offers a long-awaited opportunity to assess the thought and influence of one of the most famous of all writers on music and the musical links with his fiction. Containing the first complete appearance in English of Kreisleriana, it reveals a masterpiece of imaginative writing and whose profound humour and irony can now be fully appreciated.

Download E.T.A. Hoffmann's Musical Aesthetics PDF

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ISBN 13: 1351569104
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Read and Download Abigail Chantler book E.T.A. Hoffmann's Musical Aesthetics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TE.T.A. Hoffmann's Musical Aesthetics. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: Whilst E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) is most widely known as the author of fantastic tales, he was also prolific as a music critic, productive as a composer, and active as a conductor. This book examines Hoffmann's aesthetic thought within the broader context of the history of ideas of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, and explores the relationship between his musical aesthetics and compositional practice. The first three chapters consider his ideas about creativity and aesthetic appreciation in relation to the thought of other German romantic theorists, discussing the central tenets of his musical aesthetic - the idea of a 'religion of art', of the composer as a 'genius', and the listener as a 'passive genius'. In particular the relationship between the multifaceted thought of Hoffmann and Friedrich Schleiermacher is explored, providing some insight into the way in which diverse intellectual traditions converged in early-nineteenth-century Germany. In the second half of the book, Hoffmann's dialectical view of music history and his conception of romantic opera are discussed in relation to his activities as a composer, with reference to his instrumental music and his two mature, large-scale operas, Aurora and Undine. The author also addresses broader issues pertaining to the ideological and historical significance of Hoffmann's musical and literary oeuvre.

Download Schumann's Music and E. T. A. Hoffmann's Fiction PDF

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Read and Download John MacAuslan book Schumann's Music and E. T. A. Hoffmann's Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSchumann's Music and E. T. A. Hoffmann's Fiction. This book was released on 2016-05-19 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Four of Schumann's great masterpieces of the 1830s - Carnaval, Fantasiestücke, Kreisleriana and Nachtstücke - are connected to the fiction of E. T. A. Hoffmann. In this book, John MacAuslan traces Schumann's stylistic shifts during this period to offer insights into the expressive musical patterns that give shape, energy and individuality to each work. MacAuslan also relates the works to Schumann's reception of Bach, Beethoven, Novalis and Jean Paul, and focuses on primary sources in his wide-ranging discussion of the broader intellectual and aesthetic contexts. Uncovering lines of influence from Schumann's reading to his writings, and reflecting on how the aesthetic concepts involved might be used today, this book transforms the way Schumann's music and its literary connections can be understood and will be essential reading for musicologists, performers and listeners with an interest in Schumann, early nineteenth-century music and German Romantic culture.

Download George Eliot, Music and Victorian Culture PDF

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ISBN 13: 0230598013
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Read and Download Delia da Sousa Correa book George Eliot, Music and Victorian Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGeorge Eliot, Music and Victorian Culture. This book was released on 2002-11-18 with total page 255 pages. Book excerpt: George Eliot was passionate about music and her writing is steeped in musical allusion. This book explores musical reference in her work and investigates contexts such as Eliot's friendship with Wagner, the legacy of Romanticism, music's role in scientific theory, and the ambivalent status of female musicality. The book establishes how intensely Eliot's musical allusions are informed by her contemporary culture and offers a fresh view of the experimental writing through which she took literary realism into previously uncharted regions.

Download Music and Literature in German Romanticism PDF

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ISBN 13: 9781571132581
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Read and Download Siobhán Donovan book Music and Literature in German Romanticism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMusic and Literature in German Romanticism. This book was released on 2004 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: During the Romantic era, many in Germany believed music to be the highest art form, representing the quintessence of Romanticism and able to express what could not be expressed in words. This book studies the work of composers during this period and examines the cross-over between music and literature.

Download Reader's Guide to Music PDF

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ISBN 13: 1135942625
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Read and Download Murray Steib book Reader's Guide to Music in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReader's Guide to Music. This book was released on 2013-12-02 with total page 928 pages. Book excerpt: The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).

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Read and Download Ferdia J. Stone-Davis book Music and Transcendence in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMusic and Transcendence. This book was released on 2016-03-03 with total page 309 pages. Book excerpt: Music and Transcendence explores the ways in which music relates to transcendence by bringing together the disciplines of musicology, philosophy and theology, thereby uncovering congruencies between them that have often been obscured. Music has the capacity to take one outside of oneself and place one in relation to that which is ’other’. This ’other’ can be conceived in an ’absolute’ sense, insofar as music can be thought to place the self in relation to a divine ’other’ beyond the human frame of existence. However, the ’other’ can equally well be conceived in an ’immanent’ (or secular) sense, as music is a human activity that relates to other cultural practices. Music here places the self in relation to other people and to the world more generally, shaping how the world is understood, without any reference to a God or gods. The book examines how music has not only played a significant role in many philosophical and theological accounts of the nature of existence and the self, but also provides a valuable resource for the creation of meaning on a day-to-day basis.

Download Essays on Literature and Music (1967-2004) PDF

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ISBN 13: 9789042017528
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Read and Download Steven Paul Scher book Essays on Literature and Music (1967-2004) in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEssays on Literature and Music (1967-2004). This book was released on 2004 with total page 552 pages. Book excerpt: The present volume meets a frequently expressed demand as it is the first collection of all the relevant essays and articles which Steven Paul Scher has written on Literature and Music over a period of almost forty years in the field of Word and Music Studies. The range and depth of these studies have made him the 'mastermind' of Word and Music Studies who has defined the basic aims and objectives of the discipline. This volume is of interest to literary scholars and musicologists as well as comparatists and all those concerned about the rapidly expanding field of Intermedia Studies.

Download Ferruccio Busoni and the Ontology of the Musical Work PDF

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Read and Download Erinn Elizabeth Knyt book Ferruccio Busoni and the Ontology of the Musical Work in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFerruccio Busoni and the Ontology of the Musical Work. This book was released on 2010 with total page 641 pages. Book excerpt: Ferruccio Busoni's conception of the musical work derives from his multiple roles as performer, aesthetician, editor, composer, arranger, and intellectual. Drawing on unpublished scores, manuscripts, sketches and documents from the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, concert programs from a private collection in Berkeley, acoustic recordings, information about Busoni's intellectual interests gleaned from an auction catalogue featuring the contents of his extensive library, and the published aesthetic writings, letters, and compositions, the present study offers the first comprehensive account of Busoni's work concept. By establishing connections between his ideas and his musical practice, it explores and clarifies the reasoning behind his idiosyncratic compositional style, a style characterized by a blurring of boundaries between original and borrowed material. Polystylistic mixtures of the old and new and a distinctive performance style, in which Busoni creatively altered and embellished existing texts, exemplify his practice in an age in thrall to Werktreue, when originality of idea was prized above all else.

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ISBN 13: 135189899X
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Read and Download Scott Burnham book Sounding Values in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSounding Values. This book was released on 2017-05-15 with total page 330 pages. Book excerpt: For several decades, Scott Burnham has sought to bring a ready ear and plenty of humanistic warmth to musicological inquiry. Sounding Values features eighteen of his essays on mainstream Western music, music theory, aesthetics and criticism. In these writings, Burnham listens for the values-aesthetic, ethical, intellectual-of those who have created influential discourse about music, while also listening for the values of the music for which that discourse has been generated. The first half of the volume confronts pressing issues of historical theory and aesthetics, including intellectual models of tonal theory, leading concepts of sonata form, translations of music into poetic meaning, and recent rifts and rapprochements between criticism and analysis. The essays in the second half can be read as a series of critical appreciations, engaging some of the most consequential reception tropes of the past two centuries: Haydn and humor, Mozart and beauty, Beethoven and the sublime, Schubert and memory.

Download A History of the Oratorio PDF

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ISBN 13: 0807837784
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Read and Download Howard E. Smither book A History of the Oratorio in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA History of the Oratorio. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page 856 pages. Book excerpt: With this volume, Howard Smither completes his monumental History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1977, treated the oratorio in the Baroque era, while Volume 3, published in 1987, explored the genre in the Classical era. Here, Smither surveys the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the main geographic areas of oratorio composition and performance: Germany, Britain, America, and France. Continuing the approach of the previous volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in each language and geographical area by first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic theory and criticism, treats libretto and music in general, and offers detailed analyses of the librettos and music of specific oratorios (thirty-one in all) that are of special importance to the history of the genre. As a synthesis of specialized literature as well as an investigation of primary sources, this work will serve as both a springboard for further research and an essential reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others interested in the history of the oratorio. Originally published 2000. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

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ISBN 13: 1400866723
Total Pages : 176 pages
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Read and Download Heather Hadlock book Mad Loves in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMad Loves. This book was released on 2014-12-25 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: In a lively exploration of Jacques Offenbach's final masterpiece, Heather Hadlock shows how Les Contes d'Hoffmann summed up not only the composer's career but also a century of Romantic culture. A strange fusion of irony and profundity, frivolity and nightmare, the opera unfolds as a series of dreamlike episodes, peopled by such archetypes as the Poet, the Beautiful Dying Girl, the Automaton, the Courtesan, and the Mesmerist. Hadlock shows how these episodes comprise a collective unconscious. Her analyses touch on topics ranging from the self-reflexive style of the protagonist and the music, to parallels between nineteenth-century discourses of theater and medical science, to fascination with the hysterical female subject. Les Contes d'Hoffmann is also examined as both a continuation and a retraction of tendencies in Offenbach's earlier operettas and opéra-comiques. Hadlock investigates the political climate of the 1870s that influenced the composer's vision and the reception of his last work. Drawing upon insights from feminist, literary, and cultural theory, she considers how the opera's music and libretto took shape within a complex literary and theatrical tradition. Finally, Hadlock ponders the enigmas posed by the score of this unfinished opera, which has been completed many times and by many different hands since its composer's death shortly before the premiere in 1881. In this book, the "mad loves" that drive Les Contes d'Hoffmann--a poet's love, a daughter's love, erotic love, and fatal attraction to music--become figures for the fascination exercised by opera itself.

Download Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts PDF

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ISBN 13: 0334056942
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Read and Download Jeremy Begbie book Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRedeeming Transcendence in the Arts. This book was released on 2017-10-30 with total page 195 pages. Book excerpt: How can the arts witness to the transcendence of the Christian God? It is widely believed that there is something transcendent about the arts, that they can awaken a profound sense of awe, wonder, and mystery, of something “beyond” this world. Many argue that this opens up fruitful opportunities for conversation with those who may have no use for conventional forms of Christianity. Jeremy Begbie—a leading voice on theology and the arts—in this book employs a biblical, trinitarian imagination to show how Christian involvement in the arts can (and should) be shaped by a vision of God’s transcendence revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. After critiquing some current writing on the subject, he goes on to offer rich resources to help readers engage constructively with the contemporary cultural moment even as they bear witness to the otherness and uncontainability of the triune God of love.

Download E. T. A. Hoffmann and Music PDF

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Read and Download R. Murray Schafer book E. T. A. Hoffmann and Music in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TE. T. A. Hoffmann and Music. This book was released on 1975 with total page 228 pages. Book excerpt: E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) was a man of diversified talents, an artist, composer, conductor, critic, jurist, and writer. Although he is best known for his stories, he was a music critic and composer for years before he wrote his celebrated Tales. Hoffmann has long been considered an extremely important force in the shaping of musical romanticism, yet this volume is the first adequate documentation of his influence. Because much of the primary material upon which the study is based, has not previously been available in English, the author has chosen an unusual but especially appropriate format, in which translations of Hoffmann's writings and the author's critical commentary alternate. This book not only fills a unique gap in the history of the Romantic Movement by showing the effect of Hoffmann's writings on the early phases of musical romanticism in Germany, but also presents an over-all picture of romanticism in its incipient years.

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ISBN 13: 1139431358
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Read and Download Daniel Chua book Absolute Music and the Construction of Meaning in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAbsolute Music and the Construction of Meaning. This book was released on 1999-11-25 with total page 314 pages. Book excerpt: This book is born out of two contradictions: first, it explores the making of meaning in a musical form that was made to lose its meaning at the turn of the nineteenth century; secondly, it is a history of a music that claims to have no history - absolute music. The book therefore writes against that notion of absolute music which tends to be the paradigm for most musicological and analytical studies. It is concerned not so much with what music is, but with why and how meaning is constructed in instrumental music and what structures of knowledge need to be in place for such meaning to exist. From the thought of Vincenzo Galilei to that of Theodore Adorno, Daniel Chua suggests that instrumental music has always been a critical and negative force in modernity, even with its nineteenth-century apotheosis as 'absolute music'.

Download Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English: A-L PDF

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ISBN 13: 9781884964367
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