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Aesthetic Theories and Revolutionary Practice: Nikolaus A. Huber and Clytus Gottwald in Dissent

Beate Kutschke

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The West‐German avant‐garde music scene of the early 1970s—the period in which the spirit of the New Left manifested itself most intensively in the musical field—was especially marked by the numerous ... More


Erotic Acoustics: The Natural History of the Theater and Der ferne Klang

Adrian Daub

in Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082134
eISBN:
9780226082271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082271.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter puts the operas of Franz Schreker (primarily Der ferne Klang) into dialogue with the acoustic transformation of the opera house, drawing on the Gesamtkunstwerk not just as a matter of ... More


Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Seth Monahan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book examines Gustav Mahler’s career-long engagement with sonata form. It argues that a dynamic, process-based sonata-form concept factors into all of his early and middle-period symphonies, ... More


Adorno’s “Novel-Symphony”: The Dialectic of Freedom and Determinism

Seth Monahan

in Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

To build a richer interpretive apparatus, the study turns to the celebrated Mahler writings of Theodor W. Adorno. It begins with a thorough overview of Adorno’s Mahler-image, with special focus on ... More


In Search of Verdi

Roger Parker

in Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244184
eISBN:
9780520931787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244184.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Giuseppe Verdi's opera Falstaff. It suggests that one of the notable aspects of Verdi's late compositional practice is that there emerged important discontinuities, both with ... More


Wagner's Late Style

William Kinderman

in Wagner's Parsifal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195366921
eISBN:
9780199344864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366921.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Theodor W. Adorno regarded Parsifal as an example of “late style,” a notion he associated with a “withdrawal from appearance” as if the music wore a “black visor,” as does the drama’s hero when he ... More


Grail and Anti-Grail

William Kinderman

in Wagner's Parsifal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195366921
eISBN:
9780199344864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366921.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Klingsor’s kingdom represents the anti-Grail, and his chromatic music is pitted against the diatonic music of the Grail. This conflict is brought to a climax in the great scene between Parsifal and ... More


Alberto Ginastera’s Bomarzo in the United States: Antinationalism and the Cold War

Carol A. Hess

in Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199919994
eISBN:
9780199345618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

This chapter contextualizes Ginastera’s avant-garde opera Bomarzo, which premiered in Washington, D.C. in May 1967 and was greeted with a ten-minute standing ovation led by Vice President Hubert ... More


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