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Introduction: Melancholic Modernism

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0000
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides background on the collaborators involved in Perséphone by recreating from archival sources their meeting at Ida Rubinstein’s house on 20 October 1933, about six months before ... More


When Only the Ears Are Awake: Günter Eich and the Acoustical Unconscious

Robert G Ryder

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The first section of this chapter explores a theory of the acoustical unconscious and how it can be applied to listening to radio. The notion of an acoustical unconscious is largely derived from ... More


Igor’s Duality

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the extreme split in Stravinsky’s music between his attempt to solidify Christian dogma on heterosexual marriage through archetypal musical dramaturgy and his hidden expressions ... More


Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Tamara Levitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book presents a microhistorical analysis of the premiere of the melodrama Perséphone at the Paris Opéra on 30 April 1934. The book engages deeply with the collaborative, transnational nature of ... More


Don Carlos and Götterdämmerung Two Operatic Endings and Walter Benjamin's Trauerspiel

John Deathridge

in Wagner Beyond Good and Evil

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254534
eISBN:
9780520934610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254534.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the endings of the two operas, Don Carlos and Götterdämmerung. It presents Walter Benjamin's esoteric study of German baroque drama; an attempt to revaluate the once despised ... More


Ida the Sapphic Fetish

Tamara Levitz

in Modernist Mysteries: Perséphone

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199730162
eISBN:
9780199932467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730162.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Ida Rubinstein’s expression of Sapphic desire in her performance of the narcissus plucking in Perséphone. The chapter begins by describing the culture of Sapphic modernism in ... More


Mahler and the Game of History

Jeremy Barham

in Rethinking Mahler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199316090
eISBN:
9780190665975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199316090.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For obvious reasons, the understanding and writing of music history have favoured a linear model founded in causality and chronology. Like many disciplines, however, historiographical studies have ... More


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