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Late Beethoven and Late Socialism

Elaine Kelly

in Composing the Canon in the German Democratic Republic: Narratives of Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199998098
eISBN:
9780199394371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998098.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter investigates how the onset of late socialism gave rise to a discourse of lateness. As the GDR stagnated, its foundation myths were deconstructed by disillusioned artists. They contested ... More


Beethoven’s Blush

Naomi Waltham-Smith

in Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190662004
eISBN:
9780190662035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662004.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

Humanity has been determined as the animal that has language. A close reading of Beethoven’s Cavatina from the String Quartet Op. 130, examines the possibility that the human being does not ... More


Is There a Late Style in Schubert’s Oeuvre?

Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen

in Rethinking Schubert

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190200107
eISBN:
9780190200138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200107.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Franz Schubert died young, and therefore for him the witticism that all of his are ‘early works’ is an appropriate one. Still, can one really subject Schubert’s last works to the aesthetic discussion ... More


The Form of Community

Naomi Waltham-Smith

in Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190662004
eISBN:
9780190662035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662004.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

This chapter engages with the recent resurgence of Formenlehre in music theory, asking how sonata form is a model for a politics of community. Specifically, it considers how ambiguity around framing ... More


The Time it Takes to Listen

Naomi Waltham-Smith

in Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190662004
eISBN:
9780190662035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662004.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

This final chapter tackles the issue of temporality. Analyzing a number of Beethoven’s late works, including the Arietta variations, it offers a thoroughgoing deconstruction of the temporality of ... More


Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form

Susan McClary

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221062
eISBN:
9780520928084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221062.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book reexamines the concept of musical convention. Exploring the ways that shared musical practices transmit social knowledge, it offers an account of our own cultural moment in terms of two ... More


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