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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


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


Musical Causality and Schubert’s Piano Sonata in A Major, D 959, First Movement

Julian Caskel

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/9780190200107.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The first movement of Schubert’s A major Sonata could be connected to Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 31 No. 2, on account of Schubert’s formal intention to mediate between improvisatory structural moments ... More


Disability, Self-Critique and Failure in Schubert’s ‘Der Doppelgänger’

Benjamin Binder

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/9780190200107.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

One commonly acknowledged indicator of ‘late style’ in music is self-critique. At the end of a long career, a composer subjects his or her musical language to a rigorous deconstructive analysis, ... More


Pulcinella (1919–20), Les cinq doigts “Larghetto” (1921), and Mavra (1921–22)

Maureen A. Carr

in After the Rite: Stravinsky's Path to Neoclassicism (1914-1925)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199742936
eISBN:
9780199367993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742936.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The musical sources for Stravinsky’s Pulcinella are known because most of them were given to him by Diaghilev. Stravinsky wrote his earliest compositional sketches for this work directly on these ... More


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