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The Bitter Truth of Modernism: A Late-Romantic Story

Peter Franklin

in Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280397
eISBN:
9780520958036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280397.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The fragmentation of Weimar culture, in which “advanced” modernism, or “new music,” criticized late-romantic indulgence across a gulf filled with many new, more popular and contemporary forms of ... 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


The Jugendstil School of Schoenberg, Schreker, Zemlinsky and Weigl

Michael Haas

in Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the works of Jewish composers Arnold Schoenberg, Karl Weigl, Franz Schreker, and Alexander Zemlinsky, describing how the ethical element emerging in the arts would take hold and ... More


Mime’s Revenge: The Total Work of Art and the Ugly Detail

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/9780226082271.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter shows what Wagner’s hesitant heirs make of Siegfried’s triumphal overcoming of Mime’s guile. They by and large take Mime’s side: their operas abound in ugly, deformed, dwarfish ... More


The Power of the “Verfluchte Lohe”: (Post-)Wagnerian Redheads in Das Rheingold, Fredegundis, and Irrelohe

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/9780226082271.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter traces the erotic and aesthetic fortunes of one particular operatic detail through three operas, showing how Wagner’s heirs responded to his subsumption of all aesthetic particulars ... More


A Musical Migration

Michael Haas

in Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the so-called musical migration of Jewish composers during World War I. It explains that Austria was considered to be the country with the most music residing in its soul, and ... More


A Farewell, a Femme Fatale, and a Film: Three Awkward Moments in Twentieth-Century Music

Peter Franklin

in Musical Meaning and Human Values

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230099
eISBN:
9780823235445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230099.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The chapter talks about the three musical works in the twentieth century. The first one is from the work of Mahler which inspired the Expressionism and abandonment of romantic-metaphysical ... More


German and Jewish

Michael Haas

in Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the relation between being German and being Jewish. It analyzes how Jews in German-speaking Europe would become such enthusiastic chauvinists in the cause of German culture, ... More


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