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Musics of Change: Action eifter Cage (1959–1961)

Amy C. Beal

in New Music, New Allies: American Experimental Music in West Germany from the Zero Hour to Reunification

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520247550
eISBN:
9780520932814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247550.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter outlines the extent of John Cage's influence in Darmstadt and elsewhere and documents how German composers, musicians, critics, and patrons reacted to American experimentalism. It ... More


Wagner and German Jewish Composers in the Nineteenth Century

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/9780300154306.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the works of Richard Wagner and the conditions of German-Jewish composers in the nineteenth century. It analyzes Wagner's 1850 polemic Judaism in Music and the works of Felix ... More


“He Liked to Hear the Music of Others”: Individuality and Variety in the Works of Bach and His German Contemporaries

Wolfgang Hirschmann

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 9: J. S. Bach and His German Contemporaries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038136
eISBN:
9780252095399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038136.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Those seeking to understand Bach and his music in the context of his time face an apparently intractable situation: studying Bach's music in reference only to itself seems a logical impossibility. ... More


The Famously Little-Known Gottlieb Muffat

Alison J. Dunlop

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 9: J. S. Bach and His German Contemporaries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038136
eISBN:
9780252095399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038136.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Gottlieb Muffat (1690–1770) is considered the most successful composer of keyboard music of J. S. Bach's generation to have worked in Vienna. His reputation is based on (1) the corpus of extant ... More


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