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The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Jesse Zuba

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“We have many poets of the First Book,” the poet and critic Louis Simpson remarked in 1957, describing a sense that the debut poetry collection not only launched the contemporary poetic career but ... More


From Firstborn to Vita Nova: Louise Glück’s Born-Again Professionalism

Jesse Zuba

in The First Book: Twentieth-Century Poetic Careers in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164472
eISBN:
9781400873791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164472.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to a poet whose work lies at the opposite end of the spectrum, in several respects, from Ashbery's. Here, the chapter focuses on first books to consider subsequent volumes from ... More


The Idea of National Opera, c. 1800*

Silke Leopold

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of many composers who, during the last quarter of the eighteenth century, thought more and more about a German-language opera. The idea of a German national opera was ... More


Who Killed Chevalier Gluck?

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck's opera reforms responded to Victorian culture to become the revolutionary icons his contemporaries believed them to be. Gluck was music ... More


Repetition and Singularity (2003): On Louise Glück, The Seven Ages, and Jorie Graham, Never

Willard Spiegelman

in Imaginative Transcripts: Selected Literary Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368130
eISBN:
9780199852192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyses American poets' new collection, Louise Glück's The Seven Ages and Jorie Graham's Never. Glück has remained faithful simultaneously to individuality and ordinary experience and ... More


“In Imitation of My Negro Mammy”: Alma Gluck and the American Prima Donna 1

Susan C. Cook

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter looks at the dialogics between opera, art song and parlor ballads, blackface minstrelsy, spirituals, and crooning in the art and identity of the early twentieth-century prima donna. ... More


Gluck’s Iphigenia in Tauris

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This selection contains the introductory part of a four-part essay devoted to the opera that Berlioz considered Gluck’s masterpiece (for the remainder, see the Companion Website). That he should ... More


Gluck (Part I)

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This biography, one of Berlioz’s first major contributions to the newly founded Gazette musicale, serves to signal his unswerving fidelity to Gluck, a lifelong spiritual father, his worship of ... More


Gluck’s Iphigénie in Pain

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gluck's French-language opera Iphigénie en Tauride, which premiered in Paris in 1783, has remained alive in the repertoire having been choreographed in the 20th century by both Isadora Duncan and ... More


Classical Values

Alexander Rehding

in Music and Monumentality: Commemoration and Wonderment in Nineteenth Century Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195385380
eISBN:
9780199852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385380.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although both Wagner and Gluck are two prominent operatic reformers who contributed between the eighteenth century and the nineteenth century, Franz Brendel and probably a number of other observers ... More


Musical Polemic: On “Dilettanti”

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In this early letter to the editor, Berlioz pretends ignorance about “dilettantes,” and simulates a conversation with an expert who fills him in. Dilettantes, we learn, patronize the Théâtre-Italien ... More


Musical Polemic: On Armide and Gluck

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In an apt preface to his critical career, Berlioz offers here a brief description of the music critic’s task. Equipped with literary talent and musical expertise, he declares, the critic should ... More


Reading Magic in Walter Benjamin

Eric Downing

in The Chain of Things: Divinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715907
eISBN:
9781501715938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715907.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on divination in Walter Benjamin’s work, against the background of modernism’s self-imposed rejection of futurity and engagement with ‘primal history’, and the rise of fascism, ... More


The Tormenting Orchestra

Olivia Bloechl

in Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226522753
eISBN:
9780226522890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522890.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses scenes of supernatural punishment that foreground the dramatic power of the eighteenth-century opera orchestra. It argues that instrumental music increasingly represented the ... More


The Poem: Its Background and Evolution

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/9780195366921.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

The genesis of Wagner’s Parsifal drama has deep roots, as is shown by its affinities with his first opera Die Feen, based on Gozzi’s play La donna serpente. Other sources of inspiration included an ... More


Composing Klopstock: Gluck contra Bach

Richard Kramer

in Cherubino's Leap: In Search of the Enlightenment Moment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226377896
eISBN:
9780226384085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384085.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter examines the works of Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock that were set to music by Bach and Gluck. In particular, Bach's setting of Lyda and Gluck's settings of Der Jüngling and Die frü hen ... More


Anagnorisis: Gluck and the Theater of Recognition

Richard Kramer

in Cherubino's Leap: In Search of the Enlightenment Moment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226377896
eISBN:
9780226384085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226384085.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

This chapter analyzes Gluck's opera Iphigénie en Tauride (1779). The discussion includes one of the signal moments in the opera, where Iphigénie comes into view just as Oreste utters the horrific ... More


Gluck to Revolution

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history of French opera from the time of Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck up to the French Revolution. It discusses the emergence of the so-called ballet d'action to ... More


Cold Man, Money Man, Big Man Too

Martha Feldman

in The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As the eighteenth century wore on and absolutism crumbled, the bourgeois was consolidating its fear of the castrato, whom it denatured in sharpened critiques. Castrati were ever more ... More


The Turkish Subjects of Gluck and Haydn: Comic Opera in War and Peace

Larry Wolff

in The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795777
eISBN:
9780804799652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795777.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the 1760s and 1770s, especially in the Habsburg monarchy, as Gluck and Haydn began to compose comic operas on Turkish themes making use of Janissary percussion and alla turca ... More


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