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JEWISHNESS IN MUSIC: MIRRORS OF SELFNESS IN JEWISH MUSIC

Philip V. Bohlman

in Jewish Music and Modernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195178326
eISBN:
9780199869992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178326.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Identifying certain forms of music as Jewish and establishing the criteria for how Jewishness in music would be recognized preoccupied ideological and aesthetic concerns of many Jews entering ... More


Shadows

Philip Kitcher

in Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162647
eISBN:
9780231536035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162647.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers whether Thomas Mann was uncertain about the death of Gustav van Aschenbach in Death in Venice. It argues that the problem he faced could not have been that of deciding if ... More


Aesthetics of Integration in Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

William Kinderman

in The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037160
eISBN:
9780252094286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037160.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the intermovement connections of the final two movements in Mahler's Fifth Symphony—the Adagietto and the Rondo-Finale. It shows how the questions of aesthetic meaning and ... More


Mahler and His Chronicler Julius Korngold

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/9780300154306.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the works of Jewish composer Gustav Mahler, who it suggests was the musical personality who would provide hundreds of twentieth-century Jewish composers. It discusses how Mahler ... More


Mahler's Second-in-Command: Vienna, 1901–1907

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1901, Bruno Walter accepted Gustav Mahler's invitation to be his assistant at the Court Opera in Vienna. Shortly before Walter arrived in the fall of 1901, Richard Strauss had given the Viennese ... More


Deep: Classical Values and Musical Color in Mahler’s Symphonies

John J. Sheinbaum

in Good Music: What It Is and Who Gets to Decide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226593241
eISBN:
9780226593418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593418.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Gustav Mahler often thought about his orchestral music in the metaphorical shadow of Beethoven’s symphonies, particularly the singular masterpiece of the Ninth. Beyond occasionally employing voices, ... More


An Apogee of Conversions: Gustav Mahler, Karl Kraus, and fin de siècle Vienna ⋆

in From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses Vienna's fin de siècle. The most famous of Vienna's fin de siècle converts was probably Gustav Mahler. Mahler's conversion to Catholicism was closely linked with his ... More


Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas

Seth Monahan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199303465
eISBN:
9780199395668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199303465.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book examines Gustav Mahler’s career-long engagement with sonata form. It argues that a dynamic, process-based sonata-form concept factors into all of his early and middle-period symphonies, ... More


Bruno Schlesinger: Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, 1876–1896

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Born on September 15, 1876, to Joseph and Johanna Schlesinger (née Fernbach) in Berlin, Germany, Bruno Walter displayed prodigious musical talent at an early age. At the age of eight, he entered the ... More


Early Years in Vienna and Berlin: 1874–1906

Joseph Auner

in A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095401
eISBN:
9780300127126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095401.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter provides an overall chronology of Arnold Schoenberg's life and works, along with a recollection of his childhood and musical education. It also looks at his early years in Vienna and ... More


“Air from Another Planet Vienna”:1906–1911

Joseph Auner

in A Schoenberg Reader: Documents of a Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095401
eISBN:
9780300127126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095401.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Arnold Schoenberg started work on the First Chamber Symphony, Op. 9, at the end of 1905 and completed the autograph score the following year. The First Chamber Symphony was premiered in Vienna on ... More


Epilogue: Germans, Jews, and Czechs in Mahler’s Vienna

David Brodbeck

in Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199362707
eISBN:
9780199362721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362707.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The epilogue, set in 1897 with Gustav Mahler’s return to Vienna as the head of the Court Opera, brings all the themes of the book together. Political context is provided by the Cilli Crisis and the ... More


The Music of Gustav Mahler in Experimental Film Contexts: Questions of Visual Music and Intermedial Theory

Jeremy Barham

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The anniversary years of the composer Gustav Mahler (150 years of his birth in 2010, 100 years of his death in 2011) took place in the age of digital media, whose technological possibilities afforded ... More


Austria: Homecoming via A Survivor from Warsaw

Joy H. Calico

in Arnold Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281868
eISBN:
9780520957701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281868.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Hermann Scherchen conducted the Austrian premiere of A Survivor from Warsaw on April 10, 1951, at the Fourth International Music Fest in Vienna. The performance is situated in the context of ... More


Premiere Performances: Vienna and Munich,1911–1912

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1911, Bruno Walter had to endure the death of his friend Gustav Mahler. He became director of the Vienna Singakademie, a position held by Johannes Brahms almost five decades before. He would also ... More


Modern

Lawrence Kramer

in Interpreting Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267053
eISBN:
9780520947368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267053.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Both modernity and its artistic offshoot, modernism, famously involve skepticism and confusion, widespread unintelligibility, and the negation of meaning. How does either modernism or modernity fit, ... More


The Long Sixties: 1960–1973

Barry Seldes

in Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257641
eISBN:
9780520943070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257641.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes the Gustav Mahler centennial that was celebrated by the Philharmonic in 1960. It looks at Bernstein's work, the Kaddish, which had great political significance and transformed ... More


From Vienna to Chicago and Back: Essays on Intellectual History and Political Thought in Europe and America

Gerald Stourzh

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226776361
eISBN:
9780226776385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226776385.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Spanning both the history of the modern West and the author's own five-decade journey as a historian, this essay collection covers the same breadth of topics that has characterized his career—from ... More


“The Last Days of Mankind”

Glenn Watkins

in Proof through the Night: Music and the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231580
eISBN:
9780520927896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231580.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

In a letter to Gerty von Hofmannsthal on August 22, 1914, Richard Strauss registered pride in Germany's initial battlefield successes during the Great War. On September 12, however, it was reported ... 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


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