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Endless Melody: A Theoretical Excursion

Jed Rasula

in History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199396290
eISBN:
9780199396320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396290.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

An innovation essential to Richard Wagner’s music was what he called “endless melody.” This chapter scrutinizes his theory of the concept. While endless melody was instrumental in inspiring the ... More


History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism

Jed Rasula

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199396290
eISBN:
9780199396320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396290.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book addresses modernism as an expanding historical force generated by the nineteenth-century fascination with music, as all the arts sought renewal by a kind of aesthetic miscegenation. Richard ... More


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