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BRAHMS AND THE PROBLEM OF LATE STYLE

Margaret Notley

in Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195305470
eISBN:
9780199866946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305470.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Acknowledging both the general aging of music that Adorno heard in Brahms and observations that most of his oeuvre sounds “twilit”, this chapter asserts “late style” as nonetheless meaningful. ... More


ADAGIOS IN BRAHMS'S LATE CHAMBER MUSIC: GENRE AESTHETICS AND CULTURAL CRITIQUE

Margaret Notley

in Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195305470
eISBN:
9780199866946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305470.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By the late 19th century, the adagio had become a genre marked by the technical attributes and lofty connotations of “unending melody”. Because of Beethoven's achievements, composers found adagios ... More


Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism

Margaret Notley

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195305470
eISBN:
9780199866946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305470.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Brahms's self-identity and public identity as a Liberal are the basis for the two historical perspectives in this book. One reconstructs his place in Vienna. The other draws on criticism conditioned ... More


INTRODUCTION: LATENESS AND BRAHMS

Margaret Notley

in Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195305470
eISBN:
9780199866946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305470.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of a chamber movement by Brahms, which introduces the book's themes, one of which concerns genre aesthetics and in particular cultural significance ... More


Musical Narratives of the Fractured Body: Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartók, and Copland

Joseph N. Straus

in Extraordinary Measures: Disability in Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199766451
eISBN:
9780199895007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766451.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, Philosophy of Music

The “late style” is a longstanding aesthetic category in all of the arts. Late-style music is presumed to have certain internal qualities (such as fragmentation, intimacy, nostalgia, or concision) ... More


Late Styles

Scott Burnham

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The title and content of this chapter are by way of tribute to John Daverio's striking sense of Robert Schumann's various “late styles,” but should function also as an invitation to consider the ... More


The Madness of Art

Peter Brooks

in Enigmas of Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151588
eISBN:
9781400839698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151588.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter suggests that the self facing its extinction may make particularly concerted, wild, mad reactions to the impending nothingness of its identity, in late work of a new, unbound creativity. ... More


EPILOGUE: THE TWILIGHT OF LIBERALISM

Margaret Notley

in Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195305470
eISBN:
9780199866946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305470.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter resumes discussion begun in the first chapter, focusing on the changed outlooks of Brahms and his Viennese colleagues in the 1890s. Prominent citizens who had earlier objected to signs ... More


Fury: Dorothy Wellesley

Joseph M. Hassett

in W.B. Yeats and the Muses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582907
eISBN:
9780191723216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582907.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Yeats's experimentation with the ideas developed in Per Amica and A Vision took a startling turn in June 1935 when he met Dorothy Wellesley. His letters to Wellesley reflect beliefs that her role as ... More


Autonomy from the Person

Andrew Goldstone

in Fictions of Autonomy: Modernism from Wilde to de Man

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199861125
eISBN:
9780199332724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861125.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Two brings together T. S. Eliot and Theodor W. Adorno as advocates of the autonomy of the artwork from its creator’s personality. Adorno’s important conception of “late style,” above all in ... More


Historicizing Late Style as a Discourse of Reception

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

in Late Style and its Discontents: Essays in art, literature, and music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198704621
eISBN:
9780191821936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704621.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter defines late style as an attribute assigned to last works by inference from the works themselves and from the biography of the artist facing old age. It historicizes late style as a ... More


The ‘Strangeness’ of George Oppen: Criticism, Modernity, and the Conditions of Late Style

Gordon McMullan

in Late Style and its Discontents: Essays in art, literature, and music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198704621
eISBN:
9780191821936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704621.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter is a reflection on the ways in which critics, from the romantics to the present, have negotiated the evidence of the output of writers, artists, and composers late in life in order to ... More


Lateness as ‘a European Language’: Theodor W. Adorno and Late Style

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 14 concentrates on arguably the most influential twentieth-century theorist of lateness: Theodor Adorno. Adorno’s views on lateness are characteristically subtle and sophisticated, and relate ... More


Late Style and its Discontents: Essays in art, literature, and music

Gordon McMullan and Sam Smiles (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198704621
eISBN:
9780191821936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704621.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This interdisciplinary collection of essays investigates the concept of ‘late style’ as a category for addressing art, literature, and music produced either in old age or in the proximity of death. ... More


Corpus (Vulnerability)

Andrew Piper

in Enumerations: Data and Literary Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226568614
eISBN:
9780226568898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568898.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The “corpus” (or body of work, since Cicero) of an author is meant to be organic, integral--well connected--but also distinct and whole; it marks limits; it is the material complement to the author’s ... More


Notes on Beethoven’s Late Style

Michael Spitzer

in Late Style and its Discontents: Essays in art, literature, and music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198704621
eISBN:
9780191821936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704621.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Beethoven’s late style has been paradigmatic of late styles in general, at least in musicology. This chapter explains why and how this has come about. No writer has done more to define our concept of ... More


Introduction: ‘The Old Age of the World’

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Introduction establishes the extent to which a shared model of lateness underpins the three conceptual categories of the title, namely the modern, the European, and the literary. Hans Blumenberg ... More


From Titian to Impressionism: The Genealogy of Late Style

Sam Smiles

in Late Style and its Discontents: Essays in art, literature, and music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198704621
eISBN:
9780191821936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704621.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter outlines the development of late style as part of the critical lexicon of art history, looking especially at the early twentieth century when the concept was developed within the broader ... More


The Ambassador Effect

Paul Grimstad

in Experience and Experimental Writing: Literary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199874071
eISBN:
9780199345465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874071.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the relation of Henry James’ late style to his brother William’s radical empiricism. It looks at the friendship of William and Henri Bergson, and considers the relation of the ... More


Creative Responses to the Challenges of Aging

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

in Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255590
eISBN:
9780226255620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255620.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter uses as an illustration the late life and last works of a seemingly unlikely candidate for inclusion in a study of canonical composers: Jacques Offenbach (1818–1880), the master of the ... More


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