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Tradition Maintained: Nationalism, Verbunkos, Kossuth, and the Rhapsody, Op. 1

David E. Schneider

in Bartók, Hungary, and the Renewal of Tradition: Case Studies in the Intersection of Modernity and Nationality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245037
eISBN:
9780520932050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245037.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes Béla Bartók's nationalism in the context of some of his compositions. It suggests that Bartók's symphonic poem Kossuth and his Rhapsody for Piano represent two contrasting ... More


Shakespeare and Classical Music

Julie Sanders

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter states that orchestral or symphonic music occupies a no less charged place in the history of Shakespearean transmission and reception. It alternates between figures as seemingly removed ... More


Liszt I: (Harmonie et mélodie, Calmann-Lévy, 1899, 155–172)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It is not long since orchestral music had only two forms at its disposal: the symphony and the overture. Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven did not write anything else; who would dare to depart from their ... More


Sunsets, Sunrises, and Decadent Oceanics

Peter Franklin

in Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280397
eISBN:
9780520958036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280397.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Liszt's Mountain Symphony is considered as a key example of his new form in the mid-nineteenth century, the “symphonic poem” accompanied by a literary “program.” It mediates, for a lay public, the ... More


Pelleas and Melisande (after the drama by Maurice Maeterlinck). Symphonic Poem for Orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg, Op. 5: Brief Thematic Analysis

Bryan R. Simms

in Pro Mundo - Pro Domo: The Writings of Alban Berg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764068
eISBN:
9780190268213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764068.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a translation of Berg's analysis of Schoenberg's symphonic poem Pelleas und Melisande. Berg's analysis was closely modeled on the analysis of Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony that ... More


Pelleas and Melisande (after the drama by Maurice Maeterlinck). Symphonic Poem for Orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg, Op. 5: Thematic Analysis

Bryan R. Simms

in Pro Mundo - Pro Domo: The Writings of Alban Berg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199764068
eISBN:
9780190268213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199764068.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a translation of Berg's analysis of Schoenberg's symphonic poem Pelleas und Melisande. The analysis was commissioned by Emil Hertzka of Universal Edition following the success ... More


Composing the Nation

Keith Howard

in Songs for "Great Leaders": Ideology and Creativity in North Korean Music and Dance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190077518
eISBN:
9780190077549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190077518.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

In North Korea, with songs fundamental to ideology and central to cultural production, composers face challenges. How can large-scale pieces for instrumental ensembles and orchestras be composed? ... More


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