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The subject of this book is the semantics of symphonic music from Beethoven to Mahler. Of fundamental importance is the realization that this music is imbued with non-musical, literary, philosophical and religious ideas. It is also clear that not only Beethoven, Schubert and Bruckner were crucial role models for Mahler, but also the musical dramatist Wagner and the programmatic symphony composers Berlioz and Liszt. At the same time a semantic musical analysis of their works reveals for the first time the actual inherent (poetic) quintessence of numerous orchestral works of the 19th Century. …mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The subject of this book is the semantics of symphonic music from Beethoven to Mahler. Of fundamental importance is the realization that this music is imbued with non-musical, literary, philosophical and religious ideas. It is also clear that not only Beethoven, Schubert and Bruckner were crucial role models for Mahler, but also the musical dramatist Wagner and the programmatic symphony composers Berlioz and Liszt. At the same time a semantic musical analysis of their works reveals for the first time the actual inherent (poetic) quintessence of numerous orchestral works of the 19th Century.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Peter Lang Ltd. International Academic Publishers
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 262689
  • Neuausg.
  • Seitenzahl: 408
  • Erscheinungstermin: 28. Januar 2014
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 153mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 630g
  • ISBN-13: 9783631626894
  • ISBN-10: 3631626894
  • Artikelnr.: 40441181
Autorenporträt
Constantin Floros is professor emeritus of musicology at the University of Hamburg. He has published several volumes about Gustav Mahler. In recognition of his many years of researching, the International Mahler Society awarded him the Mahler Medal in gold in March of 2010.
Neil K. Moran is the author of numerous studies on European cultural history. He studied in Boston and in Hamburg. His publications include many books about the medieval music and about Rudyard Kipling. He has translated several books by Constantin Floros.
Inhaltsangabe
Contents: Beethoven and the new categories of symphonic music - Aspects of architectonics - Content and form - Musical themes and the "poetic conception" - Universality of the symphony: genres and characteristics - The symbol in music - Satanism and the Crucifix - Dall' Inferno al Paradiso - Rhythmic leitmotivs - Characteristic Chord - Symbolic Sounds.
Rezensionen
"The most important study of Mahler for nearly two decades" ( Music & Letters )
"Floros can offer interpretations that would otherwise be impossible. Without the interpretation of symbols, no real progress in musicology is possible." ( Musical Borrowing )