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The Tristan Chord

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ISBN 13 : 1783525754
Pages : 384 pages
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Download The Tristan Chord PDF Format Full Free by Glenn Skwerer and published by Unbound Publishing. This book was released on 2018-08-09 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 2019 Walter Scott Prize Academy recommendation 'Succeeds brilliantly ... a gripping and disturbing portrait of the young Hitler' Simon Mawer, author of the Man Booker-shortlisted The Glass House Salzburg, 1945: Eugen Reczek, a middle-aged Austrian desk clerk, is interned by the American occupiers. The reason: he is Hitlers Jugendfreund – ‘The Friend of the Führer’s Youth’. Linz, 1905: An upholstery apprentice by day and fledgling violist by night, Eugen meets fifteen-year-old Adolf Hitler at the local opera, and for the next four years they see each other almost daily. Eugen is captivated but also troubled by Hitler: his almost complete isolation, his morbid preoccupation with his dead father, and his obsession with a young woman to whom he has never said a word. They move together to Vienna – Adolf to study art; Eugen to study music – but as Adolf’s money runs low, he becomes increasingly drawn to the racist gutter press of Vienna, and so to hatred: of women, of sex, of all things sensual. When Eugen begins a relationship with the Jewish mother of one of his piano students, it is only a matter of time before their suppressed conflict will ignite. Now, with the Third Reich in ashes, Eugen sits in a barren room writing his memoir. In a voice by turns intelligent, sceptical, pained, nostalgic and appalled, he tries to come to terms with the course of his own life and with the unfathomable criminality of his boyhood friend – his Hitler.


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Style and Music

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Publisher : University of Chicago Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780226521527
Pages : 376 pages
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Download Style and Music PDF Format Full Free by Leonard B. Meyer and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Leonard Meyer proposes a theory of style and style change that relates the choices made by composers to the constraints of psychology, cultural context, and musical traditions. He explores why, out of the abundance of compositional possibilities, composers choose to replicate some patterns and neglect others. Meyer devotes the latter part of his book to a sketch-history of nineteenth-century music. He shows explicitly how the beliefs and attitudes of Romanticism influenced the choices of composers from Beethoven to Mahler and into our own time. "A monumental work. . . . Most authors concede the relation of music to its cultural milieu, but few have probed so deeply in demonstrating this interaction."—Choice "Probes the foundations of musical research precisely at the joints where theory and history fold into one another."—Kevin Korsyn, Journal of American Musicological Society "A remarkably rich and multifaceted, yet unified argument. . . . No one else could have brought off this immense project with anything like Meyer's command."—Robert P. Morgan, Music Perception "Anyone who attempts to deal with Romanticism in scholarly depth must bring to the task not only musical and historical expertise but unquenchable optimism. Because Leonard B. Meyer has those qualities in abundance, he has been able to offer fresh insight into the Romantic concept."—Donal Henahan, New York Times


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Music and Discourse

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780691027142
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Music and Discourse PDF Format Full Free by Jean-Jacques Nattiez and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1990-11-21 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Series statement on p. [4] of cover, paperback edition.


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A Chord in Time

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ISBN 13 : 9780754663850
Pages : 272 pages
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Download A Chord in Time PDF Format Full Free by Mark R. Ellis and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2010 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For centuries, the augmented sixth sonority has fascinated composers and intrigued music analysts. Here, Dr Mark Ellis presents a series of musical examples illustrating the 'evolution' of the augmented sixth and the changing contexts in which it can be found. Surprisingly, the chord emerged from one of the last remnants of modal counterpoint to survive into the tonal era: the Phrygian Cadence. This book will appeal to music analysts by providing a chronological framework for further stylistic and harmonic analysis. To ensure its accessibility in graduate classes, the author provides a straightforward introduction to the augmented sixth and its theoretical background. The book concludes with a discussion of the role of the chord in the decay of the tonal system, and its 'afterlife' in the post-tonal era.


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Milton Babbitt

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Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780299107949
Pages : 205 pages
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Download Milton Babbitt PDF Format Full Free by Milton Babbitt and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 1987 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Many consider Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Milton Babbitt to be the preeminent figure in post-World War II American music. Beyond the extraordinary power of his music, he is also, as he says, “somewhat known as a talker.” In fact, he is renowned as an energetic teacher and inspired lecturer. In 1983 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Babbitt presented a concise summary of his most essential musical insights in a series of lectures and seminars. These are gathered here, presenting for the first time in book form a comprehensive overview of the subjects that have formed the core of his teaching for the past forty years. Babbitt's central concern in these lectures is the twelve-tone tradition with which he is so closely identified. His discussion of this tradition ranges from close consideration of specific compositional problems to frank evaluation of his own position in that tradition. In his characteristically penetrating way, Babbitt discusses the most controversial issues in twentieth-century music, from serialism and atonality to the responsibility of the listener and the place of music in the university. Until now, few have had direct exposure to Babbitt's ideas. In Madison, he spoke to a variety of audiences and, because of the pedagogical context, his presentation was direct and explanatory. This volume preserves the dazzling constructions and spontaneous excitement of his spoken language. At the time of publication, Milton Babbitt was William Shubael Conant Professor of Music Emeritus at Princeton University. He has been showered with awards during his long and distinguished career, including the Pulitzer Prize (1982) and a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship (1986). He was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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Music as Discourse

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0190206403
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Music as Discourse PDF Format Full Free by Kofi Agawu and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-10-29 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The question of whether music has meaning has been the subject of sustained debate ever since music became a subject of academic inquiry. Is music a language? Does it communicate specific ideas and emotions? What does music mean, and how does this meaning occur? Kofi Agawu's Music as Discourse has become a standard and definitive work in musical semiotics. Working at the nexus of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music philosophy and aesthetics, Agawu presents a synthetic and innovative approach to musical meaning which argues deftly for the thinking of music as a discourse in itself--composed not only of sequences of gestures, phrases, or progressions, but rather also of the very philosophical and linguistic props that enable the analytical formulations made about music as an object of study. The book provides extensive demonstration of the pertinence of a semiological approach to understanding the fully-freighted language of romantic music, stresses the importance of a generative approach to tonal understanding, and provides further insight into the analogy between music and language. Music as Discourse is an essential read for all who are interested in the theory, analysis and semiotics of music of the romantic period.


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The Tristan Chord

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Publisher : Macmillan
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ISBN 13 : 9780805071894
Pages : 424 pages
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Download The Tristan Chord PDF Format Full Free by Bryan Magee and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2002-10 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A provocative portrait of the master of musical innovation and theatrical brilliance, whose devotees have ranged from Proust to Hitler, delves into the many influences, intellectual pursuits, and philosophical foundations behind his art, revealing the true nature of this great composer. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.


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Tonal Pitch Space

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780195346374
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Tonal Pitch Space PDF Format Full Free by Fred Lerdahl and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2004-12-09 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Building on the foundation of Lerdahl and Jackendoff's influential A Generative Theory of Tonal Music, this volume presents a multidimensional model of diatonic and chromatic spaces that quantifies listeners' intuitions of the relative distances of pitches, chords, and keys from a given tonic. The model is employed to assign prolongational structure, represent paths through the space, and compute patterns of tension and attraction as musical events unfold, thereby providing a partial basis for understanding musical narration, expectation, and expression. Conceived as both a music-theoretic treatise and a contribution to the cognitive science of music, this book will be of interest to music theorists, musicologists, composers, computer musicians, and cognitive psychologists.


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The Tragic and the Ecstatic

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ISBN 13 : 9780199711369
Pages : 344 pages
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Download The Tragic and the Ecstatic PDF Format Full Free by Chafe and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2008-08-12 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the years preceding the composition of Tristan and Isolde, Wagner's aesthetics underwent a momentous turnaround, principally as a result of his discovery of Schopenhauer. Many of Schopenhauer's ideas, especially those regarding music's metaphysical significance, resonated with patterns of thought that had long been central to Wagner's aesthetics, and Wagner described the entry of Schopenhauer into his life as "a gift from heaven." Chafe argues that Wagner's Tristan and Isolde is a musical and dramatic exposition of metaphysical ideas inspired by Schopenhauer. The first part of the book covers the philosophical and literary underpinnings of the story, exploring Schopenhauer's metaphysics and Gottfried van Strassburg's Tristan poem. Chafe then turns to the events in the opera, providing tonal and harmonic analyses that reinforce his interpretation of the drama. Chafe acts as an expert guide, interpreting and illustrating most important moments for his reader. Ultimately, Chafe creates a critical account of Tristan, in which the drama is shown to develop through the music.


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Studies in Music with Text

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0198040180
Pages : 422 pages
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Download Studies in Music with Text PDF Format Full Free by David Lewin and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-01-05 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout his career, David Lewin labored to make even the most abstract theory speak to the experience of the ordinary listener. This book combines many of Lewin's classic articles on song and opera with newly drafted chapters on songs of Brahms, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, and Milton Babbitt. Bound together by Lewin's cogent insight, the resulting collection constitutes a major statement concerning the methodological problems associated with interpretation of texted music.


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The Tragic and the Ecstatic

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ISBN 13 : 0195346521
Pages : 333 pages
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Download The Tragic and the Ecstatic PDF Format Full Free by Eric Thomas Chafe and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the years preceding the composition of Tristan and Isolde, Wagner's aesthetics underwent a momentous turnaround, principally as a result of his discovery of Schopenhauer. Many of Schopenhauer's ideas, especially those regarding music's metaphysical significance, resonated with patterns of thought that had long been central to Wagner's aesthetics, and Wagner described the entry of Schopenhauer into his life as "a gift from heaven." Chafe argues that Wagner's Tristan and Isolde is a musical and dramatic exposition of metaphysical ideas inspired by Schopenhauer. The first part of the book covers the philosophical and literary underpinnings of the story, exploring Schopenhauer's metaphysics and Gottfried van Strassburg's Tristan poem. Chafe then turns to the events in the opera, providing tonal and harmonic analyses that reinforce his interpretation of the drama. Chafe acts as an expert guide, interpreting and illustrating most important moments for his reader. Ultimately, Chafe creates a critical account of Tristan, in which the drama is shown to develop through the music.


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The second practice of nineteenth-century tonality

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Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780803227248
Pages : 279 pages
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Download The second practice of nineteenth-century tonality PDF Format Full Free by William Kinderman and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1996-01-01 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1861, a half-century before Arnold Schoenberg's break with tonality, a young composer associated with Liszt saw a threshold to musical modernism as lodged in the "suspension of the main key." As the unified tonal perspective of earlier music yielded increasingly to dualistic key structures often laden with chromaticism, the language of music was transformed. In The Second Practice of Nineteenth-Century Tonality, nine prominent theorists and historians explore aspects of this musical evolution, from Schubert to the end of the nineteenth century. Many works discussed are masterpieces of the performance repertory, ranging from Chopin's piano pieces and Wagner's music dramas to the symphonies of Bruckner. The integration of analytical and historical approaches in the essays seeks to avoid narrow specialization as well as the polemic stance of some recent studies. A critical assessment of issues including inter-textuality, narrative, and dramatic symbolism enriches this investigation of what may be described as the "second practice" of nineteenth-century tonality.


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Music Theory and Analysis in the Writings of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1351557173
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Music Theory and Analysis in the Writings of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) PDF Format Full Free by Norton Dudeque and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arnold Schoenberg's theory of music has been much discussed but his approach to music theory needs a new historical and theoretical assessment in order to provide a clearer understanding of his contributions to music theory and analysis. Norton Dudeque's achievement in this book involves the synthesis of Schoenberg's theoretical ideas from the whole of the composer's working life, including material only published well after his death. The book discusses Schoenberg's rejection of his German music theory heritage and past approaches to music-theory pedagogy, the need for looking at musical structures differently and to avoid aesthetic and stylistic issues. Dudeque provides a unique understanding of the systematization of Schoenberg's tonal-harmonic theory, thematic/motivic-development theory and the links with contemporary and past music theories. The book is complemented by a special section that explores the practical application of the theoretical material already discussed. The focus of this section is on Schoenberg's analytical practice, and the author's response to it. Norton Dudeque therefore provides a comprehensive understanding of Schoenberg's thinking on tonal harmony, motive and form that has hitherto not been attempted.


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Adorno's Aesthetics of Music

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780521626088
Pages : 378 pages
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Download Adorno's Aesthetics of Music PDF Format Full Free by Max Paddison and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1997-10-30 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An introduction to T. W. Adorno's aesthetics and sociology of music.


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Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0521431387
Pages : 215 pages
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Download Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde PDF Format Full Free by Arthur Groos and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-03-31 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seven leading international writers discuss the genesis, libretto and music, and performance and reception history of Wagner's Tristan.


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Music at the Turn of Century

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Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780520068544
Pages : 207 pages
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Download Music at the Turn of Century PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Kerman and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1990-01-01 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Turn-of-the-century modernists were involved, implicated, and often locked in a struggle with all the formidable legions of nineteenth-century music. The focus of this collection, essays originally published in the journal 19th-Century Music, is upon modernism in relation to its immediate heritage. Major composers whose reflections on the past come under consideration include Debussy, Mahler, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, and Ives, while older composers such as Liszt and Wolf figure as precursors of modernist harmony and sensibility. The contributors include many leading musicologists, critics, and music theorists known for their work on nineteenth- and twentieth-century music. Some of the essays deal closely with the new musical languages that evolved in that era others deal with reception and performance issues. Many of them bring together insights from various sub-disciplines to achieve a richer kind of composite scholarship than is available to traditional musical studies.


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Musical Biographies

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 13 : 3110460467
Pages : 181 pages
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Download Musical Biographies PDF Format Full Free by Michal Ben-Horin and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2016-04-25 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the second half of the twentieth century various routes, including history and literature, are offered in dealing with the catastrophe of World War II and the Holocaust. Historiographies and novels are of course written with words; how can they bear witness to and reverberate with traumatic experience that escapes or resists language? In search for an alternative mode of expression and representation, this volume focuses on postwar German and Austrian writers who made use of music in their exploration of the National Socialist past. Their works invoke, however, new questions: What happens when we cross the line between narration and documentation, and between memory and a musical piece? How does identification and fascination affect our reading of the text? What kind of ethical issues do these testimonies raise? As this volume shows, reading these musical biographies is both troubling and compelling since they ‘fail’ to come to terms with the past. In playing the haunting music that does not let us put the matter to rest, they call into question not only the exclusion of personal stories by official narratives, but also challenge writers’ and readers’ most intimate perspectives on an unmasterable past.