Brahms and the Principle of Developing Variation

Brahms and the Principle of Developing Variation
Author: Walter Frisch
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1990-04-20
ISBN 10: 9780520069589
ISBN 13: 0520069587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brahms and the Principle of Developing Variation Book Review:

This volume is an analytical study of 18 works by Brahms, making skillful use of Schoenberg's provocative concept of developing variation. It traces a genuine evolution through Brahm's compositions, considering their relationship to each other.

Brahms s Sonata Structures and the Principle of Developing Variation

Brahms s Sonata Structures and the Principle of Developing Variation
Author: Walter Miller Frisch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 634
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:C3105814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Brahms Studies

Brahms Studies
Author: Brahms Studies
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780803261969
ISBN 13: 0803261969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brahms Studies Book Review:

A publication of the American Brahms Society, Brahms Studies publishes essays on the life, work, and artistic milieu of Johannes Brahms. Each volume collects the best in Brahms scholarship, including criticism, analysis, theory, biography, archival and documentary studies, and translations of important studies that have appeared in foreign languages.

Brahms s Sonata Structures and the Principle of Developing Variation

Brahms s Sonata Structures and the Principle of Developing Variation
Author: Walter Frisch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 634
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:9847241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms
Author: Heather Platt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN 10: 113557619X
ISBN 13: 9781135576196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Johannes Brahms Book Review:

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sonata Fragments

Sonata Fragments
Author: Andrew Davis
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2017-08-21
ISBN 10: 0253025451
ISBN 13: 9780253025456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sonata Fragments Book Review:

“An effort to expand sonata theory more solidly into the nineteenth-century repertoire.” —Notes In Sonata Fragments, Andrew Davis argues that the Romantic sonata is firmly rooted, both formally and expressively, in its Classical forebears, using Classical conventions in order to convey a broad constellation of Romantic aesthetic values. This claim runs contrary to conventional theories of the Romantic sonata that place this nineteenth-century musical form squarely outside inherited Classical sonata procedures. Building on Sonata Theory, Davis examines moments of fracture and fragmentation that disrupt the cohesive and linear temporality in piano sonatas by Chopin, Brahms, and Schumann. These disruptions in the sonata form are a narrative technique that signify temporal shifts during which we move from the outer action to the inner thoughts of a musical agent, or we move from the story as it unfolds to a flashback or flash-forward. Through an interpretation of Romantic sonatas as temporally multi-dimensional works in which portions of the music in any given piece can lie inside or outside of what Sonata Theory would define as the sonata-space proper, Davis reads into these ruptures a narrative of expressive features that mark these sonatas as uniquely Romantic. “A major achievement.” —Michael L. Klein, author of Music and the Crises of the Modern Subject

Musical Currents from the Left Coast

Musical Currents from the Left Coast
Author: Bruce Quaglia,Jack Boss
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2009-05-27
ISBN 10: 1443812315
ISBN 13: 9781443812313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Currents from the Left Coast Book Review:

Musical Currents from the Left Coast, edited by Jack Boss and Bruce Quaglia, presents a timely snapshot of the analytical concerns and methodologies that have proliferated throughout the current moment in North American music theoretical circles. The repertoire spanned within this volume is extensive. It covers music from J.S. Bach through the late 19th Century and continues finally to the modernist, avant garde, and post-modernist repertoire of the past century. Previously neglected aspects of musical structure, such as rhythm and meter, are presented here on equal footing with the traditional preoccupations of harmony and thematic process. Meter in particular is treated in great depth here: it is explored from the perspectives of both listener and performer and treats repertoire as diverse as Bach, Chopin, traditional African music and the popular music throughout the world that has disseminated from that tradition. The music and ideas of composer Arnold Schoenberg are central to many of the essays presented here. Schoenberg’s oft remarked upon masterpiece, Klavierstuck, Op.11, No.1, forms the focus of an entire section of the book. Four notable Schoenberg scholars of the younger generation revisit this seminal work on the eve of its centenary in order to reflect not only upon the work itself, but also upon the prodigious discourse that has surrounded it since nearly the date of its composition. More broadly, Schoenberg’s compositional and analytical concerns resonate through many of the other essays presented here, too. His concepts of “The Musical Idea” and “Developing Variation” are treated extensively in relation to the music of Anton Webern and Johannes Brahms, respectively. Musical Currents from the Left Coast will be of great interest to any individuals and institutions with an investment in the contemporary discourse of music theory and will be of special interest to scholars beyond that field who are also engaged with the work of Arnold Schoenberg.

Expressive Forms in Brahms s Instrumental Music

Expressive Forms in Brahms s Instrumental Music
Author: Peter H. Smith
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-07-07
ISBN 10: 0253023556
ISBN 13: 9780253023551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expressive Forms in Brahms s Instrumental Music Book Review:

"This book is a substantial and timely contribution to Brahms studies. Its strategy is to focus on a single critical work, the C-Minor Piano Quartet, analyzing and interpreting it in great detail, but also using it as a stepping-stone to connect it to other central Brahms works in order to reach a new understanding of the composer’s technical language and expressive intent. It is an original and worthy contribution on the music of a major composer." —Patrick McCreless Expressive Forms in Brahms’s Instrumental Music integrates a wide variety of analytical methods into a broader study of theoretical approaches, using a single work by Brahms as a case study. On the basis of his findings, Smith considers how Brahms’s approach in this piano quartet informs analyses of similar works by Brahms as well as by Beethoven and Mozart. Musical Meaning and Interpretation—Robert S. Hatten, editor

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms
Author: Heather Anne Platt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 041599456X
ISBN 13: 9780415994569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Johannes Brahms Book Review:

Johannes Brahms: A Research and Information Guideis an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer and performer. The second edition will include research published since the publication of the first edition and provide electronic resources.

Brahms and the Scherzo

Brahms and the Scherzo
Author: Ryan McClelland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN 10: 1317172841
ISBN 13: 9781317172840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brahms and the Scherzo Book Review:

Despite the incredible diversity in Brahms's scherzo-type movements, there has been no comprehensive consideration of this aspect of his oeuvre. Professor Ryan McClelland provides an in-depth study of these movements that also contributes significantly to an understanding of Brahms's compositional language and his creative dialogue with musical traditions. McClelland especially highlights the role of rhythmic-metric design in Brahms's music and its relationship to expressive meaning. In Brahms's scherzo-type movements, McClelland traces transformations of primary thematic material, demonstrating how the relationship of the initial music to its subsequent versions creates a musical narrative that provides structural coherence and generates expressive meaning. McClelland's interpretations of the expressive implications of Brahms's fascinatingly intricate musical structures frequently engage issues directly relevant to performance. This illuminating book will appeal to music theorists, musicologists working on nineteenth-century instrumental music and performers.

The Variations of Johannes Brahms

The Variations of Johannes Brahms
Author: Julian Littlewood
Publsiher: Plumbago Books and Arts
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780954012342
ISBN 13: 0954012348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Variations of Johannes Brahms Book Review:

Variation is a fundamental musical principle, yet its most naked expression - variation form - resists all but the broadest of descriptions. This book offers listener, performer, analyst and composer an eclectic array of approaches to `Theme and Variations', including: patterns of departure and return; real versus perceived time; strategies of propulsion and closure in an intrinsically cyclic and open-ended form; the interplay of authorial voices deriving from dialogue between the `self' of variations and the `other' of their theme; critique of a theme through a set's generic references; drama and narrative achieved through textural and tonal control; and the intrinsic sound of a variation, so different from that of a freely composed work. These topics are introduced through a general survey of the form, seen through the prisms of the provenance of themes and the ideologies of sets, before being developed through close study of Brahms's variation sets and movements. Brahms was supremely aware of his place in music history and was uncommonly self-conscious in his manipulation of different techniques of composition. His variation sets - some of the most well-crafted and beloved examples - place the interplay of forms and styles at the heart of their identity. Moreover, in their stunning breadth and diversity they offer a microcosm of Brahms's entire output, a succinct revelation of his life-long concerns. Through them we marvel at his technical and poetic mastery, and journey to the heart of his creative character.

Coherence Counterpoint Instrumentation Instruction in Form

Coherence  Counterpoint  Instrumentation  Instruction in Form
Author: Arnold Sch”nberg
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780803242302
ISBN 13: 0803242301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coherence Counterpoint Instrumentation Instruction in Form Book Review:

Only Stravinsky can claim as much credit as Schoenberg for the most dramatic innovations in twentieth-century music. Inventor of the twelve-tone row, explorer of atonality and the hexachord, composer of tone poems, songs, and chamber music, and chief spokesman for the Vienna Circle, Schoenberg has become ever more influential as his successors have come to understand him. ø Fuller understanding has been delayed because many of his writings have not yet been edited or published. This volume collects four short works, each concentrated on a key issue in composition. Written in 1917, but altered and augmented many times in later years, the manuscripts edited and translated in this volume have never been published before. ø Their importance can permit no further delay since they present Schoenberg's thinking well after the publication in 1911 of Harmonielehre, his revolutionary theoretical book. The later texts provide numerous prospects for enhancing the study and appreciation of Schoenberg's compositions and theories. ø Also a painter, Schoenberg enjoyed the friendship of Kandinsky and the Berlin expressionists. This volume includes a frontispiece reproducing one of Schoenberg's paintings.

A Wayfaring Stranger

A Wayfaring Stranger
Author: Veronika Kusz
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 0520301838
ISBN 13: 9780520301832
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wayfaring Stranger Book Review:

On March 10, 1948, world-renowned composer and pianist Ernst von Dohnányi (1877−1960) embarked for the United States, leaving Europe for good. Only a few years earlier, the seventy-year-old Hungarian had been a triumphant, internationally admired musician and leading figure in Hungarian musical life. Fleeing a political smear campaign that sought to implicate him in intellectual collaboration with fascism, he reached American shores without a job or a home. A Wayfaring Stranger presents the final period in Dohnányi’s exceptional career and uses a range of previously unavailable material to reexamine commonly held beliefs about the musician and his unique oeuvre. Offering insights into his life as a teacher, pianist, and composer, the book also considers the difficulties of émigré life, the political charges made against him, and the compositional and aesthetic dilemmas faced by a conservative artist. To this rich biographical account, Veronika Kusz adds an in-depth examination of Dohnányi’s late works—in most cases the first analyses to appear in musicological literature. This corrective history provides never-before-seen photographs of the musician’s life in the United States and skillfully illustrates Dohnányi’s impact on European and American music and the culture of the time.

Brahms s Elegies

Brahms s Elegies
Author: Nicole Grimes
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN 10: 1108474497
ISBN 13: 9781108474498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brahms s Elegies Book Review:

A unique insight into the relationship between Brahms's music and his philosophical and literary context from a modernist perspective.

The Rite of Spring at 100

The Rite of Spring at 100
Author: SEVERINE NEFF,MAUREEN A CARR,GRETCHEN G HORLACHER
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 0253027357
ISBN 13: 9780253027351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rite of Spring at 100 Book Review:

When Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) premiered during the 1913 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, its avant-garde music and jarring choreography scandalized audiences. Today it is considered one of the most influential musical works of the twentieth century. In this volume, the ballet finally receives the full critical attention it deserves, as distinguished music and dance scholars discuss the meaning of the work and its far-reaching influence on world music, performance, and culture. Essays explore four key facets of the ballet: its choreography and movement; the cultural and historical contexts of its performance and reception in France; its structure and use of innovative rhythmic and tonal features; and the reception of the work in Russian music history and theory.

Analyses of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Music 1940 2000

Analyses of Nineteenth  and Twentieth Century Music  1940 2000
Author: D. J. Hoek
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2007-02-15
ISBN 10: 1461700795
ISBN 13: 9781461700791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analyses of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Music 1940 2000 Book Review:

This new volume incorporates all entries from the previous editions by Arthur Wenk, expanding to cover writings drawn from periodicals, theses, dissertations, books, and Festschriften from 1940 to 2000. Over 9,000 references to analyses of works by over 1,000 composers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are included.

The Social Worlds of Nineteenth Century Chamber Music

The Social Worlds of Nineteenth Century Chamber Music
Author: Marie Sumner Lott
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-06-15
ISBN 10: 0252097270
ISBN 13: 9780252097270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Worlds of Nineteenth Century Chamber Music Book Review:

Marie Sumner Lott examines the music available to musical consumers in the nineteenth century, and what that music tells us about their tastes, priorities, and activities. Her social history of chamber music performance places the works of canonic composers such as Schubert, Brahms, and Dvorák in relation to lesser-known but influential peers. The book explores the dynamic relationships among the active agents involved in the creation of Romantic music and shows how each influenced the others' choices in a rich, collaborative environment. In addition to documenting the ways companies acquired and marketed sheet music, Sumner Lott reveals how the publication and performance of chamber music differed from that of ephemeral piano and song genres or more monumental orchestral and operatic works. Several distinct niche markets existed within the audience for chamber music, and composers created new musical works for their use and enjoyment. Insightful and groundbreaking, The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music revises prevailing views of middle-class influence on nineteenth-century musical style and presents new methods for interpreting the meanings of musical works for musicians both past and present.

Allusion as Narrative Premise in Brahms s Instrumental Music

Allusion as Narrative Premise in Brahms   s Instrumental Music
Author: Jacquelyn E. C. Sholes
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-05-24
ISBN 10: 0253033160
ISBN 13: 9780253033161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Allusion as Narrative Premise in Brahms s Instrumental Music Book Review:

Who inspired Johannes Brahms in his art of writing music? In this book, Jacquelyn E. C. Sholes provides a fresh look at the ways in which Brahms employed musical references to works of earlier composers in his own instrumental music. By analyzing newly identified allusions alongside previously known musical references in works such as the B-Major Piano Trio, the D-Major Serenade, the First Piano Concerto, and the Fourth Symphony, among others, Sholes demonstrates how a historical reference in one movement of a work seems to resonate meaningfully, musically, and dramatically with material in other movements in ways not previously recognized. She highlights Brahms's ability to weave such references into broad, movement-spanning narratives, arguing that these narratives served as expressive outlets for his complicated, sometimes conflicted, attitudes toward the material to which he alludes. Ultimately, Brahms's music reveals both the inspiration and the burden that established masters such as Domenico Scarlatti, J. S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, and especially Beethoven represented for him as he struggled to emerge with his own artistic voice and to define and secure his unique position in music history.

Chamber Music

Chamber Music
Author: John H Baron
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-06-10
ISBN 10: 1135848289
ISBN 13: 9781135848286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chamber Music Book Review:

Chamber Music: A Research and Information Guide is a reference tool for anyone interested in chamber music. It is not a history or an encyclopedia but a guide to where to find answers to questions about chamber music. The third edition adds nearly 600 new entries to cover new research since publication of the previous edition in 2002. Most of the literature is books, articles in journals and magazines, dissertations and theses, and essays or chapters in Festschriften, treatises, and biographies. In addition to the core literature obscure citations are also included when they are the only studies in a particular field. In addition to being printed, this volume is also for the first time available online. The online environment allows for information to be updated as new research is introduced. This database of information is a "live" resource, fully searchable, and with active links. Users will have unlimited access, annual revisions will be made and a limited number of pages can be downloaded for printing.

Constructive Dissonance

Constructive Dissonance
Author: Juliane Brand,Christopher Hailey
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780520203143
ISBN 13: 0520203143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructive Dissonance Book Review:

"There cannot ever be too many good books about Schoenberg, and so it is a special pleasure to welcome Constructive Dissonance, which is far beyond just 'good.' These essays cover a generous range in style and idea. Many of them also are deeply moving, and nothing could be more appropriate for the composer of our century's most fiercely intense music."--Michael Steinberg, author of The Symphony: A Listener's Guide "Although much has been written about Schoenberg, no group of essays examines his life and work in such a broad context. Here we find Schoenberg's matrix: the social, cultural, political, and artistic currents that helped shape him, and to which he made his own extraordinary contribution."--Robert P. Morgan, author of Twentieth-Century Music "As we approach the turn of this century, it is clear that Arnold Schoenberg must becounted as one of the most important figures in Western art music during the last one hundred years. Schoenberg's influence on art-music culture has not only worked its effects through his music, but also through his thinking and writing about music. This collection makes a fitting tribute to Schoenberg and does an admirable job of presenting the many facets of Schoenberg the composer, music theorist, and thinker. These thought-provoking essays present a broad range of approaches to a rich variety of topics within Schoenberg scholarship, and readers will find both familiar and not-so-familiar issues arising during the course of the volume. Constructive Dissonance is certain to become an important book for those interested in twentieth-century art music and culture, and seminal reading for anyone interested in Arnold Schoenberg and his work."--John Covach, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill