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Bruhn, Siglind

Works: 78 works in 229 publications in 2 languages and 4,727 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Performer, Editor, Instrumentalist
Classifications: ML410.M595, 780.92
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Messiaen's language of mystical love by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These new essays written specifically for this volume explore the various aspects of Olivier Messiaen's spiritually committed musical language, drawing on his own remarks in subheadings and prefaces, his biblical and theological citations, his allusions to works of visual art, and on the language spoken directly by the musical tropes themselves
Musical ekphrasis : composers responding to poetry and painting by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The musical order of the world : Kepler, Hesse, Hindemith by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Voicing the ineffable : musical representations of religious experience ( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation Music scholars primarily from northern and eastern Europe, but also western Europe and the US, draw on case studies that transcend a music-analytical approach in the direction of the hermeneutic perspective, to explore how musical language in itself, independently of the explicitly sacred context, conveys the ineffable. They focus on the musical means and devices employed, and what the presence of religious messages in certain secular music reveals about the spirituality of various eras from the Middles Ages to the present. The 11 essays are not indexed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Images and ideas in modern French piano music : the extra-musical subtext in piano works by Ravel, Debussy, and Messiaen by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encrypted messages in Alban Berg's music ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sonic transformations of literary texts from program music to musical ekphrasis ( )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Among the possible relationships between art forms that express themselves in different sign systems, the pairing of words and images is the one that is most thoroughly explored. And in fact, the most securely established terminology is found in a field that has experienced a significant revival in recent years: ekphrasis. The literary topos through which a poem (or any other text) addresses itself to the visual arts has received much attention in recent years and been subjected to intense scrutiny."--BOOK JACKET
The temptation of Paul Hindemith : Mathis der Maler as a spiritual testimony by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Messiaen's contemplations of covenant and incarnation : musical symbols of faith in the two great piano cycles of the 1940s by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction -- Messiaen's religious resources -- The sevenfold amen in the relationship between God and his creatures -- Contemplations of the child at Bethlehem : a multi-demensional symphony
Messiaen's interpretations of holiness and Trinity : echoes of medieval theology in the oratorio, organ meditations, and opera by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Three of Olivier Messiaen's later works - La Transfiguration de Notre-Seigneur Jesus-Christ, Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte Trinite, and Saint Francois d'Assise, are linked by the fact that the composer refers to and quotes from Thomas Aquinas. The composer's reception of Thomistic texts is one of the principles guiding the interpretations in this study. On the one hand, Messiaen had been pondering Thomas's thoughts on the role of music in the life of a Christian and on music's possible spiritual content all through his professional life; on the other hand, the oratorio, the organ meditations, and the opera are the only works in which Messiaen quotes extensive Thomistic sentences addressing purely theological subject matter. The first aspect, Messiaen's appropriation of - or felicitous congruence with - the medieval theologian's views on music, underlies all analyses as a kind of background fabric. The second aspect, Messiaen's quotations from the Summa theologica and their musical translation, determines segments of a larger discussion that, in the book's three main chapters, attempts to do justice to the compositions as a whole. While Thomas's theological aesthetics appears as a thread woven through a texture in a way that brings it only periodically to the foreground, the statements from Thomas's writings provide essential foundations determining the works' content and its musical rendering."--Jacket
Messiaen's explorations of love and death : musico-poetic signification in the Tristan trilogy and three related song cycles by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Olivier Messiaen's lifelong quest centered on the "colors" and rhythms of a music that would serve as a vehicle for his thoughts about time, his love of God, and his enthusiasm for birdsong. An additional topic about which he felt deeply is that of passionate, fated human love and its relationship to death on the one hand, the love of God on the other. During the years 1936-1948, he composed five cycles of vocal music to his own texts as well as the Turangalila Symphony, the monumental centerpiece of his "Tristan Trilogy." The focus of this study is the in-depth analysis and interpretation of these six works on love, with particular regard for their unusual wealth of poetic, sonic, and visual colors and imagery
Saints in the limelight : representations of the religious quest on the post-1945 operatic stage by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
J.S. Bach's Well-tempered clavier : in-depth analysis and interpretation by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Martin's musical reflections on death by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Martin (1890-1974)the greatest Swiss composer besides Arthur Honegger spent two periods of his life intensely reflecting on death: the decade centered in World War II and the half-decade before his own passing at the age of 84. The resulting nine compositions are internationally recognized as featuring among Martin's masterpieces. In terms of their spiritual approach they each address the subject of death from a different angle. Far from morbid or dejected in his attitude Martin uses his very expressive musical language to ponder the many ways in which humans seek to understand the finitude of their earthly lives [Publisher description]
Musical ekphrasis in Rilke's Marien-Leben by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sonatas, woodwind instruments and piano by Paul Hindemith ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1998 and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die musikalische Darstellung psychologischer Wirklichkeit in Alban Bergs "Wozzeck" by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Messiaens musikalische Sprache des Glaubens : theologische Symbolik in den Klavierzyklen Visions de l'Amen und Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jesus by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christus als Opernheld im späten 20. Jahrhundert by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Einleitung-- Kapitel 1: Der Schmerzensmann -- Kapitel 2: In den Armen von Frau Tod -- Kapitel 3: Der himmlische Bräutigam -- Kapitel 4: Der letzte Richter -- Kapitel 5: Der Wiedergekreuzigte -- Kapitel 6: Mit dem Teufel in Moskau -- Kapitel 7: Von der Ohnmacht des Erlösers -- Kurzbiografien der Komponisten und Dichter -- Bibliografische Angaben -- Verzeichnis der Musikbeispiele und Abbildungen -- Über die Autorin -- Über dieses Buch, Danksagung. Im Jahre 1971 kamen in den USA gleich drei für ein breites Publikum konzipierte Opernbearbeitungen der Passionsgeschichte auf die Bühne: Thomas Pasatieris neoromantische Oper Calvary, Andrew Lloyd Webbers Rockoper Jesus Christ Superstar und Stephen Schwartz' Musical Godspell. Erstaunlicher noch als diese Bearbeitungen der Geschichte vom Gang nach Golgotha ist die Zahl der seit 1950 entstandenen Opern, die entweder den Auferstandenen porträtieren oder einen Christus, der in einen ganz neuen dichterischen Zusammenhang eingebunden ist. Das Spektrum der Christusdarstellungen reicht hier von Wolfgang von Schweinitz' imposanter Figur "X" über Marius Constants nur aufgrund seiner Wundertätigkeit identifizierbarem "Personnage en blanc" zu John Taveners sehr realem, liebevoll-väterlichem Christus, und von der Figur des Jeschua Ha Notsri, dessen Passion in den drei parallelen Opern nach Bulgakows Meisterwerk in unterschiedlicher Weise als Fiktion oder Folie erscheint, zum "Wiedergekreuzigten", dem in Bohuslav Martinus Bearbeitung des Kazantzakis-Romans ein frommes Passionsspiel zum Verhängnis wird. Religionsgeschichtlich besonders interessant sind die von Gottfried von Einem und Harrison Birtwistle entworfenen Charakterisierungen. Einems Jesu Hochzeit, dessen Premiere 1980 den Wiener Opernskandal auslöste, behandelt das ungewöhnliche Thema einer Vermählung des Unsterblichen mit "Frau Tod"; in Birtwistles TheLast Supper führt das Erinnerungstreffen der Zwölf mit ihrem Meister im Jahre 2000 dazu, dass Jesus, indem er jedem Jünger die Füße wäscht, sich stellvertretend entschuldigt für die Gräueltaten, die im Verlauf der Christentumsgeschichte und vorgeblich in seinem Namen verübt worden sind
Musikalische Symbolik in Olivier Messiaens Weihnachtsvignetten : hermeneutisch-analytische Untersuchungen zu den Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus by Siglind Bruhn ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bruhm, Siglind
Bruhn, S. 1951-
English (103)
German (23)