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Watkins, Glenn 1927-

Overview
Works: 156 works in 334 publications in 4 languages and 6,836 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical settings  Manuscripts  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Composer
Classifications: ML197, 780.904
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Glenn Watkins
Proof through the night music and the great war by Glenn Watkins ( )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Watkins's narrative argues that 20th-century Modernism was not launched full force with the advent of the Great War but rather was challenged by a new set of alternatives to the prewar avant-garde
Gesualdo : the man and his music by Glenn Watkins ( Book )
29 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, is equally celebrated as the composer of madrigals of great power and tortured complexity and as the murderer of his wife and her lover in flagrante delicto. His life and compositions are not unconnected. His neurotic sensibility found an ideal outlet in the mannerist tendencies of late Renaissance music, and his works are the most extreme examples of those tendencies. Watkins's extended study of Gesualdo's life and works was originally published in 1973. Alongside detailed analysis of Gesualdo's remarkable madrigals and of the few works in other genres, it contained much new biographical material, particularly on the latter part of the composer's life. This new edition has been extensively updated, and contains a new chapter covering the research of recent years. The preface to the first edition, by Igor Stravinsky is reprinted
Soundings : music in the twentieth century by Glenn Watkins ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pyramids at the Louvre : music, culture, and collage from Stravinsky to the postmodernists by Glenn Watkins ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pyramid in front of the Louvre. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and The Rite of Spring. Schoenberg and Shirley Temple. Just as the odd juxtapositions of Modernism produced a new way of seeing, so now collage, in the hands of Glenn Watkins, offers a new perspective on the art of our age. A rich and revealing picture of twentieth-century music and the arts, Watkins' work shows us what our present Postmodern aesthetic owes to our Modernist past. Behind the many guises of Modernism we find an appetite for opposing impulses: the exotic and the home-grown, high and low, black and white, the passionate and the cool, the cerebral and the instinctive. Watkins shows us these oppositions at play in the music of Stravinsky and Ravel, Debussy and Schoenberg, Ives, Satie, Hindemith, Ellington, and Gershwin, in the art of Picasso and the Cubists, Cocteau, Leger, Brancusi and Noguchi, in the anthologies of Nancy Cunard and Alain Locke, in the ballet companies of Sergei Diaghilev and Rolf de Mare, and in the performances of Josephine Baker. Throughout, collage asserts its power to enlighten through juxtaposition, resist resolution, sponsor pluralism, and promote understanding of an order that eludes all edicts. The masks of Oskar Schlemmer, of Japanese No drama, and of the commedia dell'arte, the mythologies attendant to the retrieval of folk traditions and the emergence of jazz, and the mass relocation of artists in a time of war - all have a place in this depiction and assessment of the legacy of Modernism. A heady exploration of questions surrounding Primitivism, Orientalism, and technology as they surface at either end of our century, this book exposes the millennial preoccupations mutually invested in our search for "first times" and our convictions about "the end of culture."
The Gesualdo hex : music, myth, and memory by Glenn Watkins ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this vivid tale of adultery and intrigue, witchcraft and murder, Glenn Watkins explores the fascinating life of the Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo--a life suffused with scandal and bordering on the fantastical. An isolated prince, Gesualdo had a personal life that was no less eccentric and bewildering than the music he composed; his biography has often clouded our perception of his oeuvre, which has periodically been dismissed as a late Renaissance deformation of little consequence. Today, however, Gesualdo's music, once deemed so strange as to be unperformable, stands as one of the most vibrant legacies of the late Italian Renaissance, with an undeniable impact on a host of twentieth-century musicians and artists. The incendiary details of Gesualdo's life recede, and his grip on our musical imagination comes to the fore. Watkins challenges our preconceptions of what has become a nearly mythic persona, weaving together the cumulative experience of some of the most vibrant artists of the past century, from Stravinsky and Schoenberg to Abbado and Herzog. Beyond questions of mere influence, however, The Gesualdo Hex offers a profound meditation on cultural memory and historical awareness: how composers attempt to shape the legacy they will bequeath to the world, and how music and history inevitably take on a new guise as they are revisited by subsequent generations and reinterpreted in light of contemporary experience. In examining Gesualdo's life, music, myth, and memory intertwine with one another to reveal an uncanny affinity with our own time. With his elegant and engaging prose, Watkins asks us to grapple with our understanding not only of art and the artists who create it but also of history itself
Sämtliche Werke by Carlo Gesualdo ( )
20 editions published between 1957 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ottavo libro dei madrigali a cinque voci (1624) by Sigismondo D'India ( )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in Italian and English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il terzo libro dei madrigali a cinque voci, con il suo basso continuo da sonar con diversi instromenti da corpo a beneplacito, ma necessariamente per gli otto ultimi (1615) by Sigismondo D'India ( )
9 editions published in 1995 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sacrae cantiones für fünf Stimmen : nach den Stimmbüchern des Don Giovanni Pietro Cappuccio by Carlo Gesualdo ( )
14 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Instrumentalwerke ; Psalmen ; Canzonetten by Carlo Gesualdo ( )
10 editions published in 1967 in 6 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sacrae cantiones für sechs und sieben Stimmen : nach den Stimmbüchern des Don Giovanni Pietro Capuccio von 1603 by Carlo Gesualdo ( )
4 editions published in 1961 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Responsoria et alia ad officium hebdomadae sanctae spectantia : für sechs Stimmen nach dem Partiturdruck von 1611 by Carlo Gesualdo ( )
1 edition published in 1959 in Latin and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Responsoria : sanctae spectantia et alia ad officium hebdomadae für sechs stimmen by Carlo Gesualdo ( )
13 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Responsoria et alia ad officium hebdomadae sanctae spectantia für sechs Stimmen by Carlo Gesualdo ( )
11 editions published in 1959 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carlo Gesualdo di Venosa : Leben und Werk eines fürstlichen Komponisten by Glenn Watkins ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sacrae cantiones. für sechs bis sieben Stimmen : nach den Stimmbüchern von 1603 by Carlo Gesualdo ( )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in Latin and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sacrae cantiones. für fünf Stimmen : nach dem Stimmbüchern von 1603 by Carlo Gesualdo ( )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in Latin and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three books of polyphonic Lamentations of Jeremiah by Glenn Watkins ( )
7 editions published between 1953 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sacrae cantiones für 6 und 7 Stimmen by Carlo Gesualdo ( )
3 editions published in 1961 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sacrae cantiones : für fünf Stimmen : erstes Buch by Carlo Gesualdo ( )
1 edition published in 1982 in Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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Watkins, Glenn.
Watkins, Glenn E.
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Watkins, Glenn Elson.
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Languages
English (80)
Latin (39)
Italian (27)
German (16)
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