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Brahms and the German spirit

Author: Daniel Beller-McKenna
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The music of Johannes Brahms is deeply colored, Daniel Beller-McKenna shows, by 19th century German nationalism and by Lutheran religion. Focusing on the composer's choral works, the author offers new insight on the cultural grounding for Brahm's music.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Johannes Brahms; Johannes Brahms; Johannes Brahms; Johannes Brahms; Johannes Brahms; Johannes Brahms
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Beller-McKenna
ISBN: 0674013182 9780674013186
OCLC Number: 54066567
Description: xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Brahms and the German spirit --
Religion, language, and Luther's bible --
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45, and the Apocalyptic Paradigm --
The Triumphlied, Op. 55, and the Apocalyptic moment --
Gebet einer König: national prayers in the Fest- und Gedenksprüche, Op. 109 --
Beyond the end.
Responsibility: Daniel Beller-McKenna.
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The music of Johannes Brahms is deeply colored, Daniel Beller-McKenna shows, by 19th century German nationalism and by Lutheran religion. Focusing on the composer's choral works, the author offers  Read more...

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Brahms and the German Spirit is...an earnest study of the subject of religion and nationalism in Brahms's life. Daniel Beller-McKenna has woven a coherent tapestry from many strands. -- Styra Avins Read more...

 
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