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Essays on music

Author: Hans Keller; Christopher Wintle; Bayan Northcott; Irene Samuel
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. versionView all editions and formats
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Hans Keller (1919-1985) was one of the most brilliant and stimulating writers on music of his day, and this is the first large selection of his essays.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Keller; Christopher Wintle; Bayan Northcott; Irene Samuel
ISBN: 0521673488 9780521673488
OCLC Number: 69241889
Description: xx, 269 pages : music ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Criticism. Problems in writing about music --
Resistances to Britten's music : their psychology --
National frontiers in music --
Sport and art: the concept of mastery --
Music and psychopathology. pt. 2. Composers and their music. Art as departure (Haydn) --
New music : Beethoven's Choral fantasy --
Schubert : tune and melody --
Little known greatness (Mendelssohn and Mozart) --
Schumann was a symphonist --
Tristan and the realism of adolescence (Wagner) --
Resistances to Brahms --
Elgar the progressive --
The unpopularity of Mahler's popularity --
The sentimental violin (Glazounov) --
The 'Lucky' hand and other errors (Schoenberg) --
Natural master (Schmidt) --
Schoenberg : A survivor from Warsaw --
Film music : The Harry Lime theme (Karas and Weill) --
Mátyás Seiber 1905 1960 --
Gloriana as music drama (a reaffirmation) (Britten) --
Shostakovich's Twelfth quartet --
Stravinsky v. Stravinsky --
The state of the symphony : not only Maxwell Davies's --
Britten's last masterpiece --
The man and the music (Simpson). pt. 3. Towards a theory of music. Towards a theory of music --
The musical analysis of music --
Functional analysis No. 9A : Mozart's Piano sonata in A minor, K 310 --
A slip of Mozart's : its analytical significance (1956/57) --
Knowing things backwards --
Mozart's wrong key signature --
Key characteristics --
Strict serial technique in classical music --
Schoenberg : the future of symphonic thought --
Whose fault is the speaking voice? --
Why this piece is about Billy Budd --
Rhythm : Gershwin and Stravinsky --
Principles of composition.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Hans Keller ; edited by Christopher Wintle with Bayan Northcott and Irene Samuel.
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'Brilliantly selected essays' BBC Music Magazine 'Christopher Wintle's outstandingly empathetic introduction that would seem best to encapsulate the style and ongoing purpose of this collection of Read more...

 
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