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Freedom and the arts : essays on music and literature

Author: Charles Rosen
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Is there a moment in history when a work receives its ideal interpretation? Or is negotiation always required to preserve the past and accommodate the present? The freedom of interpretation, Charles Rosen suggests in these sparkling explorations of music and literature, exists in a delicate balance with fidelity to the identity of the original work. Rosen cautions us to avoid doctrinaire extremes when approaching
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Rosen
ISBN: 9780674047525 0674047524
OCLC Number: 758383819
Description: viii, 438 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The weight of society --
Freedom and art --
Culture on the market --
The future of music --
The canon --
Dramatic and tonal logic in Mozart's operas --
Mozart's entry into the twentieth century --
The triumph of Mozart --
Drama and figured bass in Mozart's concertos --
Mozart and posterity --
Structural dissonance and the classical sonata --
Tradition without convention --
Felix Mendelssohn at 200 : prodigy without peer --
Happy birthday, Elliott Carter! --
Frédéric Chopin, reactionary and revolutionary --
Robert Schumann, a vision of the future --
Long perspectives --
The New Grove's dictionary returns --
Western music : the view from California --
Theodore Adorno : criticism as cultural nostalgia --
Resuscitating opera : Alessandro Scarlatti --
Operatic paradoxes : the ridiculous and sublime --
Lost chords and the golden age of pianism --
Montaigne : philosophy as process --
La Fontaine : the ethical power of style --
The anatomy lesson : melancholy and the invention of boredom --
Mallarmé and the transfiguration of poetry --
Hoffmansthal and radical modernism --
The private obsessions of Wystan Auden --
Old wisdom and newfangled theory : two one-way streets to disaster.
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