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Music criticism in Vienna, 1896-1897 : critically moving forms

Author: Sandra McColl
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Oxford monographs on music.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Music Criticism in Vienna 1896-1897 records a culture in which music criticism had achieved the status of a minor art-form. The period covered - October 1896 to December 1897 - was an eventful time in Vienna. Bruckner died, then Brahms; Mahler arrived; premieres of works by Czech composers coincided with increasing tension in the Empire between Czechs and Germans; Puccini's La Boheme reached Vienna on its
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra McColl
ISBN: 0198165641 9780198165644
OCLC Number: 32970280
Description: xiv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The Papers and the Critics --
2. The Richness of Everyday life --
3. Civil Politics and Musical Opinion --
4. The Politics of Art in the Aftermath of Wagner --
5. The 'Canon' in the Concert Hall --
6. Opera, Drama, and the Artwork of the Future.
Series Title: Oxford monographs on music.
Other Titles: Critically moving forms
Responsibility: Sandra McColl.
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This is a close analysis of the work of some two dozen music critics in Vienna from October 1896 to December 1897, a period which saw the deaths of Bruckner and Brahms and the rise of Mahler and  Read more...

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She opens her study with invaluable thumb-nail sketches of the various Viennese newspapers and journals in which music critics published their work ... this book reveals a wealth of detail about Read more...

 
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