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Othmar Schoeck : life and works

Author: Chris Walton
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2009.
Series: Eastman studies in music, v. 65.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Places the Swiss composer Schoeck, master of a late-Romantic style both sensuous and stringent, in context and gives insight into his increasingly popular musical works.

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Werkverzeichnis
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walton, Chris, 1963-
Othmar Schoeck.
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2009
(OCoLC)636658822
Named Person: Othmar Schoeck; Othmar Schoeck; Othmar Schoeck; Othmar Schoeck
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Walton
ISBN: 9781580463003 1580463002
OCLC Number: 262426580
Description: xvii, 447 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Schoeck and the Swiss --
Childhood and youth --
Wolf amidst the sheep --
Leipzig, Munich, and an awful little moustache --
Back in the fold --
Hermann Hesse, via the dentist --
Look back in melancholy --
Chamber music --
The art of counterpoint --
Busoni --
The picture on the wall --
Touch of Venus --
Silent bronze --
Sucking sweet folly --
Self portrait, with sandwich --
Elegy --
Goodbye to Geneva --
The bee in the rose --
Raging queen --
Storms in the pigeon loft --
Into the vortex --
Wrong-note rag --
Hildebill --
Variations and fugue on an age-old theme --
Put to the wheel --
Gisela --
Lost in the stars --
Whores and madonnas --
"--
he can write music all right--
" --
Tea with (Ms.) Hitler --
Aryanizing music --
Arms and the man --
Castles in the air --
Goering's bullshit --
Collapse --
The people at home --
The reckoning --
Transfigured summer nights --
Silent lights --
Fair measure --
Rather nice horn --
Sleepless in Wollishofen --
Echoes and elegies --
Running on empty --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Eastman studies in music, v. 65.
Responsibility: Chris Walton.

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Walton replaces [Schoeck's] bland self-portrait with a veritable fresco in bright, contrasting colors. The visual images he has chosen to reproduce are equally revelatory. DISSONANCE: SWISS MUSIC Read more...

 
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