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Webern and the transformation of nature

Author: Julian Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is not about the capacity of music to imitate birdsong, the flowing of streams, or the morphology of the landscape. It is fundamentally neither about nature itself nor about any potential relation that music may have to it. Rather, it is about the way in which a society constructs an idea of nature and the role that art, and specifically music, may have in the articulation of that idea. It explores such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Anton Webern; Anton von Webern; Anton Webern; Anton Webern
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Johnson
ISBN: 0521661498 9780521661492
OCLC Number: 40489304
Description: x, 274 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; 1. The social construction of nature; 2. A maternal landscape: the early works (1899-1905); 3. Paradise lost: the Dehmel Lieder to Op. 11 (1906-1914); 4. The transformation of memory: the vocal works Op. 12-Op. 19 (1914-1926); 5. Ideal landscapes: the serial works Op. 20-Op. 31 (1926-1943); 6. Webern, nature and modernism; Appendices; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Julian Johnson.
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This book considers the idea of nature in the music of Webern.  Read more...

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'... Julian Johnson's engrossing new study ... encourages a re-examination of the inner qualities of the music itself.' David Allenby, Musical Times

 
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