MUSE AS EROS : music, erotic fantasy and male creativity in the romantic and modern imagination. (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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MUSE AS EROS : music, erotic fantasy and male creativity in the romantic and modern imagination.

Author: STEPHEN DOWNES
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], TAYLOR & FRANCIS, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: STEPHEN DOWNES
ISBN: 1138258628 9781138258624
OCLC Number: 1008871402
Contents: Contents: Introduction; The Muse as immaculate beloved: Stendhal's 'crystallization' process and listening to Rossini and Beethoven; Schumann, Chopin, the fan of Eros, and the beloved's kiss; The Muse as temptress and redemptress: Sibelius's early symphonic narratives; Mahler's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies: Idyllic fantasies, the sublime, formal mastery, and processes of mourning and reparation; 'She dies': Trauma and erotic elegy in BartA(3)k's pre-First World War music; Names, chords and the 'pale princess' in Debussy's musical language of love; Poulenc's erotics of humour, melancholy, abjection and redemption; Names, chords and Lulu's portrait as Muse; Fetishistic 'Inventions on a Chord': Szymanowski, Schumann, Brahms, Wagner, Weill and Poulenc; Bibliography; Index.

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'A wonderful book. Once the hermeneutic dust had settled, it was inevitable that a book would emerge which would put the New Musicology on solidly analytical foundations. This is that book. In ten Read more...

 
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