The muse as eros : music, erotic fantasy and male creativity in the Romantic and modern imagination (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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The muse as eros : music, erotic fantasy and male creativity in the Romantic and modern imagination

Author: Stephen C Downes
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring the cultural expressions of the relationship between the male artist with a muse, this book offers different perspectives on musical representations and transformations of creative  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen C Downes
ISBN: 0754635708 9780754635703
OCLC Number: 219315510
Description: XII, 300 Seiten : Notenbeispiele
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.
Responsibility: Stephen Downes.
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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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