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Music and monumentality : commemoration and wonderment in nineteenth-century Germany

Author: Alexander Rehding
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shortly after the reunification of Germany, Leonard Bernstein conducted a special arrangement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Berlin Wall. The central statement of the work, that "all men will be brothers," captured the sentiment of those who saw a brighter future for the newly reunited nation. This performance is an example of "musical monumentality" - a significant concept which underlies our cultural and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Geschichte 1800-1900
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Rehding
ISBN: 9780195385380 0195385381
OCLC Number: 268952964
Description: vii, 308 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : perspectives on musical monumentality --
The time of musical monuments --
Musical apotheoses --
Sounding souvenirs --
Classical values --
Collective historia --
Faustian descents --
Epilogue : Beethoven's Ninth at the Wall.
Responsibility: Alexander Rehding.
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This critical study locates musical monumentality, a central property of the nineteenth-century German repertoire, at the intersections of aesthetics and memory. In examples including Beethoven,  Read more...

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