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The Politics of Appropriation. German Romantic music and the Ancient Greek legacy.

Author: Jason Geary
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press US 2014.
Series: New Cultural History of Music Series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book uncovers a largely forgotten chapter in music history by considering the intersection of music and Hellenism in nineteenth-century Germany. While the influence of Greece on the literature, art, architecture, and philosophy of this period has been much discussed, its significance for music has received considerably less attention.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Geary
ISBN: 9780199736119 0199736111
OCLC Number: 869726544
Description: 288 pages.
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Ancient Greece and the German Cultural Imagination ; 2. Mendelssohn's Antigone and the Rebirth of Greek Tragedy ; 3. The Reception of Antigone and the Aesthetics of Appropriation ; 4. The Growth of a Genre: Taubert's Medea and the Greek Stage ; Revival in Berlin ; 5. Mendelssohn and Oedipus in the Age of Christianity ; 6. Lachner and the Emergence of a New Athens ; 7. The Wagnerian Turn ; 8. Epilogue: The Decline of a Genre ; Bibliography
Series Title: New Cultural History of Music Series.
Responsibility: Jason Geary.

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