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Reclaiming late-romantic music : singing devils and distant sounds

Author: Peter Franklin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2014]
Series: Ernest Bloch lectures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period-Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini-regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has modernist discourse continued to brand these works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes a close and even-handed look at how and why late-romantic symphonies and operas  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Franklin
ISBN: 9780520958036 0520958039 9781306291408 1306291402
OCLC Number: 984813793
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 197 p. :) il.
Contents: Setting the scene : grandiose symphonics and the trouble with art --
Pessimism, ecstasy and distant voices : listening to late-romanticism --
Sunsets, sunrises and decadent oceanics --
Making the world weep (more problems with opera) --
Late romanticism meets classical music at the movies --
The bitter truth of modernism : a late-romantic story.
Series Title: Ernest Bloch lectures.
Responsibility: Peter Franklin.

Abstract:

Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period-Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini-regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has modernist discourse continued to brand these works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes a close and even-handed look at how and why late-romantic symphonies and operas steered a complex course between modernism and mass culture in the period leading up to the Second World War. The style's continuing popularity and its domination of the film music idiom.

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