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Webern and the transformation of nature

Author: Julian Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printed 1st pbk. versionView all editions and formats

This book considers the idea of nature in the music of Webern. It explores the wider social and cultural dimensions of the music, and in doing so it offers an important case study for the way in  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Anton Webern; Anton Webern
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Johnson
ISBN: 0521027861 9780521027861
OCLC Number: 70881812
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: x, 274 pages : music ; 23 cm
Contents: The social construction of nature --
A maternal landscape : the early works (1899-1905) --
Paradise lost : the Dehmel Lieder to op. 11 (1906-1914) --
The transformation of memory : the vocal works op. 12-op. 19 (1914-1926) --
Ideal landscapes : the serial works op. 20-op. 31 (1926-1943) --
Webern, nature and modernism.
Responsibility: Julian Johnson.


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'... Julian Johnson's engrossing new study ... encourages a re-examination of the inner qualities of the music itself.' David Allenby, Musical Times

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