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Music and Decadence in European Modernism
Language: en
Pages: 371
Authors: Stephen Downes
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-03 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Downes presents a detailed examination of the significance of decadence in Central and Eastern European modernist music.
Modernism and the Cult of Mountains: Music, Opera, Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Christopher Morris
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Adopting and transforming the Romantic fascination with mountains, modernism in the German-speaking lands claimed the Alps as a space both of resistance and of escape. This new 'cult of mountains' reacted to the symptoms and alienating forces associated with modern culture, defining and reinforcing models of subjectivity based on renewed
Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Peter Franklin
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-15 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

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
Excursions in World Music, Seventh Edition
Language: en
Pages: 515
Authors: Bruno Nettl, Timothy Rommen
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-05 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Excursions in World Music is a comprehensive introductory textbook to world music, creating a panoramic experience for students by engaging the many cultures around the globe and highlighting the sheer diversity to be experienced in the world of music. At the same time, the text illustrates the often profound ways
Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture, 1860–1960
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Deborah Mawer
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-22 - Publisher: Routledge

This edited volume of case studies presents a selective history of French music and culture, but one with a dynamic difference. Eschewing a traditional chronological account, the book explores the nature of relationships between one main period, broadly the 'long' modernist era between 1860–1960, and its own historical ‘others’, referencing