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Bruckner Studies : Cambridge Composer Studies - Timothy L. Jackson

Bruckner Studies

Cambridge Composer Studies

By: Timothy L. Jackson (Editor), Paul Hawkshaw (Editor)

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Bruckner Studies presents the latest musicological and theoretical research on the life and music of Anton Bruckner. It is the most important English-language book on the composer since Robert Simpson's The Essence of Bruckner. The essays provide new biographical insights into his enigmatic personality, working procedures, and circle of students and friends; consider the fascinating history of the dissemination of his music during his lifetime and in this century, including its reception in Nazi Germany; and provide new analytical perspectives on his musical style and its origins. The volume challenges the reader to reassess the man and his music in a new light, unencumbered by decades of special interest and propaganda which have coloured perceptions of Bruckner for more than a century.

'... its influences could well be salutary.' BBC Music Magazine 'This is, undoubtedly, the most important book on Bruckner to emerge in the English language since the publication, more than a decade ago, of Robert Simpson's The Essence of Bruckner and it adds immeasurably to our knowledge of the subject.' Scenaria

List of plates
Preface
List of abbreviations
Historical studies
An anatomy of change: Anton Bruckner's revisions to the Mass in F Minorp. 1
A hidden personality: access to an "inner biography" of Anton Brucknerp. 32
Bruckner and Viennese Wagnerismp. 54
The annexation of Anton Bruckner: Nazi revisionism and the politics of appropriationp. 72
"Return to the pure sources": the ideology and text-critical legacy of the first Bruckner Gesamtausgabep. 91
Bruckner and the Bayreuthians; or, Das Geheimnis der Form bei Anton Brucknerp. 110
Josef Schalk and the theory of harmony at the end of the nineteenth centuryp. 122
Analytical studies
The Finale of Bruckner's Seventh Symphony and tragic reversed sonata formp. 140
Some aspects of prolongation procedures in the Ninth Symphony (Scherzo and Adagio)p. 209
Bruckner's sonata deformationsp. 256
Phrase rhythm in Bruckner's early orchestral Scherzip. 278
Indexp. 298
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ISBN: 9780521570145
ISBN-10: 052157014X
Series: Cambridge Composer Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 7th August 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.71