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The Cambridge Companion to Berg : Cambridge Companions to Music - Anthony Pople

The Cambridge Companion to Berg

Cambridge Companions to Music

By: Anthony Pople (Editor)

Paperback Published: 23rd June 1997
ISBN: 9780521564892
Number Of Pages: 324

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The world of Alban Berg is full of paradoxes, secrets and allusions, but he was able to handle emotional and moral issues at a distance and with profound sympathy. His unhurried, almost aristocratic attitude to life and his extreme self-criticism in professional matters resulted in an extraordinarily small musical output, but it includes towering masterpieces such as the operas Wozzeck and Lulu, and his last work, the Violin Concerto. All of Berg's substantial works are discussed in this Companion which brings together a team of experts who write from a variety of historical and critical perspectives, outlining the place of the music in the cultural history of its time and recontextualising it against the broader twentieth-century interplay of fashions, aesthetics and ideas.

'... offers an ideal introduction for the general musical reader to the music itself.' The Times Literary Supplement '... this is an intelligent and useful addition to the Berg literature'. The Musical Times

Chronology
Introduction
Culture and Environment
Defining home: BergÆs life on the periphery Christopher Hailey
Battles of the mind: Berg and the cultural politics of æVienna 1900Æ Andrew Barker
Berg and Adorno Raymond Geuss
From Song to Opera
Early works: tonality and beyond Anthony Pople
BergÆs aphoristic pieces Kathryn Bailey
Berg, Mahler and the Three Orchestral Pieces, Op.6 Derrick Puffett
The musical language of Wozzeck Anthony Pople
After Wozzeck
Secret programmes Douglas Jarman
Compositional process in Wozzeck and Lulu: a glimpse of BergÆs atonal method Patricia Hall
Compositional technique 1923û6: the Chamber Concerto and the Lyric Suite Neil Boynton
In the orbit of Lulu: the late works Anthony Pople
LuluÆs feminine performance Judy Lochhead
Postscript: Berg and the twentieth century Arnold Whittall
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ISBN: 9780521564892
ISBN-10: 0521564891
Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 23rd June 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 17.02  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5