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Author Brown, A. Peter.

Title The second golden age of the Viennese symphony : Brahms, Bruckner, Dvořák, Mahler, and selected contemporaries / A. Peter Brown.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2003]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    784.2184 BRO    Available
Description xxvii, 993 pages, 41 pages of plates : illustrations, music, facsimiles ; 26 cm.
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Series The symphonic repertoire ; v. 4
Brown, A. Peter. Symphonic repertoire ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 895-956) and indexes.
Contents Vienna's changing symphonic environments and repertoire : 1812-1938 -- The symphonies of Johannes Brahms -- The symphonies of Anton Bruckner -- The symphonies of Antonín Dvořák -- The symphonic works of Smetana, Fibich, Goldmark, and Janác̆ek -- The symphonies of Gustav Mahler -- The symphonic works of Zemlinsky, Schmidt, Schoenberg, Berg, Webern, and Schreker.
Summary Although during the mid-19th century the geographic center of the symphony in the Germanic territories moved west and north from Vienna to Leipzig, during the last third of the century it returned to the old Austrian lands with the works of Brahms, Bruckner, Dvorak, and Mahler. After nearly a half century in hibernation, the sleeping Viennese giant awoke to what some viewed as a reincarnation of Beethoven with the first hearing of Brahms's Symphony No. 1, which was premiered at Vienna in December 1876. Even though Bruckner had composed some gigantic symphonies prior to Brahms;s first contribution, their full impact was not felt until the composer's complete texts became available after World War II. Although Dvorak was often viewed as a nationalist composer, in his symphonic writing his primary influences were Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms. For both Bruckner and Mahler, the symphony constituted the heart of their output; for Brahms and Dvorák, it occupied a less central place. Yet for all of them, the key figure of the past remained Beethoven. The symphonies of these four composers, together with the works of Goldmark, Zemlinsky, Schoenberg, Berg, Smetana, Fibich, Janacek, and others are treated in Volume IV, The Second Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony, covering the period from roughly 1860 to 1930 [Publisher description].
Subject Symphony -- Austria -- Vienna -- 19th century.
Symphony -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century.
Symphonies -- Analysis, appreciation.
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Symphonies.
Bruckner, Anton, 1824-1896. Symphonies.
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904. Symphonies.
Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Symphonies.
Added Title 2nd golden age of the Viennese symphony
ISBN 0253334888

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