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Author Kregor, Jonathan, 1978- author.

Title Program music / Jonathan Kregor.

Publication Info. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.56 KRE    Available
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Description xvii, 322 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
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Series Cambridge introductions to music
Cambridge introductions to music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-308) and index.
Contents Characters, topics, and the programmatic battlefield -- Expression, musical painting, and the concert overture -- Berlioz and Schumann on music and literature -- Liszt and the symphonic poem -- The New German School and Beyond -- Excursus : Faust -- Programmatic paths around the fin-de-siecle : Mahler and Strauss -- Programming the nation -- "Ars Gallica."
Language Text in English.
Summary "Program music was one of the most flexible and contentious novelties of the long nineteenth century, covering a diverse range that included the overtures of Beethoven and Mendelssohn, the literary music of Berlioz and Schumann, Liszt's symphonic poems, the tone poems of Strauss and Sibelius, and compositions by groups of composers in Russia, Bohemia, the United States, and France. In this accessible Introduction, Jonathan Kregor explores program music's ideas and repertoire, discussing both well-known and less familiar pieces by an array of nineteenth- and twentieth-century composers. Setting program music in the context of the intellectual debates of the period, Kregor presents the criticism of writers like A.B. Marx and Hanslick to reveal program music's growth, dissemination, and reception. This comprehensive overview features numerous illustrations and music examples and provides detailed case studies of battle music, Shakespeare settings, and Goethe's Faust"-- Publisher's description.
Subject Program music.
ISBN 9781107657250 (paperback)
1107657253 (paperback)
9781107032521 (hardback)
1107032520 (hardback)

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