Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

by Benjamin M. Korstvedt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521632269

ISBN-13: 9780521632263

Pub. Date: 02/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Anton Bruckner's Eighth Symphony (1890), one of the last of the great Romantic symphonies, is a grandly complex masterpiece. This book explores this many-faceted work from several angles. It documents the complicated and often misunderstood history of the symphony's composition and revision and provides an accessible guide to its musical design. It demonstrates, by

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Overview

Anton Bruckner's Eighth Symphony (1890), one of the last of the great Romantic symphonies, is a grandly complex masterpiece. This book explores this many-faceted work from several angles. It documents the complicated and often misunderstood history of the symphony's composition and revision and provides an accessible guide to its musical design. It demonstrates, by means of a study of well-known recordings, how performance styles have evolved in this century. It also revisits the conventional wisdom about the various versions and editions of the symphony and comes to some provocative new conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521632263
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2015
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile:
1650L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Placing the Eighth Symphony; 2. The genesis and evolution of the Eighth Symphony; 3. Symphonic design and musical logic; 4. The Adagio and the sublime; 5. The 1887 version and the 1890 version; 6. The 1892 edition, authorship, and performance practice; Appendix A. Haas's edition of the Eighth Symphony; Appendix B. Textual differences between the Finale in the 1890 version and the 1892 version.

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