Encrypted Messages in Alban Berg's Music

Encrypted Messages in Alban Berg's Music

by Siglind Bruhn

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ISBN-10: 0815324804

ISBN-13: 9780815324805

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
Border Crossings Series, #1
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Prefacevii
Editor's Introductionxv
Part 1On Messages and Codes, Shared and Private
Balzacian Mysticism, Palindromic Design, and Heavenly Time in Berg's Music5
Alban Berg and the History of the Commentary31
Part 2Encoding in Berg's Instrumental Compositions
More on Secret Programs in Berg's Instrumental Music45
Berg's Kammerkonzert and Franz Werfel's Spiegelmensch: Mirror Images in Music and Literature67
Two Reigen: Berg, Schnitzler, and Cyclic Form91
Part 3Sleep and the Inner Journey: Berg's Song Cycles
The Representation of Sleep and Death in Berg's Piano Songs, op.2109
The Other Altenberg Song Cycle: A Document of Viennese Fin-de-Siecle Aesthetics137
Symbolism and Self-Quotation in Berg's Picture Postcard Songs157
Singing the Aphoristic Text: Berg's Altenberg-Lieder191
Part 4Subtext and Subliminal Characterization in Berg's Operas
Tonality and Unreality in Berg's Wozzeck229
The Death Leitmotif in Wozzeck and Lulu243
Femme Fatale and Lesbian Representation in Alban Berg's Lulu249
A Jungian Analysis of Berg's Alwa279
The Contributors305

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