Manuel de Falla and Modernism in Spain, 1898-1936 / Edition 2

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Overview

Although studies of Modernism have focused largely on European nations, Spain has been conspicuously neglected. As Carol A. Hess argues in this compelling book, such neglect is wholly undeserved. Through composer Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), Hess explores the advent of Modernism in Spain in relation to political and cultural tensions prior to the Spanish Civil War. The result is a fresh view of the musical life of Spain that departs from traditional approaches to the subject and reveals an open and constantly evolving aesthetic climate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226330389
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism Ser.
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol A. Hess is assistant professor of music at Bowling Green State University and the author of Enrique Granados: A Bio-Bibliography.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments
1. Introduction Falla and Constructions of Spanish Music The Issues
2. Spanish Music between 1898 and the Great War Falla in Madrid, 1898-1907
Falla in France, 1907-14
3. The Great War and the Ideology of Neoclassicism in Spain Competing "Obsessions": Andalucismo and the Modern French School Taking Sides: Falla as Aliadófilo Debussy in Spain
4. The Aesthetics of Españolismo and Diaghilev's Reading of Spain: The Evolution of The Three-Cornered Hat
El corregidor y la molinera From Pantomime to Ballet: A New Reading of Spain
5. The Three-Cornered Hat and Its Spanish Critics Españolismo and the Black Legend The "Rebellion of Reality" and Dehumanized Art
"Melancholy, Humble Voices" and the Aesthetic of Manuel Azaña
6. Stravinsky in Spain, 1921-25
Spain, Russia, and the "East"
Retreat from the "East": Pulcinella, the Past, and a New Nationalism
7. El retablo de Maese Pedro: Falla's Reading of the Quijote Slapstick and Sublime Madness Quijotismo and Falla's El retablo
8. Universalism and Spanish Religious Identity: Falla's Harpsichord Concerto Toward the Tradition of Victoria and Cabezón The Death of "Guilty Sensuality": Falla's Harpsichord Concerto and Spanish Mysticism
9. At the Height of the Silver Age Literary Currents, Youth, and Utopian Universalism Falla in Republican Spain: "Pure Ideals", Error, and the "Brutal Magic" of Revolutions Appendix 1. Chronology of Spanish History, 1874-1975
Appendix 2. General-Readership Publications with Regular Reporting on Music in Pre-Civil War Spain, Madrid and Barcelona, Eighteenth through Twentieth Centuries Appendix 3. The Musical Press, Madrid and Barcelona, 1850-1940
Appendix 4. Theatrical Collaborations between Falla and the Martinez Sierras Appendix 5. The Ballets Russes in Spain during World War I Appendix 6. Stravinsky's Visits to Spain, 1916-36: Performances and Repertory Appendix 7. Representative Early Performances of El retablo de Maese Pedro Appendix 8. Musical Realizations of the Quijote, Eighteenth through Twentieth Centuries Bibliography Credits Index

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