Palestrina and the German Romantic Imagination: Interpreting Historicism in Nineteenth-Century Music / Edition 1

Palestrina and the German Romantic Imagination: Interpreting Historicism in Nineteenth-Century Music / Edition 1

by James Garratt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521807379

ISBN-13: 9780521807371

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Focusing on the reception of Palestrina, this bold interdisciplinary study explains how and why the works of a sixteenth-century composer came to be viewed as a paradigm for modern church music. It explores the diverse ways in which later composers responded to his works and style, and expounds a provocative new model for interpreting compositional historicism. In…  See more details below

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Focusing on the reception of Palestrina, this bold interdisciplinary study explains how and why the works of a sixteenth-century composer came to be viewed as a paradigm for modern church music. It explores the diverse ways in which later composers responded to his works and style, and expounds a provocative new model for interpreting compositional historicism. In addition to presenting insights into the works of Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Liszt, the book offers new perspectives on the institutional, aesthetic and ideological frameworks sustaining the cultivation of choral music in this period. This is the first modern publication to provide an overview and analysis of the relation between the Palestrina revival and nineteenth-century composition, and it demonstrates that the Palestrina revival was just as significant for nineteenth-century culture as parallel movements in the other arts, such as the Gothic revival.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521807371
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Musical Performance and Reception Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)
Lexile:
1770L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Historicism in nineteenth-century art, aesthetics and culture9
2Romanticism and the problem of church music36
3The Protestant Palestrina revival62
4The Catholic Palestrina revival133
5Palestrina in the concert hall214
6Interpreting the secondary discourse of nineteenth-century music241
Notes261
Bibliography296
Index311

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