Palestrina and the German Romantic Imagination: Interpreting Historicism in Nineteenth-Century Music / Edition 1 by James Garratt | 9780521807371 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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

Substantially reworking his Ph.D. dissertation for the University of Wales in Cardiff, Garratt (music, National U. of Ireland-Maynooth) focuses on the reception of Renaissance church music in 19th-century Germany, particularly the works of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-94). He explains how and why the works of a 16th-century composer came to be viewed as

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Substantially reworking his Ph.D. dissertation for the University of Wales in Cardiff, Garratt (music, National U. of Ireland-Maynooth) focuses on the reception of Renaissance church music in 19th-century Germany, particularly the works of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-94). He explains how and why the works of a 16th-century composer came to be viewed as the paradigm of church music, and assesses and interprets the relationship between his style and contemporary composition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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

Acknowledgementsxi
List of abbreviationsxiii
Introduction1
1Historicism in nineteeth-century art, aesthetics and culture9
Originality: consensus or controversy?9
'On the benefit and detriment of history'12
Hegel, historicism and the 'Decay and disintegration of Art'28
2Romanticism and the problem of church music36
Hoffmann and the Romantic idealization of Palestrina36
Palestrina and the Romantic new mythology47
Palestrina and absolute vocal music52
Palestrina and the modern composer57
3The Protestant Palestrina revival62
Old Italian music, Bildung and the German Singvereine62
Quasi-liturgical music: Spohr and Nicolai69
Mendelssohn and the Berlin Palestrina revival78
Winterfeld and the historical Palestrina93
Broader trends in performance and composition98
Palestrina and the primacy of vocal music109
4The Catholic Palestrina revival133
Tradition and reform133
Witt and the Allgemeine Deutsche Cacilien-Verein144
Broader trends in composition: Palestrinianism161
Completing Palestrina: Haberl, Haller and the Gesamtausgabe168
Liturgical function and aesthetic value173
Liszt, Bruckner and the Palestrina revival181
5Palestrina in the concert hall214
Palestrina in secular and non-liturgical music214
Wagner's 'Stabat mater' and the poetics of arrangement222
Liszt, Wagner and allusion227
6Interpreting the secondary discourse of nineteenth-century music241
Notes261
Bibliography296
Index311

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