Palestrina and the German Romantic Imagination: Interpreting Historicism in Nineteenth-Century Musicby James Garratt
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
"Through systematic investigation, thorough examination, and lucid presentation, Garratt contributes a much-needed reevalution of a corpus of music historiography that long deserved attention." German Studies Review
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James Garratt is a lecturer in music at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, specialising in nineteenth-century German music, aesthetics and culture. He is also active as a choral conductor.
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