Webern and the Transformation of Nature

Webern and the Transformation of Nature

by Julian Johnson
     
 

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This book considers the idea of nature in the music of Anton Webern. It stands out from other studies because it explores the wider social and cultural dimensions of the music, as opposed to an often narrow, technical analysis. In doing so it offers an important case study for the way in which social ideas can be discussed in relation to apparently "abstract" modern

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This book considers the idea of nature in the music of Anton Webern. It stands out from other studies because it explores the wider social and cultural dimensions of the music, as opposed to an often narrow, technical analysis. In doing so it offers an important case study for the way in which social ideas can be discussed in relation to apparently "abstract" modern music. Moreover, it does so in relation to musical details, not simply on the level of biography or cultural history.

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"...the groundwork is nicely prepared for interpretive studies. Johnson (univ. of Sussex, UK) focuses on how Webern's music reflects ideas about nature - an excellent angle...This thesis may come as a surprise to those who find Webern's music almost exclusively abstract and autonomous... Johnson's writing is well organized, succinct, and graceful. Highly recommended for upper-division undergraduates through professionals." Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027861
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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