Brahms Studies

Brahms Studies : Analytical and Historical Perspectives

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This collection of papers represents the proceedings of the International Brahms Conference held at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. in 1983, the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth. The close attention both textual and analytical, that Brahms is currently receiving from scholars is reflected in the breadth and scope of these papers, whose authors include some of the foremost names in American, British, and German musical scholarship.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 492 pages
  • 189 x 246mm | 1,170g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • music examples
  • 0193119226
  • 9780193119222

Table of contents

Keynote address: Karl Geiringer: Brahms the ambivalent; Brahms and Musical Tradition: Christoph Wolff: Brahms, Wagner, and the problem of historicism in nineteenth-century music; David Lewin: Brahms, his past, and modes of music theory; Virginia Hancock: Brahms and early music: Evidence from his library and his choral compositions; James Webster: The general and the particular in Brahms's later sonata forms: Uniform proportions and unique retransitions; Elaine R. Sisman: Brahms's slow movements: Reinventing the 'closed' forms; Charles Rosen: Brahms the subversive; Brahms the Progressive: Michael Musgrave: Schoenberg's Brahms; Walter Frisch: The shifting bar line: Metrical displacement in Brahms; Edward T. Cone: Harmonic congruence in Brahms; Performance Practice: David Epstein: Brahms and the mechanisms of motion: The composition of performance; Brahms as Editor: David Brodbeck: Brahms's edition of twenty Schubert Landler: An essay in criticism; Linda Correll Roesner; Robert Pascall: The publication of Brahms's Third Symphony: A crisis in dissemination; Margit L. McCorkle: The role of trial performances for Brahms's orchestral and large choral works: Sources and circumstances; Brahms as Song Composer: Ludwig Finscher: Brahms's early songs: Poetry versus music; George S. Bozarth: Brahms's Leider ohne Worte: The 'Poetic' Andantes of the piano sonatas; Imogen Fellinger: Cyclic tendencies in Brahms's song collections; Brahms's Symphonic Music: Claudio Spies: 'Form' and the tragic overture: An adjuration; John Rahm: D-Light reflecting: The nature of comparison; Robert Bailey: Musical language and structure in the Third Symphony; Siegfried Kross: Thematic structure and formal processes in Brahms's sonata movements
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"This is without a doubt the finest collection to date of scholarly studies devoted to Johannes Brahms and his music."--Choice"I offer my highest recommendation for this cogent and satisfying book."--Choral Journal
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