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German Essays on Music

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Up to the end of the nineteenth century, Germany largely perceived itself as "the nation of poets and philosophers." But with the enormous popularity of Schubert and Wagner, this began to change. Suddenly, composers also began to play a greater role in theories of national identity, and music theory became and important element of German thought. The essays in this volume reflect this, and are by a range of writers: Adorno, Bloch, Thomas Mann, Wachenroder, Herder, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Hegel, Bettina von Arnim, Nietzsche, Max Weber, Brecht, and others.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jost Hermand
 
CHRISTIAN GOTTLIEB LUDWIG
From An Attempt to Prove That a Musical Play or Opera Cannot Be Good (1734)
Translated by Michael Gilbert
 
KARL WILHELM RAMLER
In Defense of the Operas (1756)
Translated by Michael Gilbert
 
CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH DANIEL SCHUBART
Concerning Musical Genius (1784)
Translated by Richard W. Harpster
Concerning Musical Expression (1784)
Translated by Ted Alan DuBois
 
IMMANUEL KANT
The Division of the Fine Arts (1790)
Translated by James Creed Meredith
 
JOHANN GEORG SULZER
Expression in Music (1792-1794)
Music (1794)
Translated by Peter Le Huray and James Day
 
WILHELM HEINRICH WACKENRODER
The Marvels of the Musical Art (1799)
Translated by Mary Hurst Schubert
 
JOHANN GOTTFRIED HERDER
Music, an Art of Humanity (1802)
Translated by Edward A. Lippman
 
JOHANN NICKOLAUS FORKEL
Bach the Composer (1802)
The Genius of Bach (1802)
Translated by Charles Sanford Terry
 
E.T.A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus) HOFFMANN
Beethoven's Instrumental Music (1813)
Translated by Oliver Strunk
 
ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
From The World as Will and Representation (1819)
Translated by Peter Le Huray and James Day
 
GEORG FRIEDRICH WILHELM HEGEL
From The Aesthetics (1835)
Translated by Peter Le Huray and James Day
 
BETTINA VON ARNIM
Beethoven (1832)
Translated by Michael Gilbert
 
EDUARD HANSLICK
"Content" and "Form" in Music (1854)
Translated by Geoffrey Payzant
 
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
From Richard Wagner in Bayreuth (1876)
Translated by Michael Gilbert
The Case of Wagner (1888)
Translated by Walter Kaufmann
 
FRIEDRICH VON HAUSEGGER
A Popular Discussion of Music as Expression (c. 1885)
Translated by Michael Gilbert
 
THOMAS MANN
Coming to Terms with Richard Wagner (1913)
Translated by Allan Blunden
Hans Pfitzner's Palestrina (1918)
Translated by Walter D. Morris
 
AUGUST HALM
On Fugal Form, Its Nature, and Its Relation to Sonata Form (1913)
Translated by Edward A. Lippman
 
HANS BREUER
The Wandervogel Movement and Folk Song (1919)
Translated by Michael Gilbert
 
MAX WEBER
Technical, Economic, and Social Interrelations between Modern Music and Its Instruments (1921)
Translated by Don Martindale, Johannes Riedel, and Gertrude Neuwirth
 
H.H. STUCKENSCHMIDT
The Mechanization of Music (1925)
The Ivory Tower (1955)
Translated by Michael Gilbert
 
WILHELM FURTWÄNGLER
Problems of Conducting (1929)
Translated by Michael Gilbert
 
PETER SUHRKAMP
Music in the Schools (1930)
Translated by Michael Gilbert
 
ARNOLD SCHERING
Music and Society (1931)
Translated by Michael Gilbert
 
HEINRICH SCHENKER
Introduction to the First Edition of Free Composition (1935)
Translated by Ernst Oster
 
BERTOLT BRECHT
On the Use of Music in an Epic Theater (1935)
Translated by John Willett
 
ERNST BLOCH
Human Expression as Inseparable from Music (1955)
Translated by Peter Palmer
 
BRUNO WALTER
Thoughts on the Essential Nature of Music (1957)
Translated by Paul Hamburger
 
THEODOR W. ADORNO
Classes and Strata (1962)
Translated by E.B. Ashton
 
GEORG KNEPLER
Music Historiography in Eastern Europe (1972)
Translated by Barry S. Brooks et al.
 
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU
The Composer (c. 1978)
Translated by Kenneth S. Whitton
 
CARL DAHLHAUS
Absolute Music as an Aesthetic Paradigm (1978)
Translated by Roger Lustig
 
GÜNTER MAYER
From On the Relationship of the Political and Musical Avant-garde (1989)
Translated by Michael Gilbert
 
JOST HERMAND
Avant-garde, Modern, Postmodern: The Music (Almost) Nobody Wants to Hear (1991)
Translated by James Keller
 
The Authors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826407214
Author:
Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Editor:
Hermand, Jost
Editor:
Gilbert, Michael
Author:
Mann, Thomas
Author:
Gilbert, Michael
Author:
Adorno, Theodor W.
Author:
Hermand, Jost
Author:
Bloch, Ernst
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
General
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
German essays -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Music - General
Subject:
German
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
German Library
Publication Date:
19941231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 in

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