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Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music

Peter Franklin

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ISBN 10: 0520280393 / ISBN 13: 9780520280397
Published by University Of California Apr 2014, 2014
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Neuware - Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period - Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini - regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank Why has modernist discourse continued to brand these works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent Peter Franklin takes a close and even-handed look at how and why late-romantic symphonies and operas steered a complex course between modernism and mass culture in the period leading up to the Second World War. The styles continuing popularity and its domination of the film music idiom (via work by composers such as Max Steiner, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and their successors) bring late-romantic music to thousands of listeners who have never set foot in a concert hall. Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music sheds new light on these often unfairly disparaged works and explores the historical dimension of their continuing role in the contemporary sound world. 214 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780520280397

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Title: Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music

Publisher: University Of California Apr 2014

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Buch

Book Condition:Neu

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Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period--Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini--regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has modernist discourse continued to brand these works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes a close and even-handed look at how and why late-romantic symphonies and operas steered a complex course between modernism and mass culture in the period leading up to the Second World War. The style's continuing popularity and its domination of the film music idiom (via work by composers such as Max Steiner, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and their successors) bring late-romantic music to thousands of listeners who have never set foot in a concert hall. Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music sheds new light on these often unfairly disparaged works and explores the historical dimension of their continuing role in the contemporary sound world.

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"A valuable new perspective to late-romantic repertoire . . . a 'must read.' "--Erinn Knyt"Notes" (09/01/2015)

"Franklin unravels the tangle of snobbery that has labeled Mahler a peddler of derivative kitsch and consigned Schreker to near complete obscurity. In doing so, he does more than just reclaim them - he invites us to rediscover the sheer pleasure of music and listen joyfully and unapologetically to the wild sounds of late Romantic music... Franklin gives us a tour of what we've been missing, including grand opera, with wonderful descriptions of key moments in performance history."--James H. Donelan"European Romantic Review" (06/28/2016)

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