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Four Last SongsAging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten

Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226255590
eISBN:
9780226255620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226255620.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Later life is a fraught topic in our commercialized, anti-aging, death-denying culture. Where does creativity fit in? The canonical composers whose stories are told here—Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901), ... More

Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France

Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France

Olivia Bloechl

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226522753
eISBN:
9780226522890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522890.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From its origins in the 1670s through the French Revolution, serious opera in France was associated with the power of the absolute monarchy, and its ties to the crown remain at the heart of our ... More

The Political OrchestraThe Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics During the Third Reich

The Political Orchestra: The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics During the Third Reich

Fritz Trümpi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226251394
eISBN:
9780226251424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251424.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Through a comparison of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics in the Third Reich, Fritz Trümpi offers a richly detailed study of National Socialist musical politics. The politicization of the competing ... More

Sex, Death, and MinuetsAnna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical Notebooks

Sex, Death, and Minuets: Anna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical Notebooks

David Yearsley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226617701
eISBN:
9780226617848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617848.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

After leaving her parents' home to take up a court post as a professional singer, Anna Magdalena Bach née Wilcke (1701–60) would go on to become, through her marriage to the older Johann Sebastian ... More

Singing in the Age of AnxietyLieder Performances in New York and London between the World Wars

Singing in the Age of Anxiety: Lieder Performances in New York and London between the World Wars

Laura Tunbridge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226563572
eISBN:
9780226563602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226563602.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book investigates the culture of lieder performance in New York and London between the two World Wars. Treated with hostility initially, German music and musicians became an important barometer ... More

Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis

Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis

Thomas Christensen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226626925
eISBN:
9780226627083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627083.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis explores the concept of musical tonality through the writings of the Belgian musicologist François-Joseph Fétis (1784–1867), who was singularly ... More

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