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The muse as Eros : music, erotic fantasy and the male creativity in the romantic and modern imagination / Stephen Downes.

Author/Creator:
Downes, Stephen C., 1962-
Publication:
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 300 p. : music ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Music -- Psychological aspects.
Musical analysis.
Music and erotica.
Contents:
Introduction
The muse as immaculate beloved : Stendhal's 'crystallization' process and listening to Rossini and Beethoven
Schumann, Chopin, the fan of Eros, and the beloved's kiss
The muse as temptress and redemptress : Sibelius's early symphonic narratives
Mahler's fifth and sixth symphonies : idyllic fantasies, the sublime, formal mastery, and processes of mourning and reparation
'She dies' : trauma and erotic elegy in BartoĢk's pre-First World War music
Names, chords, and the 'pale princess' in Debussy's musical language of love
Poulenc's erotics of humour, melancholy, abjection, and redemption
Names, chords and Lulu's portrait as muse
Fetishistic 'inventions on a chord' : Szymanowski, Schumann, Brahms, Wagner, Weill, and Poulenc.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-291) and index.
ISBN:
0754635708 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
60393907