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Music and monumentality [electronic resource] : commemoration and wonderment in nineteenth-century Germany / Alexander Rehding.

Author/Creator:
Rehding, Alexander.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (319 p.)
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Subjects:
Sublime, The, in music.
Music -- Germany -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Germany -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
A few weeks after the reunification of Germany, Leonard Bernstein raised his baton above the ruins of the Berlin Wall and conducted a special arrangement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The central statement of the work, that ""all men will be brothers,"" captured the sentiment of those who saw a brighter future for the newly reunited nation. This now-iconic performance is a palpable example of ""musical monumentality"" - a significant concept which underlies our cultural and ideological understanding of Western art music since the nineteenth-century. Although the concept was first raised in th
Contents:
Introduction : perspectives on musical monumentality
The time of musical monuments
Musical apotheoses
Sounding souvenirs
Classical values
Collective historia
Faustian descents
Epilogue : Beethoven's Ninth at the Wall.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-298) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
9786612328879
0-19-973665-0
1-282-32887-5
OCLC:
496015059