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The necessity of music : variations on a German theme / Celia Applegate.

Author/Creator:
Applegate, Celia author.
Publication:
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
Series:
German and European studies ; 26.
German and European studies ; 26
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Music -- Social aspects -- Germany.
Music -- Germany -- History and criticism.
Music
Music -- Social aspects.
Germany.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
"In The necessity of music, Celia Applegate explores the many ways that Germans thought about and made music from the eighteenth- to twentieth-centuries. Rather than focus on familiar stories of composers and their work Applegate illuminates the myriad ways in which music is integral to German social life. Musical life reflected the polycentric nature of German social and political life, even while it provided many opportunities to experience what was common among Germans. Musical activities also allowed Germans, whether professional musicians, dedicated amateurs, or simply listeners, to participate in European culture. Applegate's original and fascinating analysis of Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Wagner, and military music enables the reader to understand music through the experiences of listeners, performers, and institutions. The necessity of music demonstrates that playing, experiencing, and interpreting music was a powerful factor that shaped German collective life."-- Provided by publishers.
Contents:
Part I. Places
How German is it?
Music in place
Musical itinerancy in a world of nations
Music at the fairs
Part II. People
Mendelssohn on the road
A.B. Marx's cosmopolitan nationalism
Schumann's German nation
The musical worlds of Brahm's Hamburg
Part III. Public and private
What difference does a nation make?
Men with trombones
Women's Wagner
Hausmusik in the Third Reich
To be or not to be Wagnerian in Leni Riefenstahl's films
Saving music.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781487520489
9781487500689
1487500688
1487520484
OCLC:
959805364
Publisher Number:
99972913148
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