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Palestrina and the German Romantic Imagination
Interpreting Historicism in Nineteenth-Century Music

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Part of Musical Performance and Reception

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521001960

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  • James Garratt explores the revival of sixteenth-century music in nineteenth-century Germany, focusing on the reception of Palestrina by critics, historians, performers and composers. He demonstrates that the Palestrina revival was just as significant for nineteenth-century culture as parallel movements in the other arts. This study is of relevance to scholars, students and devotees of nineteenth-century music, as well as those with interests in nineteenth-century culture, art, architecture, literature and aesthetics, the history of church music and the early music revival.

    • Establishes the importance of this topic to nineteenth-century music and culture, drawing parallels with the Gothic revival in other arts
    • Provides insights into the music of Mendelssohn, Bruckner and Liszt
    • Presents a fresh model for interpreting compositional historicism
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    "...outstanding in both its breadth and depth. Garratt demonstrates an impressive command of not only the history of music and its institutions, but also of German Romantic literature and philosophy. He expresses his ideas with clarity and sophistication. ...a welcome addition to the collection of academic music libraries." Notes

    "Through systematic investigation, thorough examination, and lucid presentation, Garratt contributes a much-needed reevalution of a corpus of music historiography that long deserved attention." German Studies Review

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521001960
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    1. Historicism in nineteenth-century art, aesthetics and culture
    2. Romanticism and the problem of church music
    3. The Protestant Palestrina revival
    4. The Catholic Palestrina Revival
    5. Palestrina in the concert hall
    6. Interpreting the secondary discourse of nineteenth-century music
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    James Garratt, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

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