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Bruckner Studies

Bruckner Studies

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Paul Hawkshaw, Elisabeth Maier, Margaret Notley, Bryan Gilliam, Benjamin Marcus Korstvedt, Stephen McClatchie, Robert W. Wason, Timothy L. Jackson, Edward Laufer, Warren Darcy, Joseph C. Kraus
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  • Date Published: November 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521570145

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  • This volume contains historical and analytical essays on Anton Bruckner and his music. For the past century the principal concerns of scholars of Bruckner's music have been his personal and musical relationship with Wagner, editorial problems in his scores, his enigmatic personality, and the assessment of his monumental late-nineteenth-century style. The studies in this volume consider these issues in the light of the latest research. Of interest to the lay person will be the discussions of the manner in which politics and special interests have affected the dissemination and perception of Bruckner's music, particularly in Nazi Germany.

    • Contains a reassessment of Anton Bruckner and his music
    • Examines the dissemination of Bruckner's music during the third Reich
    • Contains historical and theoretical/analytical studies
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… its influences could well be salutary.' BBC Music Magazine

    'This is, undoubtedly, the most important book on Bruckner to emerge in the English language since the publication, more than a decade ago, of Robert Simpson's The Essence of Bruckner and it adds immeasurably to our knowledge of the subject.' Scenaria

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521570145
    • length: 318 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 3 tables 142 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of plates
    List of abbreviations
    Part I. Historical Studies:
    1. An anatomy of change: Anton Bruckner's revisions to the Mass in F Minor Paul Hawkshaw
    2. A hidden personality: access to an 'inner biography' of Anton Bruckner Elisabeth Maier
    3. Bruckner and Viennese Wagnerism Margaret Notley
    4. The annexation of Anton Bruckner: Nazi revisionism and the politics of appropriation Bryan Gilliam
    5. 'Return to the pure sources': the ideology and text-critical legacy of the first Bruckner Gesamtausgabe Benjamin Marcus Korstvedt
    6. Bruckner and the Bayreuthians
    or, Das Geheimnis der Form bei Anton Bruckner Stephen McClatchie
    7. Josef Schalk and the theory of harmony at the end of the nineteenth century Robert W. Wason
    Part II. Analytical Studies:
    8. The finale of Bruckner's Seventh Symphony and tragic reversed sonata form Timothy L. Jackson
    9. Some aspects of prolongation procedures in the Ninth Symphony (Scherzo and Adagio) Edward Laufer
    10. Bruckner's sonata deformations Warren Darcy
    11. Phrase rhythm in Bruckner's early orchestral Scherzi Joseph C. Kraus

  • Editors

    Timothy L. Jackson, Connecticut College

    Paul Hawkshaw, Yale University, Connecticut


    Paul Hawkshaw, Elisabeth Maier, Margaret Notley, Bryan Gilliam, Benjamin Marcus Korstvedt, Stephen McClatchie, Robert W. Wason, Timothy L. Jackson, Edward Laufer, Warren Darcy, Joseph C. Kraus

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