All listings for this product
Best-selling in Textbooks
Save on Textbooks
- AU $68.00Trending at AU $81.15
- AU $105.90Trending at AU $117.64
- AU $98.79Trending at AU $108.68
- AU $49.76Trending at AU $52.42
- AU $92.78Trending at AU $105.63
- AU $78.00Trending at AU $89.41
- AU $86.99Trending at AU $97.42
About this product
- DescriptionIn Rethinking Schubert, today's leading Schubertians offer fresh perspectives on the composer's importance and our perennial fascination with him. Subjecting recurring issues in historical, biographical and analytical research to renewed scrutiny, the twenty-two chapters yield new insights into Schubert, his music, his influence and his legacy, and broaden the interpretative context for the music of his final years. With close attention to matters of style, harmonic and formal analysis, and text setting, the essays gathered here explore a significant portion of the composer's extensive output across a range of genres. The most readily explicable aspect of Schubert's appeal is undoubtedly our continuing engagement with the songs. Schubert will always be the first port of call for scholars interested in the relationship between music and the poetic text, and several essays in Rethinking Schubert offer welcome new inquiries into this subject. Yet perhaps the most striking feature of modern scholarship is the new depth of thought that attaches to the instrumental works. This music's highly protracted dissemination has combined with a habitual critical hostility to produce a reception history that is hardly congenial to musical analysis. Empowered by the new momentum behind theories of nineteenth-century harmony and form and recently-published source materials, the sophisticated approaches to the instrumental music in Rethinking Schubert show decisively that it is longer acceptable to posit Schubert's instrumental forms as flawed lyric alternatives to Beethoven. What this volume provides, then, is t only a fresh portrait of one of the most loved composers of the nineteenth century but also a conspectus of current Schubertian research. Whether perusing unkwn repertoire or refreshing canical works, Rethinking Schubert reveals the extraordinary methodological variety that is w available to research, painting a contemporary portrait of Schubert that is vibrant, plural, trans-national and complex.
- Author BiographyLorraine Byrne Bodley is Senior Lecturer and Director of Research at the Department of Music, Maynooth University. She is the first woman in Ireland to have conferred on her a D.Mus. in Musicology, a higher doctorate awarded for published work (NUI, 2012). She also holds a Ph.D. in Music and in German from University College Dublin (2000). Her numerous other awards include a Gerda-Henkel Foundation Scholarship (2014); two DAAD Senior Academics Awards (2010 and 2014); an IRCHSS Post-Doctoral Scholarship (2001-03) and the Goethe Prize of the English Goethe Society (2001). Julian Horton is Professor of Music and Head of Department at Durham University. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and has taught at University College Dublin and King's College, London. He is the author of Bruckner's Symphonies: Analysis, Reception and Cultural Politics (Cambridge, 2004) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony (2013). In 2012, he was recipient of the Westrup Prize; in 2014, he was elected President of the Society for Music Analysis.
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication29/09/2016
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight872 g
- Width165 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine44 mm
- Edited byDr Lorraine Byrne Bodley,Julian Horton
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.