Webern and the Transformation of Nature
This book considers the idea of nature in the music of Anton Webern. It stands out from other studies because it explores the wider social and cultural dimensions of the music, as opposed to the often narrow, technical analysis of the music. In doing so it offers an important case study for the way in which social ideas can be discussed in relation to apparently 'abstract' modern music. Moreover, it does so in relation to musical details not simply on the level of biography or cultural history.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The social construction of nature
A maternal landscape
The transformation of memory
Webern nature and modernism
abstract Adorno aesthetic Alban Berg alpine Anton von Webern Anton Webern associated bars bass beauty canon Cantata celesta central chord Chronicle clarinet composed composition concerns Concerto construction of nature cultural death Dehmel device earlier early example experience expression extra-musical glockenspiel Goethe's harmonic harp Heimat Hildegard Jone Hugo Wolf Ibid idea of nature imagery instrumental Jone's Klagenfurt landscape later letter to Berg Lieder lyrical Mahler material melodic memory modern Moldenhauer mother motif mountains movement musical language musical topic orchestral pieces ostinato outline Passacaglia Peter Rosegger piano play poem poetry Preglhof programmatic relation Richard Dehmel Richard Strauss ruhig Salzkammergut sanftes Schoenberg Schwabegg Segantini sense serial sketchbooks sketches solo violin Sommerwind specific spiritual Stefan George String Quartet suggests summer symbol Symphony tempo ternary form texts texture theme tion tonal Trakl transformation underlined Vienna violin vocal voice Webern wrote Webern's letter Webern's music Wolf's