Bruckner's Symphonies: Analysis, Reception and Cultural Politics

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Nov 25, 2004 - Music
0 Reviews
Few works in the nineteenth-century repertoire have aroused such extremes of hostility and admiration, or have generated so many scholarly problems, as Anton Bruckner's symphonies. In this 2004 book, Julian Horton seeks fresh ways of understanding the symphonies and the problems they have accrued by treating them as the focus for a variety of inter-disciplinary debates and methodological controversies. He isolates problematic areas in the works' analysis and reception, and approaches them from a range of analytical, historical, philosophical, literary, critical and psychoanalytical viewpoints. The symphonies are thus explored in the context of a number of crucial and sometimes provocative themes, including the political circumstances of the works' production, Bruckner and post-war musical analysis, issues of musical influence, the problem of editions, Bruckner and psychobiography, and the composer's controversial relationship to the Nazis.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

3 Rightwing cultural politics and the Nazi appropriation of Bruckner
64
4 Bruckner and musical analysis
92
5 Bruckner and the construction of musical influence
162
6 Analysis and the problem of the editions
196
7 Psychobiography and analysis
223
Bruckner and his contexts
258
Bibliography
266
Index
277
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Julian Horton is Lecturer in Music at University College Dublin. He contributed an essay to The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner (2003) and has also published articles and reviews on Brucknerian topics in Music and Letters and Music Analysis.

Bibliographic information