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Contributors to this exciting new volume examine the intersection of structure and meaning in Brahms's music, utilizing a wide range of approaches, from the theories of Schenker to the most recent analytical techniques. They combine various viewpoints with the semiotic-based approaches of Robert Hatten, and address many of the most important genres in which Brahms composed. The essays reveal the expressive power of a work through the comparison of specific passages in one piece to similar works and through other artistic realms such as literature and painting. The result of this intertextual re-framing is a new awareness of the meaningfulness of even Brahms's most "absolute" works.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Part One
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. “The Wondrous Transformation of Thought into Sound”: Some Preliminary Reflections on Musical Meaning in Brahms
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. 2. The Learned Self: Artifice in Brahms’s Late Intermezzi
  2. pp. 19-50
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  1. Part Two
  2. pp. 51-52
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  1. 3. “Alte Liebe” and the Birds of Spring: Text, Music, and Image in Max Klinger’s Brahms Fantasy
  2. pp. 53-79
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  1. 4. Brahms’s Mädchenlieder and Their Cultural Context
  2. pp. 80-110
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  1. 5. Ancient Tragedy and Anachronism:Form as Expression in Brahms’s Gesang der Parzen
  2. pp. 111-144
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  1. Part Three
  2. pp. 145-146
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  1. 6. Sequence as Expressive Culmination in the Chamber Music of Brahms
  2. pp. 147-185
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  1. 7. “Phantasia subitanea”: Temporal Capricein Brahms’s op. 116, nos. 1 and 7
  2. pp. 186-216
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  1. 8. Monumentality and Formal Processes in the First Movement of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, op. 15
  2. pp. 217-251
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  1. 9. The Drama of Tonal Pairing in Chamber Music of Schumann and Brahms
  2. pp. 252-290
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 291-296
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 297-298
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  1. Index of Brahms’s Compositions
  2. pp. 299-300
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 301-306
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  1. Musical Meaning and Interpretation
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253005250
Print ISBN
9780253357052
MARC Record
OCLC
795124310
Pages
316
Launched on MUSE
2012-08-29
Language
English
Open Access
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