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Since its first publication in 1990, Brahms and His World has become a key text for listeners, performers, and scholars interested in the life, work, and times of one of the nineteenth century's most celebrated composers. In this substantially revised and enlarged edition, the editors remain close to the vision behind the original book while updating its contents to reflect new perspectives on Brahms that have developed over the past two decades. To this end, the original essays by leading experts are retained and revised, and supplemented by contributions from a new generation of Brahms scholars. Together, they consider such topics as Brahms's relationship with Clara and Robert Schumann, his musical interactions with the "New German School" of Wagner and Liszt, his influence upon Arnold Schoenberg and other young composers, his approach to performing his own music, and his productive interactions with visual artists.

The essays are complemented by a new selection of criticism and analyses of Brahms's works published by the composer's contemporaries, documenting the ways in which Brahms's music was understood by nineteenth- and early twentieth-century audiences in Europe and North America. A new selection of memoirs by Brahms's friends, students, and early admirers provides intimate glimpses into the composer's working methods and personality. And a catalog of the music, literature, and visual arts dedicated to Brahms documents the breadth of influence exerted by the composer upon his contemporaries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments from the First Edition
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Permissions and Credits
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Part 1. Essays
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Time and Memory: Concert Life, Science, and Music in Brahms’s Vienna
  2. Leon Botstein
  3. pp. 3-26
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  1. Johannes Brahms, Solitary Altruist
  2. Peter F. Ostwald
  3. pp. 27-40
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  1. Brahms the Godfather
  2. Styra Avins
  3. pp. 41-56
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  1. Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms
  2. Nancy B. Reich
  3. pp. 57-72
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  1. The Pianos of Johannes Brahms
  2. George S. Bozarth, Stephen H. Brady
  3. pp. 73-94
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  1. Brahms, the Third Symphony, and the New German School
  2. David Brodbeck
  3. pp. 95-116
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  1. The “Brahms Fog”: On Analyzing Brahmsian Influences at the Fin de Siècle
  2. Walter Frisch
  3. pp. 117-136
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  1. Between Work and Play: Brahms as Performer of His Own Music
  2. Roger Moseley
  3. pp. 137-166
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  1. Brahms, Max Klinger, and the Promise of the Gesamtkunstwerk: Revisiting the Brahms-Phantasie (1894)
  2. Kevin C. Karnes
  3. pp. 167-192
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  1. Part 2. Reception and Analysis
  2. pp. 193-194
  1. Adolf Schubring Five Early Works by Brahms (1862); Translated, Introduced, and Annotated by Walter Frisch
  2. Adolf Schubring
  3. pp. 195-216
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  1. Eduard Hanslick Discovering Brahms (1862–72); Translated, Introduced, and Annotated by Kevin C. Karnes
  2. Eduard Hanslick
  3. pp. 217-232
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  1. Hermann Kretzschmar The Brahms Symphonies (1887); Translated by Susan Gillespie, Introduced by Kevin C. Karnes
  2. Hermann Kretzschmar
  3. pp. 233-252
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  1. Heinrich Schenker Brahms’s A Cappella Choral Pieces, op. 104 (1892); Translated, Introduced, and Annotated by Kevin C. Karnes
  2. Heinrich Schenker
  3. pp. 253-266
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  1. Max Kalbeck Brahms’s Four Serious Songs, op. 121 (1914); Translated by William Miller, Introduced and Annotated by Kevin C. Karnes
  2. Max Kalbeck
  3. pp. 267-286
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  1. “A Modern of the Moderns”: Brahms’s First Symphony in New York and Boston
  2. George S. Bozarth
  3. pp. 287-304
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  1. Part 3. Memoirs
  2. pp. 305-306
  1. Richard Heuberger My Early Acquaintance with Brahms; Translated, Introduced, and Annotated by Styra Avins
  2. Richard Heuberger
  3. pp. 339-348
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  1. Heinz von Beckerath Remembering Johannes Brahms: Brahms and His Krefeld Friends; Translated by Josef Eisinger, Introduced and Annotated by Styra Avins
  2. Heinz von Beckerath
  3. pp. 349-380
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  1. Brahms and the Newer Generation: Personal Reminiscences by Alexander von Zemlinsky and Karl Weigl; Translated, Introduced, and Annotated by Walter Frisch
  2. Alexander von Zemlinsky, Karl Weigl
  3. pp. 425-430
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  1. Part 4. "Dedicated to Johannes Brahms"
  2. pp. 431-432
  1. “Dedicated to Johannes Brahms”
  2. Walter Frisch
  3. pp. 433-440
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 441-458
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  1. Notes on the Contributors
  2. pp. 459-464
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400833627
Related ISBN
9780691143446
MARC Record
OCLC
650307370
Pages
480
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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