Brahms in context

Loges, N. and Hamilton, K., eds. (2019) Brahms in context. Composers in Context . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107163416 (print) 9781316681374 (online)

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Abstract

Brahms in Context offers a fresh perspective on the much-admired nineteenth-century German composer. Including thirty-nine chapters on historical, social and cultural contexts, the book brings together internationally renowned experts in music, law, science, art history and other areas, including many figures whose work is appearing in English for the first time. The essays are accessibly written, with short reading lists aimed at music students and educators. The book opens with personal topics including Brahms's Hamburg childhood, his move to Vienna, and his rich social life. It considers professional matters from finance to publishing and copyright; the musicians who shaped and transmitted his works; and the larger musical styles which influenced him. Casting the net wider, other essays embrace politics, religion, literature, philosophy, art, and science. The book closes with chapters on reception, including recordings, historical performance, his compositional legacy, and a reflection on the power of composer myths.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Johannes Brahms, historical context, social context, cultural context, childhood, social life, reception, legacy
Subjects: Music History
Music and society
Division: Musicology
Depositing User: Ms Katharine Liley
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 16:53
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:53
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316681374
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/532

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