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Essays on Music

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ISBN-10: 0521673488

ISBN-13: 9780521673488

Edition: 2005

Authors: Hans Keller, Christopher Wintle

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Hans Keller (1919 1985) was one of the most brilliant and stimulating writers on music of his day, and this is the first large selection of his essays. His work draws on his rich and diverse experience as a string-player, composer, teacher, analyst and critic, and also reflects a deep interest in psychoanalysis. The first part of the book addresses psychological issues relating to critics, listeners, players and composers; the second analyses music by a wide range of composers from Haydn to the present day; and the third propounds his new theory of music, with essays on unity and contrast, motifs, themes, keys, timbre and rhythm. There is also a 'wordless functional analysis' of a Mozart…    
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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 292
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note on the Text
Introduction
Criticism
Problems in writing about music
Resistances to Britten's music: their psychology
National frontiers in music
Sport and art: the concept of mastery
Music and psychopathology
Composers and Their Music
Art as departure (Haydn)
New Music: Beethoven's Choral Fantasy
Schubert: tune and melody
Little known greatness (Mendelssohn and Mozart)
Schumann was a symphonist
Tristan and the realism of adolescence (Wagner)
Resistances to Brahms
Elgar the progressive
The unpopularity of Mahler's popularity
The sentimental violin (Glazounov)
The 'Lucky' Hand and other errors (Schoenberg)
Natural master (Schmidt)
Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw
Film music: The Harry Lime theme (Karas and Weill)
M�ty�s Seiber 1905-1960
Gloriana as music drama (a reaffirmation) (Britten)
Shostakovich's Twelfth Quartet
Stravinsky v. Stravinsky
The state of the symphony: not only Maxwell Davies's
Britten's last masterpiece
The Man and the Music (Simpson)
Towards a Theory of Music
Towards a theory of music
The musical analysis of music
Functional Analysis No. 9A: Mozart's Piano Sonata in A minor, K 310
A slip of Mozart's: Its analytical significance (1956/57)
Knowing things backwards
Mozart's wrong key signature
Key characteristics
Strict serial technique in classical music
Schoenberg: the future of symphonic thought
Whose fault is the speaking voice?
Why this piece is about Billy Budd
Rhythm: Gershwin and Stravinsky
Principles of composition
Notes
Index