Brahms in Context

Author:   Natasha Loges (Royal College of Music, London) ,  Katy Hamilton (Royal College of Music, London)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781107163416


Pages:   432
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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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.

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Author:   Natasha Loges (Royal College of Music, London) ,  Katy Hamilton (Royal College of Music, London)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.70cm
Weight:   0.840kg
ISBN:  

9781107163416


ISBN 10:   1107163412
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

1. Childhood in Hamburg Renate Hofmann and Kurt Hofmann; 2. The Schumanns Thomas Synofzik; 3. Vienna Camille Crittenden; 4. Leipzig and Berlin Karen Leistra-Jones; 5. Personal habits William Horne; 6. Correspondence Wolfgang Sandberger; 7. Holidays Inga-Mai Groote; 8. Finances Jakob Hauschildt; 9. As pianist Katrin Eich; 10. As conductor Walter Frisch; 11. As arranger Valerie Goertzen; 12. As editor Peter Schmitz; 13. As teacher Johannes Behr; 14. Private music-making Katy Hamilton; 15. Concert life Laurenz Lutteken; 16. Genre Matthew Gelbart; 17. Folk music George Bozarth; 18. Early music Virginia Hancock; 19. Singers Natasha Loges; 20. Conductors Leon Botstein; 21. Pianists Michael Musgrave; 22. Other instrumentalists Heather Platt; 23. Instruments Anneke Scott; 24. Publishers Peter Schmitz; 25. Copyright Friedemann Kawohl; 26. Politics and religion David Brodbeck; 27. Literature Natasha Loges; 28. Philosophy Nicole Grimes; 29. Visual arts William Vaughan and Natasha Loges; 30. Science and technology Myles Jackson and Katy Hamilton; 31. Germany Johannes Behr; 32. England Katy Hamilton; 33. Analysis Heather Platt; 34. The era of national socialism Ulrike Petersen; 35. Editing Brahms Michael Struck; 36. Recordings Ivan Hewett; 37. Historical performance Michael Musgrave; 38. Inspiration Markus Boeggemann; 39. Mythmaking Natasha Loges and Katy Hamilton.

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'... contains much valuable information.' Misha Donat, BBC Music Magazine '... contains much valuable information.' Misha Donat, BBC Music Magazine


Author Information

Natasha Loges is Head of Postgraduate Programmes at the Royal College of Music, London. She has published articles on Brahms, concert history and art song in various volumes and journals including 19th-Century Music and Music & Letters. She is author of Brahms and His Poets: A Handbook (2017) and a co-editor of Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall (Cambridge, 2014). Katy Hamilton is a freelance researcher, writer and presenter. She has published on the history of the Edinburgh Festival, emigre musicians in Britain, and variety shows at the Wigmore Hall. She is a co-editor of Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall (Cambridge, 2014) and has contributed to several other projects concerning nineteenth-century Lieder.

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