Edward Elgar, Modernist (Music in the Twentieth Century)

Edward Elgar, Modernist (Music in the Twentieth Century)

J. P. E. Harper-Scott


the 1st full-length analytical learn of Edward Elgar's song, this publication argues that Elgar used to be a modernist composer, and that his tune constitutes a pessimistic twentieth-century overview of the character of person. targeting Elgar's tune instead of his existence, Harper-Scott blends the hermeneutic and existential philosophy of Martin Heidegger with music-analytical equipment derived from Heinrich Schenker and James Hepokoski. during attractive with debates concentrated on duotonality in musical buildings, sonata deformations, that means in tune, the character of tragedy, and the search narrative, the ebook rejects poststructuralist and literary-theoretical interpretations of track, noticeably translates Schenkerian thought, and tentatively outlines a brand new area - a Heideggerian 'clearing' - within which tune of all sessions might be understood to function, be skilled and be understood. The ebook features a particular thesaurus which supplies the reader with transparent definitions of significant and tough phrases.

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