A history of the symphony : the grand genre /

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London : Routledge,, United Kingdom , p.1 online resource : (2019)


9781351125246 (ebook) :

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Includes bibliographical references and index.PART I: THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY / </STRONG><B>Chapter 1 - Origins of the Genre: From Pergolesi to Early Haydn / </B>Pergolesi and the Italian <EM>Sinfonia </EM>/<EM> </EM>Stamitz and the Mannheim School; C.P.E. Bach and the <EM>Empfindsam Stil </EM>/<EM> </EM>Early Haydn / <STRONG>Chapter 2 - Maturation of the Genre: Haydn and Mozart / </STRONG>Haydn: From Servant to Entrepreneur / The Genius of Mozart / <B>Chapter 3 - From Classicism to Romanticism / </B>Beethoven and the Destruction of the Classical Style / Schubert and the First Signs of Romanticism / <B>PART II: THE ROMANTIC SYMPHONY / Chapter 4 - The Romantic Generation: Tradition vs. the Avant-garde / </B>Berlioz and the Romantic Revolution / Mendelssohn's Classical Romanticism / Tradition and Innovation in the Symphonies of Schumann / The Janus Face of Brahms / Liszt and the Symphonic Avant-garde / <B>Chapter 5 - Musical Nationalism: Eastern Europe and Russia / </B>The Politics of Nationalism in the Symphonies of Smetana and Dvořák / The "Mighty Five" and Tchaikovsky / <B>Chapter 6 - The Late Romantic Symphony: Mahler and Strauss / </B>Mahler as "Song-symphonist" / Strauss and the Tome Poem / <B>PART III: THE SYMPHONY IN THE MODERN ERA / </B><B>Chapter 7 - The Early 20<SUP>th</SUP> Century / </B>Debussy and the Transition to the Modern Era / The Unique Path of Sibelius / <B>Chapter 8 - Masters of the 20<SUP>th</SUP> Century: From Ives to Shostakovich / </B>Ives as Symphonic Iconoclast / Prokofiev and the Neo-Classical Style / The Changing Symphonic Face of Stravinsky / Hindemith and the Nazis / The Enigma of Shostakovich / <B>Chapter 9 - Contemporary Views of the Symphony / </B>20<SUP>th</SUP>-Century Reinterpretations of the Symphony: Messiaen, Penderecki, and Lutoslawski / Post-modern Symphonies and Gender Issues</P>Description based on CIP data; resource not viewed.