The Viennese waltz : decadence and the decline of Austria's unconscious /

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Lexington Books,, Lanham, United States, p.vii, 203 pages : (2022)

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(OCoLC)fst01030269, (OCoLC)fst01030444, (OCoLC)fst01170245, (OCoLC)fst01745937, (OCoLC)fst01749743, 19th century, 19th century., 20th century, 20th century., Anxiety in music., Austria, fast, History and criticism., Music, Music., Social aspects, Social aspects., Uncanny, The (Psychoanalysis), Waltzes, Waltzes.


Includes bibliographical references and index.Topics in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna -- Evolution of Viennese Cultural-Historical Topics : Romance, Freud, and Authenticity -- The Waltz and the "Other" -- Narrative and Deception -- The Development of the Uncanny Narrative -- The Waltz and the Uncanny in Mahler's Seventh Symphony -- Mahler's Scherzos and the Uncanny Waltz -- The Waltz as Pivot Point in Webern's Symphony Op. 21."This book shows how over the hundred years between the Vienna Congress and the dissolution of the Empire, the waltz altered from signifier of upper-class artifice-covering with glitz and glamour the poverty and war central to the time-to the link between the three classes, between man and nature, and between Viennese and "Other.""--