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Between Romanticism and Modernism

Four Studies in the Music of the Later Nineteenth Century

Carl Dahlhaus (Author), Mary Whittall (Translator)

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Paperback, 129 pages
ISBN: 9780520067486
October 1989
$26.95, £19.95
Carl Dahlhaus here treats Nietzsche's youthful analysis of the contradictions in Wagner's doctrine (and, more generally, in romantic musical aesthetics); the question of periodicization in romantic and neo-romantic music; the underlying kinship between Brahms's and Wagner's responses to the central musical problems of their time; and the true significance of musical nationalism. Included in this volume is Walter Kauffman's translation of the previously unpublished fragment, "On Music and Words," by the young Nietzsche.
Until his death in March, 1989, Carl Dahlhaus was Professor of Music at the Technische Universität in Berlin and general editor of the complete edition of Wagner's works. He is the author of Nineteenth-Century Music (California, 1989).

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