The New Bruckner: Compositional Development and the Dynamics of Revision

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 28 janv. 2013 - 294 pages

The New Bruckner provides a valuable study of Bruckner's music, focusing on the interaction of biography, textual scholarship, reception history and analysis. Dr Dermot Gault conveys a broad chronological narrative of Bruckner's compositional development, interpolating analytical commentaries on the works and critical accounts of the notoriously complex and editorial issues. Gault corrects longstanding misconceptions about the composer's revision process, and its relationship with the early editions and widely-held critical opinions. Bruckner's constantly evolving engagement with symphonic form is traced by taking each revision in due order, rather than by taking each symphony on its own, and by relating the symphonies to other mature works such as the Te Deum, the three great Masses, and the Quintet, and argues that Bruckner's music became more organic and less schematic as the result of his revisions. The book will be essential reading for those studying Bruckner's compositions, the complex history of their reception, and late Romantic music in general.

 

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Table des matières

Preface
xi
Introduction
1
Tradition and Innovation
15
Masses and Early Symphonies
31
The Emergence of the Bruckner Symphony
45
Consolidation and Revision
65
Four Masterpieces
105
Bruckner and his Disciples
113
The Eighth Symphony
155
The Final Decade
185
Anomalies of History
211
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À propos de l'auteur (2013)

Dermot Gault was born in Belfast and studied music at Queen's University Belfast, where he obtained a doctorate for a thesis on Bruckner's symphonies in 1994. He has contributed to The Bruckner Journal since its inception and addressed Bruckner Conferences in Nottingham and Oxford. He has also contributed to Music Ireland and The Irish Times.

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