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 track, this booklet argues that Elgar used to be a modernist composer, and that his tune constitutes a pessimistic twentieth-century evaluate 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 tools derived from Heinrich Schenker and James Hepokoski. during attractive with debates concentrated on duotonality in musical buildings, sonata deformations, that means in song, the character of tragedy, and the hunt narrative, the publication rejects poststructuralist and literary-theoretical interpretations of tune, notably translates Schenkerian concept, and tentatively outlines a brand new area - a Heideggerian 'clearing' - within which song of all classes might be understood to function, be skilled and be understood. The booklet incorporates a specified word list which supplies the reader with transparent definitions of significant and tough phrases.

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