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The Resource Brahms among friends : listening, performance, and the rhetoric of allusion, Paul Berry

Brahms among friends : listening, performance, and the rhetoric of allusion, Paul Berry

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Brahms among friends : listening, performance, and the rhetoric of allusion
Title
Brahms among friends
Title remainder
listening, performance, and the rhetoric of allusion
Statement of responsibility
Paul Berry
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Language
eng
Summary
Brahms Among Friends identifies patterns of listening, performance, and composition among close friends of Johannes Brahms and explores how those patterns informed the creation and reception of his music in the intimate genres of song, sonata, trio, and piano miniature. Among the tangled threads of counterpoint and circumstance that bound Brahms to his acquaintances was the technique of allusive musical borrowing, whereby a brief passage from a familiar work was drawn into the fabric of a new composition. For the specific listeners whose habits of mind and musicianship he knew best, allusive borrowings could become rhetorically charged gestures, persuasively revising the meanings his music conveyed and the interpretive strategies it invited. Primary documents, original manuscripts, music-analytic comparison, and kinesthetic parameters experienced in the act of performance all work in tandem to support ten case studies in the interplay between Brahms's small-scale works and the women and men who encountered them before publication. Central characters include violinist Joseph Joachim, singers Amalie Joachim, Julius Stockhausen, and Agathe von Siebold, composers Heinrich and Elisabeth von Herzogenberg, and pianists Emma Engelmann and Clara Schumann. For these musicians and for the composer himself, Brahms's allusive music served a broad variety of emotional needs and interpersonal ends. Yet across diverse repertoire and interdisciplinary correlates ranging from ethnography to psychoanalysis, each case study furthers a single, underlying aim: to reconstruct the mutually dependent perspectives of historically situated agents and restore forgotten features of their communicative landscapes as bases for both musical and historical scrutiny
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1977-
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Berry, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B8
LC item number
B425 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
AMS studies in music
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brahms, Johannes
  • Brahms, Johannes
  • Brahms, Johannes
  • Anspielung
  • Freundeskreis
Label
Brahms among friends : listening, performance, and the rhetoric of allusion, Paul Berry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-371) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Occasional lullabies. Old melodies, new identities -- Lessons in politics and innuendo -- Themes and variations. Emulation as empathy -- Consequences of criticism -- Clara at the keyboard. Family resemblances -- Shared nostalgia -- Grief and transformation -- Rhetorics of closure. Forests of the heart -- Counterpoint and catharsis -- Concealment as self-restraint
Control code
855362812
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 389 pages
Isbn
9780199982646
Lccn
2013031618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855362812
Label
Brahms among friends : listening, performance, and the rhetoric of allusion, Paul Berry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Occasional lullabies. Old melodies, new identities -- Lessons in politics and innuendo -- Themes and variations. Emulation as empathy -- Consequences of criticism -- Clara at the keyboard. Family resemblances -- Shared nostalgia -- Grief and transformation -- Rhetorics of closure. Forests of the heart -- Counterpoint and catharsis -- Concealment as self-restraint
Control code
855362812
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 389 pages
Isbn
9780199982646
Lccn
2013031618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855362812

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