Author: Martina Esser,Michael Spencer,Alan Wesson

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748743490

Category: German language

Page: 160

View: 1881

Aufgeklart consolidates skills acquired in Aufgeschlossen, exploring further topic areas as students work towards the final A2 level examination.

Max Reger and Karl Straube

Perspectives on an Organ Performing Tradition


Author: Christopher Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351558765

Category: Music

Page: 452

View: 2400

Max Reger (1873-1916) is perhaps best-known for his organ music. This quickly assumed a prominent place in the repertory of German organists due in large measure to the efforts of Regers contemporary Karl Straube (1873-1950). The personal and collegial relationship between the composer and performer began in 1898 and developed until Regers death. By that time, Straube had established himself as an important artist and teacher in Leipzig and the central authority for the interpretation of Regers organ music. The Reger-Straube relationship functioned on a number of levels with decisive consequences both for the composition of the music and its interpretation over a period fraught with upheaval on sociopolitical, religious and aesthetic fronts. This book evaluates the significance of the relationship between the composer and organist using primary source materials such as autograph performing manuscripts, reviews, programmes, letters and archival sources from contemporary organ building. The result is a much enhanced understanding of Reger in terms of performance practice and reception history, and a re-examination of Straube and, more broadly, of Leipzig as a musical centre during this period.

An International Annotated Bibliography of Strindberg Studies 1870-2005

Vol. 2, the Plays


Author: Michael Robinson

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 0947623825

Category: Reference

Page: 756

View: 5855

This copiously annotated bibliography documents and examines the whole range of commentary on Strindberg's works and activity in many fields besides the plays for which he is internationally best known. These include his prose fiction and poetry, his work as an historian and natural historian, and his relationship to the other arts, most notably his painting. It is concerned with both lasting works of literary and dramatic criticism, as well as reviews of his books and plays in the theatre, and some more ephemeral material, all of this in several languages. Organised generically and by subject and individual work, the bibliography enables the reader to trace the changing impact of Strindberg and his works in various countries and during different periods. It is thus very much a study in reception as well as a bibliographical record of published material. It traces the developing image of Strindberg and his writing both during his lifetime and in subsequent years, and with frequent cross reference offers a comprehensive overview of a literary and existential project that has rarely been matched for its multifaceted diversity. The bibliography is published in three parts. Volume 1, General Studies (978-0-947623-81-4) and Volume 3, Prose, Poetry, Miscellaneous (978-0-947623-83-8) are also now available. Michael Robinson is Emeritus Professor of Drama and Scandinavian Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.

German Science in the Age of Empire


Author: Moritz von Brescius

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108427324

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 5065

A path-breaking study of national, imperial and indigenous interests at stake in a controversial German expedition to British India.



Author: Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 3975

Time and Free Will

An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness


Author: Henri Bergson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119718

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 1349

Bergson argues for free will by showing that the arguments against it come from a confusion of different conceptions of time. He concludes that free will is an observable fact.

A History of the Oratorio

Vol. 4: The Oratorio in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries


Author: Howard E. Smither

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807837784

Category: Music

Page: 856

View: 8548

With this volume, Howard Smither completes his monumental History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1977, treated the oratorio in the Baroque era, while Volume 3, published in 1987, explored the genre in the Classical era. Here, Smither surveys the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the main geographic areas of oratorio composition and performance: Germany, Britain, America, and France. Continuing the approach of the previous volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in each language and geographical area by first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio. He then addresses aesthetic theory and criticism, treats libretto and music in general, and offers detailed analyses of the librettos and music of specific oratorios (thirty-one in all) that are of special importance to the history of the genre. As a synthesis of specialized literature as well as an investigation of primary sources, this work will serve as both a springboard for further research and an essential reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others interested in the history of the oratorio. Originally published 2000. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.