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Music in Goethe's Faust : Goethe's Faust in music

Lorraine Byrne Bodley (Editor)
That Goethe's poetry has proved pivotal for the development of the nineteenth-century Lied has long been acknowledged. Less acknowledged is the seminal impact in musical realms of Goethe's Faust/I>, a work which has attracted the attention of composers since the late eighteenth century and played a vital role in the evolution of vocal, operatic and instrumental repertoire in the nineteenth century
eBook, English, 2017
The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2017
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource
9781787440227, 1787440222
Print version:
Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations Used in the Notes; Introduction. Rhapsody and Rebuke: Goethe's Faust in Music; Part I Goethe's Faust: Content and Context; 1 The Redress of Goethe's Faust in Music History; 2 Wagering on Modernity: Goethe's Eighteenth-Century Faust; 3 Reflectivity, Music and the Modern Condition: Thoughts on Goethe's Faust; 4 Music and Metaphorical Thinking in Goethe's Faust: The Example of Harmony; 5 Faust: The Instrumentalisation of an Icon; Part II Legacies: Goethe's Faust in the Nineteenth Century. 6 Faust's Schubert: Schubert's Faust7 The Musical Novel as Master-genre: Schumann's Szenen aus Goethes Faust; 8 The Psychology of Schumann's Faust: Developing the Human Soul; 9 A Life with Goethe: Wagner's Engagement with Faust in Music and in Words; 10 Wagner's Ninth: Reading Beethoven with Faust; 11 Linking Christian and Faustian Utopias: Mahler's Setting of the Schlußszene in his Eighth Symphony; Part III Topographies: Stagings and Critical Reception; 12 Operatic Translation and Adaptation: Gounod's Faust, with a Tribute to Ken Russell. 13 'Adapters, Falsifiers and Profiteers': Staging La Damnation de Faust in Monte Carlo and Paris, 1893-190314 Faust in the Trenches: Busoni's Doktor Faust; Part IV New Directions: Recent Productions and Appropriations; 15 As Goethe Intended? Max Reinhardt's Faust Productions and the Aesthetics of Incidental Music in the Early Twentieth Century; 16 Music and the Rebirth of Faust in the GDR; 17 Music, Text and Stage: Peter Stein's Production of Goethe's Faust; 18 'Devilishly good': Rudolf Volz's Rock Opera Faust and 'Event Culture'; Select Bibligraphy; Index