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Marcin Mielczewski and Music under the Patronage of the Polish Vasas

by Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarminska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

The first monograph of the life and œuvre of Marcin Mielczewski (d. 1651) presents the best known Polish composer of seventeenth-century Europe. During the 1990s, while exploring a newly accessible collection...


Gustav Mahler and the Symphony of the 19th Century

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 10, 2014)

The subject of this book is the semantics of symphonic music from Beethoven to Mahler. Of fundamental importance is the realization that this music is imbued with non-musical, literary, philosophical and religious...


The Musical Rhetoric of the Polish Baroque

by Tomasz Jasinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 30, 2015)

This book looks at the rich means of text interpretation in seventeenth and eighteenth century Polish music, a relatively unknown phenomenon. The works of old Polish masters exhibit many ingenious and beautiful...


New Ears for New Music

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 29, 2014)

20th-century music is characterized by a bewildering multitude of trends and movements. Often several movements co-exist in contradiction to each other, in a reflection of the century’s intellectual currents...


Musical Modernism in the Twentieth Century

by Maciej Golab Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 20, 2015)

This book offers a fresh discussion of the methodology of music historiography. So far historiographical methodology has always depended on other fields within humanities (especially on history) to a degree...


Poland and Artistic Culture of Western Europe

by Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarminska & Lech Sokol Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 15, 2014)

In ten studies by Polish authors this book offers an overview of Polish artistic culture and its relation to Western European culture. Thematically, it ranges from fine arts, sculpture and architecture to music,...


«Seiner Leidenschaften Meister sein» - «In control of the passions»

by Joachim Noller Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2014)

Was heißt es, wenn Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach vom ausführenden Musiker fordert, er müsse selbst gerührt sein, bevor er seine Zuhörer in Rührung versetzen könne? Der Autor schreibt über die Idee der Emotion,...


Alban Berg

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 11, 2014)

The central point of this book is the realization that the creative work of Alban Berg, which in recent years has moved to the forefront of scholarly interest, is largely rooted in autobiography, so that therefore...


Musical Romania and the Neighbouring Cultures

by Laura Vasiliu, Florin Luchian & Loredana Iatesen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 08, 2014)

This book represents the volume of the International Musicological Conference «Musical Romania and Neighbouring Cultures. Traditions, Influences, Identities», which took place in Iasi (Romania) and was organised...


The Works of Richard Oschanitzky

by Alex Vasiliu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 16, 2014)

The Works of Richard Oschanitzky analyses the German-Romanian composer and pianist’s output in the context of Socialist Romania (1965 to 1979). By the means of music historiography, archive research and musicological...


The Hidden Unity

by Jarmila Doubravova Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 22, 2014)

This book is based on the results of about forty years of work with one type of analysis of musical communication. It offers an elucidation of the meaning of music as, in addition to other factors, a fictive...


On the History of Rock Music

by Yvetta Kajanová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 10, 2014)

On the History of Rock Music follows the development of rock music from its origins up to the present time. It focuses on the relationship between the sound, improvisations and rhythms in particular styles,...


Twelve Studies in Chopin

by Maciej Golab Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 09, 2014)

The studies collected in this book fall into four chief thematic areas of research on Fryderyk Chopin’s life, stylistic changes, creative output, and musical reception. The first one is devoted to the origins...


Music as Message

by Constantin Floros & Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 12, 2016)

Music is often defined as art for the ear, as the language of feeling, of the heart, as sound play, or as the science of composition. But music also conveys intellectual and emotional experiences, literary,...


Brahms and Bruckner as Artistic Antipodes

by Constantin Floros & Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 26, 2015)

In the last third of the 19th century Brahms and Bruckner were regarded as antipodes. Is this perception really true to the historical reality or had their contemporaries overestimated the «dimension of their...


Anton Bruckner

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 02, 2015)

While unappreciated and controversial during most of his life, Anton Bruckner is today regarded as the greatest symphonist between Beethoven and Gustav Mahler – in terms of originality, boldness and monumentality...


Between Romanticism and Modernism

by Boguslaw Raba Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 07, 2015)

This is the first monograph on the Polish composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860–1941). It aspires to be part of the process of restoring his compositional legacy to European musical culture. Reinterpreting...


Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli as I Knew Him

by Lidia Kozubek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 30, 2015)

This book explores the artistic principles of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, his concert activities, his art of piano playing, as well as his pedagogy and his attitude towards his students. The author presents...


Trumpets, Horns, and Bach «Abschriften» at the time of Christian Friedrich Penzel: Probing the Pedigree of «BWV» 143

by Don Smithers Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 11, 2015)

There can be no doubt as to the authenticity of BWV 143 as a genuine cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. While the originals are lost, there are second and third «generation» copies. This study considers all...


The Symphonic Works of Leoš Janá?ek

by John K. Novak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 19, 2016)

This book investigates the spectrum of meaning inherent in six orchestral works by Leoš Janácek. It codifies his compositional style, first through a thorough examination of its origins in folk music and speech-melody,...


Images of The Apocalypse in African American Blues and Spirituals

by Malgorzata Ziólek-Sowinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 14, 2017)

This book explores the recurrence of Apocalyptic motifs and imagery in blues and spirituals recorded by blues musicians. It looks at the ways in which Black Americans portray Apocalypse ideas about the Last...


Gustav Mahler’s Mental World

by Constantin Floros & Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 16, 2016)

With his extensive three-volume investigation, the author has newly drawn the image of Gustav Mahler for our time. Should Mahler’s symphonies really be categorized as «absolute music»? – Little-known manuscript...


Bach and Tuning

by Johnny Reinhard Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 26, 2016)

Bach and Tuning is strictly concerned with the identification of a historically accurate tuning paradigm that applies to the great majority of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music. Once Bach has his personal tuning...


From Modernism to Postmodernism

by Katarina Bogunovic Hocevar, Nejc Sukljan & Gregor Pompe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 11, 2016)

The book explores two radical changes of cultural and social paradigm that determined the World after 1945 – Modernism and Postmodernism. From the cataclysmic atmosphere emerged the second wave of Modernism....


Editions of Chopin’s Works in the Nineteenth Century

by Wojciech Bonkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 21, 2016)

This book presents the editions of Chopin’s works as cultural texts and gives account of the main events in their reception history. Based on a new typology and an overview of copyright and economics, 140...