Palestrina and the German Romantic Imagination
by James Garratt (9780521807371)

Palestrina and the German Romantic Imagination
 
James Garratt
Release Date: 28 Apr 2003
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 332
Category: Romantic Music (c 1830 To C 1900)
ISBN: 9780521807371
ISBN-10: 0521807379



Focusing on the reception of Palestrina, this bold interdisciplinary study explains how and why the works of a sixteenth-century composer came to be viewed as a paradigm for modern church music. It explores the diverse ways in which later composers responded to his works and style, and expounds a provocative new model for interpreting compositional historicism. In addition to presenting insights into the works of Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Liszt, the book offers new perspectives on the institutional, aesthetic and ideological frameworks sustaining the cultivation of choral music in this period. This is the first modern publication to provide an overview and analysis of the relation between the Palestrina revival and nineteenth-century composition and it demonstrates that the Palestrina revival was just as significant for nineteenth-century culture as parallel movements in the other arts, such as the Gothic revival.

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