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The Resource Mozart's ghosts : haunting the halls of musical culture, Mark Everist

Mozart's ghosts : haunting the halls of musical culture, Mark Everist

Label
Mozart's ghosts : haunting the halls of musical culture
Title
Mozart's ghosts
Title remainder
haunting the halls of musical culture
Statement of responsibility
Mark Everist
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mozart's Ghosts traces the many lives of this great composer that emerged following his early death in 1791. Crossing national boundaries and traversing two hundred years-worth of interpretation and reception, author Mark Everist investigates how Mozart's past status can be understood as part of today's veneration. Everist forges new paths to reach the composer, examining a number of ways in which Western culture has absorbed the idea of Mozart, how various cultural agents have appropriated, deployed, and exploited Mozart toward both authoritarian and subversive ends, and how the figure of Mozart and his impact illuminate the cultural history of the last two centuries in Europe, England, and America. Modern reverence for the composer is conditioned by earlier responses to his music, and Everist argues that such earlier responses are more complex than allowed by a simple "reception studies" model. Closely linking nine case studies in an innovative cultural and theoretical framework, the book approaches the developing reputation of the composer from death to the present day along three paths: "Phantoms of the Opera" deals with stage music, "Holy Spirits" addresses the trope of the sacred, and "Specters at the Feast" considers the impact of Mozart's music in literature and film. Mozart's Ghosts adeptly moves the study of Mozart reception away from hagiography and closer to cultural and historical criticism, and will be avidly read by Mozart scholars and students of eighteenth-century music history, as well as literary critics, historians of philosophy and aesthetics, and cultural historians in general."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Everist, Mark
Dewey number
780.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M9
LC item number
E946 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Label
Mozart's ghosts : haunting the halls of musical culture, Mark Everist
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. -- Part I: Phantoms of the Opera. Phantoms of the Opera ; Mozart and L'impresario ; The Commendatore and the Clavier. -- Part II: Holy Spirits. "; Case Closed? ; Enshrining Mozart: Don Giovanni and the Viardot Circle. -- Part III: Specters at the Feast. Mozart in Two Worlds: the Writings on Music of Blaze de Bury ; Speaking with the Supernatural: E.T.A. Hoffmann, George Bernard Shaw and Die Oper aller Opern ; The Specter at the Feast: Elvira Madigan and its Legacy ; Conclusion: The Mozart Effect
Control code
786461136
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780195389173
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012015749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Mozart's ghosts : haunting the halls of musical culture, Mark Everist
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. -- Part I: Phantoms of the Opera. Phantoms of the Opera ; Mozart and L'impresario ; The Commendatore and the Clavier. -- Part II: Holy Spirits. "; Case Closed? ; Enshrining Mozart: Don Giovanni and the Viardot Circle. -- Part III: Specters at the Feast. Mozart in Two Worlds: the Writings on Music of Blaze de Bury ; Speaking with the Supernatural: E.T.A. Hoffmann, George Bernard Shaw and Die Oper aller Opern ; The Specter at the Feast: Elvira Madigan and its Legacy ; Conclusion: The Mozart Effect
Control code
786461136
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780195389173
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012015749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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