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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 distance", as argued later? Both wrote autonomously conceived music, both held on to traditional forms, and both rejected program music. To find an answer to this question, part I tries to elucidate Brahms' relation to Bruckner in its biographic, historical, artistic and art-theoretical aspects. At the center of the ...

Brahms and Bruckner as Artistic Antipodes: Studies in Musical Semantics 2015, Peter Lang AG, Bern

ISBN-13: 9783631660348

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