Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds

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Why are some of the most beloved and frequently performed works of the late-romantic period--Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini--regarded by many critics as perhaps not quite of the first rank? Why has modernist discourse continued to brand these works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes a close and even-handed look at how and why late-romantic symphonies and operas steered a complex course between modernism and mass culture in the period leading up to the Second World War. The ...

Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds 2014, University of California Press

ISBN-13: 9780520280397

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