Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music: Singing Devils and Distant Sounds (Ernest Bloch Lectures)

Why are one of the most liked and often played works of the late-romantic period—Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini—regarded through many critics as possibly no longer rather of the 1st rank? Why has modernist discourse persisted to model those works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes a detailed and even-handed examine how and why late-romantic symphonies and operas advised a posh direction among modernism and mass tradition within the interval prime as much as the second one international battle. The style’s carrying on with recognition and its domination of the movie song idiom (via paintings by way of composers reminiscent of Max Steiner, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and their successors) deliver late-romantic song to millions of listeners who've by no means set foot in a live performance corridor. Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music sheds new gentle on those usually unfairly disparaged works and explores the historic measurement in their carrying on with position within the modern sound world.

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