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Author Rosen, Charles, 1927-2012.
Title Freedom and the arts [electronic resource] : essays on music and literature / Charles Rosen.
Publication Info. Cambridge : Harvard University Press, c2012.
Edition 1st ed.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-ebrary    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description viii, 438 p. : ill.,.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The weight of society -- Freedom and art -- Culture on the market -- The future of music -- The canon -- Dramatic and tonal logic in Mozart's operas -- Mozart's entry into the twentieth century -- The triumph of Mozart -- Drama and figured bass in Mozart's concertos -- Mozart and posterity -- Structural dissonance and the classical sonata -- Tradition without convention -- Felix Mendelssohn at 200 : prodigy without peer -- Happy birthday, Elliott Carter! -- Frédéric Chopin, reactionary and revolutionary -- Robert Schumann, a vision of the future -- Long perspectives -- The New Grove's dictionary returns -- Western music : the view from California -- Theodore Adorno : criticism as cultural nostalgia -- Resuscitating opera : Alessandro Scarlatti -- Operatic paradoxes : the ridiculous and sublime -- Lost chords and the golden age of pianism -- Montaigne : philosophy as process -- La Fontaine : the ethical power of style -- The anatomy lesson : melancholy and the invention of boredom -- Mallarmé and the transfiguration of poetry -- Hoffmansthal and radical modernism -- The private obsessions of Wystan Auden -- Old wisdom and newfangled theory : two one-way streets to disaster.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Subject Music -- History and criticism.
Literature -- History and criticism.
Added Author ebrary, Inc.
ISBN 0674047524
9780674047525
9780674065499 (e-book)
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