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Edited by Jennifer Saltzstein

In Musical Culture in the World of Adam de la Halle, contributors from musicology, literary studies, history, and art history provide an account of the works of 13th-century composer Adam de la Halle, one of the first named authors of medieval vernacular music for whom a complete works manuscript survives. The essays illuminate Adam’s generic transformations in polyphony, drama, debate poetry, and other genres, while also emphasizing his place in a large community of trouvères active in the bustling urban environment of Arras. Exploring issues of authorship and authority, tradition and innovation, the material contexts of his works, and his influence on later generations, this book provides the most complete and up-to-date picture available in English of Adam’s œuvre.
Contributors are Alain Corbellari, Mark Everist, Anna Kathryn Grau, John Haines, Anne Ibos-Augé, Daniel E. O’Sullivan, Judith A. Peraino, Isabelle Ragnard, Jennifer Saltzstein, Alison Stones, Carol Symes, and Eliza Zingesser.
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"Was deutsch und echt..."

Richard Wagner and the Articulation of a German Opera, 1798-1876

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Kasper Bastiaan van Kooten

By examining theoretical debates about the nature of nineteenth-century German opera and analyzing the genre’s development and its international dissemination, this book shows German opera’s entanglement with national identity formation. The thorough study of German opera debates in the first half of the nineteenth century highlights the esthetic and ideological significance of this relatively neglected repertoire, and helps to contextualize Richard Wagner’s attempts to define German opera and to gain a reputation as the German opera composer par excellence. By interpreting Wagner’s esthetic endeavors as a continuation of previous campaigns for the emancipation of German opera, this book adds an original and significant perspective to discussions about Wagner’s relation to German nationalism.
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Meaningful Absence Across Arts and Media

The Significance of Missing Signifiers

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Edited by Werner Wolf, Nassim Balestrini and Walter Bernhart

This volume focusses on a rarely discussed method of meaning production, namely via the absence, rather than presence, of signifiers. It does so from an interdisciplinary, transmedial perspective, which covers systematic, media-comparative and historical aspects, and reveals various forms and functions of missing signifiers across arts and media. The meaningful silences, blanks, lacunae, pauses, etc., treated by the ten contributors are taken from language and literature, film, comics, opera and instrumental music, architecture, and the visual arts. Contributors are: Nassim Balestrini, Walter Bernhart, Olga Fischer, Saskia Jaszoltowski, Henry Keazor, Peter Revers, Klaus Rieser, Daniel Stein, Anselm Wagner, Werner Wolf
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Die Messen an der Petersbasilika zu Rom im 18. Jahrhundert

Die Entwicklung der Vertonungen des Ordinarium Missae von 1743 bis 1798

Gunnar Wiegand

St. Peter galt in ihrer spirituellen Bedeutung als Haupt- und Musterkirche des Christentums, heutzutage wird sie gar als bedeutendste neuzeitliche Kirche Roms angesehen.
Das Domkapitel wählte für das Profiensemble der »Cappella Giulia« nur die besten Bewerber in das Amt des Kapellmeisters, sodass die Messen den neuesten musikalischen Geschmack widerspiegelten.
Der Band lädt Musikwissenschaftler und andere an klassischen Klängen Interessierte dazu ein, eine neue musikalische Facette des Vatikans kennenzulernen, denn er präsentiert zum ersten Mal die faszinierende Musik, die zu den Messen in der Basilika erklungen ist, identifiziert sämtliche vertonte Messordinarien, die zwischen 1743 und 1798 entstanden sind, ordnet sie in den historischen Kontext ein und charakterisiert sie exemplarisch.
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George Dimitri Sawa

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George Dimitri Sawa

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George Dimitri Sawa

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George Dimitri Sawa

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George Dimitri Sawa