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Author Eichner, Barbara, 1976- author

Title History in mighty sounds : musical constructions of German national identity, 1848-1914 / Barbara Eichner
Published Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : The Boydell Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 297 pages) : illustrations
Series Music in society and culture
Music in society and culture.
Contents The pure mirror : national epic as national opera -- Germanic heroes for modern Germans : gender and the nation -- Lost in transfiguration : redemption operas in the Fin de siecle -- The sacred nation and the singing nation : the choral movements -- Symphonic visions from the periphery
Summary Music played a central role in the self-conception of many Germans between the 1848 Revolution and the First World War. Although German music was widely held to be 'universal' and thus apolitical, it participated in the historicist project of shaping the nation's future by calling on the national heritage. A wide variety of musical genres, ranging from pre- and post-Wagnerian opera to popular choruses to symphonic poems, provides for a new perspective on how national identities were constructed, shaped and celebrated in and through music
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (D. Phil.--University of Oxford) under title: Was ist deutsch?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-290) and index
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Subject Nationalism in music.
Opera -- Germany -- 19th century.
Opera -- Germany -- 20th century.
Patriotic music -- Germany -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 128366593X
178204034X (electronic bk.)
9781782040347 (electronic bk.)