1 online resource (vi, 245 pages) : illustrations, music
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Introduction : lateness and Brahms -- Brahms as liberal, Bruckner as other -- Brahms and the problem of late style -- Themes and first movements : questions of lateness and individualism -- Music pedagogy, musicology, and Brahms's collection of octaves and fifths : historical decline, personal renewal -- Volksconcerte and concepts of genre in Brahms's Vienna -- Adagios in Brahms's late chamber music : genre aesthetics and cultural critique -- Epilogue : the twilight of liberalism
Takes up the problem of how Brahms fits into the culture of turn-of-the-century Vienna. This book examines the stylistic and a historical category of 'lateness' as it relates to the nineteenth century Viennese composer. It also looks at Brahms' place in narratives of lateness in both music and social history.