Brahms, Johannes 1833-1897 Criticism and interpretation Search this
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1 online resource (263 pages) : illustrations
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Imperatives of Purity and Sensuality -- A Post-Romantic Priest of Music -- Priestesses of Art -- The Temptation of Opera -- Ambiguities of the Priesthood -- Prostitutes, Trauma, and Biographical Hermeneutics of the Fin-de-Siècle -- Epilogue. Musical Priesthood, Canon Formation, and the Regulation of Performance
"Brahms in the Priesthood of Art: Gender and Art Religion in the Nineteenth-Century German Musical Imagination explores the intersection of gender, art religion (Kunstreligion) and other aesthetic currents in Brahms reception of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, it focuses on the theme of the self-sacrificing musician devoted to his art, or "priest of music," with its quasi-mystical and German Romantic implications of purity seemingly at odds with the lived reality of Brahms's bourgeois existence"-- Provided by publisher.