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Rehding, Alexander

Overview
Works: 47 works in 143 publications in 2 languages and 4,055 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
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Most widely held works by Alexander Rehding
Hugo Riemann and the birth of modern musical thought by Alexander Rehding( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Generally acknowledged as the most important German musicologist of his age, Hugo Riemann (1849-1919) shaped the ideas of generations of music scholars, not least because his work coincided with the institutionalisation of academic musicology around the turn of the last century. This influence, however, belies the contentious idea at the heart of his musical thought, an idea he defended for most of his career - harmonic dualism." "By situating Riemann's musical thought within turn-of-the-century discourses about the natural sciences, German nationhood and modern technology, this book reconstructs the cultural context in which Riemann's ideas not only 'made sense' but advanced an understanding of the tonal tradition as both natural and German. Riemann's musical thought - from his considerations of acoustical properties to his aesthetic and music-historical views - thus regains the coherence and cultural urgency that it once possessed."--Jacket
Music and monumentality : commemoration and wonderment in nineteenth-century Germany by Alexander Rehding( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after the reunification of Germany, Leonard Bernstein conducted a special arrangement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Berlin Wall. The central statement of the work, that "all men will be brothers," captured the sentiment of those who saw a brighter future for the newly reunited nation. This performance is an example of "musical monumentality" - a significant concept which underlies our cultural and ideological understanding of Western art music since the nineteenth-century. This book looks at music monumentality, focusing on the main players of the period within the Austro-German repertoire - Beethoven, Liszt, Wagner, Brahms, Bruckner and Mahler. In the conventional sense, monumentality is a stylistic property often described as 'grand,' 'uplifting,' and 'sublime' and rife with overpowering brass chorales, sparkling string tremolos, triumphant fanfares, and glorious thematic returns. Yet the author sees the monumental in music performing a cultural task as well: it is employed in the service of establishing national identity. He examines how grand sound effects are strategically employed with the view to overwhelming audiences, how supposedly immutable musical halls of fame change over time, how challenging musical works are domesticated, how the highest cultural achievements are presented in immediately consumable form-in a word, how German music emerges as a unified cultural and musical brand
Music theory and natural order from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of neo-Riemannian music theories by Edward Gollin( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Riemannian Music Theories brings together an international group of leading proponents of Riemannian and neo-Riemannian theory for a thoroughgoing exploration of the music-analytical, systematic, and historical aspects of this important new field. --from publisher description
Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 by Alexander Rehding( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has held musical audiences captive for close to two centuries. Few other musical works hold such a prominent place in the collective imagination; each generation rediscovers the work for itself and makes it its own. Honing in on the significance of the symphony in contemporary culture, this book establishes a dialog between Beethoven's world and ours, marked by the earthshattering events of 1789 and of 1989. In particular, this book outlines what is special about the Ninth in millennial culture. In the present day, music is encoded not only as score but also as digital technology. We encounter Beethoven 9 flashmobs, digitally reconstructed concert halls, globally synchonized performances, and other time-bending procedures. The digital artwork 9 Beet Stretch even presents the Ninth at glacial speed over twenty-four hours, challenges our understanding of the symphony, and encourages us to confront the temporal dimension of Beethoven's music. In the digital age, the Ninth emerges as a musical work that is recomposed and reshaped-and that is robust enough to live up to such treatment-continually adapting to a changing world with changing media
Music in time : phenomenology, perception, performance( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music exists in time. All musicians know this fundamental truth?but what does it actually mean? Thirteen scholars probe the temporality of music from a great variety of perspectives, in response to challenges that Christopher F. Hasty, Walter Naumburg Professor of Music at Harvard University, laid out in his groundbreaking 'Meter as Rhythm'. 00The essays included here bridge the conventional divides between theory, history, ethnomusicology, aesthetics, performance practice, cognitive psychology, and dance studies. In these investigations, music emerges as an art form that has an important lesson to teach. Not only can music be understood as sounds shaped in time but?more radically?as time shaped in sounds
Hugo Riemann and the birth of modern musical thought by Alexander Rehding( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music theory and contemporary music( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of timbre( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online
Adorno and music : critical variations( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The posthumous publication of Theodor W. Adorno’s works on music continues to reveal the special relationship between music and philosophy in his thinking. These important works have not, however, received as much scholarly attention as they deserve. Contributors to this issue seek to provide insight into some of the key themes raised in these works, including the sociology of musical genre, the historical transformation of music from the 'heroic' or high-bourgeois era to late modernity, the meaning of both performance and listening in the era of mass communication, and the specific challenges or deformations of the radio on musical form, a theme that implicates many of the digital practices of our own age. There is much left to discover in these new publications, and they pose again, with renewed vigor, the question of Adorno’s Aktualität--his polyvalent, untranslatable term for, among other things, the intellectual relationship between the present and the past"--Publisher's website
Music theory and natural order : foundations of musical thought from the Renaissance to the twentieth century( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford Handbook of Concepts in Music Theory( )

in Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of critical concepts in music theory( )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in Undetermined and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online
Nature and nationhood in Hugo Riemann's dualistic theory of harmony by Alexander Rehding( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August Halm's two cultures as nature by Alexander Rehding( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dahlhaus zwischen Tonalität und "tonality" by Alexander Rehding( )

1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riemann and melodic analysis : studies in folk-music tonality by Matthew Gelbart( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dualistic forms by Alexander Rehding( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a Theory of Patronage: Funding for Music Composition in France, 1918-1939 by Louis Kaiser Epstein( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation illuminates the funding contexts that structured art music composition in interwar France. While music historiography tends to focus solely on patronage - an ill-defined and limited category - as the paradigmatic economy within which pre-paid composition takes place, I bring patronage into conversation with other, similarly enabling funding sources: publishing, radio, film, orchestras, and ballet companies. Through a series of case studies of the individuals, institutions, and practices that provided a market for interwar French art music, I pursue two central ideas: first, that musical works, genres, and styles present sonic traces of the economic forces that structured their composition, and second, that the funding context of music often determines its historiographical reception
Arts of Noise: Sound and Media in Milan ca. 1900 by Gavin Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation explores the place of sound, noise and silence in Milan at the turn of the twentieth century. By focusing on this particular urban environment, it aims to investigate the notion of sonic modernity through a series of four case studies. It begins in 1881, the year of the city's National Industrial Exposition, with the premiere of the ballet Excelsior--a work that, like the Exposition itself, celebrated modern progress by staging technological inventions and was preoccupied with industrial production. Pursuing these echoes of labor, a second case study examines workers' songs, which comprised a resonant document in the rise of Italian socialism. These songs present us with a workers' culture that commemorated factory disputes and strikes; they also embody tensions in the interface between workers and socialists which, I argue, characterized the ways in which songs imagined urban space. In my third case study, my attention shifts to this urban imagination by focusing on a media event: the death of Giuseppe Verdi. Focusing on different contemporary interpretations of the respectful silence, as articulated through the city's transport and communication media, I argue that Verdi's death can provide a fresh perspective on the political unconscious of Milan's lugubrious fine secolo. It is against this historical context, that my fourth and final case study examines Luigi Russolo's famous "L'arte dei rumori" (The Art of Noises); in it, I seek to show that Russolo's ideas stand out against the resonant background of Milan's symbolic architectural sites and the noise of its human multitudes. Ultimately, this dissertation provides alternative contexts against which to understand Futurist noise, seeking to move beyond existing interpretations of Futurism as a turning point in music history and to position it instead as a refraction of Milan's increasingly industrial soundscape
 
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Music and monumentality : commemoration and wonderment in nineteenth-century GermanyMusic theory and natural order from the Renaissance to the early twentieth centuryThe Oxford handbook of neo-Riemannian music theoriesHugo Riemann and the birth of modern musical thoughtMusic theory and natural order : foundations of musical thought from the Renaissance to the twentieth century
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