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Garratt, James 1974-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 2,532 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by James Garratt
Palestrina and the German romantic imagination : interpreting historicism in nineteenth-century music by James Garratt( )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the reception of Palestrina, this bold interdisciplinary study explains how and why the works of a sixteenth-century composer came to be viewed as a paradigm for modern church music. It explores the diverse ways in which later composers responded to his works and style, and expounds a provocative new model for interpreting compositional historicism. In addition to presenting insights into the works of Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Liszt, the book offers new perspectives on the institutional, aesthetic and ideological frameworks sustaining the cultivation of choral music in this period. This is the first modern publication to provide an overview and analysis of the relation between the Palestrina revival and nineteenth-century composition, and it demonstrates that the Palestrina revival was just as significant for nineteenth-century culture as parallel movements in the other arts, such as the Gothic revival."--BOOK JACKET
Music, culture and social reform in the age of Wagner by James Garratt( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Challenging received views of music in nineteenth-century German thought, culture and society, this book provides a radical reappraisal of its socio-political meanings and functions. Garratt argues that far from governing the nineteenth-century musical discourse and practice, the concept of artistic autonomy and the aesthetic categories bequeathed by Weimar classicism were persistently challenged by alternative models of music's social role. The book investigates these competing models and the social projects that gave rise to them. It interrogates nineteenth-century musical discourse, discussing a wide range of manifestos championing musical democratization or seeking to make music an engine for the transformation of society. In addition, it explores institutions and movements that attempted to realize these goals, and compositions - by Mendelssohn, Lortzing and Liszt as well as Wagner - in which the relation between aesthetic and social claims is programmatic."
Music and politics : a critical introduction by James Garratt( Book )

2 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is not about music or politics. It is about the 'and' that binds them together. How do these fields intersect, and what theories and approaches can help us understand their interactions? How have the relationships between music and politics changed over time and across cultures, and are the familiar tools we use in dealing with them fit for purpose? This Cambridge Introduction/book overhauls our understanding of how these fields interact, offering a rigorous reappraisal of key concepts such as power, protest, resistance, subversion, propaganda and ideology. It explores and evaluates a wide range of perspectives from contemporary political theory, engaging with an array of musical cultures and practices from medieval chant to rap. In addition, it discusses current ways in which the relationships between music and politics are being reconfigured and reconceptualised. Where else can you find Donald Trump, Kendrick Lamar and Beethoven under one cover?
Right-Extremist protest music and the idea of metapolitical activism by James Garratt( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schumann's music and Hoffmann's fictions by John MacAuslan( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Eine gute Wehr und Waffen" : apocalyptic and redemptive narratives in organ music from the Great War by James Garratt( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The music of Jeffrey Lewis by David Kenneth Jones( )

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

The present thesis investigates the music and career of Jeffrey Lewis (born 1942). The thesis is broadly divided into three sections. First is an account of the composer's life, told mainly through an overview of his works, but also through a sketch of his early years in South Wales, his studies in Cardiff, Darmstadt, Kraków and Paris, his academic career in Leeds and Bangor, and his subsequent early retirement from academia. There follows a more detailed study of six works from the period 1978 - 1985, during which certain features of Lewis's musical language came to the fore, perhaps most notably a very individual and instantly recognisable use of modal language. After an Epilogue, the thesis concludes with an Appendix in the form of a Catalogue in which all Lewis's known compositions are listed, together with details of performances, broadcasts and recordings. Lewis's music often plays with our temporal expectations; the close interrelationship between texture, structure, harmony and melody, and its effect upon our perception of the passage of time, are explored in the main analyses. These are conducted partly by means of comparison with other works by Lewis or his contemporaries. Memoria is examined in relation to a similarly tranquil score, Naaotwá Lalá, by Giles Swayne. The following chapter discusses the extra-musical inspiration for Epitaph for Abelard and Heloise, whose relationship to Tableau is then explored in the next. The difficulties of creating a large-scale structure that unifies the work's various harmonic elements are also investigated. The analysis of Carmen Paschale considers it in relation to Lewis's other choral music, whilst the final analytical chapter compares and contrasts two three-movement works, the Piano Trio and the Fantasy for solo piano. Lewis's melodic writing in the Piano Trio is discussed in relation to that of James MacMillan, and the origins of the first movement of Fantasy in Oliver Knussen's Sonya's Lullaby are explored. In the Epilogue, the possible reasons for Lewis's current neglect are explored, various influences on Lewis's musical thinking are laid out, and his achievements are assessed
Palestrina and the German romantic imagination interpreting historicism in nineteenth-century music by James Garratt( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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