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Rushton, Julian

Works: 154 works in 498 publications in 7 languages and 12,653 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Chronologies  Biography  Scores  Drama  Symphonies  History  Operas  Librettos  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Opponent, Contributor, Composer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: ML410.M9, 780.92
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Most widely held works by Julian Rushton
Dramma Giocoso : four contemporary perspectives on the Mozart/Da Ponte operas by Julian Rushton( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In exploring the evergreen qualities of Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro, this collection of studies does not shun approaches that have foundations in established theory, but refracts them through such problems as the tension between operatic tradition and psychological realism, the co-existence of multiple yet equal plots, and the antagonism between the tenets of tradition and the need for self-actualization. In exploring such themes, the authors not only illuminate new aspects of Mozart's operatic compositions, but also probe the nature of musical analysis itself
Mozart by Julian Rushton( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the past half-century, scholars have thoroughly explored Mozart's life and music, offering new interpretations of his compositions based on their historical context and providing a factual basis for confirming or, more often, debunking fanciful accounts of the man and his work. Rushton takes full advantage of these biographical and musical studies as well as the definitive New Mozart Edition to provide an accurate account of Mozart's life and, equally important, an insightful look at the music itself, complete with musical examples."--Jacket
W.A. Mozart, Don Giovanni by Julian Rushton( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de opera van de Oostenrijkse componist (1756-1791)
Berlioz : Roméo et Juliette by Julian Rushton( Book )

20 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berlioz's 'dramatic symphony' Roméo et Juliette is regarded by many as his finest work; it is certainly among the most original. It is played less often than his earlier symphonies, because it requires solo voices and chorus; yet at its heart is some of the most inspired orchestral music of the nineteenth century. This book summarises the complex genesis of the work before examining the music closely and always with a view to understanding its dramatic implications. The early and later critical reception is quoted and discussed and Julian Rushton concludes by suggesting a way of hearing the work which recognises the value of its mixed genre. The complete libretto is provided in both English and French."--Publisher's description
Classical music : a concise history from Gluck to Beethoven by Julian Rushton( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the classical era's musical history from 1750 to 1830
The Cambridge companion to Elgar( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Companion provides an accessible and vivid account of Elgar's work in its historical and cultural context. Established authorities on British music and scholars new in the field examine Elgar's Music from a range of critical perspectives, including nationalism, post-colonialism, decadence, reception and musical influences."--Jacket
The musical language of Berlioz by Julian Rushton( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de muziek van de Franse componist (1803-1869)
W.A. Mozart, Idomeneo by Julian Rushton( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedetailleerde studie over de achtergronden, het ontstaan en de uitvoering van de opera van de Oostenrijkse componist (1756-1791), inclusief informatie over Wagner's bewerking uit 1931
Elgar, Enigma variations by Julian Rushton( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elgar's Variations for Orchestra, commonly known as the 'Enigma' Variations, marked an epoch both in his career and in the renaissance of English music at the turn of the century. First performed in 1899 under Hans Richter, the work became his passport to national fame and international success. From the first, listeners have been intrigued by the 'enigma' of the title and the identity of the 'friends pictured within', to whom the work was dedicated. Appearing in the centenary year of the work's completion, this book elucidates what is known and what has been said about the work and the enigma, and directs future listeners to what matters most: the inspired qualities of the music
The music of Berlioz by Julian Rushton( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-length musical study of Berlioz to take into account the rediscovered Messe solennelle. Julian Rushton discusses all aspects of his work, without undue emphasis on a few more popular pieces. The first section consists of a comprehensive biography of Berlioz's musical works, tracing shifting patterns of productivity, approaches to genre, and the contrast between works which are aesthetically progressive or retrospective. The author then considers aspects of Berlioz's musical style, building upon earlier studies by the author and other recent scholarship. The final section offers a more substantial analysis of selected passages and an overall critical assessment
Art and ideology in European opera : essays in honour of Julian Rushton by Clive Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, that most extravagant of the performing arts, is infused with the contexts of power-brokering and cultural display in which it was conceived and experienced. For individual operas such contexts have shifted over time and new meanings emerged, often quite remote from those intended by the original collaborators; but tracing this ideological dimension in a work's creation and reception enables us to understand its cultural and political role more clearly - sometimes conflicting with its status as art and sometimes enhancing it. This collection is a Festschrift in honour of Julian Rushton, one of the most distinguished opera scholars of his generation and highly regarded for his innovative studies of Gluck, Mozart and Berlioz, among many others. Colleagues, associates and former students pay tribute to his work with essays highlighting the interplay between opera, art and ideology across three centuries. Three broad themes are opened up from a variety of approaches: nationalism, cosmopolitanism and national opera; opera, class and the politics of enlightenment; and opera and otherness. British opera is represented by studies of Grabu, Purcell, Dibdin, Holst, Stanford and Britten, but the collection sustains a truly European perspective rounded out with essays on French opera funding, Bizet, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Verdi, Puccini, Janacek, Nielsen, Rimsky-Korsakov and Schreker. Several works receive some of their first extended discussion in English
The New Grove guide to Mozart and his operas by Julian Rushton( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the best known and most admired figures in European music was Wolfgang Amadé Mozart. His short but colorful life is of enduring interest, and his works remain central to the repertories of classical music. This book gives a concise and scholarly account of Mozart's activities as a composer of operas. It includes a concise biography, orientated towards the operas; an essay on Mozart's operatic contribution and style, and the antecedents to his operas; a separate synopsis and historical account of each opera; and three essays which bind into narrative form the dictionary entries on librettists, interpreters, and venues. There is a new introduction, a glossary of relevant terms, a list of operatic roles, and a guide to listening.--From publisher description
Anton Bruckner, Symphony no. 8 by Benjamin M Korstvedt( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruckner's Eighth Symphony (1890), one of the last of the great Romantic symphonies, is a grandly complex masterpiece. This book explores this many-faceted work from several angles, offering an accessible guide to its compositional history and reception and to its musical design
Symphony in G minor by Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter( )

3 editions published in 2001 and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elgar studies( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting the growth of international interest in Elgar's music, this collection of essays brings together leading scholars from the UK and the USA, and covers the broadest range of analytical approaches to his music. It is perhaps in textual analysis and criticism that Elgar studies are showing their most remarkable growth. In this volume, analysts and theorists place Elgar at the centre of research into late-tonal music theory - particularly Schenkerian and neo-Riemannian - and the continually burgeoning area of musical hermeneutics
Europe, empire, and spectacle in nineteenth-century British music by Rachel Cowgill( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume illuminates musical connections between Britain and the continent of Europe, and Britain and its Empire. The seldom-recognized vitality of musical theatre and other kinds of spectacle in Britain itself, and also the flourishing concert life of the period, indicates a means of defining tradition and identity within nineteenth-century British musical culture. The objective of the volume has been to add significantly to the growing literature on these topics. It benefits not only from new archival research, but also from fresh musicological approaches and interdisciplinary methods that recognize the integral role of music within a wider culture, including religious, political and social life. The essays are by scholars from the USA, Britain, and Europe, covering a wide range of experience. Topics range from the reception of Bach, Mozart, and Liszt in England, a musical response to Shakespeare, Italian opera in Dublin, exoticism, gender, black musical identities, British musicians in Canada, and uses of music in various theatrical genres and state ceremony, and in articulating the politics of the Union and Empire."--Provided by publisher
Overture to the comic opera Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huit scènes de Faust by Hector Berlioz( )

12 editions published in 1970 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atys : tragédie lyrique by Niccolò Piccinni( )

6 editions published in 1991 in French and English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choral works with orchestra by Hector Berlioz( )

5 editions published in 1991 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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MozartW.A. Mozart, Don GiovanniBerlioz : Roméo et JulietteClassical music : a concise history from Gluck to BeethovenThe Cambridge companion to ElgarThe musical language of BerliozW.A. Mozart, IdomeneoElgar, Enigma variations
Alternative Names
Rushton, J. G.

Rushton, J. G. 1941-

Rushton, J. G. (Julian G.)

Rushton, J. G. (Julian G.), 1941-

Rushton, Julian

Rushton, Julian 1941-

Rushton, Julian G. 1941-

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