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Webster, James 1942-

Overview
Works: 416 works in 677 publications in 3 languages and 5,781 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Speaker, Illustrator
Classifications: ML410.H4, 780.924
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Most widely held works by James Webster
Musical form, forms & formenlehre three methodological reflections by William Earl Caplin ( )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Musical Form, Forms & Formenlehre : Three Methodological Reflections, three eminent music theorists consider the fundamentals of musical form. They discuss how to analyze form in music and question the relevance of analytical theories and methods in general. They illustrate their basic concepts and concerns by offering some concrete analyses of works by Mozart (Idomeneo Overture, Jupiter Symphony) and Beethoven (First Symphony, Pastoral Symphony, Egmont Overture, and Die Ruinen von Athen Overture). The volume is divided into three parts, focusing on Caplin's "theory of formal functions," Hepokoski's concept of "dialogic form," and Webster's method of "multivalent analysis" respectively. Each part begins with an essay by one of the three authors. Subsequently, the two opposing authors comment on issues and analyses they consider to be problematic or underdeveloped, in a style that ranges from the gently critical to the overtly polemical. Finally, the author of the initial essay is given the opportunity to respond to the comments and to refine further his own fundamental ideas on musical form [Publisher description]
Haydn's "Farewell" symphony and the idea of classical style : through-composition and cyclic integration in his instrumental music by James Webster ( Book )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume offers a new view of Joseph Haydn's instrumental music. It argues that many of Haydn's greatest and most characteristic instrumental works are "through-composed" in the sense that their several movements are bound together into a cycle. This cyclic integration is articulated, among other ways, by the "progressive" form of individual movements, structural and gestural links between the movements, and extramusical associations. Central to the study is a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the "Farewell' Symphony, No. 45 in F sharp minor (1772). The analysis is distinguished by its systematic use of different methods (Toveyan formalism, Schenkerian voice leading, Schoenbergian developing variation) to elucidate the work's overall coherence. The work's unique musical processes, in turn, suggest an interpretation of the entire piece (not merely the famous "farewell' finale) in terms of the familiar programmatic story of the musicians' wish to leave Castle Eszterhaza. In a book which relates systematically the results of analysis and interpretation, Professor Webster challenges the concept of "classical style" which, he argues has distorted our understanding of Haydn's development, and he stresses the need for a greater appreciation of Haydn's early music and of his stature as Beethoven's equal [Publisher description]
Haydn studies : proceedings of the International Haydn Conference, Washington, D.C., 1975 by Jens Peter Larsen ( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opera buffa in Mozart's Vienna ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of the world of Vienna and the opera buffa in the eighteenth century
The New Grove Haydn by Jens Peter Larsen ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An in-depth look at the great 18th century Austrian composer
Kantaten zum Trinitatisfest und zum 1. Sonntag nach Trinitatis by Johann Sebastian Bach ( )
14 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Streichquartette by Joseph Haydn ( )
and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Streichquartette, "Opus 42", "Opus 50" und "Opus 54/55" by Joseph Haydn ( )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kantaten zum Trinitatisfest und zum 1. Sonntag nach Trinitas : kritischer Bericht by Alfred Dürr ( Book )
4 editions published in 1968 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roads by James Webster ( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Streichquartette. Preussische Quartette : Opus 50 by Joseph Haydn ( )
2 editions published in 2009 and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man and his car by James Webster ( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Streichquartette. Opus 54 und 55 by Joseph Haydn ( )
1 edition published in 2009 and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under the ground by James Webster ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Streichquartette by Joseph Haydn ( )
1 edition published in 2009 and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Streichquartette. und, Preussische Quartette : Opus 50 = String quartets. Book VI, Quartet op. 42 ; and, Prussian quartets : op. 50 by Joseph Haydn ( )
1 edition published in 2009 and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fire by James Webster ( Book )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in Undetermined and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man on the sea by James Webster ( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man in the air by James Webster ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bass part in Haydn's early string quartets and in Austrian chamber music, 1750-1780 by James Webster ( )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Webster, James Carson 1942-
Languages
English (100)
German (19)
Spanish (2)
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