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Webster, James 1942-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 251 publications in 5 languages and 5,232 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Cantatas  Sacred music  Scores  Chamber music  Parts (Music)  Music  History  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Speaker, Creator, Other
Classifications: ML410.H4, 784.092
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Most widely held works by James Webster
Haydn's "Farewell" symphony and the idea of classical style : through-composition and cyclic integration in his instrumental music by James Webster( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 659 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]
Opera buffa in Mozart's Vienna( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the world of Vienna and the opera buffa in the eighteenth century
Haydn studies : proceedings of the International Haydn Conference, Washington, D.C., 1975 by International Haydn Conference( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical form, forms & Formenlehre : three methodological reflections by William Earl Caplin( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 225 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]
Kantaten zum Trinitatisfest und zum 1. Sonntag nach Trinitatis by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthält: "O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad" BWV 165 ; "Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest" BWV 194 s. krit. Bericht ; "Es ist ein trotzig und verzagt Ding" BWV 176 ; "Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott" BWV 129 ; "Die Elenden sollen essen" BWV 75 ; "O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort" BWV 20 ; "Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot" BWV 39
Streichquartette, "Opus 42", "Opus 50" und "Opus 54/55" by Joseph Haydn( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramma Giocoso : four contemporary perspectives on the Mozart/Da Ponte operas by Julian Rushton( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 138 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
Quartett Opus 42 ; und, Preussische Quartette : Opus 50 = Quartet op. 42 ; and, Prussian quartets : op. 50 by Joseph Haydn( )

10 editions published in 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kantaten zum Trinitatisfest und zum 1. Sonntag nach Trinitas : kritischer Bericht by Alfred Dürr( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in German and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streichquartette. Opus 54 und 55 by Joseph Haydn( )

4 editions published in 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bass part in Haydn's early string quartets and in Austrian chamber music, 1750-1780 by James Webster( )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot : <Dominica 1 post Trinitatis> : cantata no. 39 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre : 2 flûtes à bec, 2 hautbois, cordes, basse continue, orgue
Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke by Alfred Dürr( )

1 edition published in 1968 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in German and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streichquartette by Joseph Haydn( )

and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke / Kritischer Bericht by Alfred Dürr( )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tost-Quartette Opus 54 und 55 = Tost quartets op. 54 and 55 by Joseph Haydn( )

7 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sound proof : new New Zealand music( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Haydn's "Farewell" symphony and the idea of classical style : through-composition and cyclic integration in his instrumental music
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James Webster musicologist

Webster, James Carson 1942-

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Opera buffa in Mozart's ViennaHaydn studies : proceedings of the International Haydn Conference, Washington, D.C., 1975Musical form, forms & Formenlehre : three methodological reflectionsDramma Giocoso : four contemporary perspectives on the Mozart/Da Ponte operas