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Webster, James 1942-

Overview
Works: 80 works in 237 publications in 5 languages and 4,652 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Juvenile works  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Contributor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Creator
Classifications: ML410.H4, 780.924
Publication Timeline
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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 )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 645 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 )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 514 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 )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Grove Haydn by Jens Peter Larsen( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at the great 18th century Austrian composer
Musical form, forms & Formenlehre : three methodological reflections by William Earl Caplin( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 209 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( )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 171 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 by Joseph Haydn( )

and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voorwoord in het Duits, Engels en Frans
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 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kantaten zum 1. Weihnachtstag : kritischer Bericht by Alfred Dürr( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streichquartette. Preussische Quartette : Opus 50 by Joseph Haydn( )

2 editions published in 2009 and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streichquartette. Opus 54 und 55 by Joseph Haydn( )

1 edition published in 2009 and held by 45 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 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streichquartette by Joseph Haydn( )

1 edition published in 2009 and held by 42 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 Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tricks and magic by James Webster( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and Arabic and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot : Kantate zum 1. Sonntag nach Trinitatis = Break with hungry men thy bread : Cantata for the first Sunday after Trinity : BWV 39 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark fox again by James Webster( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Ausgabe sämtlicher Werke by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

in Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les voleurs by James Webster( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical Form, Forms & Formenlehre - paperback Three Methodological Reflections by William Earl Caplin( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tone of the debates among Caplin, Hepokoski, and Webster (in the form of comments on each author''s essay and then responses to the comments), though tactful, is obliquely blunt and tendentious; like the best of tennis pros, each author strives to serve an ace and defends the net against a passing shot (with Caplin, the ace is for formal function; with Hepokoski for Sonata Theory and dialogic form; with Webster for multivalent analysis). But we can trust that this provocative exchange will thoroughly invigorate discussions about classical form and encourage diverse approaches to its analys
 
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Alternative Names
Webster, James Carson 1942-

Languages
English (95)

German (22)

French (4)

Arabic (1)

Spanish (1)

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Opera buffa in Mozart's ViennaHaydn studies : proceedings of the International Haydn Conference, Washington, D.C., 1975The New Grove HaydnMusical form, forms & Formenlehre : three methodological reflectionsMusical Form, Forms & Formenlehre - paperback Three Methodological Reflections