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Albright, Daniel 1945-2015

Overview
Works: 32 works in 272 publications in 2 languages and 11,392 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Verse drama  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PR5900, 821.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Daniel Albright
Panaesthetics : on the unity and diversity of the arts by Daniel Albright( )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While comparative literature is a well-recognized field of study, the notion of comparative arts remains unfamiliar to many. This book addresses the fundamental question of comparative arts: are there many different arts, or is there one art which takes different forms? This book considers various artistic media, especially literature, music and painting, to discover which aspects of each medium are unique and which can be translated from one to another. Can a poem turn into a symphony, or a symphony into a painting? This book explores how different media interact, as in a drama, when speech, stage decor, and music are co-present, or in a musical composition that employs the collage method of the visual arts. Tracing arguments and questions about the relations among the arts from Aristotle's Poetics to the present day, this book illuminates the under-studied discipline of comparative arts and urges new attention to its riches
Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Britten by Daniel Albright( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div> Great Shakespeareans offers a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. <br /><br />In this volume, leading scholars assess the contribution of Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner and Britten to the afterlife and reception of Shakespeare and his plays. Each substantial contribution assesses the double impact of Shakespeare on the figure covered and of the figure on the understanding, interpretation and appreciation of Shakespeare, provide a sketch of their subject's intellectual and professional biography and an account of the wider cultural context, including comparison with other figures or works within the same field. </div>
The myth against myth : a study of Yeats's imagination in old age by Daniel Albright( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum poetics : Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and the science of modernism by Daniel Albright( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum Poetics is a study of the way Modernist poets appropriated scientific metaphors as part of a general search for the pre-verbal origins of poetry. In this wide-ranging and eloquent study, leading Modernist scholar Daniel Albright examines Yeats's, Eliot's, and Pound's search for the elementary particles from which poems were constructed. The poetic possibilities offered by developments in scientific discourse intrigued a Modernist movement intent on remapping the theory of poetry. Using models supplied by physicists, Yeats sought for the basic units of poetic force through his sequence A Vision and through his belief in and defense of the purity of symbols. Pound's whole critical vocabulary, Albright claims, aims at drawing art and science together in a search for poetic precision, the tiniest textual particles that held poems together
Personality and impersonality : Lawrence, Woolf, and Mann by Daniel Albright( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and German and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representation and the imagination : Beckett, Kafka, Nabokov, and Schoenberg by Daniel Albright( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and German and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musicking Shakespeare : a conflict of theatres by Daniel Albright( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Daniel Albright, one of today's most intrepid and vividly communicative explorers of the border territory between literature and music, offers insights into how composers of genius can help us to understand Shakespeare. 'Musicking Shakespea
Poetries of America : essays on the relation of character to style by Irvin Ehrenpreis( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music speaks : on the language of opera, dance, and song by Daniel Albright( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Daniel Albright comes a collection of recent essays on music and on dance. In these essays, Albright strives to show that music history has an aesthetic of its own, and how music history interacts with intellectual history (from Rousseau and the Encyclopedistes to Paul de Man). The method of these essays is juxtapositive: by abutting music against literature and painting, and by abutting the musics of different centuries, Albright tries to frame a particular work, to isolate what is arresting and important in it." "The essays range widely, from Schubert Lieder to Loie Fuller to Xenakis and Elliott Carter; but they rarely stray far from opera, for the opera house is the venue where the performances speak the most intricate and significant language invented by our culture - a language that speaks in music, and words, and pictures, and light."--Jacket
Tennyson : the muses' tug-of-war by Daniel Albright( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism and music : an anthology of sources( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If in earlier eras music may have seemed slow to respond to advances in other artistic media, during the modernist age it asserted itself in the vanguard. Modernism and Music provides a rich selection of texts on this moment, some translated into English for the first time. It offers not only important statements by composers and critics, but also musical speculations by poets, novelists, philosophers, and others-all of which combine with Daniel Albright's extensive, interlinked commentary to place modernist music in the full context of intellectual and cultural history."--
Untwisting the serpent : modernism in music, literature, and other arts by Daniel Albright( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernist art often seems to give more frustration than pleasure to its audience. Daniel Albright shows that this perception arises partly because we usually consider each art form in isolation, rather than collaboration
Lyricality in English literature by Daniel Albright( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz's semi-operas : Roméo et Juliette and La damnation de Faust by Daniel Albright( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berlioz's Semi-Operas studies two works, Romeo et Juliette and La damnation de Faust, which are among the most challenging of the entire Romantic movement, not least because they assault the notion of genre: they take place in a sort of limbo between symphony and opera, and try to fulfill the highest goals of each - simultaneously. Berlioz strenuously resisted any impediments that stood in the way of complete compositional freedom
Beckett and aesthetics by Daniel Albright( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckett and Aesthetics examines Samuel Beckett's struggle with the recalcitrance of artistic media, their refusal to yield to his artistic purposes. As a young man Beckett hoped that writing could provide psychic authenticity and true representation of the physical world; instead he found himself immersed in artificialities and self-enclosed word games. Daniel Albright argues that Beckett escaped from this bind through allegories of artistic frustration and through an art of non-representation, estrangement and general failure. He arrived, Albright shows, at some grasp of fact through the most indirect route available. Albright explores Beckett's experimentation with the notion that an artistic medium might itself be made to speak. This powerful and highly original book explores Beckett's own engagement with radio, film, and television, prose and drama as part of an attempt to escape the confines of the aesthetic. Albright's Beckett becomes a sophisticated theorist of the very notion of the aesthetic
Stravinsky : the music box and the nightingale by Daniel Albright( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Russische componist (1882-1971)
Putting modernism together : literature, music, and painting 1872-1927 by Daniel Albright( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you rationally connect the diverse literature, music, and painting of an age? Throughout the modernist era-which began roughly in 1872 with the Franco-Prussian War, climaxed with the Great War, and ended with a third catastrophe, the Great Depression-there was a special belligerence to this question. It was a cultural period that envisioned many different models of itself: to the Cubists, it looked like a vast jigsaw puzzle; to the Expressionists, it resembled a convulsive body; to the Dadaists, it brought to mind a heap of junk following an explosion. In Putting Modernism Together, Daniel Albright searches for the center of the modernist movement by assessing these various artistic models, exploring how they generated a stunning range of creative work that was nonetheless wound together aesthetically, and sorting out the cultural assumptions that made each philosophical system attractive. Emerging from Albright's lectures for a popular Harvard University course of the same name, the book investigates different methodologies for comparing the evolution and congruence of artistic movements by studying simultaneous developments that occurred during particularly key modernist years. Going beyond merely explaining how the artists in these genres achieved their peculiar effects, he presents challenging new analyses of telling craft details which help students and scholars come to know more fully this bold age of aesthetic extremism
W.B. Yeats : the poems by William Butler Yeats( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly collection of Yeat's poetry complete with complimentary notes
Musicking Shakespeare : a Conflict of Theatres by Daniel Albright( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how Purcell, Berlioz, Verdi, and Britten, responding to Shakespeare's juxtaposition of contrasting theatrical styles, devised music dramas that call opera into question
The collected poems of W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albright's scholarly edition of Yeats' poem presents a close approximation to the "sacred book" Yeats hoped to bequeath to the world. Accompanied by detailed explanatory notes and a long introductory essay which help make accessible the work of a poet who pushed imagination to its outer limits yet disciplined his images by confining them to strict lyrical forms
 
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Quantum poetics : Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and the science of modernism
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Musicking Shakespeare : a conflict of theatresMusic speaks : on the language of opera, dance, and songModernism and music : an anthology of sourcesUntwisting the serpent : modernism in music, literature, and other artsBerlioz's semi-operas : Roméo et Juliette and La damnation de FaustBeckett and aestheticsW.B. Yeats : the poemsThe collected poems of W.B. Yeats
Alternative Names
Albright, Daniel, 1945-

Daniel Albright Ernst Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard University

Daniel Albright ollamh

Daniel Albright Professor

올브라이트, 대니엘 1945-2015

Languages
English (244)

German (2)