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Albright, Daniel 1945-2015

Works: 29 works in 224 publications in 2 languages and 10,338 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Verse drama  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Speaker
Classifications: PR5900, 821.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Daniel Albright
Panaesthetics : on the unity and diversity of the arts by Daniel Albright( )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While comparative literature is a well-recognized field of study, the notion of comparative arts remains unfamiliar to many. In this fascinating book, Daniel Albright addresses the fundamental question of comparative arts: Are there many different arts, or is there one art which takes different forms? He 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?--Suministrado por el Editor
The myth against myth : a study of Yeats's imagination in old age by Daniel Albright( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz, Verdi, Wagner, Britten by Daniel Albright( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 696 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 Shakespeare demonstrates how four composers--Purcell, Berlioz, Verdi, and Britten--respond to the distinctive features of Shakespeare's plays: their unwieldiness, their refusal to fit into interpretive boxes, their ranting quality, their arbitrary bursts of gorgeousness. The four composers break the normal forms of opera--of music altogether--in order to come to terms with the challenges that Shakespeare presents to the music dramatist. Musicking Shakespeare begins with an analysis of Shakespeare's play The Tempest as an imaginary Jacobean opera and as a real Restoration opera. It then discusses works that respond with wit and sophistication to Shakespeare's irony, obscurity, contortion, and heft: Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette, Verdi's Macbeth, Purcell's The Fairy Queen, and Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. These works are problematic in the ways that Shakespeare's plays are problematic. Shakespeare's favorite dramatic device is to juxtapose two kinds of theatres within a single play, such as the formal masque and the loose Elizabethan stage. The four composers studied here respond to this aspect of Shakespeare's art by going beyond the comfort zone of the operatic medium. The music dramas they devise call opera into question [Publisher description]
Personality and impersonality : Lawrence, Woolf, and Mann by Daniel Albright( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 661 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
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 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennyson : the muses' tug-of-war by Daniel Albright( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 493 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
Modernism and music : an anthology of sources( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems of W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats( Book )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly collection of Yeat's poetry complete with complimentary notes
Lyricality in English literature by Daniel Albright( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 437 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
Berlioz's semi-operas : Roméo et Juliette and La damnation de Faust by Daniel Albright( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of his large-scale works nevertheless obey the strictures of some preexistent form, whether opera or symphony or mass or cantata; it is chiefly in these two experiments that Berlioz allowed himself full liberty to be Berlioz."
Stravinsky : the music box and the nightingale by Daniel Albright( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Russische componist (1882-1971)
Beckett and aesthetics by Daniel Albright( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 371 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
Putting modernism together : literature, music, and painting 1872-1927 by Daniel Albright( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 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
American poetry : texts and meanings( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music and modern art by James Leggio( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estudio interdisciplinar sobre la relación entre la música y el arte de los siglos XIX y XX, centrado en los modos en que pintores y compositores han tomado prestados medios artísticos "ajenos" y los han utilizado en su propias creaciones
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Quantum poetics : Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and the science of modernism
Quantum poetics : Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and the science of modernismUntwisting the serpent : modernism in music, literature, and other artsModernism and music : an anthology of sourcesThe collected poems of W.B. YeatsMusic speaks : on the language of opera, dance, and songBerlioz's semi-operas : Roméo et Juliette and La damnation de FaustBeckett and aesthetics
Alternative Names
Albright, Daniel, 1945-

Daniel Albright professor

올브라이트, 대니엘 1945-2015

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German (1)