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Whittall, Mary

Overview
Works: 68 works in 208 publications in 3 languages and 2,977 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Catalogues raisonnés  Pictorial works  Biographies  Autobiographies 
Roles: Translator, Creator, Editor, Other
Classifications: ML410.W1, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary Whittall
Between romanticism and modernism : four studies in the music of the later nineteenth century by Carl Dahlhaus( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life by Richard Wagner( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reprint is of the first English paperback edition of Richard Wagner's autobiography. This is a primary document of enormous importance for all Wagner enthusiasts, being virtually the sole source of information of the composer's childhood and youth. Written for Wagner's second wife, Cosima, and his patron, King Ludwig II, the autobiography runs from the composer's birth up to the eve of his fifty-first birthday in 1864. Given the intended readership and the circumstances of its composition it is hardly surprising that Wagner should either omit or distort facts from time to time: he does not linger over previous affairs, he portrays his relationship with his first wife, Minna, as a good deal more distant than it really was and he plays down his involvement in the Dresden uprising of 1849. Despite all this, the book presents a panoramic view of Wagner's times and contemporaries and offers a unique perspective on the operas themselves. This translation is of the complete edition published in Munich in 1963 and based on the manuscript in the Wagner Archives in Bayreuth. Wagner's slips of memory are noted, as are references to obscure names and events
Mozart : a musical biography by Konrad Küster( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although there are many account of Mozart's life, and countless descriptions and analyses of his music, this is the first attempt to portray Mozart's creative life as a composer. Konrad Kuster selects forty works or groups of working covering virtually every important stage of Mozart's career, from the first keyboard works of the young Wunderkind to Mozart's final days and the composition of the Requiem. Each chapter deals with the developments and events in the lives of the Mozarts as associated with or highlighted by a particular work or constellation of works. The bulk of the book - the last 25 out of 40 chapters - is concerned with Mozart's life and compositions from his arrival in Vienna in 1781 to his death there some ten years later
Richard Strauss : an intimate portrait by Kurt Wilhelm( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den tyske komponist Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Expressionism by Wolf Dieter Dube( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Tinguely : 'Méta' by Pontus Hultén( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's music dramas by Carl Dahlhaus( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous studies of Wagner's operas have tended to approach the works as chunks of autobiography, philosophical speculations or historical-political comments on the age in which they were written. Professor Dahlhaus dissociates himself from all such ventures. His aim is to discover by careful analysis of the works from Der fliegende Hollander to Parsifal what are the dominant features of 'music drama' and how Wagner achieves such profound, unified effects. Professor Dahlhaus cites music examples only when they are germane to his argument and requires from his readers no more than a limited amount of technical musical knowledge. This is not, therefore, an exclusively specialist study. Rather, it will help the enthusiastic beginner to come to terms with these great works of art as well as offering many valuable insights to the experienced Wagnerian
Creative advertising : ideas and techniques from the world's best campaigns by Mario Pricken( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time to create ideas - The Kickstart catalogue - Wit an humour in the copy - Creative techniques - Vizualization - Interviews and resources
Believing and seeing : the art of Gothic cathedrals by Roland Recht( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Expanding the boundaries of the Gothic survey, Recht goes beyond the great cathedrals of France to also explore key religious buildings throughout Northern Europe, Italy, and Spain, revealing how their grand designs supported a profusion of images that made visible the signs of scripture. Metalworkers, for example, fashioned intricate monstrances and reliquaries for the presentation of sacred articles, and technical advances in stained glass production allowed for more expressive renderings of holy objects. Sculptors, meanwhile, created increasingly naturalistic works, and painters used multihued palettes to enhance their subjects' lifelike qualities. Reimagining these works as a link between devotional practices in the late Middle Ages and contemporaneous theories that imbued vision with supreme importance, Recht provides students and scholars with a new and powerful lens through which to view Gothic-art and architecture."--Jacket
The expressionists by Wolf-Dieter Dube( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dresden - Munich - Berlin - Vienna - Rhineland - After the war
Japonisme : the Japanese influence on Western art since 1858 by Siegfried Wichmann( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the influence of Japanese culture on Western art since 1858 through an examination of side-by-side displays of Japanese and Western art, grouped by subject matter
Wagner : a biography by Curt von Westernhagen( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the Maya by Ferdinand Anton( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realism in nineteenth-century music by Carl Dahlhaus( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music of the nineteenth century was - and still is - thought of as a 'romantic' art, whereas the main current of the literature and fine arts of the age was 'realist' from about 1830. Yet some works are consistently described as 'realistic': Musorgsky's Boris and Bizet's Carmen are only the most frequently cited examples. Professor Dahlhaus sets out the criteria of realism, with particular reference to French and German theorists, and examines the extent to which they apply to music too. While his findings do not reverse the verdict that the music of the age was in general romantic, he demonstrates that musical realism consists in much more than imitation of natural sounds or tone-painting. The notes are revised here for the English-speaking reader
Ludwig van Beethoven : approaches to his music by Carl Dahlhaus( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het leven en het werk van de Duitse componist (1770-1829)
Bernardo Bellotto by Stefan Kozakiewicz( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner : a biography by Curt von Westernhagen( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediaeval book illumination in Europe; the collections of the German Democratic Republic by Edith Rothe( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brush and the Pen : Odilon Redon and Literature by Dario Gamboni( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French symbolist artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) seemed to thrive at the intersection of literature and art. Known as "the painter-writer", he drew on the works of Poe, Baudelaire, Flaubert, and Mallarme for his subject matter. And yet he concluded that visual art has nothing to do with literature. Examining this apparent contradiction, 'The brush and the pen' transforms the way we understand Redon's career and brings to life the interaction between writers and artists in fin-de-siecle Paris. Dario Gamboni tracks Redon's evolution from collaboration with the writers of symbolism and decadence to a defense of the autonomy of the visual arts. He argues that Redon's conversion was the symptom of a mounting crisis in the relationship between artists and writers, provoked at the turn of the century by the growing power of art criticism that foreshadowed the modernist separation of the arts into intractable fields. In addition to being a distinguished study of this provocative artist, 'The brush and the pen' offers a critical reappraisal of the interaction of art, writing, criticism, and government institutions in late nineteenth-century France
Anselm Kiefer by Daniel Arasse( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Across six main chapters, the author delves into the central themes of Kiefer's art and their evolution. Nordic and Germanic mythologies; Jewish mysticism; the cosmos; the legends of the ancient world; links beteen heaven and earth, gods and men; transmutation; and the role of the human body. Interspersed with the main discussion are five sub-chapters that shed new light on the fabric of Kiefer's work by examining his favorite motifs and the ways they have mutated through time and thematic shifts."
 
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Between romanticism and modernism : four studies in the music of the later nineteenth century
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My lifeMozart : a musical biographyRichard Strauss : an intimate portraitRichard Wagner's music dramasCreative advertising : ideas and techniques from the world's best campaignsBelieving and seeing : the art of Gothic cathedralsThe expressionistsJaponisme : the Japanese influence on Western art since 1858
Alternative Names
Mary Whittall born:1937 ied:2005 Whittall, Mary, 1937-2005

Whittall, Arnold and Mary‏

Languages
English (120)

German (3)

French (1)