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Finson, Jon W.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 87 publications in 2 languages and 4,112 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: M1001, 782.42164097309034
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jon W Finson
The voices that are gone : themes in nineteenth-century American popular song by Jon W Finson( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unique and readable study, Jon Finson views the mores and values of nineteenth-century Americans as they appear in their popular songs. Presenting a guided tour of topically arranged, select songs, he points out the most important landmarks, as well as lesser sights that provide color and context, and obscure but treasurable parts of the scenery previously overlooked. Setting forth lyricists' and composers' notions of courtship, technology, death, African Americans, Native Americans, and European ethnicity, Finson explores the interaction between musical style and lyrics within each topic, offering a vivid and novel portrait of nineteenth-century America. The composers discussed in the book range from Henry Russell ("Woodman! Spare That Tree!"), Stephen Foster ("Oh! Susanna"), and Dan Emmett ("I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land"), to George M. Cohan, Maude Nugent ("Sweet Rosie O'Grady"), and Gussie Lord Davis ("In the Baggage Coach Ahead"). Readers will recognize songs like "Pop Goes the Weasel," "The Yellow Rose of Texas," "The Fountain in the Park," "After the Ball," "A Bicycle Built for Two," and many others which gain significance by being placed in the larger context of American history
Robert Schumann : the book of songs by Jon W Finson( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguably no other nineteenth-century German composer was as literate or as finely attuned to setting verse as Robert Schumann. Jon W. Finson challenges long-standing assumptions about Schumann's Lieder, engaging traditionally held interpretations. He argues against the belief that the "Year of Song" simply reflects Schumann's personal life. Finson also devotes attention to the form and metric structure of German poetry that is almost entirely new to the discussion of Schumann's songs. Arranged in part thematically, rather than merely by strict compositional chronology, this book speaks to the heart of Schumann's music. Finson's sustained attention to performance, such as questions of whether two singers might divide performance of cycles or whether miscellanies form coherent entities, allows the reader to engage Schumann's songs in novel ways. Finson brings original research and the most recent scholarship to the musically literate public and the expert alike. This represents the definitive work on Schumann's songs and the standard reference for any Schumann enthusiast. [Publisher description]
Robert Schumann and the study of orchestral composition : the genesis of the First symphony, op. 38 by Jon W Finson( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mendelssohn and Schumann : essays on their music and its context( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected songs by David Braham( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-century music : the western classical tradition by Jon W Finson( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony, no. 4, D minor by Robert Schumann( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre : 2.2.2.2./4.2.3.0., timbales, cordes
Collected songs by David Braham( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected songs by David Braham( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Schumann the creation of the symphonic works by Jon W Finson( )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Symphonien = The symphonies by Robert Schumann( )

3 editions published in 2003 and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected songs by Edward Harrigan( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time of confidences : novel of summer by Jon W Finson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this intensely scenic novel of coming out, Scott Van Met journeys to Boulder, Colorado, for summer school. There he encounters the magnificent landscape of the Front Range and the extraordinary beauty of David Stolz. David not only guides Scott through a series of hikes and climbs in the Colorado Rockies but also to a profound realization of unexpected sexuality. Their adventures unfold over a period of just eight weeks that together converge in one exquisite focal point"--Page 4 of cover
Collected songs by David Braham( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die langsame Einleitung zu Schumanns Zweiter Symphonie op. 61 und die Frage der Allusion by Jon W Finson( )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The performance practice of four string quartets active in the first twenty-five years of the twentieth century as documented on direct-cut macrogroove discs by Jon W Finson( )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between "Lied" and "Ballade" : Schumann's op. 40 and the tradition of genre by Jon W Finson( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the interstice between "popular" and "classical" : Schumann's "Poems of Queen Mary Stuart" and European sentimentality at midcentury by Jon W Finson( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Harrigan and David Braham : collected songs by Edward Harrigan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhetoric of sexuality in the age of Brahms and Wagner by Laurie McManus( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As an enduring theme in histories of nineteenth-century music, the Brahms-Wagner debate often takes the problem of form as its main thesis: it has long been cast as the struggle of absolute versus program music. Recent musicology has focused on its intersections with nationalism and politics, historicism, and the nascent fields of music history and theory. Employing a discourse analysis that reveals overlooked cultural influences, I have examined the debate through the lens of sexual rhetoric employed in music criticism, such as Wagnerian attacks on the chaste Brahms, or the accusations of wanton lust in Wagner. By incorporating documents that relate music explicitly to sexuality, gender roles, and notions of the body, I argue that we reassess the debate as a fundamental struggle between sensuality Sinnlichkeit and purity Reinheit in music. This global approach extends the debate beyond traditional generic boundaries and modes of scholarly inquiry, and contextualizes it against cultural ideas of sexuality, purity, and the women's emancipation movement
 
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Robert Schumann : the book of songs
Alternative Names
Finson, Jon

Languages
English (61)

German (2)

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Robert Schumann : the book of songsMendelssohn and Schumann : essays on their music and its contextCollected songsCollected songsCollected songsCollected songsCollected songsEdward Harrigan and David Braham : collected songs