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The Resource Music and fantasy in the age of Berlioz, Francesca Brittan

Music and fantasy in the age of Berlioz, Francesca Brittan

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Music and fantasy in the age of Berlioz
Title
Music and fantasy in the age of Berlioz
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Francesca Brittan
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Language
eng
Summary
The centrality of fantasy to French literary culture has long been accepted by critics, but the sonorous dimensions of the mode and its wider implications for musical production have gone largely unexplored. In this book, Francesca Brittan invites us to listen to fantasy, attending both to literary descriptions of sound in otherworldly narratives, and to the wave of 'fantastique' musical works published in France through the middle decades of the nineteenth century, including Berlioz's 1830 Symphonie fantastique, and pieces by Liszt, Adam, Meyerbeer, and others. Following the musico-literary aesthetics of E. T. A. Hoffmann, they allowed waking and dreaming, reality and unreality to converge, yoking fairy sound to insect song, demonic noise to colonial 'babbling', and divine music to the strains of water and wind. Fantastic soundworlds disrupted France's native tradition of marvellous illusion, replacing it with a magical materialism inextricable from republican activism, theological heterodoxy, and the advent of 'radical' romanticism
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Brittan, Francesca
Dewey number
780.944/09034
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New perspectives in music history and criticism
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  • Fantastic, The, in music
  • Music and literature
  • Music
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Music and fantasy in the age of Berlioz, Francesca Brittan
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CR9781316479803
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1 online resource (xv, 357 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781316479803
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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CR9781316479803
Label
Music and fantasy in the age of Berlioz, Francesca Brittan
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 Sep 2017)
Control code
CR9781316479803
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 357 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316479803
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316479803

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