Palestrina and the German Romantic Imagination: Interpreting Historicism in Nineteenth-Century Music

Synopsis

James Garratt explores the revival of sixteenth-century music in nineteenth-century Germany, focusing on the reception of Palestrina by critics, historians, performers and composers. He demonstrates that the Palestrina revival was just as significant for nineteenth-century culture as parallel movements in the other arts. This study is of relevance to scholars, students and devotees of nineteenth-century music, as well as those with interests in nineteenth-century culture, art, architecture, literature and aesthetics, the history of church music and the early music revival.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2002