Musical Times

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Articles from Vol. 147, No. 1897, Winter

A Tale of Two French Suites: An Early Telemann Borrowing from Erlebach
WHEN, IN HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY of 1718, Telcmann looked back at his first professional appointment (1705-08), he described his studies of French music as follows: ? got hold of works by Lully, Campra, and other good composers, and although I had just acquired...
Brahms as the Analysts See Him
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes formulae omitted.)(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Brahms as the analysts see him The variations of Johannes Brahms Julian Littlewood Plumbago Books (London, 2004);...
Faded Memories
Faded memories Remembering the future Luciano Berio Harvard University Press (Cambridge, Mass., 200(1); £16.95, 141pp; £16.95; ISBN 0 674 021541.BERIO wrote no self-explaining, self-justifying volumes of essays to rival those by Boulez or Stockhausen....
Fleshly Pursuits
Fleshly pursuits Boccherini's body: an essay in carnalmusicology Elisabeth Ie Guin University of California Press (Berkeley, Los Angeles & London, 2006); xxiv, 350pp;£26.95. ISBN 0 520 240170.THIS is a curious book with a misleading title. 'Carnal'...
Haydn's Last Symphony: Input from London?
HAYDN'S SYMPHONY NO. 104, his last, represents a milestone in the history of this genre. It is fascinating to observe how his 12 'London' symphonies reveal his creative powers at their height, culminating in the last. On the front page of the autograph...
IN MEMORIAM: Malcolm Arnold
(born Northampton, 21 October 1921; died Norwich, 23 September 2006)One measure of the success of a composer - not the most cleverly reasoned, but a decent gauge ot developing reception - is his or her effect on language. Resonance is crucial. If a composer...
Into the Net
Into the net The composer as intellectual: music and ideology in France 1914-1940 Jane F. Fulcher Oxford University Press (New York & Oxford, 2005) xiv, 473pp; £45. ISBN 0 19 517473 9.COMPOSERS WHO HAVE MUCH TO EXPRESS cannot spare time for translating...
Lifers
LifersMusical biography: towards new paradigms Edited by jolanta T. Pekacz Ashgate (Aldershot, 1006); xi, 232pp; £50. ISBN 0 754 5151 7.Bach's changing world: voices in the community Edited by Carol K. Baron University ol Rochester Press (Rochester,...
Matters Metaphysical
Matters metaphysical Richard Strauss's orchestral music and the German intellectual tradition: the philosophical roots of modernism Charles Youmans Indiana University Press (Bloomington & Indianapolis, 2006);x,294pp;$39.95. ISBN 0 253 34573 1.THIS...
Mozart's 'Jupiter': A Symphony of Light?
FOR MANY YEARS scholars have puzzled over the celebrated conclusion to Mozart's career as a symphonic composer. Indeed, the scale and originality of the fugal finale of K.551 raise many questions, notably: what led Mozart to conceive such a movement?...
Schoenberg's Alpine Wanderer: Erich Schmid at 100
The present writer is indebted ia Heiri Aerni and Dani Gloor jorhelp with procuring source material for this article; also to Martin Schmid and the Zentralbibliothek Zurich jor permission to reproduce the illustrations given here.GERMAN COMPOSERS OF...
Secular Solos
Secular solos The chamber cantatas of Antonio Vivaldi Michael Talbot The Boydell Press (Woodbridge, 2006); xiv, 234pp; £45, $80. ISBN 1 84383 201 1.MICHAEL TALBOT fills a gap in Vivaldi scholarship with an investigation of the secular chamber cantatas...
Shadows of Doubt
Shadows of doubt Perspectives on GustavMahler Edited by Jeremy Barham Ashgate (Aldershot, 2005); xxxi, I95pp; £70. ISBN o 7746 0709 7.Gustav Mahlier: a life in crisis Stuart Feder Yale University Press (New Haven & London, 2004); viii, }i3pp;£25....
The 19th-Century Ländler: Some Thoughts
WHEN THE PASTORALE, TAMBOURIN AND MUSETTE entered the repertoire of Baroque forms as vectors of the rustic, they created a template for musical countrification that vanished only toward the end of the 18th century. And although this countrification originated...
The G Minor Minuet of Mozart's 'Haffner' Serenade: Yet Another Musical Joke?
THE THIRD MOVEMENT of Mozart's 'Haffner' Serenade has long attracted special attention (ex.1). Hermann Abert, for example, notes that the serenade as a whole 'is a real feast-poem in music, now highly pathetic, then amiably obliging, then chatty and...