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Author Adamenko, Victoria, 1965-

Title Neo-mythologism in music : from Scriabin and Schoenberg to Schnittke and Crumb / by Victoria Adamenko.

Published Hillsdale, NY : Pendragon Press, ©2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xv, 299 pages) : illustrations, music.
Series Interplay : music in interdisciplinary dialogue ; no. 5
Interplay (Hillsdale, N.Y.) ; no. 5.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-286) and index.
Contents Neo-mythologism : a hermeneutic construct and a historic trend -- The prime structuring "molds" of myth and music -- Towards the universality of myth -- In search of the lost union : word-myth-music -- Cosmologies -- Numerology -- "Where time turns into space" : the mythologem of a circle -- Reception and critique.
Summary "This investigation aims to demonstrate how it is much more rewarding to view quintessential Western composers in a culturally non-purist and non-exclusive context, rather than insist on incongruity of independent cultural experiences. It has customarily been hard to overcome the divisions between the mind of a highly sophisticated art-musician and the mind of an aboriginal maker of music, myth, and ritual. Both neo-mythologism and neo-ritualism of the twentieth century clearly provide foundations for transcending the cultural borders. The role of mythification in compositional processes has remained outside the main focus of musicology. This book examines the different aspects of composers' thoughts from philosophical views and theoretical systems to operatic librettos and the musical fabric itself, including form, pitch organization, and instrumentation."
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Music and mythology.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781576472811 (electronic bk.)
1576472817 (electronic bk.)
157647125X (alk. paper)
9781576471258 (alk. paper)