Martinu's Subliminal States: A Study of the Composer's Writings and Reception, with a Translation of His American Diaries [Kõva köide]

  • Formaat: Hardback, 294 pages, kõrgus x laius: 229x152 mm, 26 Line drawings, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • Sari: Eastman Studies in Music v. 149
  • Ilmumisaeg: 16-Oct-2018
  • Kirjastus: University of Rochester Press
  • ISBN-10: 1580465579
  • ISBN-13: 9781580465571
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  • Formaat: Hardback, 294 pages, kõrgus x laius: 229x152 mm, 26 Line drawings, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • Sari: Eastman Studies in Music v. 149
  • Ilmumisaeg: 16-Oct-2018
  • Kirjastus: University of Rochester Press
  • ISBN-10: 1580465579
  • ISBN-13: 9781580465571
The composer's diaries, translated for the first time, with commentary on his distinctive musical aesthetics and his relationship to artistic cross-currents in Czechoslovakia, France, and America.

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959) was one of the most productive and frequently performed composers of the mid-twentieth century, renowned for such works as his opera Julietta; the Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano, and Timpani; and Symphony no. 6 ("Fantaisies symphoniques"). History books, however, rarely give a sense of what he stood for as a musician.

Martinu's Subliminal States fills this gap by discussing the political, cultural, and musical challenges that he faced. The book also offers, for the first time, a translation of the composer's American Diaries, in which he set down his musical philosophy in direct and convincing terms.

Martinu's diaries are, in large measure, a quest to establish a new kind of discourse on music. In place of the Romantic sentiment that he found others invoking to explain musical inspiration, Martinu suggested looking for "emotion" elsewhere, such as in the technical decisions a composer makes while producing the score, or even in the composer's ability to work "without conscious involvement." And, in place of the schematic formal analyses that, he felt, were misleading listeners about a work's "structure," he urged that we treat the musical work as a Gestalt, or as a synergy of functional relations. Martinu's diaries provide a unique contribution to the history of musical aesthetics and shed light on a composer who loomed large in the musical worlds of Europe and America.

THOMAS D. SVATOS is Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, University College, Zayed University-Abu Dhabi.

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A fascinating insight into the passionate workings of a shy and reserved composer. STRINGENDO, AUSTA NATIONAL JOURNAL An essential work of translation, revealing a complex workaholic with practical experience of orchestras and conductors informing the attempt to define the creative experience. BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

List of Illustrations
ix
Preface xi
Acknowledgments xvii
Abbreviations xix
Notes to the Reader xxi
Introduction: Why Martinu the Thinker? 1(8)
Part One A Chronicle of a Composer
1 Martini's Parisian Criticism
9(12)
2 General Polemics
21(13)
3 Until 1943
34(3)
4 Martinus Creative Process
37(7)
5 On the Ridgefield Diary
44(13)
6 1945
57(7)
7 A Return to Prague?
64(5)
8 Banished and Revived
69(5)
9 Final Years
74(9)
Part Two The Composer Speaks
10 Editorial Remarks
83(8)
11 1941 Autobiography (Spring 1941)
91(7)
12 "On the Creative Process" (Summer 1943)
98(5)
13 The Ridgefield Diary (Summer 1944)
103(35)
14 Essays from Fall 1945
138(14)
15 Notebook from New York (December 1945)
152(14)
16 Notes from 1947, Excerpts
166(7)
Part Three Documentation and Further Reading
Appendix 1 Martinus Source Reading
173(2)
Appendix 2 Miroslav Barvik's Report on Martinu from May 1955
175(2)
Appendix 3 On the Literary Reception of Kapralova and Martinu: Jiff Mucha's Peculiar Loves and Miroslav Barvik's "At Tri Studne"
177(14)
Notes 191(40)
Bibliography 231(8)
Index of Martinu's Musical Works 239(4)
General Index 243

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