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A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 2

  • Author: Alwes, Chester L.

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Contents

  • Illustrations
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. The Romantic Oratorio from Haydn to Elgar
  • a. English Oratorio after Handel
  • b. Oratorio Volgare-Italy and Austria
  • c. Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)
  • 1. Die Schopfung (The Creation)
  • 2. Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons)
  • d. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • 1. Paulus (1836)
  • 2. Elijah, op. 70
  • e. Beethoven and Berlioz
  • f. Robert Schumann-Das Paradies und die Peri, op. 50
  • g. Franz Liszt-Die Legende der Heiligen Elisabeth
  • h. Oratorio in Nineteenth-Century England
  • i. Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
  • 1. Dream of Gerontius-Text
  • 2. Dream of Gerontius-Music
  • j. Conclusion
  • k. End Notes
  • 2. Part Song in Nineteenth-Century Germany and England
  • a. Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  • b. Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • c. Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
  • d. Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
  • e. Other German Part Song Composers
  • f. Part Song in England
  • g. Rise of the Musical Competition
  • h. Conclusion
  • i. End Notes
  • 3. Choral Music in Nineteenth-Century Drama
  • a. Choral Music in Nineteenth-Century Opera
  • b. Opera in Italy and Germany-Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner
  • c. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Dramatic Choral Music
  • 1. Hector Berlioz: Le Damnation de Faust
  • 2. Felix Mendelssohn: Die erste Walpurgisnacht, op. 60
  • 3. Robert Schumann: Faustszenen, WoO. 3
  • 4. Johannes Brahms
  • e. Conclusion
  • f. End Notes
  • 4. Choral Symphony from Beethoven to Berio
  • a. Ludwig van Beethoven-Symphony No. 9 in d minor, op. 125
  • b. Felix Mendelssohn-Symphony No. 2 in B-flat, op. 52 (Lobgesang)
  • c. Hector Berlioz-Romeo et Juliette, op. 17
  • d. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1739-1832)
  • e. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
  • f. The Choral Symphony after Mahler
  • g. Gustav Holst-First Choral Symphony, op. 41
  • h. Benjamin Britten-Spring Symphony, op. 44
  • i. Shostakovich, Bernstein and Berio
  • j. Conclusion
  • k. End Notes
  • 5. The Twentieth-Century Revolution: French Choral Music from
  • Debussy to Messiaen
  • a. Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
  • b. Debussy's Predecessors
  • c. Gabriel Faure (1845-1924)
  • d. The Rise of the Avant-Garde-Les Six
  • 1. Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
  • 2. Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
  • f. Maurice Durufle (1902-1986)
  • g. Olivier Messiaen (1908-1991)
  • Cinq Rechants
  • h. Conclusion
  • i. End Notes
  • 6. Tonal oder Atonal: Pitch Serialism in the Choral Music of Schoenberg,
  • Webern, and their Followers
  • a. Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
  • b. Anton von Webern (1883-1945)
  • c. Beyond the Second Viennese School
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • d. Other Dodecaphonic Composers
  • e. Conclusion
  • f. End Notes
  • 7. Nationalism, Folksong and Identity
  • a. England
  • b. Hungary
  • 1. Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)
  • 1. Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
  • 2. Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006)
  • c. Russia
  • d. Stravinsky-Les Noces
  • e. Nationalism under the Soviet Regime
  • f. Veljo Tormis (b. 1930)
  • g. Conclusion
  • h. End Notes
  • 8. Neo-Classicism: The Revival of Historical Models in the Works
  • of Stravinsky, Hindemith and Others
  • a. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
  • b. Paul Hindemith (1899-1963)
  • c. German Church Music in the Twentieth Century
  • e. Conclusion
  • f. End Notes
  • 9. After Messiaen: The Avant-Garde Aesthetic in Choral Music
  • a. Boulez and Cage
  • b. Karl-Heinz Stockhausen (1928-2008)
  • c. Hans Werner Henze (b. 1926)
  • d. Bruno Maderna and Luigi Nono
  • e. Luciano Berio (1925-2000)
  • f. Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)
  • g. Gyorgi Ligeti (1923-2006)
  • h. Mauricio Kagel and Heinz Holliger
  • i. Other Modernist Choral Composers
  • j. Modernism-Practical Applications
  • k. Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
  • l. Conclusion
  • m. End Notes
  • 10. European Centrism
  • a. Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968)
  • b. Goffredo Petrassi (1904-2003)
  • c. Czech Republic
  • d. Hungary
  • e. Poland
  • f. Switzerland
  • g. Frank Martin (1891-1974)
  • h. Scandinavian Choral Music
  • 1. Sweden
  • 2. Norway
  • 3. Finland
  • i. Modern Scandinavian Composers
  • 1. Sweden
  • 2. Norway
  • 3. Finland
  • 4. Denmark
  • j. Conclusion
  • k. End Notes
  • 11. The American Experience
  • a. The Second New England School
  • b. Charles Ives (1874-1954)
  • c. Aaron Copland (1900-1991)
  • d. Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
  • e. Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
  • f. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
  • g. Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)
  • h. Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)
  • i. Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
  • j. Conclusion
  • k. End Notes
  • 12. The British Isles
  • a. Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
  • b. Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
  • c. William Walton and Michael Tippett
  • d. Kenneth Leighton (1922-1988)
  • e. Peter Maxwell-Davies (b. 1934)
  • f. John Tavener (b. 1944)
  • g. James Macmillan (b. 1959)
  • h. Conclusion
  • i. End Notes
  • 13. A New Simplicity: Aleatoric and Minimalist
  • Procedures in Choral Music
  • a. Witold Lutos?awski (1913-1994)
  • b. Krzyzstof Penderecki (b. 1933)
  • c. Arvo Part (b. 1935)
  • d. Minimalism
  • e. Conclusion
  • f. End Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index