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Beyond Fingal's Cave: Ossian in the Musical Imagination

 New,Beyond Fingal's Cave: Ossian in the Musical Imagination

  • Author: Porter, James
In the musical arena, the [Ossian] poems inspired uncountable compositions in the most varied genres, from opera to piano cycle and from overture to symphony. Porter's descriptions are vivid... More…

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Contents

  • Note to the Reader Battling Critics, Engaging Composers: Ossian's Spell On Macpherson's Native Heath: Primary Sources A Culture without Writing, Settings without A Score, Haydn without Copyright, and Two Oscars on Stage "A Musical Piece": Harriet Wainewri
  • Appendix 1:Title Page and Dedication of Harriet Wainewright's Comala
  • Appendix 2: French and German Texts of Gouvy's Le dernier Hymne d'Ossian
  • Appendix 3: Texts for Erik Chisholm's Night Song of the Bards
  • Appendix 4: Provisional List of Musical Compositions Based on the Poems of Ossian Notes Selected
  • Bibliography