Carl Maria Von Weber: Oberon And Cosmopolitanism In The Early German Romantic by Joseph E. MorganCarl Maria Von Weber: Oberon And Cosmopolitanism In The Early German Romantic by Joseph E. Morgan

Carl Maria Von Weber: Oberon And Cosmopolitanism In The Early German Romantic

byJoseph E. Morgan

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Despite its enormous popularity throughout the nineteenth century, Weber's swan song, Oberon, has remained separate from the mainstream thrust of our modern understanding of German Romantic opera. In Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and the Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic, music historian and theorist Joseph E. Morgan reassesses Weber's work and aesthetics not just for their influence but also as an expression of the aesthetics and cosmopolitanism that underlay the early Romantic and Nationalist movement in Germany. In a discussion with analyses that features nearly one-hundred musical examples, Morgan tracks the development of Weber's musical style across his career. The investigation culminates with Weber's last and long-misunderstood work, explaining its thematic and harmonic organization, its stylistic idiosyncrasies, and the tenuous place that it holds on the margins of the operatic canon. The discussion is enhanced and corroborated by frequent attention to correlating developments in other art from the period, including painting, poetry and literature.

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Joseph E. Morgan is assistant professor of musicology at Middle Tennessee State University. He has also served on the faculties of the New England Conservatory, Brandeis University, and Boston University. His research focuses on the dramatic music, theory and aesthetics of Germany in the early nineteenth century, and he has presented a...
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Title:Carl Maria Von Weber: Oberon And Cosmopolitanism In The Early German RomanticFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.19 × 6.35 × 0.92 inPublished:September 11, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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List of FiguresList of TablesAcknowledgmentsIntroduction-The Problem with OberonChapter 1: Early German NationalismChapter 2: The Development of Weber's Adult StyleChapter 3: Romantic TransformationsChapter 4: Why London? Why Wieland? Why Oberon?Chapter 5: Planché and the LibrettoChapter 6: Sir Huon's AdventureChapter 7: Sir Huon and Reiza's Bond of LoveChapter 8: Fulfillment of the OathChapter 9: The Reception of OberonEpilogue: The Decline of Cosmopolitan NationalismBibliographyIndexAbout the Author