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Riassunto: Frank Martin (1890-1974) , the greatest Swiss composer besides Arthur Honegger, spent two periods of his life intensely reflecting on death: the decade centered in World War II and the half-decade before his own passing at the age of 84. The resulting nine compositions are internationally recognized as featuring among MartinÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â’s masterpieces. In terms of their spiritual approach, they each address the subject of death from a different angle. Far from morbid or dejected in his attitude, Martin uses his very expressive musical language to ponder the many ways in which humans seek to understand the finitude of their earthly lives. In mid-life, Martin ponders death as a longed-for repose after a long life of fatal passion and anxieties in the chamber oratorio Le Vin herbÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â© (1938), as a fulfillment of a brief moment of glory in the orchestral song cycle Der Cornet (1942-43), as the judge of personal conscience in Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann (1943-44), as a power exhausted after a terrible war in the armistice oratorio In terra pax (1944), and as a human boundary spiritually overcome in the oratorio Golgotha (1945-48). By contrast, Compositions from the last years of the composerÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â’s life show death met with sinister wittiness in the PoÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â¨mes de la mort after FranÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â§ois Villon (1970-71), accepted with serenity in his Requiem (1971-72), awaited in faith in Polyptyque, his violin concerto for Yehudi Menuhin (1973), and finally welcomed with a victorious spirit in the chamber cantata ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â“Et la vie lÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â’emportaÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â” (1974).
L'autore: Siglind Bruhn is a musicologist, concert pianist, and interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on compositions of the 20th century. Prior to coming to the United States, she taught for ten years in Germany and at the University of Hong Kong. Since 1993 she has been a full-time researcher at the University of MichiganÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â’s Institute for the Humanities (one of six ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â“Life Research AssociatesÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â”); in the fall of 2004, she was appointed chercheur permanent at the Institut dÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â’EsthÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â©tique des Arts Contemporains at UniversitÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â© de Paris 1ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â–La Sorbonne. She has been an elected member of the European Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2001.
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Descrizione libro Pendragon Pr, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1576471942
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