Why are the most cherished and regularly played works of the late-romantic period—Mahler, Delius, Debussy, Sibelius, Puccini—regarded by way of many critics as possibly now not really of the 1st rank? Why has modernist discourse persisted to model those works as overly sentimental and emotionally self-indulgent? Peter Franklin takes an in depth and even-handed examine how and why late-romantic symphonies and operas instructed a fancy path among modernism and mass tradition within the interval top as much as the second one global conflict. The style’s carrying on with attractiveness and its domination of the movie song idiom (via paintings by means of composers resembling Max Steiner, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and their successors) deliver late-romantic tune to hundreds of thousands of listeners who've by no means set foot in a live performance corridor. Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music sheds new gentle on those usually unfairly disparaged works and explores the old measurement in their carrying on with position within the modern sound international.
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