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Author Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803,
Title Works. Selections. English. 2017
Song loves the masses : Herder on music and nationalism / Johann Gottfried Herder and Philip V. Bohlman.
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]

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Author Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803,
Subject Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Folk songs -- History and criticism.
Nationalism in music.
National characteristics.
Alt Name Bohlman, Philip V., 1952-
Container of (expression): Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803. Alte Volkslieder. English.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 315 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue : again Herder -- Folk song at the beginnings of national history : Alte Volkslieder (1774) -- The folk-song project at the confluence of music and nationalism : Volkslieder (1778/1779) and Stimmen der Volker in Liedern (1807) -- Singing the sacred body : Lieder der Liebe -- The nation and its fragments : extract from Correspondence about Ossian and the songs of ancient peoples -- Songs of the enlightenment bard : Homer and Ossian -- Redemption through sacred song : letter 46, theological writings -- The shores of modernity : Wirkung der Dichtkunst auf die Sitten neuerer Zeiten -- The epic as nation : Herder's Cid -- Music transcendent and sublime : On music (1800) -- Epilogue : Herder's journey.
Summary "Distinguished ethnomusicologist Philip V. Bohlman compiles Johann Gottfried Herder's writings on music and nationalism, from his early volumes of Volkslieder through sacred song to the essays on aesthetics late in his life, shaping them as the book on music that Herder would have written had he gathered the many strands of his musical thought into a single publication. Framed by analytical chapters and extensive introductions to each translation, this book interprets Herder's musings on music to think through several major questions: What meaning did religion and religious thought have for Herder? Why do the nation and nationalism acquire musical dimensions at the confluence of aesthetics and religious thought? How did his aesthetic and musical thought come to transform the way Herder understood music and nationalism and their presence in global history? Bohlman uses the mode of translation to explore Herder's own interpretive practice as a translator of languages and cultures, providing today's readers with an elegantly narrated and exceptionally curated collection of essays on music by two major intellectuals"--Provided by publisher.
Note Text in English, some translated from the original German.
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 15, 2017).
ISBN 9780520966444 (electronic book)
0520966449 (electronic book)
9780520234949 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9780520234956 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1525/9780520966444
OCLC # 953576531
Additional Format Print version: Herder, Johann Gottfried, 1744-1803. Song loves the masses. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520234949 (DLC) 2016026829



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