Modern Dance in Germany and the United States

Modern Dance in Germany and the United States

CARMINA BURANA One day in fall 1943 , Wigman introduced the composer Carl Orff to our composition class . She said that " this man will give us an idea of a new , exciting piece , Carmina Burana , and that he would " dance at the piano ...

Author: Isa Partsch-Bergsohn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 3718655578

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 167

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In Modern Dance in Germany and the United States: Crosscurrents and Influences Isa Partsch-Bergsohn discusses the phenomenon of the modern dance movement between 1902 and 1986 in an international context, focussing on its beginnings in Europe and its philosophy as formulated by the pioneers Dalcroze, Laban, Wigman and Jooss. The author traces the effects the Third Reich had on these artists, and shows the influence these key choreographers had on the developing American modern dance movement through the postwar years, concentrating in particular on Kurt Jooss and his Tanztheater. When America took the lead in modern dance innovation during the sixties, artists such as Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey and Alwin Nikolais overwhelmed European audiences. Subsequently, the artists of the New German Tanztheater revitalized German theatre traditions by blending new content with some of the American contemporary dance techniques. Although the history of modern dance in these two countries is closely linked, the author describes how each country has kept its own unique and distinctive style.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Classical Music Experience

The Classical Music Experience

Carmina burana gained extraordinary popularity, and in no small measure accounted for my generation's surge of interest in classical music, which appears to be waning and is the main impetus for the writing of this book.

Author: Julius H. Jacobson

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402248092

Category: Music

Page: 360

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Covers sixty of the world's most celebrated composers, from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and Bernstein. It weaves five hundred years of history and music into a rich tapestry of sound and story.
Categories: Music

Revisiting the Codex Buranus

Revisiting the Codex Buranus

Bärengässlin, Carmina Burana (Pläne, 88 170; 1980). Berry Hayward Consort, Carmina Burana (BNL, 112763; 1989). Capella Antiqua München, Carmina Burana aus Handschriften des 13. Jahrhunderts (Christophorus, 75 939; 1968).

Author: Tristan E. Franklinos

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783273799

Category: Music

Page: 506

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Enables the less well-known aspects of the Codex Buranus to receive greater scrutiny, and bring new perspectives to bear on the more thoroughly explored parts of the manuscript. Making accessible existing discourse and encouraging fresh debates on the codex, the essays advocate fresh modes of engagement with its contents, contexts, and composition.
Categories: Music

Nine Medieval Latin Plays

Nine Medieval Latin Plays

Style, meaning and structure The Carmina Burana Passion Play shows in striking ways the contrast - and complementarity - between two radically divergent dramatic styles and uses of dialogue. There are many short scenes in which the ...

Author: Peter Dronke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521727655

Category: Drama

Page: 276

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Nine outstanding plays composed during the period of the finest flowering of medieval Latin drama.
Categories: Drama

Medieval Germany

Medieval Germany

Those songs with music in parallel manuscripts have been edited in performing versions by Ulrich Miiller (1979), and there have been two recordings of the “complete” music of the Carmina Burana (by the Clemencic Consort in 1978 and the ...

Author: John M. Jeep

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780824076443

Category: History

Page: 928

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An encyclopedia covering the political, social, intellectual, religious and cultural history of the German- and Dutch-speaking medieval world, between 500 and 1500. Entries cover individuals and their deeds as well as broader historical topics.
Categories: History

Chaucer Source and Analogue Criticism

Chaucer Source and Analogue Criticism

FRANKLIN'S TALE 1103 BRETON LAY/Unnamed FRANKLIN'S TALE 395, 843 FRIAR'S TALE 136* BRETON LAY/Various FRANKLIN'S TALE 451 FRIAR'S TALE 361# CARMINA BURANA/Flete Perhorrete Lugete Pavete Dolete GENERAL PROLOGUE 879* CARMINA ...

Author: Lynn King Morris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000681369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 600

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Originally published in 1985. This impressive research tool offers four different indexes to cross-reference works on the sources of Chaucer. The user can look up sources by author, genre type or title, or look up the title of one of Chaucer’s works to find which bibliographic entries they are mentioned within. This is a useful reference work on Chaucer source and analogue scholarship, including 1477 entries.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Symphonic Aspirations

Symphonic Aspirations

collected for the composer.71 Whereas Hindemith developed his new idiom before the Third Reich , Orff remembered boasting to his publisher , after the dress rehearsal for Carmina burana , " Everything else I have written before , which ...

Author: Karen Painter

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674033590

Category: Music

Page: 368

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Can music be political? Germans have long claimed the symphony as a pillar of their modern national culture. By 1900, the critical discourse on music, particularly symphonies, rose to such prominence as to command front-page news. With the embrace of the Great War, the humiliation of defeat, and the ensuing economic turmoil, music evolved from the most abstract to the most political of the arts. Even Goebbels saw the symphony as a tool of propaganda. More than composers or musicians, critics were responsible for this politicization of music, aspiring to change how music was heard and understood. Once hailed as a source of individual heroism, the symphony came to serve a communal vision. Karen Painter examines the politicization of musical listening in Germany and Austria, showing how nationalism, anti-Semitism, liberalism, and socialism profoundly affected the experience of serious music. Her analysis draws on a vast collection of writings on the symphony, particularly those of Mahler and Bruckner, to offer compelling evidence that music can and did serve ideological ends. She traces changes in critical discourse that reflected but also contributed to the historical conditions of the fin de siecle, World War I, and the Nazi regime.
Categories: Music

Routledge Revivals Medieval Germany 2001

Routledge Revivals  Medieval Germany  2001

Carmina Burana. Clemencic Consort, René Clemencic, director. Three compact disks. Harmonia Mundi musique d'abord ΗMA 190336-190338. Recorded 1975-1978. Carmina Burana. New London Consort, Philip Pickett, director. Four compact disks.

Author: John M. Jeep

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351665391

Category: History

Page: 968

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First published in 2001, Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive guide to the German and Dutch-speaking world in the Middle Ages, from approximately C.E. 500 to 1500. It offers detailed accounts of a wide variety of aspects of medieval Germany, including language, literature, architecture, politics, warfare, medicine, philosophy and religion. In addition, this reference work includes bibliographies and citations to aid further study. This A-Z encyclopedia, featuring over 500 entries written by expert contributors, will be of key interest to students and scholars, as well as general readers.
Categories: History

Gardzienice Polish Theatre in Transition

Gardzienice  Polish Theatre in Transition

During the creation of the performance and before its premiere there was a very brief rural Expedition in Italy to the Chianti district where Gardzienice first performed Sorcery, and where Carmina Burana's musical score was first sung.

Author: Paul Allain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135299279

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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In 1977, the Gardzienice Theatre Association, an experimental theatre company was founded in a tiny Polish village. By 1992 The Observer was hailing "Brilliant Gardzienice...and orgy of joy, anguish, prayer and lamentation performed in candlelight with hurtling energy and at breakneck speed...Physically reckless, thrillingly well sung...On no account to be missed. " Today the Gardzienice Theatre Association is hailed as Poland's leading theatre group, training Royal Shakespeare Company actors and touring the world. Paul Allain describes and analyses their sung performances, strenuous physical and vocal training, and anthropological fieldwork amongst marginalized European minorities. This is one of the first detailed attempts to assess developments in Polish experimental theatres since 1989. The author questions whether those artists can maintain their vision in the face of Poland's economic difficulties and increased commercialization of the arts.
Categories: Performing Arts

Weeping for Dido

Weeping for Dido

For example, the picture of Dido killing herself in the Carmina Burana manuscript reproduced in the Frontispiece 1 and discussed in the first chapter is preceded by a short group of lyrics (written in continuous lines).110 All but one ...

Author: Marjorie Curry Woods

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691170800

Category: History

Page: 200

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Marjorie Curry Woods takes readers into the medieval classroom, where boys identified with Dido, where teachers turned an unfinished classical poem into a bildungsroman about young Achilles and where students not only studied but performed classical works. Woods opens the classroom door by examining teachers' notes and marginal commentary in manuscripts of the Aeneid and two short verse narratives: the Achilleid of Statius and the Ilias latina, a Latin epitome of Homer's Iliad. She focuses on interlinear glosses - individual words and short phrases written above lines of text that elucidate grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, but that also indicate how students engaged with the feelings and motivations of characters. Interlinear and marginal glosses, which were the foundation of the medieval classroom study of classical literature, reveal that in learning the Aeneid, boys studied and empathized with the feelings of female characters; that the unfinished Achilleid was restructured into a complete narrative showing young Achilles mirroring his mentors, including his mother Thetis; and that the Ilias latina offered boys a condensed version of the Iliad focusing on the deaths of young men. Manuscript evidence even indicates how specific passages could be performed. The result is a groundbreaking study that provides a surprising new picture of medieval education and writes a new chapter in the reception history of classical literature.
Categories: History