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Modern Language Quarterly (2013) 74 (2): 261–276.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Peter Höyng In Beethoven’s last symphony one encounters a prototype in which music serves as a powerful catalyst for literature. It is his music that transported Schiller’s poem “An die Freude” (“Ode to Joy”) beyond its temporal, linguistic, and geographic origin. If one dubs this phenomenon “world...
Modern Language Quarterly (1964) 25 (4): 412–424.
Published: 01 December 1964
..., dubious, and far from complete even by the end of Balzac’s life. If a few connoisseurs recognized the transcendent power of the composer’s symphonies, many more expressed dislike for them; and his chamber works, according to Romain Rolland, made no impact upon French musical consciousness until...
Modern Language Quarterly (1957) 18 (3): 251–261.
Published: 01 September 1957
... (Philadelphia, 1930), p. 180, reported that Whistler cared little for music in any profound way. 3 The Gentle Art of Makiy Enemies, 3rd. ed. (London, 1904), pp. 127-28. 4 Some of his titles are: Symphonies’’ in “White,” in “Green and Violet,” “Blue and Pink,” “Violet and Blue,” “Grey...
Modern Language Quarterly (1995) 56 (2): 231–233.
Published: 01 June 1995
.../syrnphony in European classical music.” The analogy with the symphony rests on three things: the conven- tional parataxis of tempi from movemcnt to movement (where the sad and lyrical themes of the nasih constitute a “slow niovemcnt,” and the tnhil and the praise are “fast movements the ternary...
Modern Language Quarterly (1996) 57 (3): 449–477.
Published: 01 September 1996
... been prized more highly in musical aesthetics than virtually anywhere else, famous examples of the technique carry high prestige. The most famous of them all, Beethoven’s repetition of material from earlier movements in the finale of his Fifth Symphony, quickly became the ideal. It was imitated...
Modern Language Quarterly (1967) 28 (1): 45–59.
Published: 01 March 1967
... deucht,” so fliisterte Eugenie mit leuchtenden Augen dem Baron in einer Pause zu, worin sich jedermann beifallig iiber das eben Gehorte aussprach, “wir haben hier eine gemalte Symphonie yon Anfang bis zu Ende gehabt und ein vollkommenes Gleichnis uberdies des Mozartischen Geistes...
Modern Language Quarterly (1948) 9 (3): 343–353.
Published: 01 September 1948
... ausgesprochenen Lebens- freundschaft) , wie er “Dr. Fausti Weheklag,” das fiktive Spitwerk seines Leverkiihn, eine “Zuriicknahme” der ’ Neunten Symphonie Beethovens sein lS3t.l5 Die zitierten Satze sind im Doktor Fuustw der einzige unscheinbare Hinweis auf eine geschichtlich gesehen sehr kurze...
Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (4): 519–520.
Published: 01 December 1970
... symphonies are perfectly consistent. Four out of the nine writers have produced fictional works which directly reflect their authors’ political commitments and deal with the conflicts which stein from them: Camus, the Communist Aragon, the existentialist Sartre and cie Beauvoir. Keck finds...
Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 109–110.
Published: 01 March 1950
... symphonies: Gay is the neo-classic norm; Goldsmith knows how to introduce lyrical and musical elements, and in passages can rise to the massive nobility of Johnson’s usage; Young and Cowper, with no instinctive flair for the couplet, demonstrate how a technique and a tradition may shape...
Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (4): 595–597.
Published: 01 December 2016
...—that novelistic notions of surprise may help illuminate our understanding of Joseph Haydn’s Surprise Symphony, which debuted memorably in London in 1792: “Haydn’s audience paradoxically expected a certain kind of surprise from the maestro. In light of the intellectual history I have been tracing—in which...
Modern Language Quarterly (1949) 10 (2): 249–250.
Published: 01 June 1949
..., and genres that hem in the history of literature; the time has come to hear, and to write down like a score, the symphony of human civilization to which all nations, all arts and sciences concur. Auerbach clears the ground for such an enterprise. For his is the philosophical mind bent...
Modern Language Quarterly (1969) 30 (4): 523–534.
Published: 01 December 1969
... the possibility that the created universe may once more, at this divinely singular moment, “Ring out” in harmony with “th’ Angelic symphony,” can hold in mind the counterweight to this desire for restored harmony: “If ye have power to touch our senses so” (127). In a sense Milton is at war with his...
Modern Language Quarterly (1998) 59 (3): 391–393.
Published: 01 September 1998
..., the development of the symphony orchestra as an analogue for the social novel, or the failure of formal inventiveness in late-nineteenth-century English novelists. The style, too, is various. The book’s theses recur constantly, each repe- tition of an abstract argument appearing with a slight change...
Modern Language Quarterly (1950) 11 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 March 1950
..., the later masters impressed their own geniuses upon the form. The names of those who carried on the succession of the state become, therefore, five sweet symphonies: Gay is the neo-classic norm; Goldsmith knows how to introduce lyrical and musical elements, and in passages can rise...
Modern Language Quarterly (1970) 31 (4): 450–460.
Published: 01 December 1970
... Les Nouvelles Nour- ritures. These opposing philosophies meet and do battle in the middle of the swing, and it is there that his finest works occur-L’lmmoraliste, La Porte ttroite, and La Symphonie pastorale-for they best reflect the paradoxes of life. Gide himself seemed to believe...
Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (3): 259–272.
Published: 01 September 1954
... with Beethoven’s choral Ninth Symphony, that the chronology is somewhat startling. Actually there 268 La Motte Fouque‘, the Unmusical Musician was a musical setting of this poem at least as early as 1799, which Fouqu6 probably had in mind. Beethoven’s symphony was not pub- lished until...
Modern Language Quarterly (1972) 33 (2): 140–155.
Published: 01 June 1972
..., in linear and progressive metaphors: the “social trajectory” (p. 10) of his uncle’s career and his own, the stages of a journey down the Thames (p. 312), the successive movements of an imaginary “London symphony” (p. 314). Thus the “main line” of his narrative is that of any nineteenth-century...
Modern Language Quarterly (1963) 24 (4): 415–418.
Published: 01 December 1963
... Schillers in Tone umzusetzen. So ist es denn auch folge- richtig, dass die Rekonstruktion von Monteverdis “Lamento” eine Zurucknahme der neunten Symphonie Beethovens darstellt, und dass Manns Rekonstruktion des Volksbuches sich gewissermassen zu einer Zurucknahme von Goethes Faust gestaltet...
Modern Language Quarterly (1991) 52 (3): 348–352.
Published: 01 September 1991
... from this study. But on the subject of modesty it is a symphony, or, better yet, an encyclopedia. The heroine’s delicacy is tested not only by Lovelace but by her family, by other women of all kinds, by the snares of the city, and by the dangers of the open air. As Clarissa herself says...
Modern Language Quarterly (1962) 23 (4): 337–352.
Published: 01 December 1962
... have been somewhat complicated. In “The Candles” (as in “The Quarter-Deck”) , Melville’s dramatic sense leads him to have Starbuck “remonstrate” more violently than “humbly” ; in “The Symphony,” where he is closer to Fuller, Melville again transforms into a finely realized scene the stage...